Adult content creators are a part of one of the most popular industries in the world. However not much is known about the health issues faced by these adult content creators. The performers are not only exposed to risky health behaviors but also unprotected substance abuse and enhancement of the body. Women adult content creators are more exposed to such health risks than their male counterparts.
Risks of physical problems
Adult performers both male and female suffer from different communicable diseases. Some of the communicable diseases that the female and male adult performers face are Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, HPV, HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis C.
Adult content creators often do not use condoms while shooting. Many adult content creators entered the industry to work with condoms on. However, they found out that they could get work only when they did not use condoms. As a result of this, many adult performers were becoming victims of different communicable diseases. These could have been avoided if the performers used a condom.
Many adult performers stay away from acts that can reap more money but the risks of getting infected with diseases are more.
Substance abuse problems
Adult performers at oppaibby mentioned how substance abuse problems are on the rise in the adult content industry. Female performers are more prone to substance abuse issues than male adult performers.
There are some ways in which the adult performers became addicted:
- Firstly some of them were addicted to drugs and entered the profession simply to pay for their drugs.
- Secondly, some performers developed the drug habit due to the social interaction with their colleagues.
- Thirdly, adult performers became addicted to drugs to cope with the rise in stress levels, stigma, and emotions related to the performance.
According to many adult performers, without the use of drugs, many a performer could have mental breakdowns.
Risks associated with enhancing the body
Enhancing the body parts is very common among adult performers. Female performers are more prone to opt for body enhancement surgeries than their male counterparts. One of the most common body-enhancing procedures done is breast augmentation.
Many female performers opt for breast implants to make them look attractive and get more work. Others opt for extreme breast augmentation procedures so that they can get more work and also increase their career time.
The male performers in the adult content industry opted for medications for changing their bodies. Steroids are among the most common medications opted for by them. The male performers took medicines to sustain their erection over the long period of the shooting.
Risks of mental issues
Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, bipolar affective disorder, and suicide are among the most common mental health problems faced by content creators. Many adult performers developed mental issues when performing for the first time. Other performers faced mental problems after working for some time in the industry.
Though adult content creators are part of one of the biggest industries in the world, the health problems that they have to face are manifold. Without proper intervention, these problems will increase and lead to suicides and deaths.