Body Image, Sex Industry, and the Media
On the recommendation of a fellow poster, I'm splitting this off the size thread because discussing them together may not lead anywhere. Even this topic comes with its own baggage.
using this article as a launching pad, I'm curious to see the opinions on the role the adult entertainment industry plays on body image.a source for the article above wrote:
Most strippers, as with other women who work in the sex industry, are adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Research indicates the number is between 60%-80%. …Often as adults they reenact their childhood trauma by working as strippers, Playboy models, and prostitutes. The men who, now as customers, physically and visually invade the adult women’s bodies, reenact the role of the perpetrator. These women work in the sex industry because it feels like home.
This doesn't conform specifically to the size issue, and I can make another topic if requested, but it's related to body image. How does the modern sex industry influence female body image?
At first I was thinking of this solely in terms of female body image but given the audience I'm also curious to hear how the sex industry affects male body image.