Women Working in Porn & How They Really Feel

“When pornography performers speak in public they typically repeat a standard script that emphasises that they have chosen this career because of their love for sex and lack of inhibition. While we should listen to and respects those voices, we also know from the testimony of women who leave the sex industry that often they are desperate and unhappy in prostitution and pornography but feel they need to validate it as their choice to avoid thinking of themselves as victims. 68% of prostitutes were identified as meeting the psychological criteria for a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, while 88% stated that they wanted to leave prostitution and described what they needed in order to escape.”

Robert Jensen
Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity