Here is an example of how the hobby is portrayed by the media and non-profit groups that fight and research it.
The research group reminds me of the Pink Cross, a group founded by a former porn actress that tries to convert porn girls to God. According to her, porn is all about drugs and the abuse of women. While that does happen, I have known many porn girls that walked into World Modeling (back in the day) on their own. Drove themselves to the set and cashed the checks.
Some snippets from the article but read it!
“Overall, the attitudes and habits of sex buyers reveal them as men who dehumanize and commodify women, view them with anger and contempt, lack empathy for their suffering, and relish their own ability to inflict pain and degradation.”
“Sex buyers in the study committed more crimes of every kind than nonbuyers, and all the crimes associated with violence against women were committed by the johns.”
“Prostitution has always been risky for women; the average age of death is 34, and the American Journal of Epidemiology reported that prostitutes suffer a “workplace homicide rate” 51 times higher than that of the next most dangerous occupation, working in a liquor store.”
“Research indicates that most prostitutes were sexually abused as girls, and they typically enter “the life” between the ages of 12 and 14. The majority have drug dependencies or mental illnesses, and one third have been threatened with death by pimps, who often use violence to keep them in line.”
The article goes on to cover the issue of trafficking (Adults and children) which does need to be abolished without a doubt.