The Sexxxtons and the mainstreaming of porn (Opinion)

Posted on January 16, 2013, in Opinion, Societal, Women

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Matt Philbin

December 13, 2012

Find original article here: http://dailycaller.com/2012/12/13/the-sexxxtons-and-the-mainstreaming-of-porn/#ixzz2IAZA235S

Mom always said, “Son, if you want to find a nice, grounded, well-adjusted girl, go to work in the porn industry.”

Well, no, she didn’t really. But it wouldn’t be surprising if somebody’s mom is telling her son that right now — with good reason, if you believe The Journal of Sex Research (and who among us doesn’t?).

The Journal of Sex Research published a study last month comparing porn starlets with similar women outside the adult industry. It turns out that “porn actresses had higher levels of self-esteem, positive feelings, social support, sexual satisfaction, and spirituality compared to the matched group.” No word on whether being filmed hundreds of times having sex makes them better cooks or handy with a needle and thread, but the implications are clear for any young bachelor looking to settle down with a great catch (STD pun!).

So porn stars are not, the study assures, “damaged goods,” as commonly thought. Sure, they’re far more likely to have sampled a cornucopia of hard drugs, but they’re no more likely than others to have been sexually abused.

In other words, most girls who go into the porn business do so not out of some dark impulse of self-hatred, guilt or shame. Really, it’s the lure of easy money, made even easier now that shame and stigma have been lifted from porn, as they have from just about every other manifestation of sex in the culture — except abstaining from it.

Legitimizing studies like The Journal of Sex Research’s new report are part of the relentless mainstreaming of porn. These studies are part of a larger apparatus that has grown up around the porn industry that includes award shows, trade groups, conventions and even porn historians. In fact, The Huffington Post’s recent story about mother-daughter porn duo Jessica and Monica Sexxxton included a quote from an “adult film historian” named Bill Margold.

Yes, you read that right. Small wonder The Journal of Sex Research found what it did — who wouldn’t have higher self-esteem, positive feelings and social support with Mom right there on-set, maybe even in the same bed?

The Sexxxtons have been making online videos for about a year. The mother, Jessica, is 56. The daughter, Monica, is 22. They got into it because of money problems — and because Monica had a certain aptitude. “‘I’ve always been an exhibitionist and sex just oozed out of me,” she said, adding that she lost her virginity at the age of 12. “It was my idea. I dropped out of school in ninth grade and figured this was a good way to earn money.”

Find original article here: http://dailycaller.com/2012/12/13/the-sexxxtons-and-the-mainstreaming-of-porn/#ixzz2IAZA235S

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