There is a not-so-subtle trend in the American media, particularly YouTube, that promotes porn stars as actresses and models to be interviewed and join shows. Since the American media is accessible not just to Americans but millions of English speakers from all over the world, I find the euphemism “pornstar” deceptive. If children and teenage girls worldwide are going to see pornstars expressing their opinions and discussing issues on their phones and computers in their living rooms and bedrooms, then the appropriate term should be used: whores: men and women you can hire to perform sexual activities on or with on camera.

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