(MEDICAL DAILY) — A group of researchers have debunked the stereotypical portrayal of female porn actresses as “damaged goods” who go into the X-rated industry because they suffer from low self-esteem, drug addiction or childhood sexual abuse.

A new study published in the Journal of Sex Research found that female porn stars are psychologically as healthy or healthier than other women.

In fact, psychologists found that adult entertainers on average have higher self-esteem and a more positive outlook on life.

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