If there is one universal truth, it is that education is expensive. This is true, especially in specialized fields like medicine. In the US, people struggle to pay off their student loans for years. And in the UK, some students, especially those in medical fields, are starting to seek unique measures to pay off their tuition fees and financial burden.
According to an editorial published in the journal BMJ Student, medical students participating in selling adult content are increasing. One out of 10 students knew someone active in creating adult content to fund their studies, the author, Jodi Dixon said.
The impact of doing adult work
Research shows that a number of female students reported a positive impact from doing adult work. They said that doing adult content improves their self-esteem and confidence. Additionally, a confession made by a male student to BMJ Student Journal said that initially, it is to fund his medical degree. But eventually enjoyed what he started doing. Fellow young medical students responded with admiration and respect. They are left with an impression that adult content and selling adult content, as a whole, is a work of art. An impression that it is actually fun work to do while you make money at the same time.
This stirs up the attention of the people. It always results in an emerging topic that comes up in the media from time to time. Of course, in the real world, creating adult content is still work. More and more students are considering this type of work as a means of income.
Students ask universities to come together and show their “support” for medical students selling adult content. They even requested the British Medical Association (BMA) to participate. The trade union’s student wing urges MBA to ensure that students engaged in any adult content are not penalized for it. Adult content creation and/or sexual content, in whatever shape or form. They also call on that these students will be safe from expulsion and professional proceedings.
Undeniably, there is a growing acceptance of selling adult content as a legitimate form of work. But despite that, some doctors have their own misgivings blaming “woke culture” for this current trend. More diplomatic ones encourage students to “make the right choice” and engage in “legal, healthy and safe behaviors”.
Why do students use adult content creation?
The reasons why medical students choose to enter adult content creation are innumerable. In the UK, the high cost of studying medicine is one of the main reasons why they enter this fun work of art. With unacceptably low levels of financial support they are receiving, they rather seek other means to support their financial needs. Due to the economic climate we are experiencing right now, hardly any job positions are open. A lot of businesses and companies are laying off their employees. Even the need for student aid is affected which encouraged medical students to enter the informal economy of selling adult content.
The pandemic outbreak is a primary factor. Alongside medical students’ tuition fees, university living expenses, growing debts, and the scarcity of part-time jobs available. These are just some of the reasons why medical students cannot supplement their income funding and finances. With bars, restaurants, and other businesses closing down, students and sometimes, even their parents, find themselves out of work.
Before the pandemic happened, there were already quite a number of students working in adult content creation to fund their studies. And it is likely that the number has only grown bigger today.
Many medical students, even not, believe that money and living cost is a motivation. Medical students try to overcome the hurdle of tuition fees by working as adult content creators participating in the adult entertainment industry.
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Almost a third voted against the motion at the BMA annual representative meeting at 32 percent, believing that the only support they should be giving students creating adult content, is helping them get out of it for fear of making it seem that they are sanctioning adult and sexual content. But this is exactly the kind of stigma and judgment that goes against the medical students’ interests.
At the same BMA annual conference, they carried out another resolution. The head of the BMA Medical Students Committee, Becky Bates, proposed that medical students engaged in the adult entertainment industry should be shielded from reprimanding universities and professional bodies.
BMA delegates declare their interest in working with medical schools regarding the issue. They want to develop a specialized support service for medical students engaged in adult content creation. Additionally, they state that these students are deserving of an environment free from judgment.
The debate on the morality of creating and selling adult content continues. Universities should be offering more financial aid as a solution instead of focusing on the morality of their students. How they perform as medical practitioners are more important than judging how they funded their studies. Selling nudes or any sexual content doesn’t discount their medical expertise.