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PLEASE WATCH our powerful new video of our volunteer, ex “porn star” Jessica, telling her shocking story of doing porn. She also exposes other porn industry abuses, such as rampant drug use, illegal exposure to STDs, and much more. NOTE: This is a speech to a college class that Jessica did last month.

Please like and share, and leave encouraging positive feedback for Jessica here or on the video at YouTube. Thanks for your support! 🙂

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http://youtu.be/ymWVWHOgDFM

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RELATED AND OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:

VISIT JESSICA’S PAGE at our website to read her story written in her own words, watch more videos, listen to radio interviews, and to support her volunteer efforts with us:

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

Please DONATE to help. Your support is needed for us to continue to help ex porn performers and facilitate them speaking out!

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

THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 🙂

NOTE: AntiPornography.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

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WATCH A PLAYLIST OF JESSICA’S VIDEOS: (starting with the video above)

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WATCH VIDEOS of Jessica with another of our volunteers, ex porn performer Vanessa Belmond. (AKA “Alexa Cruz”):

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

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— Two EX PORN STARS Say Working In Porn Is A DEAD END TRIP to Nowhere. Jessie Rogers & Vanessa Belmond

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FULL TEXT of the speech in the video in this post:

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

Info on the MURDER of BDSM porn model “Taylor Summers”:

“Photographer admits he killed porn model over payment. He stabbed Natel King during a fight in his studio after a photo shoot.”

http://articles.philly.com/2005-03-01/news/25420131_1_jennifer-mitkus-natel-king-taylor-sumers

Our page on how pornography fuels sex crimes:

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

ARTICLE: Mr. Marcus Sent To Jail For Exposing Co-Porn Stars To Syphilis
(Jessica mentions this in the video)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/mr-marcus-jail_n_3390912.html

Thanks again for your support! It’s very much appreciated! 🙂

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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

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

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VIDEO: Ex Porn Star Traci Lords Reveals She Was Raped in Steubenville: ‘It’s Absolutely The Reason I Ended Up In Porn’

Here is another powerful video of ex porn perfomer Traci Lords speaking out against the Steubenville rape case. In it Traci clearly points to her own rape at age 10 as the reason why she entered the porn industry: “But I can tell you this: It completely poisoned me. It was absolutely the reason that I ended up in porn films and on the streets when I was 14 and 15.”

Traci also adds:

“I want her [the recent Steubenville rape victim] to know, and all the Jane Does out there, that there’s somebody out there. “It’s me too. It’s not just you.” And there will be people out there who say terrible things about her. No matter what they say, it doesn’t define you, and it was not your fault.”
 

 
Additionally, below is a video of Traci’s second recent appearance on the Piers Morgan CNN show with attorney Gloria Allred. (On 3/18/2013) Tracy really gives one of the rapist’s attorneys a piece of her mind when he starts to try and divert the conversation away from the perpetrators of rape by attempting to shame her for her past!
 

 
Also about Traci, here is what she said on the Oprah Show about her being in porn when she was an underaged teenager: (Note: the additional text is from the Oprah show.)

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“I had stars in my eyes,” she recalls. “And I thought, ‘Okay…maybe this is a way of having the attention and having everybody like me.”

Traci grew up in an abusive home and was raped at the age of 10 by a neighborhood boy. Battling her “self-loathing,” Traci says turning to the porn industry was her way of getting attention. “It wasn’t about sex… it was about numbing out, finding a place to put that anger. I was very aggressive…it was vengeance…it was about attention.”

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These sorts of emotions and this sort of mindset are very common for young women who enter the porn industry. These young women often SAY to their “fans” that they “love sex” and they’re happy doing porn, and that’s why they are there. But the truth is that in most cases they are victims of prior sexual abuse or parental abuse or neglect, and they are seeking love, attention and acceptance — which of course they will never authentically acquire in porn, as they inevitably find out the hard way.

In any case, we thank Traci for her honesty and hope that other young women learn from her experiences and choose to seek authentic love and healthy empowerment in real life, over the false promises of the toxic, unhealthy, lie-filled porn industry.

For more of what other ex porn performers have to say about their experiences in porn, please feel free to check out our page at our website below. Thanks! 🙂

Ex-Porn Stars Exposing the Truth About the Harms of the Industry

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

And as always, please don’t forget to like, comment on and share this post to help spread the word about the harms of pornography and to support the cause. Thank you! 🙂

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: A new nonprofit organization fighting against the harms of pornography has just been formed!

AntiPornography.org

This organization was formed by 1) myself, (Anti-Pornography Activist), 2) Diana E. H. Russell, PhD (see DianaRussell.com), and 3) A long-time activist against sex trafficking of women and girls. Please check out our work and our many educational resources at our new website: AntiPornography.org

Please note that the website is under construction. However please feel free to take a look at what is already there, (many documentaries, for instance), and to visit any or all of these AntiPornography.org related sites while we complete our main website:

AntiPornography.org Sites:

YouTubeAntiPornographyOrg channel

MySpaceAntiPornography page

Twitter AntiPornography

FacebookAntiPornography.org Page

Sister sites:

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MySpaceAntiPornBlogger

Blogger AntiPornography Activist Blog – Similar content to this one but with news feeds and many more videos.

Please stay connected and help out the cause by subscribing at YouTube, sending a friend invitation at YouTube and MySpace, adding AntiPornography.org to your favorite pages at Facebook, and following at Twitter.

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Jenna Jameson’s 25 Good Reasons Why No One Would Ever Want to Become a Porn Star

Watch Best Documentary: “The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexualities, & Relationships”

Watch “Who Wants to Be a Porn Star? Sex and Violence in Today’s Pornography Industry”

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Please support the fight against the global epidemic of pornography, prostitution, and sex trafficking by making a tax-deductible donation.

“We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.” – Gloria Steinem

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

THANK YOU FOR WHATEVER YOU’RE ABLE TO DO TO HELP!

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For more information about the documented harms of pornography, especially peer reviewed journal articles and studies, please visit the extremely informative new website Pornography Harms at PornHarms.com.

“Dedicated to providing the most accurate peer-reviewed research on the harm from pornography, along with relevant news and opinion.”

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STOP PORN CULTURE ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY CONFERENCE:

June 12-13, 2010 – Wheelock College, Boston MA

The Future of Pornography

From StopPornCulture.org:

“This conference will bring together activists, researchers, survivors, parents, and other concerned community members to continue developing our anti-pornography analysis and building our resistance movement. Come and join us for two days of keynotes, workshops, and discussion.”

Registration cost is $50/supporter, $25/low-income. To register, click here.

Featuring: Lierre Keith, Gail Dines, Jennifer Johnson, Sharon Cooper, M.D., Dr. Carolyn West, Wendy Maltz, LCSW, DST, Rebecca Whisnant, Jane Caputi, Chyng Sun, Ann Scales, Diane Rosenfeld, Clare McGlynn, Donna Hughes, Samantha Berg, (Genderberg) and Jill (One Angry Girl), Matthew Ezzell, Cameron Murphey, Robert Jensen, Linda Thompson, Natalie Nenadic, Donna Hughes (Dignity), Denise McGoldrick, Gretchen Krull

Full info and links here:
2007 Stop Porn Culture Conference Opening Remarks by Gail Dines:

For the other videos from the same conference please click here.

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The AMAZING and very eye-opening Stop Porn Culture video slideshow Who Wants to Be a Porn Star? is now once again available on the Internet! It exposes the true harsh reality of the porn industry and analyzes it with many profound and disturbing insights. To watch it right now click HERE.

Also please check out their other slideshow: “It’s Easy Out Here For A Pimp: How a Porn Culture Grooms Kids for Sexual Exploitation.” Available for download soon from Stop Porn Culture website.

If you’d like to be get future SPC updates emailed to you, please request that from SPC by emailing them HERE.

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The “Who Wants to Be a Porn Star?” slideshow is SPC’s first line of offense in the battle to reclaim this culture from the misogyny, racism and brute power of the pornographers. Please join SPC in the struggle for a violence-free world.

StopPornCulture.org

NOTE: Please contact SPC HERE for information about buying a copy of the slide show if you can’t attend a training.

Check the SPC MySpace site for the full update, more info on SPC, and previous conference videos. Also please visit the main SPC web site and events page for other events, activities, the anti-porn slideshow, helpful resources and more.

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A must-see, GROUND-BREAKING new documentary on pornography has just been released to help educate the public about the harms of pornography. Please visit the website for “The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships.” Many video clips are available there, including one of Noam Chomsky discussing the issue of “choice” in regards to performers participating in the porn industry. Or, you can see the whole film HERE right now at Media Education Foundation.

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AntiPornographyBlog YouTube videos: (With commentary by APB)

Pt 1 Porn Star Sasha Grey on Tyra Banks Show (Posted for discussion.)

Pt 2 Porn Star Sasha Grey on Tyra Banks Show (AVN Winner 08.) Posted for discussion.

Pts. 3&4 Porn Star Sasha Grey on Tyra (In Sync)/Pt. 3/3 Teen Prostitute onTyra. For discussion.

Pt. 1/3 Teen Prostitute on Tyra Banks Show (Posted for discussion.)

Pt. 2/3 Teen Prostitute on Tyra Banks Show (Dr. Drew Pinsky advises Victoria & mother.) Please discuss.

(Pts. 3&4 Porn Star Sasha Grey on Tyra (In Sync))/Pt. 3/3 Teen Prostitute on Tyra. For discussion.

The active discussion about these videos is at YouTube, so please feel free to visit my channel and each video there. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel there at YouTube, as I will be uploading more videos in the next few months.

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P.S. Please note that more posts will be posted at this blog in the future, so feel free to subscribe to RSS feeds, etc. In the meantime please don’t forget to visit AntiPornography.org. There are already many resources, documentaries and videos there to educate anyone interested in learning about the harms of pornography.

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Please click on the triangle “play” icon in the middle of the picture below to hear why Jersey recently quit porn, how harmful to one’s health the porn industry can be, and how dehumanizing and degrading the industry is.

Part 2:

As you can hear in the interview, another former porn star, Shelley Lubben, is kindly working very hard to help Jersey. Below is an excerpt of what Shelley writes about Jersey on her website. Following that is an excerpt of their interview.

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“I met Jersey Jaxin about two months ago through Myspace and she allowed me to come and spend time with her and listen to her story. She spoke about many things from her sexual abuse from her father to the abuse she went through in the porn.

Much of her life can be summed up in one word: ABUSE.

She made me cry during our meeting quite a bit but especially when I asked her what she did in her off time when she wasn’t doing porn and she replied, “I hold my roommate and we just cry”.

(Please click on “Continue Reading” for the rest.)
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RussellsParadox, a visitor to our AntiPornographyBlog YouTube channel, asked the above question. The space to reply at YouTube was limited, so we are posting the full response here. The simple version of it is as follows:

1) If you are referring to the United States, regardless of what anyone think, most pornography is actually technically already illegal. It just isn’t prosecuted.

2) We believe that there are legal measures that can and should be put into place that can significantly reduce the harm done to individuals during the production of pornography. (And as a result of what happened during that production.) These measures can also reduce the harm done to women, children, and society in general from the existence of, consumption of, and influence of violent, degrading, and sexist pornography. Such measures would include: restricting access of Internet pornography and other types of pornography to those who are 18 and over, raising the age of participation in pornography to 21 years old, and improving the health and safety standards of pornography production in a variety of ways, including implementing mandatory condom use.

So that’s the short answer. For a longer and more detailed response with references included, please continue reading. (But be forewarned: there is very graphic, disturbing, and likely triggering content ahead!) (more…)

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Some of you may not be aware that there are some individuals within the pornography industry itself who are speaking up directly about the harms of the pornography, and who are advocating for positive reform. For instance, besides writing her book that exposes the harsh realities of the industry, “How To Make Love Like A Porn Star, A Cautionary Tale, Jenna Jameson has openly advocated for raising the age of participation in pornography to twenty-one:

“I have major misgivings about talking to girls who are eighteen or nineteen years old about signing a contract. At eighteen years old it’s hard to make a life choice. I truly believe there should be an age verification at twenty-one years old for this industry.” (Full interview with PR.com here.)

Another performer, Devyn Devine, who is a newcomer and not as well known, (and who is also a sociology student), wrote an article for Adult Industry News, (AINews (dot) com), called Does Porn Dehumanize. In it Devyn writes:

“There is a correlation between mass media and violence. Using my last column as a springboard, if mainstream is doing it, then the porn industry takes it to the next level.”

“Think about it. We see nudity in mainstream movies, but see full-fledged, over exaggerated (Really, honey, do the implants NEED to be that big?) full frontals in porn. We see simulated sex in mainstream, and we see full on, get down and dirty, give it to me baby harder and harder sex in porn. Now we see ads that promote female violence and portray us like we are nothing more then a piece of trash to be walked on. What desensitizes us to things is the recurring image and message over and over again.” (more…)

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