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1 Inside porn: what is the real truth? SHELLEY LUBBEN, Th.D.PRESIDENT, PINK CROSS FOUNDATION
2 Porn industryThe porn industry generates roughly $13 billion each year in the US.11,300 hard-core films were released in 2002, compared with about 470 Hollywood features.Every second:$3, is spent on pornography.28,258 people are viewing pornography372 people are typing adult search termsNumber of hardcore pornography titles released in 2005 (U.S.): 13,588.In 1994: 3,200 porn titles were released. In 2005: 13,588 porn titles were released. That is a growth rate of 325% in ten yearsPornhub receives over 1.68 million visits per hour.Approximately 40 million people in the United States are sexually involved with the Internet.
3 inside porn: demographics Legalized in California through case law in 1988 not by legislationOnly legal in California and New Hampshire to produce pornography. In 48 states the law treats porn production as pandering and prostitution.San Fernando Valley is the porn capitol of the world where %85 of adult content is produced.In LAC: Appoximately 200 porn production companiesAn estimated 5-10 large companies make >40% of filmsApproximately 5 major film distributorsIn LAC: 6,000 workers (total)An estimated 2,000 sex performersAn estimated 75% of performers are femaleOnly regular male performersMany female performers make only one film due to being traumatized95% of porn stars are “escorts” which is prostitution off the porn set
4 Mostly males The porn industry is a male dominated industry. 90% of porn producers are maleTwo females for every 6-8 older males on a porn set in a private location with no supervisionFemales often involved in sex acts with several male performersThe top five porn companies are owned by malesVivid – Steve HirschHustler – Larry FlyntPlayboy – Hugh HeffnerDigital Playground - Ali JooneWicked - Steve OrensteinTalent agencies are owned mostly by malesHandlers and drivers are male
5 Violence against women A recent content analysis of the 50 best-selling adult videos revealed that across all scenes:94 percent of aggressive acts were committed against women3,376 verbal and/or physically aggressive acts were observed.On average, scenes had acts of either verbal of physical aggression, ranging from none to 128.48 percent of the 304 scenes analyzed contained verbal aggression, while more than 88 percent showed physical aggression.72 percent of aggressive acts were perpetrated by men.
6 Inside porn: sex trafficking 18 U.S.C. US Code - Section 1591Sex trafficking is defined by U.S. Federal law as recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining either: (1) an adult for commercial sex by force, fraud or coercion, or (2)a child for commercial sex, regardless of the means.Agents, porn directors, porn producers, pimps and performers who recruit and entice a woman to cause them to engage in a commercial sex act by means of:Force and threats of forceBeating, slapping, punching.RapeCoercionThreats of serious harm to include physical or psychological, reputational and financialThreatened legal action in effort to intimidate and control a womanIntimidation and humiliation by older males to cause a woman to be fearfulEmotional and physical coercion used to break woman’s resistance to hardcore sex actsDrugs and alcohol offered to women to help them get through rough scenesFraudFraudulent offers of employment or promises of money and fameDeceitful enticing or affection to entice her to do a hardcore sex actFraudulent medical clinic where false promises of safety are made to performers
8 Dr. Sharon Mitchell, former porn star and founder of AIM (Adult Industry Medical Healthcare) makes false promises
9 Inside porn: std’s According to LACDPH in a report in 2009: Since ,396 cases of Chlamydia1,389 cases of gonorrhea31 cases of HIV among performers since 2004Between 2004 and 2008, repeat infections were reported for 25.5% of individualsPorn performers experience higher rates of infection (20%) than general public (2.4%)Chlamydia and gonorrhea among performers is 10X greater than that of LA County year olds.70% of infections in the porn industry occur in females
10 Inside porn: health and safety Cal/OSHA requires porn performers to use condoms but porn industry refuses to obey any safety and health lawsMeasure B passed in Los Angeles County and is now mandatory to use condoms and grant government access to porn sets.April 29, California Assembly Bill 1576, a bill to require condoms in all adult films made statewide in California, cleared the state Assembly’s Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media earlier today in a four to one vote. The bill also requires an employer engaged in the production of an adult film to adopt prescribed practices and procedures to protect employees from exposure to, and infection by, sexually transmitted diseases, including engineering and work practice controls, an exposure control plan, hepatitis B vaccinations, medical monitoring, and information and training on health and safety.No wonder pornographers are threatening to leave California.
11 Quotes by pornographers Pornographer Vince Vouyer promoting his latest online video release said, “The girls get torn up like usual.”Pornographer Brandon Iron: “Where else but in porn can you see a guy who just met a girl that day crack her around, choke her out.”Pornographer Paul Thomas: “Even the mildest pornography is shocking to the average person. I’m surprised it’s legal.”Pornographer Lex Steele: “I find myself not that much unlike the slaves and slave traders of some 400 years ago. I participate in the most heinous of ALL trades- THE BUYING AND SELLING OF HUMAN FLESH. I trade my own flesh for monetary compensation and I sell the flesh of others for the same.”
12 Quotes by porn stars"When I arrived to the set I expected to do a vaginal girl boy scene. But during the scene a male porn star forced himself anally into me and would not stop. I yelled at him to stop and screamed 'No' over and over but he would not stop. The pain became too much and I was in shock and my body went limp."- Corina TaylorI did around 60 films in the time I was in porn and managed to get herpes and had gonorrhea or chlamydia countless times. – Jessie Summers"Guys punching you in the face. You have semen from many guys all over your face, in your eyes. You get ripped. Your insides can come out of you. It's never ending." - Jersey Jaxin"I became horribly addicted to heroin and crack. I overdosed at least 3 times, had tricks pull knives on me, have been beaten half to death- the only reason I am still here is God. - Becca Brat
13 Quotes by porn stars"My first movie I was treated very rough by 3 guys. They pounded on me, gagged me with their penises, and tossed me around like I was a ball! I was sore, hurting and could barely walk. - Alexa MilanoMy initiation into prostitution was a gang rape by five men, arranged by Mr. Traynor. It was the turning point in my life. He threatened to shoot me with the pistol if I didn't go through with it. I engaged in sex acts for pornography against my will to avoid being killed. The lives of my family were threatened. – Linda Lovelace"Porn isn’t a safe business. I thought porn people were the cleanest people in the world.” - Lara Roxx, diagnosed with HIV in 2004 outbreak.”"The truth is I let my lifestyle get the best of me. I hate life. I'm a mess. A disaster. I've attempted suicide many times." "No one cares about a dead porn star or stripper. - Neesa
14 Porn is sex trafficking SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIMSWomen are lured in, coerced and forced to do sex acts they never agreed to.Women are given a false sense of security about their health and safetyWomen are lied to about the risks of STDsWomen are threatened by agents, porn producers, directorsWomen in porn have no idea they are victims of sex trafficking
15 Inside porn: death DEATH 207 porn stars died prematurely between 2003 – 2014AIDS: 18DRUGS: 33SUICIDES: 38HOMICIDES: 19ACCIDENTAL: 12MEDICAL: 77UNKNOWN:10THE AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A PORN PERFORMER IS ONLY 36.2 YEARS WHEREAS THE AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF AN AMERICAN IS 78.6 YEARS.
17 Porn star escorts PROSTUTION Porn star put up ads on the internet advertising up to $3,000 an hour for prostitution and name it as “escorting” or “companionship” as to escape the law.Porn stars prefer prostitution over the abuse and degradation and violence on the porn set.
18 MENTAL ILLNESS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER In a study to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco in 1998, researchers interviewed almost 500 prostitutes from around the world and discovered that two-thirds suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. In contrast, the condition is found in less than 5 percent of the general population.The study found that the prostitutes averaged a slightly more severe form of the disease than even Vietnam veterans seeking treatment for the condition. Since porn stars are deemed prostitutes they definitely have higher rates of post- traumatic stress disorder than even combat veterans. Plus, PTSD is exacerbated in female porn stars because the porn set is a war zone where women are strangled, battered, gagged by penises, vaginally and anally raped and severely traumatized. Women in porn are also subjected to bodily fluids such as blood, feces, urine and seminal and vaginal fluids due to being forced to have unprotected sex by pornographers aka pimps.
19 Don’t believe the lie. Pornography is America’s modern day slave tradeof young human flesh.
20 CALL TO ACTIONVisit to learn the truth about sex trafficking in pornRaise awareness online on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Share our articles, information, ex porn star stories on your social network accounts or start a blogCall Members of Congress. Let them know why this issue is important and ask them what they will do about it.Donate to Pink Cross and help us continue this important work. We are working tirelessly to rescue women out of sex trafficking as well as raising awareness about the truth about pornographyVolunteer for Pink Cross Foundation. We sincerely need:Interns who are in Bakersfield, CA or who will move to California to serve Pink CrossTranslators to help us spread the truth in other languagesPeople with film/videographer and video editing skillsGodly women and professional counselors who will mentor the girls we rescueLawyers who will fight for victimsFundraisers who are savvy at marketing and are passionate about fighting pornographyChurches who will invite us to speak on the issueCommitted intercessors to pray for Pink Cross Foundation and all anti-pornography organizationsWITHOUT YOU WE CANNOT WIN THIS WAR!BUT WITH YOU AND WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE!