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meh.  i side eye most "studies" because i assume the people conducting the "studies" aren't the brightest bulbs in the pack either...so...
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Briefly looking at the study

Originally posted by Tbaby Tbaby wrote:

Studies can be skewed to confirm anything almost. 

How many "regular" women were used/polled?

The participants in this study represented two groups: pornography actresses and a matched comparison group. The pornography actresses included 177 female performers in the adult entertainment industry. An individual was classified as a pornography actress if she was paid to work as an actress on at least one X-rated movie in which she participated in a sexual act. Female pornography actresses were on average 26 years old (range = 18 to 50), with a mean of 3.5 years in the adult entertainment industry (range = 1 month to 30 years). Regarding marital status, the majority were single (44%), followed by single but in a serious relationship (22%), married (15%), divorced (12%), separated (7%), and one was widowed. In terms of ethnicity, the majority reported being Caucasian (63%), while the second highest category was other (13%), followed by African American (9%), Hispanic (9%), and Asian (6%). The comparison group was matched on age, marital status, and ethnicity; thus, the percentages across groups were identical on those demographic characteristics.

What was the criteria to determine what's "regular"? (RT Note: They didn't say regular, which is a judgement statement, they used average, which is based in numbers).

Participants completed a survey asking questions on a variety of behavioral, social, and psychological dimensions. The survey consisted of five distinct sections.

The first section of questions included demographic background information (i.e., gender, age, ethnicity, and marital status).


The second section asked 10 questions regarding sexual behaviors and attitudes

The third section consisted of the 10-item Rosenberg (1989) Self-Esteem Scale.

The fourth section assessed 10 dimensions of quality of life as developed by the World Health Organization, and this instrument has demonstrated strong psychometric properties across a wide range of populations and countries (The WHOQOL Group, 1998).


The fifth section assessed alcohol and drug use. Alcohol use was assessed using the Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (SMAST), which has demonstrated strong reliability and validity across a range of samples (Selzer, Vinokur, & Van Rooijan, 1975).

The matched sample data collection began after the data collection from the PICS actresses was completed in order to match them on the basis of age, ethnicity, and marital status. A checklist was created specifying the exact number of females of a certain age, ethnicity, and marital status that were necessary to acquire an exact matched sample using those three factors. The matched sample participants were rejected or accepted based on those quotas.


Four data collectors initially recruited participants at the university using the three criteria; students were given extra credit in a class for their participation. For those cases that remained unmatched, the same data collectors were provided access at a regional airport where they used a screening process to identify individuals who met the criteria and agreed to participate in the study. There was no incentive provided to respondents at the airport, although it was believed that the airport setting would provide an environment with access to a variety of women who had time available to complete a survey.

Of the women who were approached and met the demographic criteria, 29% agreed to participate.

Who exactly makes up the reviewers/editors of the Journal of Sex Research?


DOI:
10.1080/00224499.2012.719168
James D. Griffitha*, Sharon Mitchellb, Christian L. Hartc, Lea T. Adamsa & Lucy L. Gua

Did the PICS industry itself sponsor this so called study?
Geek

You can draw your own conclusion re: that.

Author affiliations

  • a Department of Psychology, Shippensburg University
  • b Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation
  • c Department of Psychology, Texas Woman's University




Abstract

The damaged goods hypothesis posits that female performers in the adult entertainment industry have higher rates of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), psychological problems, and drug use compared to the typical woman. The present study compared the self-reports of 177 PICS actresses to a sample of women matched on age, ethnicity, and marital status. Comparisons were conducted on sexual behaviors and attitudes, self-esteem, quality of life, and drug use. PICS actresses were more likely to identify as bisexual, first had sex at an earlier age, had more sexual partners, were more concerned about contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD), and enjoyed sex more than the matched sample, although there were no differences in incidence of CSA. In terms of psychological characteristics, PICS actresses had higher levels of self-esteem, positive feelings, social support, sexual satisfaction, and spirituality compared to the matched group. Last, female performers were more likely to have ever used 10 different types of drugs compared to the comparison group. A discriminant function analysis was able to correctly classify 83% of the participants concerning whether they were a PICS actress or member of the matched sample. These findings did not provide support for the damaged goods hypothesis.



http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00224499.2012.719168#tabModule






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The participants in this study represented two groups: pornography actresses and a matched comparison group. The pornography actresses included 177 female performers in the adult entertainment industry. An individual was classified as a pornography actress if she was paid to work as an actress on at least one X-rated movie in which she participated in a sexual act. Female pornography actresses were on average 26 years old (range = 18 to 50), with a mean of 3.5 years in the adult entertainment industry (range = 1 month to 30 years). Regarding marital status, the majority were single (44%), followed by single but in a serious relationship (22%), married (15%), divorced (12%), separated (7%), and one was widowed. In terms of ethnicity, the majority reported being Caucasian (63%), while the second highest category was other (13%), followed by African American (9%), Hispanic (9%), and Asian (6%). The comparison group was matched on age, marital status, and ethnicity; thus, the percentages across groups were identical on those demographic characteristics.
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No shade but sex workers are paid to sell a fictional reality 

So taking them at their word that they are happy, when they know the results will be used for the journal of sex research?


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I don't think the study is looking to say be a PICS star. They went into it to verify the commonly held belief that PICS stars are sex abused drug addicts, and found that they have pretty good self esteem. 
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Originally posted by rickysrose rickysrose wrote:

No shade but sex workers are paid to sell a fictional reality 

So taking them at their word that they are happy, when they know the results will be used for the journal of sex research?




But they weren't paid for their honesty (or dishonesty).


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I bet Scandinavian Pron stars in Sweden and Denmark are happy as shyt!.


I need to meet them.. 


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Do yall think female p0rn stars who already know the reputation of female PICS stars would say otherwise tho? I mean its their bread and butter why would they say something that would hurt their current profession. I do believe that there are some women who are in the sex industry that are truly happy but at the same time I don't think they are happier than ur average woman as a whole. The only 1 up they got on ur average woman is that aside from fetish films they can rest assure that the peen they fugg is gonna be a fatty.

I would be interested in how those numbers compare to the women who arent in p0rn who are also sexually satisfied.
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Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:

Do yall think female p0rn stars who already know the reputation of female PICS stars would say otherwise tho? I mean its their bread and butter why would they say something that would hurt their current profession. I do believe that there are some women who are in the sex industry that are truly happy but at the same time I don't think they are happier than ur average woman as a whole. The only 1 up they got on ur average woman is that aside from fetish films they can rest assure that the peen they fugg is gonna be a fatty.

I would be interested in how those numbers compare to the women who arent in p0rn who are also sexually satisfied.


They do it all of the time.

Just in the past 3-4 years, (since ive started listening to foxxhole radio/reach around radio; they have PICS stars on all of the time) I've heard interviews of them where they openly talk about the industry. Some go in on aspects that they hate. The stars and relative unknowns.

Howard Stern has PICS stars on his show all of the time. Some talk about their sex abuse. Some talk about daddy issues. Some talk about not liking sex. This could hurt their current profession and add to the belief that sex workers are *&%^$#@Eed up damaged goods, but they speak on it anyways.

I get that what you are getting at. PICS stars doing what it takes (lying on a servery) in the hopes of somehow changing americas view of the industry. But I don't see 177 individual PICS stars, conspiring to answer these kinds of questions in a way to make their profession look good.

1.
What is your sexual orientation?
2.
What was the age of the first time you had sexual intercourse?
3.
Were you a victim of childhood sexual abuse?
4.
How many different sexual partners have you had in your lifetime? [The PICS actresses were instructed not to count partners within the industry, unless it occurred outside of their work.]
5.
How many different sexual partners have you had during the past 12 months? [The PICS actresses were instructed not count partners within the industry, unless it occurred outside of their work.]
6.
Assume that you are considering a relationship with someone and the topic of their “sexual history” comes up. What is the ideal number of sexual partners they should have had?
7.
On a 10-point scale (1 = not concerned at all and 10 = very concerned), how concerned are you about catching an STD?
8.
On a 100-point scale (0 = none and 100 = definite), if a person had unprotected sex with someone whom they just met, what would you estimate the probability that they might catch an STD?
9.
On a 10-point scale (1 = not at all and 10 = very much), how much do you enjoy sex?
10.
On a 100-point scale (0 = not likely at all and 100 = definitely), estimate the likelihood that you would use a condom if having heterosexual sex with someone for the first time.




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Four data collectors initially recruited participants at the university using the three criteria; students were given extra credit in a class for their participation. For those cases that remained unmatched, the same data collectors were provided access at a regional airport where they used a screening process to identify individuals who met the criteria and agreed to participate in the study. There was no incentive provided to respondents at the airport, although it was believed that the airport setting would provide an environment with access to a variety of women who had time available to complete a survey.


So their matched sample pool were mostly college females from an obscure university in Pensylvania, and a few women who answered the survey at an airport.  Sorry that doesn't begin to represent all women by any means.

If this study took into account the thousands of women of all ages, statuses, economic backgrounds and such and then compared their findings with 1000 responses from pic actresses, I'd be more impressed.


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