Porn stars 'enjoy sex more'

Working in the adult entertainment industry appears to have many perks for women, judging by the findings of new US research.

Investigators from Shippensburg University, Texas Woman's University and the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation discovered female porn stars tend to have higher self-esteem and experience more positive feelings than those in conventional jobs.

And it seems ladies in the business may want to stock up on condom supplies, as the findings showed these girls not only enjoy sex more, but engage in much more of it off-screen than typical wives and girlfriends.

It was demonstrated that a woman who appears in adult films has an average of 75 partners throughout their life - not including their performances in front of the camera - while they tend to start engaging in sexual practices at the age of 15 rather than the average of 17.

Moreover, the research - which has been published in the Journal of Sex Research - also suggested female porn actresses enjoy greater social support and spirituality than their peers.