Porn Stars: Behind the Screens

By Mara Mahaffey, Marketing Manager, ContentWatch-makers of Net Nanny

By age 14 most boys have already seen and used porn—but today’s pornography isn’t just nude or explicit photos. Soft porn barely exists on the Internet today; most kids are finding violent and deviant pornography, including bondage and bestiality.

There is a strong correlation between viewing pornography and acting out aggressively against women. There is also a strong correlation between viewing pornography and being less able to develop healthy relationships.

What pornography viewers may not realize about their vice is that the on-screen participant is someone’s daughter, niece, or grandchild.

Former playboy film producer, Donny Pauling, recently described his experience recruiting young women into the porn industry. At age 18, the targeted girls are typically in college, making $200 a week at a local coffee shop. Pauling would approach each one, tell her how beautiful she is, and would then invite her in for an interview.

The moment the young woman entered his office, he would begin seducing her into film making by manipulating her.  He would let her talk for 30 minutes about herself, all-the-while Pauling was looking for ways to coerce her into making a film. He would argue that the money is great and the films were not that bad.

At the beginning, Pauling said, each girl was bright-eyed, happy, and excited about the money. The first day on the set, she would be asked to do soft core pornography. The young woman would leave thinking that it wasn’t so bad and the money was really good.

Within a few days, Pauling would call the girl and tell her how much money she would make in the next film, without giving any details. With the thought of the money alone, most young women are hooked into the concept and return for a second film.

Over time, Pauling would direct the young woman to do more and more aggressive, violent, or deviant acts. He and other producers push women as far as they can go—and then push even further, even to the point of causing injuries.  All the while, they would refer to the legal contract the young woman had signed (and of course, she would not have an attorney assist in making certain the contract protected her.)

Pauling said that progression into darker and darker films would cause the light to go out in a young woman’s eyes; the girls are shocked and ashamed by what they have done. Eventually, most of them resort to drugs and alcohol abuse to escape reality and depression.

After time passes, young women leave or are kicked out of the porn industry with nothing to show—except a sexually transmitted disease, emotional and sometimes physical scarring.

Anti-porn activists urge consumers to consider porn stars as real women, many of whom are coerced after the initial film into doing things their contract never mentioned.  Consider how you would feel if the girl onscreen was your own daughter.

Pornography users can help stop women from being degraded and dehumanized.  How? Stop consuming porn.  If demand decreases, film production would decrease.

If pornography continues to become more deviant and violent, it will result in a dangerous society filled with members that are desensitized to torture.

Talk openly with your family about the dangers and effects of pornography—not only on the mind, but on everyone involved. Protect your children from temptation and accidents on the computer by installing parental control software.

Visit https://www.netnanny.com/ for ways to keep your family safe online.

The Numbers

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NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.

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NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.

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