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Here’s a powerful, heartbreaking, but inspirational story of ex porn performer “Sunset Thomas” (@SunsetThomas) — who was in the porn industry for decades, (she made over 200 films), and who also worked for years in Nevada’s legal brothels.

Now known by her real name Diane, this article shares her story, describing the horrific toll that the sex industry took on her because of how she was so used and abused by the men in her life. (Mostly personally, but sometimes professionally, as those worlds were often connected.) It also shares how incredibly difficult it was for Diane to leave the sex trade.

    “Thomas explained to a reporter how many of the men in her life poached off her decades of earnings, first in the porn industry and later in brothels that capitalized off her high profile adult industry name. She said despite the fact she spent over two decades in the profession – her name and face known throughout the world – she has little to show in the way of savings.

    “I’m finally out,” Thomas said. “I was tired of the stress and people forcing me to do things I don’t want to do. I’m tired of people trying to pressure me to keep doing it when I don’t have to do it. I want to live a normal life like everyone else.” […]

    “The conditions at the brothel where she was working were prison-like with two week, 24/7 lockdowns,” Dr. Martin said. “It was an existence for her that became more and more unbearable, mentally and physically. She wanted to leave, but the money she was making for them was an incentive for them to keep her in it.” […]

    Stanley [Diane’s mother] said it was difficult to hear her daughter say over and over again she didn’t want to live that kind of life anymore.

    “I heard her cry and say she did not want to do these things,” Stanley said. “But no one would help, until Robert (Martin). She and Robert had been friends for a long time and when she called and asked him for help he went and got her, but she was nearly dead.”

    Stanley was referring to Thomas’ poor state of health when Martin retrieved her from Las Vegas, where she had gone into hiding after being beaten and injured by someone she declined to immediately identify. After rescuing Thomas from a bad situation, Dr. Martin nursed her back to health, Thomas’ mother said.”

READ THIS FULL, INSPIRATIONAL, AND MOVING STORY AT THE LINK BELOW: (And please don’t forget to like, comment and share to spread the word and support the cause. Thanks! :-))

https://btinsleyreporter.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/retired-porn-star-sunset-thomas-escapes-life-of-prostitution/

NOTE: For some reason the reporter inserted a random short section in the middle of the article that shares a bishop’s opinion on women leaving the sex industry. While everyone is free to practice any faith or none as they choose, Diane has written on her Twitter account that she is spiritual and not religious, so she’s not following the religious aspects of the path that this bishop advises, who is someone who is not connected to Diane.

And to be clear, women in the sex industry are *exploited* by pimps, johns, husbands and boyfriends, etc. So those who are committing the greatest transgressions (“sins”, per the bishop) are not the women in prostitution, who are usually just trying desperately to survive, but the (almost always) MALE EXPLOITERS. It is these men — not the women they’ve exploited — who should be seeking “redemption”, by coming clean and making amends, etc. The bishop does provide some other solid advice, though, about exited women finding a new set of friends for support, who aren’t in the sex industry.

In any case, we wish Diane all the best with whatever path she chooses to take from here on out that helps her to heal and prosper in her new and healthier life.

Go Diane! Well done on your new life! We support you and are grateful for you sharing your story to inform, help, and inspire others! 🙂

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The porn industry still won’t protect the health and safety of performers, so ex performers and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation have protested recently in Los Angeles and Oakland and held a press conference in L.A.

Their goals are to get Cal/OSHA to clarify their standards regarding condom use in porn, and to get condoms in porn legislation for California added to the 2016 Presidential election ballot. Protesters include our good friend Cameron:

    “…The bureaucratic process means that more performers will be at risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases on film sites, said Cameron Adams, who went by the name Cameron Bay when she was a performer. Adams said she contracted HIV last year while shooting at San Francisco-based Kink Studios.

    “I’m fighting for the rights and health of performers out there so they don’t end up like me, and this is the only way we’re going to get to them,” said Adams. She met with Cal/OSHA officials during the protest to hand them a letter asking they release their standards immediately.”

Read these articles below to learn more:

http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20141105/protesters-demand-stricter-condom-standards-during-porn-shoots

Condoms in Porn Will Go to 2016 California Ballot; 71% of Voters in Support

http://www.aidshealth.org/#/condoms-in-porn-will-go-to-2016-california-ballot-71-of-voters-in-support/

To see even more articles, and to get ongoing updates about this important issue, follow AHF’s @Fair4CA account at Twitter, which advocates for condoms in porn.

https://twitter.com/fair4ca

Ex porn performer Cameron Adams:

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AHF press conference:

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http://www.antipornography.org/donate.html

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If you missed Monday’s powerful radio interview of ex porn performer “Jessie Rogers” (Jessica Mendes), here’s the podcast below! ~~~ Our wonderful volunteer Jessica does a GREAT job of sharing her story and exposing the true harms and abuses of the toxic porn industry. Listen and find out for yourself!

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https://soundcloud.com/swansongradio/the-porn-actress

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Many thanks to David Swanson of SwanSong Radio who hosted this very helpful interview! Thanks also to all radio stations that have aired it (such as CJSF), and those will be airing it next week!

Please support David’s work with SwanSong Radio and CJSF at the below social networking sites. Thanks! 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/swansongradio

https://twitter.com/swansongradio

https://www.facebook.com/cjsfradio

https://twitter.com/CJSF

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Please support the cause by following us here at this blog, liking us at Facebook, subscribing to our YouTube channels, and following our Twitter accounts. Thanks! ~~
FACEBOOK: AntiPornography.org – Nonreligious, Pro Free Speech, Pro Healthy Sex & Love ~~ http://www.facebook.com/ENDSexploitation ~~
YOUTUBE CHANNELS: AntiPornographyBlog ~~ AntiPornographyOrg ~~ SayNOtoProstitution ~~ ENDSexTrafficDEMAND ~~ ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ PornAddictionHelp ~~ SayNOtoSadomasochism ~~ SafeHealthySexNLove ~~
TWITTER ACCOUNTS: @AntiPornography ~~ @ENDSexTraffic ~~ @ENDProstitution ~~ @ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ @NoSadomasochism ~~ @PornAddictHelp1 ~~ @HealthySexNLove ~~@ExPornStarVLB ~~
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Please make a tax-deductible donation to support the cause if you’re able to. Thanks!

http://www.antipornography.org/donate.html

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CHECK OUT THE BELOW INFO ON THIS POWERFUL *FREE* WEBINAR BEING HELD TODAY AT 6:30 pm PACIFIC TIME ~~ FROM THE MINDFUL HABIT:

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My Interview With an Ex-Porn Star – the other side of the lens

PRESENTERS:

1) Craig Perra, C.P.C., J.D. (Founder ofThe Mindful Habit)

2) Jessica Mendes (Formerly known as ex-porn performer “Jessie Rogers.” Now a volunteer for AntiPornography.org.)

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Watch and help me interview Ex-Porn Star ‘Jessie Rogers’ – We talk about her experience in the porn industry — the industry you support when watching porn.

http://webinarjam.net/webinar/go/9495/9994d01cae

Watch the video about the webinar below and sign up at the link above! 🙂

Thanks for your support to help porn industry survivors speak out and to end DEMAND for porn and sexual exploitation!

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Please support the cause by following us here at this blog, liking us at Facebook, subscribing to our YouTube channels, and following our Twitter accounts. Thanks! ~~
FACEBOOK: AntiPornography.org – Nonreligious, Pro Free Speech, Pro Healthy Sex & Love ~~ http://www.facebook.com/ENDSexploitation ~~
YOUTUBE CHANNELS: AntiPornographyBlog ~~ AntiPornographyOrg ~~ SayNOtoProstitution ~~ ENDSexTrafficDEMAND ~~ ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ PornAddictionHelp ~~ SayNOtoSadomasochism ~~ SafeHealthySexNLove ~~
TWITTER ACCOUNTS: @AntiPornography ~~ @ENDSexTraffic ~~ @ENDProstitution ~~ @ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ @NoSadomasochism ~~ @PornAddictHelp1 ~~ @HealthySexNLove ~~@ExPornStarVLB ~~
Post created by AntiPornography.org Nonprofit Organization ~ Preventing and combating the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual slavery, while supporting safe, healthy, equality-based sex, love, and relationships ~

Please make a tax-deductible donation to support the cause if you’re able to. Thanks!

http://www.antipornography.org/donate.html

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Tune in tomorrow to Lana Reid’s Internet radio show Don’t Box Me In to listen to an interview with ex porn performer Jessica Mendes! 🙂 (Formerly known as “Jessie Rogers” and found at @ItsJessieRogers at Twitter. Now can be found at @JessicaVeganFit.) (Lana Reid can be found at @LanaReid)

“Jessie Rogers entered the porn industry at the age of eighteen and left one and a half years later after many abusive and harmful experiences, including suffering a severe injury and contracting herpes. Jessie then spoke out and testified in favor of mandatory use of condoms in pornography. Jessie is now helping to educate the public about the harms of pornography as a volunteer for AntiPornography.org, through YouTube videos, her written story, and in interviews.”

http://www.talkzone.com/episodes/199/DBI043014.html

IMPORTANT NOTE: To listen to the interview LIVE on Wednesday, click on the big red button on the top right of page at the TalkZone link (above) that says “CLICK TO LISTEN LIVE.” If you get an error message, then try clicking on one of the other options to the left of that button, under the heading “Other Non-Flash Media Players.” We clicked on one of them which led us to iTunes where were able to hear the livestream for TalkZone radio.

Also please note that the show will be archived at the site and available at the show link, and we will also be uploading it as a video to our YouTube channel sometime soon and will post that video here when we do.

UPDATE: Listen to the interview at Jessica’s page at our website below. Also check out Jessie’s story there, and her videos she has done with us about the harms of pornography! 🙂

http://www.antipornography.org/ex-porn-star-Jessie-Rogers.html

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Please support the cause by following us here at this blog, liking us at Facebook, subscribing to our YouTube channels, and following our Twitter accounts. Thanks! ~~
FACEBOOK: AntiPornography.org – Nonreligious, Pro Free Speech, Pro Healthy Sex & Love ~~ http://www.facebook.com/ENDSexploitation ~~
YOUTUBE CHANNELS: AntiPornographyBlog ~~ AntiPornographyOrg ~~ SayNOtoProstitution ~~ ENDSexTrafficDEMAND ~~ ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ PornAddictionHelp ~~ SayNOtoSadomasochism ~~ SafeHealthySexNLove ~~
TWITTER ACCOUNTS: @AntiPornography ~~ @ENDSexTraffic ~~ @ENDProstitution ~~ @ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ @NoSadomasochism ~~ @PornAddictHelp1 ~~ @HealthySexNLove ~~@ExPornStarVLB ~~
Post created by AntiPornography.org Nonprofit Organization ~ Preventing and combating the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual slavery, while supporting safe, healthy, equality-based sex, love, and relationships ~

Please make a tax-deductible donation to support the cause if you’re able to. Thanks!

http://www.antipornography.org/donate.html

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Check out our new video! Ex porn performers Jessie and Vanessa share the TRUTH about working in porn!

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VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/AIvj2ib6Qs0

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READ VANESSA’S ARTICLE — Working In Porn Is A Dead End Trip to Nowhere

http://www.antipornography.org/working-in-porn-is-a-dead-end-trip-to-nowhere.html

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WATCH A RELATED VIDEO — 2 Ex Porn Stars’ Message to Women Considering Doing Porn: Jessie Rogers & Vanessa Belmond Expose All

VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/LxICDTw1CmM

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READ ALL of Vanessa’s excellent articles on the harms of pornography, webcamming, stripping & “escorting”

http://www.antipornography.org/ex-porn-star-Vanessa-Belmond.html

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READ JESSIE’S STORY – Of how she got into porn & why she left

http://www.antipornography.org/ex-porn-star-Jessie-Rogers.html

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WATCH VIDEO: Vanessa in powerful “Date My Porn Star” documentary exposing harsh truth about porn

VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/9HvC_sEURXA

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VIDEO: Watch FULL “Date My Porn Star” documentary (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

http://youtu.be/THsQc07gY2Q
http://dai.ly/x16cabq

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Please check out the video description of our new video at YouTube for more helpful links, and please don’t forget to LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE, to support Jessie and Vanessa’s important efforts — both here and at YouTube! Thanks! 🙂

LINK FOR OUR NEW VIDEO: http://youtu.be/AIvj2ib6Qs0

PLEASE DONATE to support our efforts to help survivors exit the abusive sex industry & transition to healthier lives, & our efforts to assist survivors & others to speak out against the destructive sex trade! Thanks! 🙂

http://antipornography.org/donate.html

NOTE: AntiPornography.org is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All donations are fully tax deductible

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Please support the cause by following us here at this blog, liking us at Facebook, subscribing to our YouTube channels, and following our Twitter accounts. Thanks! ~~
FACEBOOK: AntiPornography.org – Nonreligious, Pro Free Speech, Pro Healthy Sex & Love ~~ http://www.facebook.com/ENDSexploitation ~~
YOUTUBE CHANNELS: AntiPornographyBlog ~~ AntiPornographyOrg ~~ SayNOtoProstitution ~~ ENDSexTrafficDEMAND ~~ ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ PornAddictionHelp ~~ SayNOtoSadomasochism ~~ SafeHealthySexNLove ~~
TWITTER ACCOUNTS: @AntiPornography ~~ @ENDSexTraffic ~~ @ENDProstitution ~~ @ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ @NoSadomasochism ~~ @PornAddictHelp1 ~~ @HealthySexNLove ~~
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NEW HARM STORY! Ex porn performer Jessie Rogers shares how she got into porn, how harmful it was and why she left! ~~~~~~~~~~~~

JESSIE’S STORY:

I got into porn the day after my 18th birthday. Here’s how it happened…

A week before I turned 18, I was just scanning around the “jobs” section on Craigslist, not even looking for porn. I found an ad in the TV/film/video section that said “MAKE $20,000 – $30,000 A MONTH MODELING.” In the description it said nothing about porn or video work, they simply asked people to e-mail them a photo. Once I sent the agency a photo of myself, they got back to me instantly, asking when I could go see them. All they mentioned at the time was that they were looking for people to do “Playboy-style nudes.”

Once I got to the office to speak to them in person, we talked for hours, and the woman working there finally told me that she “basically booked girls for porn.” Then she handed me a sheet to circle the things that I was okay with doing. The only thing I circled was “solo.” She looked at it and said, “Well, the problem with this is that you won’t be able to make as much money as I proposed to you.” So I went on and circled “b/g” and “g/g,” which means boy/girl (me and a boy), and girl/girl (me and another girl). I didn’t circle anything else because I never intended to do anything else.

Every time I got interviewed by a company in the porn industry, my answers to the question “Why porn?” stayed relatively the same: “I love sex, so why not?” or “Getting paid for something I do anyway sounded like a dream job.” Etc. etc. The truth is that what draws people in is the quick money, especially for young girls coming out of high school. They may have some vague idea of what porn is like from having seen some of it, but in reality they have no clue what it actually is like to do it, until they get too deep into it.

That’s what happened to me. As embarrassed as I am to admit this now, I will humble myself and say that I was very naive when I first started in porn, and I believed all the things that people in the industry told me were true. I was so drawn to the money that I let myself believe all the lies that people fed me. I even believed my own lies that I told myself.

I am 20 years old now, and I retired from porn just a few months after I turned 19, so I didn’t do it for very long. However, it was long enough for me to finally see through all of the lies, and for the true colors of the “adult industry” to be exposed to me. Porn is not empowering, neither is it safe. But it did take quite a lot for me to face this and accept it. All of my plans to only do what I first agreed to changed after just a few months in the industry, after which I ended up jaded, disassociated, and brainwashed.

READ THE REST OF JESSIE’S STORY AT THE LINK BELOW: (Scroll down past video)

http://www.antipornography.org/ex-porn-star-Jessie-Rogers.html

Please don’t forget to like, comment and share to spread the word and support the cause. Thanks! 🙂

NOTE: Jessie is now a volunteer for AntiPornography.org and is available for interviews. See details on page at link above.

WATCH OUR FIRST VIDEO WITH JESSIE, IN WHICH SHE TELLS YOUNG WOMEN WHY THEY SHOULDN’T DO PORN

VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/LxICDTw1CmM

READ MORE HARM STORIES:

http://www.antipornography.org/harm_stories.html

SHARE YOUR OWN STORY:

http://www.antipornography.org/share_story.html

WANT TO SEE MORE EX PORN PERFORMERS SPEAKING OUT? Then please make a tax-deductible DONATION to support our efforts. Thanks! 🙂

http://www.antipornography.org/donate.html

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Please support the cause by following us here at this blog, liking us at Facebook, subscribing to our YouTube channels, and following our Twitter accounts. Thanks! ~~
FACEBOOK: AntiPornography.org – Nonreligious, Pro Free Speech, Pro Healthy Sex & Love ~~ http://www.facebook.com/ENDSexploitation ~~
YOUTUBE CHANNELS: AntiPornographyBlog ~~ AntiPornographyOrg ~~ SayNOtoProstitution ~~ ENDSexTrafficDEMAND ~~ ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ PornAddictionHelp ~~ SayNOtoSadomasochism ~~ SafeHealthySexNLove ~~
TWITTER ACCOUNTS: @AntiPornography ~~ @ENDSexTraffic ~~ @ENDProstitution ~~ @ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ @NoSadomasochism ~~ @PornAddictHelp1 ~~ @HealthySexNLove ~~@ExPornStarVLB ~~
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