The True Theory of PORN

The True Theory of PORN

According to the data agency Medium and the magazine Adult video news, the sex industry is the third largest economy in the world, only surpassed by arms and drug trafficking, with a turnover of 7,000 million dollars annually in the US alone ; the FBI data speak of about 14,000. This is more than the combined earnings of the national professional baseball, football and basketball leagues. The demand for pornography is such that the largest website hosting videos and photographs of this nature is larger than those of Dropbox, CNN and the New York Times combined. A colossal industry full of sexual abuse, but also “labor”, which forces the women who are filmed to sign abusive contracts to profit from termination rights, in the event that they decide to leave “the production company”, thus ensuring that they have it much more difficult if possible and that he resells the tapes under different titles for astronomical figures of which the actresses do not see a euro.

It goes without saying, as it is easily deduced only from the thousand tickets at stake, that what is seen in porn is not natural, nor spontaneous, nor is it left to chance, although it is crudely real; They are not two people fucking wildly, although it is what it may seem and what apparently excites millions of addicted users around the world. According to their own testimonies, the girls are forced to repeat the same scenes dozens of times, to modify them, to intensify them, to spend more than twenty minutes in an impossible, painful, heartbreaking position; just to achieve the desired shot. And if they refuse, they complain, they leave because they can’t take it anymore, they won’t give them the money they were promised for the scene. They will go home raped, humiliated, in pain and nothing more.

Paige Jennins tells in first person on YouTube and from her own Instagram channel how girls are forced to accept scenes that they do not want to shoot, that lack information or that they consider uncomfortable and / or degrading, under the threat of not charging what was agreed; an extortion more typical of a pimp, as she calls it, than of an agent of television stars.

In the same regard, actress Dana Armond expressed herself in a tweet following the scandal over the Nikki Benz case in 2016:

Porn star Nikki Benz running against Rob Ford for Toronto mayor - New York  Daily News

Brazzers owns the entire porn industry. Women have no choice but to accept the abuse or stop feeding their families.

According to the police report, Benz was gagged by Tony T. who approached from behind to try to suffocate her, then bit off her underwear and penetrated so hard that ” blood splattered the white walls .”

As horrible as it may seem, the events denounced by Nikki were not the only ones, the violations within porn are by no means an isolated case. At least nine women, including actresses Joanna Angel , Jessie Jane, Tori Lux, the late Amber Rane and her own romantic partner and co-star of numerous films, Stoya, joined the lawsuit claiming to have been sexually assaulted by actor Bryan. Seville aka James Deen. Similarly, Rico Strong was accused of pushing the limits with Leigh and Riley Nixon.in a video shot in March of that same year. For her part, Jessie Rogers, who was caught days after turning 18, denounced when leaving the industry, that she was routinely beaten by her male co-stars when the cameras were turned off.

The pornographic world does not have formal channels to report, nor specific protocols that protect victims; The decentralization of the industry, coupled with extreme liberalization, makes it lacking regulation beyond its deficient system for detecting sexually transmitted diseases, and where abusers often take advantage of the lack of definition of contracts to get away with impunity.

However, as a result of the Nikki Benz case , whose main evidentiary problem in the trial and for which the lawsuit was filed was that the scene had neither a written script nor an agreed document – which led the district attorney to recognize that the actress could not prove not to have consented in advance – . The Adult Film Actors Guild works to get XXX producers to sign a binding written consent agreement.

In any case, it would be contracts and “working” conditions that do not cover at all the dangerous practices of high infectious risk to which the actresses are exposed , as the recent confession of the Spanish actor Nacho Vidal has shown that he could be infected with HIV but does not know since when or with how many people he has had unprotected sexual intercourse in that course of time and that therefore they could also be infected; to this day the number is still unknown. It is assumed that if this were a job, the use of prophylactics and other safety barrier methods, such as periodic analyzes, should not only be mandatory, as they presume that it already happens, but if not effective, they would per se prevent the cases Like the ones ofTamara Toryn, Shelley Lubben , or Nacho Vidal himself existed.

Among the actors it is joked that everyone in the porn world has herpes, both men and women and although the medical estimates are slightly more optimistic, according to data from the doctor of sexology Sharon Mitchell – actress retired from the industry after the attack of a fanatic who almost cost him his life – at least 66% are, not including 12-28% infected with other sexually transmitted diseases and 7% of those infected with HIV . Reason for creating the Health Care Foundation for the Adult Industry; AIM, for its acronym in English, closed in 2011; an organization that provided information and STD testing to actors and actresses in the pornographic industry andwhich came to serve more than 12,000 people a month .

James Deen,

James Deen accused of rape and assault by women | CNN

one of the most prolific actors in the industry and who has starred in more than 4,000 sex scenes, claims he has never used a condom. Meanwhile, the world of porn boasts of being clean of AIDS since 2004; However, the recent aforementioned case of the contagion of NACHO VIDAL , among others, could expose the cover-up that is taking place of the real numbers of those affected by this syndrome. This would mean having vitiated the material information preconditions on the basis of which the sexual consent of hundreds of actors was granted, who would automatically become victims of sexual abuse.

The scale of the problem is such that in 2012 the State of Florida, led by Michael Weinstein , president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, one of the most important organizations fighting HIV in the United States, proposed to declare pornography a public health risk . MW was also the promoter of the state regulation, known as “Measure B” , on safety in the adult film industry that came into force in the city of Los Angeles – known for being the pole of production of 95% of the films American porn – in the same 2012 with 56% of citizen supportand that it required the use of condoms during filming . According to data from Weinstein himself , and given that periodic tests carried out by the industry do not work as prophylaxis, adult film actors are between 8 and 15 times more likely to contract any STD, including HIV. The legislator himself considered whether to comply diligently with the existing legislation regarding the handling of potentially infectious biological fluids in the workplace, it would not be necessary to use safety glasses and isolation suits.

The reactions were immediate: applications for permits to shoot porn films in the city fell by 90% during 2013 ; two production companies, Vivid Entertainment and Califa Productions , sued Los Angeles County alleging that the measure attacked their freedom of expression and contradicted the First Amendment to the US Constitution. Emphasizing that forcing the use of condoms and protective glasses would damage their business, since they are elements that consumers do not want to see in their sexual fantasies.

Steven Hirsch, founder of Vivid Entertainment, said about the controversy:

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The actors don’t want condoms. Producers don’t want condoms. Viewers don’t want condoms. Who is the government to impose it on us? If this continues we will go with the business elsewhere

If pornography were a job as they say it is, it would mean millions of dollars, euros, before the social court, and an international public health scandal. The unions would count these women in their death statistics, they would demonstrate in the streets for this problem. But no, the victims of this industry only manage to cover newspaper headlines those who are lucky and survive may star in a documentary in which they talk about the abuses they suffered, the acquired diseases, the long and painful treatments, but nothing more . Not a word from the institutions about justice, about the right that supposedly protects them from being treated with a minimum of security and respect in their “work”, and if it is not possible, as the data seem to reflect, the The right to be protected from a dangerous activity that in no way can fit the legal definition of work or the subsequent labor legislation.Not a word about compensation or compensation for the physical and psychological damage inflicted on these women or their relatives, nor about what should be done with those images that will float in the cybernetic limbo of pornography for centuries and centuries , regardless of whether its protagonists are already dead, ill or struggling to rebuild their lives away from the humiliations suffered.

Those shown here are just some of their most recent victims, but according to former activist actress Shelley Lynn Lubben , president of the now defunct Pink Cross Foundation, 208 “porn stars” would have died prematurely from AIDS, suicide , homicide. or preventable medical causes since 2014.
DECEASED

A total of nine actresses have been found dead since 2016 in strange circumstances , one of them murdered: two that same year (2016), five in ten weeks between late 2017 and early 2018 and two more during 2019.
2016

AMBER RAYNE, 31 YEARS OLD, found dead in her LA home from overdose. She had recently denounced, together with other colleagues, the violations committed against them by fellow porn actor James Deen during the filming sets.

AIMEE SPENCER ALIAS CARLA MAI, 27 YEARS OLD, dies in Brighton after falling through a window, they believe she could have been pushed on purpose or thrown herself. Two people accused of supplying drugs were arrested.
2017 – 2018

AMANDA FRIEDMAN ALIAS SHYLA STYLEZ, 35 YEARS OLD, hardore porn specialist, 2003 breakthrough star, an industry “legend”, died in her sleep at her mother’s home in Canada of unknown causes

MERCEDES GRABOSWKI ALIAS ANGUST AMES, 23 YEARS OLD , committed suicide by hanging from a tree in the park after harassment received online accusing her of being homophobic, for refusing to shoot pornographic scenes with a male actor who also made gay porn to avoid the risk of sexually transmitted diseases. He had “2 Oscars of porn”

YURIZAN BELTRÁN LEBANUE ALIAS YURI LEV, 31 YEARS OLD. Found dead a week after Mercedes at her home in Bellflower, California. Voluntary barbiturate poisoning.

LEXI LORDE ALIAS OLIVIA NOVA, 20 YEARS OLD, the youngest, barely a year in the porn industry, represented by the agency Direct models, appeared lifeless at her home in Las Vegas after suffering severe septicemia in the urinary tract that spread even the kidneys causing death.

OLIVIA LUA ALIAS OLIVIA VOLTAIRE, 23 YEARS OLD, died in a drug rehabilitation center. She had been working in the porn industry for two years and had tried several times to recover from her addiction.
2019

JESSICA REDDING ALIASES JESSICA JAYMES, 43 YEARS OLD. Addicted to alcohol and prescription opiates that she needed to control her epileptic condition. Death from cardiac arrest.

ESMERALDA GONZALEZ, 24 YEARS OLD. after months of disappearance she was found sandwiched in a concrete block in the desert. His neighbor was accused along with his girlfriend of kidnapping her, drugging her, holding her for days and finally murdering her. He suffered from mental problems.
INFECTED

TAMARA TORYN, 9 months in the industry. At that time, she was pregnant against her will and infected with HPV, which led to moderate cervical dysplasia and miscarriage.

SHELLEY LUBBEN ALIAS ROXY, after only a year making “adult films” she was infected with Herpes and HPV, which caused her uterine cancer and the semi-removal of it. After the experience, she founded the Pink Cross Association, to denounce the abuses of the industry and help women in the same situation. It was closed by Shelley herself in 2015, despite its success as she needed to permanently move away from the world of pornography.

JENNA PRESLEY ALIAS BRITTNI RUIZ, just like her partner

ALEXA CRUZ ALIAS VANESSA BELMOND addicted to opioid painkillers due to the pain she experienced during filming, throughout her short-term career – 7 and 5 respectively – they contracted herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhea, became addicted to alcohol and others drugs and attempted suicide numerous times, without success.
DRUGGED AND ABUSED

In addition, it is well known that to face this lifestyle, loaded with anxiety, stress, depression and finally the borderline personality disorder that many end up developing – with the high suicide rate that this entails – porn actors resort to habitually to substance abuse. ERIN MOORE , a former industry actress, listed ecstasy, cocaine, marijuana, Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and alcohol as substances commonly used during filming. So much so, that JESSIE JEWELS, came to define the actors as “zombies”, due to the high level of dissociation and drug addiction they suffer.

The examples of this are endless. These two are cited for being the most paradigmatic and for their similarity when developing, through an agent called “Loverboy” , of which the case of LINDA SUSAN ALIAS DEEP THROAT could be the first in a long tradition to be known openly by public opinion.

LINDA SUSAN BOREMAN ALIAS LOVELACE, ALIAS DEEP THROAT, who contracted hepatitis, which led to liver transplantation and breast cancer possibly caused by the dubious quality silicone breast implants that forced her to implant in the 70s, was trapped for years in an abusive marriage with her husband, the pornographer, CHARLES “CHUCK” TRAYNOR, who prostituted her and forced her to shoot at least one zoophilic film called “Dog Fucker” in which she appeared being penetrated by a dog. She had a son at age 20 who was given up for adoption without her consent and whom she never saw again.

MARINA ANN HANTZIS ALIAS SASHA GRAY, at only 32 years old, is one of the most famous porn actresses of the last decade, but when she managed to leave the industry, she also confessed to having been trapped in a relationship of “physical and sexual abuse” that It lasted 7 years, from 2005 to 2012, with her partner IAN CINNAMON, who caught her on the internet when she was just 16 years old and he was twice her age and convinced her to enter the world of porn. As soon as he could, he requested a restraining order from who he considered his captor.

Again, ERIN MOORE, who also spoke out harshly against the drugs supplied to actors by the industry itself, sums it up perfectly in this sentence:

I have been constantly looked down upon
and treated like a piece of garbage in my porn career.

In pornography, as in prostitution or abuse, women are progressively introduced on a gradual scale of dehumanization that vitiates their consent. This is easier the younger or more addicted they are. In the era of “influencers” and “instragramers” and designer drugs, many girls are willing, even delighted to pose scantily-clad in beautiful photos and more if it is in exchange for a little money, but not so many. They are to be filmed while they are abused, to be later watched and distributed to millions of people. It doesn’t matter, the industry thinks, that’s what drugs are for. There are dozens of cases of former actresses, such as ALEXA CRUZ ALIAS VANESSA BELMOND or MIA KHALIFA , who say they have been captured in this way:

(VANESSA BELMOND) I thought I was coming in to do “slow porn” ,
hot photos with little clothes

(MIA KHALIFA) That was not how it happened. It wasn’t “Hey, do you want to get into porn?” It was more of a “You are beautiful, would you like to do some modeling? You know, you have a great body and I think you would be great to model »

The concept of consent does not make sense in the power dynamics between the adult men who control the porn industry and a young girl. As MIA KHALIFA , who suffered from overweight problems during her childhood and adolescence, says, » Lack of self-esteem does not discriminate. They had never told me before that I was pretty ” and that if I could talk now with her past, with that 21-year-old girl, intercepted on a Florida street by a“ headhunter ”from the porn industry posing as a fashion photographer, I would just give you some advice:

There is pepper spray in your bag for a reason. Use it and run!

The vulnerability of the young women is so evident that the actresses warn about the psychological consequences of starting too early in the business and how they were taken advantage of because of their youth; The defense committee for adult actors itself has requested that the minimum age for access to the industry be increased from 18 to 21 years.

On the other hand, it is also current, irritatingly common, the way in which women with high IQs or who simply have university degrees – the vast majority foreigners residing in the United States – are used as an example, in an attempt to whitewash the image of the industry – in the style of the pimp lobby and the agencies of the exploitation reproductive sex of the surrogacyWhat does this mean? What does it show? We know they are smart, but were they millionaires or did they lead a miserable life? Did they live a quiet childhood or were they mistreated and abused to the point of destroying their self-esteem? Did they suffer from mental problems? Did they have a healthy diet or were they addicted to all kinds of substances? Were they illegal or did they have a visa to reside in the country? Exposing one thing without the other is simple propaganda.

When they are proposed to cross the line, it is too late to say no, they have already been captured in the networks of the pornographic industry. Hence the danger of teaching an academic course in a “theoretical” key where one of the points to be developed in it is about the “keys to online porn” and practically encourages university students to become “entrepreneurs” in this “field” . I am referring to these sweetening mechanisms that the industry has to attract girls and that are replicated, legitimizing themselves even from university levels.
Gagged

To all this must be added, as ALEXA CRUZ ALIAS VANESSA BELMOND admits in the documentary ” Date my pornstar” that porn actresses lie. None feel comfortable to freely criticize what they should call work. All, by escaping from the industry,

they recognize, even the most famous; MIA KHALIFA, AMARNA MILLER, BELLE KNOX … affirm that they were forced to adorn the harsh reality that surrounded their daily lives . The law of silence is imposed; nobody knows anything, nobody wants to know. Not surprisingly, most of them use pseudonyms and their real names are not known until after death or after spending many years away from the cameras.

AMARNA MILLER, the youngest and most international Spanish porn actress, known for appearing in the category of lolitas, where she appeared in adult films pretending to be younger than she really was and for campaigning in favor of “good porn” , has recently acknowledged having suffered abuse and mistreatment when he was just 20 years old . He talks about the experience on his YouTube channel:

If you watch interviews of me from when I was 24 or 25 years old, you will hear me say that I did what I wanted and that I only filmed with people who would truly tie me down… and this is simply false . (…) I have transmitted a very sugary speech about pornography

MIRIAM WEEKS ALIAS BELLE KNOX , the “College Porn Star,” who once described pornography in an interview with CNN as “liberation and empowerment and the way the world should be,” later admitted that the industry porn had ruined her life. Along the same lines, AMARNA herself once stated that ” being a porn actress: it makes you indestructible or it destroys you”,hinting, perhaps on purpose, that it is not true that they say that champagne, free love and diamonds always flow on the planet of pornstars. Neither money, nor their successes, nor their beauty, nor their intelligence, nor all university careers, saved these women from suicide, drug addiction and / or diseases, many of them terminal or chronic. That is the reality of the porn industry.

For this reason, it is completely incomprehensible that similar positions are defended from a self-styled feminism, under the poor excuse of “redesigning the perspective”, of “finding alternatives” “of” experiencing new horizons through the creation of ethical and feminist porn. ”-With few results to date, as demonstrated by the case of Nico Bertrand, the Barcelona director of “ ethical and feminist porn ” accused, among other things, of abusing his actresses by having sex with them without even the camera being in operationor, to “bring it to debate”, to “theorize”. Also sheltering in the “freedom of expression” -as the law firms of the big pornographic houses do in America- and labeling those we oppose as census takers and puritans. It is not understood, unless what they want is to rule over Necropolis.