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Pros and Cons about the porn industry.
By YumYumDoughnutPremium member Comments: 8688, member since Sat Jul 10, 2004
On Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:13 AM

Since I am always up for a lively debate, and it seems like the seed of one is festering on Secrets. Time to start this baby up.

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re: Pros and Cons about the porn industry.
By kandykanePremium member Comments: 16415, member since Mon May 01, 2006
On Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:22 AM
Edited by kandykane (157761) on 2014-02-12 11:25:41
Oh, lord. Did we really need a third thread about this?

See my comments from the other two.

EDIT: Actually, I take that back. I'd like to see some comments from people willing to post with their username. Carry on.

kk~
re: Pros and Cons about the porn industry.
By YumYumDoughnutPremium member Comments: 8688, member since Sat Jul 10, 2004
On Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:27 AM
I think so.

The other thread has gone so off the tracks and it looks like we are attacking the OP if we say anything against the industry.

So, I don't want that OP feeling attacked, but I do want a thread opened where we can discuss the con's without it looking like we are attacking the OP. With several of my college girlfriends considering it as a career option, I think it is vital that we are able to have a civil discussion without being accused of attacking the OP of the other thread.
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By pokomember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 9026, member since Sun Oct 31, 2004
On Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:54 AM
If that's what you wanna do, do it.

But like all careers, you put your health and well being first and be smart about your choices.
re: Pros and Cons about the porn industry.
By Krystalmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 8458, member since Tue Sep 02, 2003
On Thu Feb 13, 2014 08:51 PM
Edited by Krystal (73000) on 2014-02-13 20:53:01
Pros? None.

Cons? Everything. It nearly destroyed my marriage a year ago. I really have nothing good to say about any aspect of it.

I realize I will probably take a lot of heat for this. But it's my opinion. If you watch it fine, if you're an actor in it, fine. If it doesn't affect you negatively in any way, shape, or form? Go for it... But it's extremely destructive and damaging in our house.
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By aerial Comments: 1170, member since Sun Sep 02, 2001
On Fri Feb 14, 2014 06:18 AM
Hmm well you get "back pay" laughs! So that is a pro. A con might be when your Dad goes to rent himself an adult film and sees his daughter starring.
re: Pros and Cons about the porn industry.
By panicmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11592, member since Thu Dec 16, 2004
On Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:29 AM
"The porn industry" is kind of vague. I managed a TV production company for a few years, so just about everyone I know has worked in porn - depending on how you define it. I produced a game show for the European market where women took off their tops when they answered a question wrong. Does that count as porn? In the early 90s, when we were just starting in TV, Corinna was working freelance jobs for a teleprompter company. And she came home one day and told me she worked a gig where a bunch of girls were running topless on treadmills all day. Does that count as porn?

Plus, I happen to live in one of the porn capitals of the world. So I do know people who work in the hardcore industry. Some of my colleagues from my TV days have worked for adult studios. And I also have a few random friends who worked as administrators in their offices. And as a dance teacher, of course I know a lot of young dancers who happen to have great bodies. So I do know a few porn actors. Are we calling them "actors"? Models? Whatever. I probably know a LOT of porn actors, but most people aren't super-open about that, so I only know of a few.

So my opinion... I don't have one. I refuse to judge sane adults for making a decision about their own bodies. Personally, I would not do porn. I'm too cautious. I can say with 100% certainty that there are no photos, no sexts, no videos, no polaroids of me having sex. And for me, that's just one thing I don't have to worry about. I know a potential employer will never google my name and stumble across a nude photo from 20 years ago. And that provides me a little peace of mind. But that's just me.

On the other hand, I do think it's odd that so-called "feminists" often criticize women for participating in porn. Because I always thought feminism was about allowing women to make their own choices about their own lives. I don't understand how it's feminist to shame women who don't live up to your personal moral standards. That just doesn't feel like feminism to me. That feels like puritanism. So would I encourage my friends to do porn? Absolutely not. But if my adult friends make a decision to do porn, would I support them? Absolutely.
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By Odessamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11250, member since Tue Feb 26, 2002
On Sat Feb 15, 2014 03:22 AM
Speaking as someone who has worked in the porn industry, I would like to echo everything Panic has said.

I have never worked with a more fun, interesting, progressive and loyal group of people in my life. Making the decision to leave my job there was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made.

Porn has it's good and bad aspects and there is a seedy underbelly, but porn is changing. Its no longer solely the domain of old fat men. There is a lot of really gorgeous stuff out there now, made by women, for a female audience.

Furthermore, I am not sure how a bunch of people who have never worked in an industry think themselves in any way qualified to sit around and talk about what is good and bad about it. This sort of stuff spreads speculation and misinformation, rather than facts.

Erin.
::righteous babe::
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By Kekoamember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 8949, member since Sat Jul 19, 2003
On Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:57 AM
I third everything panic and Odessa said. I personally would not want to be involved in that field as it doesn't appeal to me as an individual. Maybe I could do some admin style stuff, but my own career has gone off on a different path.

I think there is a lot of stigma against sex workers, and that makes it more likely for dangerous and shady things to happen. As long as someone goes into it of their own free volition, I think it's a perfectly viable career. Not one that interests me, but then, neither do a lot of jobs;acrobat, police officer, the military, etc.

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