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How pornography affects your work

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One of the people I most enjoy following on Twitter is Stormy Daniels, the porn star made famous by her dalliance with Donald Trump. She often entertains her followers by reposting the many abusive tweets she receives with witty and intelligent retorts. One of the most recent was a troll who wrote: "Who cares about you and your disgusting job and life. You’re a disgrace." – to which Daniels responded: "I guess no one but my million followers. I’ll just cry myself to sleep now. Hahaha."

Stormy Daniels during an appearance on "Saturday Night Live" in New York.Credit:Will Heath

Implied within her reply is the reality she might have a million fans herself but there are millions upon millions more devouring pornography on a regular basis, many of them in Australia. The question becomes: What effect does this have on people’s lives? And, in the context of this column’s weekly theme, the effect on people’s work. Particularly when it’s viewed at their place of work.

There have been polls, for example, that reveal a majority of porn........

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