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More than 60% of porn stars identify as bisexual or pansexual

More than 60% of porn stars identify as bisexual or pansexual

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Porn stars are more likely to identify as bisexual or pansexual, according to a new survey.

The April survey found that 44% of actors in the adult entertainment industry identified as bisexual. A further 22% identified as pansexual, while 26% said they were straight, and 2% said they were gay.

Adult entertainment company, ManyVids, commissioned the survey which asked almost 1,500 adult entertainers about their sexuality, gender identity and income.

 ManyVids CEO Bella French told Gay Star News she felt thrilled the survey confirmed what the company had always tried to achieve.

‘We are thrilled  that the survey confirms what the ManyVids community has always worked for; providing  sex workers with a platform where they can express themselves with freedom and authenticity,’ she said.

‘Hopefully, the rest of society will soon follow and embrace their true selves and an inclusive lifestyle. Diversity and sex positivity benefits us all.’

The company which has about 2.3 million active members acknowledged accurately measuring sexuality could be difficult.

‘Given that they make a living from people watching them and getting aroused doing so, we wanted to find out how they see themselves and whom they’re attracted to,’ ManyVids said in a statement.

‘Before jumping to conclusions that this representation seems disproportionate, we’ve taken into consideration that accurate assessments of sexual orientation are challenging to capture,’ ManyVids said.

‘Throughout history, a portion of the population has misrepresented their true sexual orientation for any number of reasons, from suppression and denial to social backlash, and even criminal persecution.

‘Perhaps, adult entertainers are freer to express their true orientation because sexuality is so much of their identity, to begin with, while the rest of us may only dare to express our preferences in the type of porn we view.’

Gender identity

When it comes to gender, the majority of adult entertainers identified as female (78%). Only 8% identified as male and a further 8% said they were non-binary or gender-fluid.

When it came to income, 55% of female performers did not need to supplement their careers with a second job. But that was only the case for 37% of male performers.

The survey also yielded surprising results around age range. Adult entertainers on ManyVids range in age from between 18 years old and well into their 60s.

The average age of adult entertainers who were bi and pansexual performers is 29 and 27 years old respectively. The average of adult entertainers who identify as straight was 32.

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