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Study: Porno actresses have a higher self-esteem, more spiritual than the typical woman

A new study suggests some of the stereotypes associated with porno actress might not necessarily be true.

The study published this month in the Journal of Sex Research found that the so called “damaged goods” hypothesis of porno actresses does not necessarily hold water.

“In terms of psychological characteristics, porn actresses had higher levels of self-esteem, positive feelings, social support, sexual satisfaction, and spirituality compared to the matched group,” the abstract of the study, “Pornography Actresses: An Assessment of the Damaged Goods Hypothesis,” reads.

The study compared 177 porn actresses to a sample of women matched based on age, ethnicity and marital status.

The report further concluded that porno actresses do not suffer a higher incidence of childhood sex abuse; however, they were more likely to enjoy sex more, had sex at an early age, identify as bisexual, have had more sexual partners and have an elevated concern for possible sexually transmitted diseases.

They also were more likely than the sample group of women to have used 10 different types of drugs.

“These findings did not provide support for the damaged goods hypothesis,” the study concludes. CBS Houston reports that it was conducted by researchers from Texas Woman’s University, Shippensburg University and Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation.

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