Ex JW's in the sex business

by drahcir yarrum 4 Replies latest jw friends

  • drahcir yarrum
    drahcir yarrum

    I have met a number of strip club dancers and other sex workers who have at one time or another been associated with Jehovah's Witnesses. This is probably not disproportionate to the number of other previously religious people of other religions in the sex business, but has seemed rather coincidental. I have wondered it this is because of the sexual repression of the JW organization on its members.

    Anyone care to venture a guess?

  • blondie

    Actually, I don't know that many non-JW people in the sex business. Probably because I don't run in the same circles or they keep that part of the life out of our conversation.

    There are too many factors to jump to a conclusion. I wonder if there are any studies about this on Google?


  • jwfacts

    One of the posters on JWD parents bought a Porn shop after leaving the Org and another that I know of in Australia runs a brothel. One of my friends that i grew up with became a heroin dealer and another was put in jail for bashing an old couple. A couple of exJWs i know have gotten into nudism as well.
    I don't know statistical comparisons but I feel that leaving the WTS destroys a persons boundaries. When a person realises that all their boundaries were based on WTS lies they then have to redevelop them from scratch. As a 36 year old I am having to reconsider all my boundaries, a process that should have been done as a teenager.
    Due to the deception they have experienced many JWs loose faith in religion, the bible and God, so no longer have scriptural precedence as a reason to not do something.

  • Midget-Sasquatch

    Most of the ex dubs I know aren't into that scene, except for two blood brothers. They became strippers at some gay club.

    edit: If I kept the city name in this post it would probably be too easy to ID them

  • tetrapod.sapien

    i honestly think the repression has something to do with it, yes. though i have no data to back up my assertion, i admit. but i think it makes sense for some of us.

    i think some ex-wits, and cult members, consciously end up questioning everything that they have the power to question because of being duped once. hell, i'm one of those people, who didn't stop when one religion fell. not that i endorse so-called "destructive" lifestyles for anyone other than myself. then again, i don't endorse he conservative ones either.

    a process that should have been done as a teenager.

    so true man. but at the same time, i am really glad that i get to question all these things after going through life for a while, instead of as a teenager.


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