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The Sex Factor: Porn Site Launches Explicit $1M Reality TV Porn Competition

By May 13, 2016 May 4th, 2017 No Comments

In yet another attempt to normalize porn in society, the porn industry is looking to use the success of shows like Top Chef and The Voice to bring a whole new disturbing type of reality TV competition to viewers.

On May 19, a popular porn site is launching The Sex Factor, a porn reality series where 16 porn star hopefuls (8 girls, 8 guys) will compete for the chance to become the “next big porn star” and win a $1 million prize.

“The Sex Factor isn’t your typical porn,” the show’s creator and executive producer said in an interview. “It’s a mainstream pop-culture brand.  The show is premium reality entertainment watched together by couples, college kids, and good friends in a familiar social setting. We’re already accepting applications for Season Two and many of our contestants are already thriving in the industry.”

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The site emphasizes that the show’s 16 contestants are regular people who’ve never been filmed before. Except, that’s not true. Four of the girls already have careers in porn, and others might as well. In the “competition,” contestants participate in increasingly explicit challenges and are “coached” by popular porn stars. “I wanted to join the Sex Factor because I wanted to give something back to the industry and find the next top star,” said one of the industry’s most popular male porn stars who appears on the show.

Sexual Exploitation Is NOT Entertainment

It’s clear that this is just another sensational marketing scheme by the porn industry to make porn seem normal, natural, and healthy. The fact that the creator of the show is referring to it as a “mainstream pop-culture brand” is as concerning as it is dangerous. Each week there is a new attempt by the porn industry to normalize its harmful product and push it further into the mainstream. And unfortunately, there are many people that are buying into these ploys because they don’t entirely understand the real cost at which pornography is made.

Many people believe the false image that the porn industry is a fantasy world of endless sex and better sex. But the facts show that the porn industry is filled with violence, drugs, abuse, and disease. We are willing to bet that if people took the time to read 10 Ex-Porn Stars Share Their Most Disturbing Stories From Within The Industry, they would have a much different answer. If they also considered the fact that the porn industry is inseparably linked to prostitution and supports the demand for sex trafficking, many would think twice before watching.

The fact is, watching the sexual exploitation of other people is harmful to everyone. A study done on 177 porn actresses found that the women in porn had an average of 74 sexual partners in their lifetime, compared to the non-performer average of just 5. The actresses were also more likely than the average adult to have been sexually assaulted, have an STD, have experimented with drugs, and a history of alcohol abuse.

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