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What This Former Porn Star Has To Say About Life After Porn Will Make You Tear Up

No one should be treated like this.

Bree Olson - who you might remember as one of Charlie Sheen's exes - is a former porn actress, and her heartfelt video about life after porn is making waves all across the internet.

Olson shared her story with Real Women Real Stories: how she dropped out of school at the age of 19 to pursue a career in porn, her decision to retire at the age of 25, and the difficulty she's faced since. Recently, she has been trying to "transition" to mainstream entertainment and lead what she would consider a "normal" life.

"I have gotten to the point where there are days to weeks at a time where I don't leave my house because I don't feel like facing the world - what has been created out there for me," Olson said of the stigma she faces as a former porn actress. "It's so disappointing when I go out and meet a new friend, and then it turns out they don't want to be my friend anymore."

"People treat me as if I am a pedophile," Olson continued. "They don't treat me like an ex-sex worker. They treat me as if I would somehow be damaging to their children."

When asked by the interviewer how she'd like to be treated, Olson dissolves into tears.

"I wish people would treat me the way they would treat a married registered nurse with 2.5 kids in Indiana," she says finally.

The message Olson wants to send a to young girls is a simple one: "Don't do porn, because as much as - I understand that you want to embrace your sexuality, you want to say 'Screw the man, I can do what I want with my body,' but you're just gonna have a life of crap in front of you."

"There's nothing wrong with porn, but the way people treat you for the rest of your life - it's not worth it," Olson continued.

Imagine what the world would be like if we treated people who watch porn the way we treat the women who film it. It's hypocritical and unfair, but with more and more women speaking out about the prejudice they face, hopefully things will finally start to change.

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