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(NSFW) Are there any jobs that porn stars shouldn't have?

Asked by dxs (15001points) February 26th, 2018

I mean that if someone is a porn star, then they shouldn’t also be a ______. Does it matter to you whether they are currently involved in sex stuff or just were in the past?

I’m particularly interested in what you think of someone in the porn field having these jobs:
1. Teacher
2. Police
3. Government position (Senate, Representative, etc.)
4. Parent

I’m asking about what you think, not what others, a society (i.e. a “local community”), or the law would think.

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SergeantQueen's avatar

As long as they keep past job and current job separate, (depending on what it is, teacher for example)

gorillapaws's avatar

“Family values” conservative politician.

dxs's avatar

@thisismyusername Why?
@SergeantQueen Elaborate. What’s the depending factor and why? Also, are you only speaking about a case where someone used to be a porn star but isn’t currently?
@gorillapaws Good one.

thisismyusername's avatar

Why? What possible reason would there be to say that a porn star shouldn’t be any other profession?

SergeantQueen's avatar

Ohhhh I didn’t read your question correctly. If they are still a porn star I’m sure they are making enough it should support them. If they are pro. Otherwise, unless someone recognizes them or they are required to disclose it, I’m sure they could get any job. And I mean you know, high school boys watch a lot of porn so she might get recognized.

@thisismyusername Some people, once/if they find out, might be put off by it. I’m not against it, but some people are against porn in general so it could cause issues.

flutherother's avatar

I think it would be incompatible with any honourable job such as road sweeping or farming. For jobs such as President of the United States it is becoming more acceptable.

Darth_Algar's avatar

I see no reason why someone who’s done porn should be prohibited from holding any job.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Dental hygienist. To stop the spread of stds.

johnpowell's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 :: That is not how STDs work.

gorillapaws's avatar

@johnpowell or how dental hygienists work either for that matter…

MrGrimm888's avatar

Well. The only real difference between a pornstar, and a normal sexually active person, is that one films the acts for intentional distribution/sale…

As a teacher, they could be a distraction, if the students are aware of the teacher’s porn. Otherwise, they would be no more distraction than any other attractive (I assume) teacher.

Police. Don’t see any issues.

Government. Lol. Politicians are the scum of the Earth. If you they can lower themselves to that standard, why not…

Parent. I don’t see any issues that couldn’t arise from a “normal” person.

johnpowell's avatar

I watch a considerable amount of porn. I don’t think I could comfortably ID a person with 100% accuracy. Even in a town of 200K I have had multiple instances of thinking someone was someone I know when they aren’t.

There is a show called Swedish Dicks that had a episode about this. Great show BTW. Premise of the episode is there is a porn star with a stalker. But it turns out the stalker looks identical to the pornstar and wants a video of them together to prove that they are not the same person since she is from a religious community and is being shunned.

And yes, I watch a lot of tv.

SavoirFaire's avatar

If someone is qualified for a job, it shouldn’t matter what other legal activities they engage in.

imrainmaker's avatar

Marriage counselor..jk..)

Yellowdog's avatar

Anything that involves children. Even if they keep their jobs separate. That’s not MY rule—that’s just established protocol. Might be worth mentioning that more boys 10–13 years old have seen porn, even hard porn, than many realize or would admit. Maybe that’s the problem—some kid would encounter the porn with their counselor/teacher.

Anything in the CHURCH that involved counseling, teaching, or leading. Even liberal churches eschew it.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^May I ask what problems you forsee?

dxs's avatar

@MrGrimm888 Isn’t that kind of a big difference?
You said: ” If you they can lower themselves to that standard, why not…”
So you’re implying that being a porn star is a “low-standard” * job?

@johnpowell That’s an awfully contrived plot, but good point. I have trouble even recognizing similarities in people who are siblings.

@Yellowdog I believe I’m asking about “your rule.” Good examples.

*I can’t think of the best word to describe my thoughts!

MrGrimm888's avatar

@dxs . No. I’m implying that being a politician, is a low standard job… Lowest of the low…

Yellowdog's avatar

I’m not implying a rule. I’m saying, those involved in child care and those involved in the church cannot be involved in any sex industry or trade, even if its consentual and private or secret.

Even a false rumor starts and you have to resign. Again, not my rule. But if it involves ACTUAL moral turpitude or prurient interests, well, even if YOU can keep the work separate, you cannot model or teach morality while you’re practicing porn or the sex trade.

Darth_Algar's avatar

In my life I have met, perhaps, 3 pastors whom I would consider moral people.

Yellowdog's avatar

About half would/will fall into the immoral category— maybe 23–28 percent are above the curve. Most are average, ordinary people who try to look above reproach.

Pornography will ruin a pastor for sure—but never known a porn star who does ministry.

dxs's avatar

@Yellowdog You’re saying it’s established protocol, and not your rule. I’m asking about what you think, not what others think. The question is not about “can” (ability), it’s about “should” (opinion). More specifically, your opinion, and not what others, a society (i.e. a “local community”), or the law would think. Is it that you are in agreement with this protocol?

In the specific examples you mentioned, they “can’t” have the job because it goes against the job description. But what about other jobs, such as the ones I listed? You said any job involving children is a job a porn star shouldn’t have. So that includes being a teacher. Why do you think this?

Yellowdog's avatar

Because my brain is comprised of grey matter that happens to have that function, and therefore, produces that said result.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Ok. So. What problems do you see occurring?

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SavoirFaire's avatar

@Yellowdog “Because my brain is comprised of grey matter that happens to have that function, and therefore, produces that said result.”

I’m tempted to flag this as “unhelpful.” It’s beyond obvious that when @dxs asked “why do you think this?” it wasn’t a request for an explanation of the underlying physical components of mental causation. He was asking for the reasoning that brought you to that conclusion.

Similarly, @MrGrimm888 is clearly asking you what problems you think would result from allowing porn stars to hold the jobs you think they should be barred from.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Correct. Just wanted to know what problems I hadn’t thought of…

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