Why Porn Star Nina Hartley Claims Porn Is About Healing
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There is an enormous divide in opinions about porn in our society. Some are completely against it. Some say it is perfectly healthy and natural — that it can be a learning experience, that it can be an exciting addition to sex, and that it can help to relieve stress when no available lovers are on our radar.
There’s one obvious group that no one really thinks to ask about porn, though—what about the adult entertainment stars?
One porn star has a unique take on the whole idea, and she wants the world to consider that porn isn’t all about sex — it’s also about the healing power of touch.
I sat down with Nina Hartley, a 58-year old, 33-year veteran of the adult film industry to discuss this topic. You might be surprised, as I was, to learn that in addition to being a woman over 50 who’s still making big waves in our culture, Nina is also a registered nurse.
When I asked her “Why the porn industry?” Nina explained,
“I entered the porn industry to heal others through th
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