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Jewish Porn Star James Deen Wants To Save You From Warped Sex

James Deen, one of the world’s most successful porn stars, is growing increasingly uncomfortable with how online pornography affects people at younger and younger ages.

In a recent interview, Deen expressed his concern that the plethora of easily accessible pornography is providing a warped view of sexuality and relationships, especially given that the average child is now first exposed to pornography at age eight.

“I’ve been paying attention to consistencies and behavior with the younger models that I work with,” he recalled. “And intimacy almost is uncomfortable for them….it just seems that there is this programming and desensitization to what sex and sexuality is and it’s creating this very odd dynamic within the industry.”

Deen, who himself runs many pornography websites, said that he proposed a secure age-verification system to a business partner, who responded, “As a father I agree with you 100%….(But) I will go out of business in a day.”

Complicating Deen’s possible moral reawakening is the fact that multiple women accused him of sexual assault in 2015.

A more complete transcript of his interview (with NSFW sexual references) can be found here.

Contact Aiden Pink at pink@forward.com or on Twitter at @aidenpink.

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