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How to Become a Porn Star
Learn How It Really Works & Who To Contact
Read if you are serious about how to get into porn.

The porn industry is the most competitive that it has ever been due to the economy. It is very hard to get a legitimate job in the adult industry as a porn actor let alone be an A-list porn star.

This article provides you with some helpful, yet realistic information that you should be aware of before you try and get a job in porn or in the Adult Industry. We have provided this article to help people make informed decisions about what it really takes to get involved in porn and how to protect yourself.

The best resource on how to become a porn star is through our online porn directory manual which offers everything you need on how to apply to become a porn star along with help getting your application approved with multiple porn production companies. We provide you with information at the end of this article on how to access it. Within the manual we will provide studio directories, application tips, scam alerts and how to avoid them and much more.

Lisa Lawless
Lisa S. Lawless, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist & Sexuality Expert

CEO & Founder of Holistic Wisdom, Inc.

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You must contact the studios directly rather than our company to apply; contacting us to get into the porn industry is simply wasting your time. To get in touch with the studios hiring we have put together a Porn Studio Directory that is offered for purchase at the end of this article along with tips on how to apply, what to put on your resume and other pointers on how to get accepted into a well paying job in the adult entertainment industry.

Again, DO NOT contact us about this article or how you can get into porn as we are NOT porn producers, rather we simply educate people on how to contact adult studios what tips are helpful to get accepted and provide you with a list of the studios looking to hire.

If you are serious about becoming a porn star, please take the time to read this entire article all the way through as it has helpful information within it.

Is It Right For You?

What we first must say to you is that if you are considering it, you must be over 18 in the USA to even contemplate it. In some countries that is different, but for the most part the legal age is 18. Porn should only be an option if it is between consenting adults and is promoted in that manner. It should also provide safety to the actors to prevent them from getting STDs or other health related problems. It is important that if you are looking for a career in porn that you seek out studios that will honor these things for your legal and physical protection as well as your personal safety.

However, beyond chronological age, the most important issue that must first be addressed is if it is right for you to do. It is going to be important to think about this choice as a life changing career. Make sure that you do not do so impulsively and that you are certain and have confidence that this is the right decision for you. Understand that this is not a career that you can take lightly and that your health and very life are something that you will have to protect through STD testing, verifications and safe sex practices while partaking in it.

Also keep in mind that film really is forever and that once you do this even under an alias, you could be discovered by family, friends and even an employer. In fact, just recently, many porn stars real identities were hacked into and their names and addresses were posted by this hacker on the Internet. They not only posted the names and addresses of the porn actors but also their families information as well.

Remember that what you are doing is public and permanent when it comes to the ability to access this information, so do not take this choice lightly.

Porn actors are often not paid much unless they are an A-list actor and are often encouraged to do more intense sex acts such as double anal and group sex scenes. If you are unsure as to whether you want to perform in a porn movie, it might be good to get a job working for a porn studio so that you can see for yourself what is involved. You can try and volunteer as an assistant or even a fluffer (someone who helps to stimulate the male actors before shooting).

Most porn actors are asked to do performances with both sexes and you will want to consider your comfort level with this before you apply. If you are not comfortable with that, make sure to apply to only those studios that do the type of films you want. You can also outline in your application what you are and are not willing to do so that they do not waste your time and you do not waste theirs with an interview that will lead no where.


Avoiding Scams

Be careful not to fall victim to scams as we warn people about in more detail within the porn directory and manual (available below). There are many people posing as porn studios and porn agents who have some rather seedy and manipulative ways to trick you out of money, have you sign unfair contracts and even get you to give out sexual acts for free without ever paying you a cent. You really need to read what we are telling you in this article to start thinking about how to protect yourself. It is also very helpful to access our directory and manual if you are serious as we are the only company that has gone to the level of providing helpful resources and information to give you access to legitimate porn studios and agents as well as provide you with tips and resources that will keep you safe and allow you to be paid.


How Hard Is It To Get Into Porn?

For a few lucky ones it can be a remarkably easy thing to achieve, but for most, it is a very difficult endeavor. Especially for those that dream of one day becoming an A-list porn star. One thing that you really need to understand is that it is much more difficult for a man to get involved in porn than it is for women. However, women are sometimes shocked that it is more difficult than they thought as well.

To become a porn star, you need to educate yourself on the adult industry, do research and network. You cannot make it if you do not do those things. In addition, if you do not do your homework, you most likely will end up a victim of a scam, not get paid or get an STD. It is imperative that you get educated about your rights and learn how to go about doing things in a manner that will protect you and help you to make it.


The People Who Will Never Make It In The Porn Industry

Let us give you an example of the kind of person that is not going to make it. On this page (three times) and in the porn directory manual we clearly post that we do not produce porn and ask for people not to contact us. Rather, we ask that they contact the porn studio contacts, agent contacts and resources in the directory we provide as they are supposed to. Yet daily, we get people contacting us letting us know they want a job and are ready to be a porn star. These poor souls obviously do not even have the patience to read this article let alone our directory and manual.

You have to be ready to take time to do some research if you are going to take a job in porn seriously and if you do not have the patience to even read through an article like this one... we will just save you some time and let you know right now, you are not going to make it. However, if you do and have what it takes, then you may very well be able to break into the Adult Industry and do well.


Amateur Porn Vs. Professional Porn

Clearly it is easier to get involved in amateur porn than it is to get involved in professional porn as the money and expectations are much lower and the availability is much easier to obtain. If you are serious about getting involved you are going to need to know who the major players are and know the differences between a content buyer, distributors and studios. You will want to study up on legal issues to avoid, what to look for in a contract, how to successfully network and where to find those resources. Again, that is why we put together a directory and online manual.

Most people put their home movies on the Internet, but it is a mistake to think that it will make a load of money with so much competition not to mention scrapers and hackers that will steal your content. It may be better to find a reputable content buyer and arrange a deal so that they can protect your content while arranging site traffic and you can get paid well for it. Also see our Get Rich Selling Amateur Adult Videos or Pics Online article.


Mainstream Porn Pay

Men and women make very different amounts even when both are A-list porn stars. A top performing female will make about $350,000.00 a year, while a male will make $100,000.00 a year from shooting porn. This is only for popular A-list porn stars. Also, the amount is higher when men do gay porn.

Here is an example of how much a woman will earn if she does well (this does not include product deals and other income, rather just pay for the filming). There are only about 250 A-list porn stars that are women and they shoot about 100 - 150 scenes per year. They typically work about 10 times per month if they are popular. For A-list women in porn you are typically paid $800 for a girl on girl scene, $1,000 for a guy with girl scene and $1,200 or more for anal sex scenes. For double penetration they are typically paid $4,000 or more.


Porn Star Statistics
Statistics in this Section by Jon Millward / Deep Inside: A Study of 10,000 Porn Stars and Their Careers

Female Porn Stars Male Porn Stars
  • Average Weight of a Female Porn Star: 117 lbs
  • Average Weight of a Male Porn Star: 167.5 lbs
  • Average Height of a Female Porn Star: 5'5"
  • Average Height of a Male Porn Star: 5'10"
  • Female Porn Stars that have Tattoos: 52%
  • Male Porn Stars that have Tatoos: 24.4%
  • Female Porn Stars that have Body Piercings: 40%
  • Male Porn Stars that have Body Piercings: 10%
  • Female Porn Star's Average Age: 22 Years Old
  • Male Porn Star's Average Age: 24 Years Old
  • Most Common Porn Star First Names for Women:
    Nikki, Jessica, Lisa, Kelly, Angel, Nicole, Michelle, Victoria, Vanessa, Samantha
  • Most Common Porn Star First Names for Men:
    David, Tony, John, Mike, Michael, Steve, Mark, Alex, Chris, Jason
  • Most Common Porn Star Last Names for Women:
    Lee, Love, Star/Starr, Fox/Foxx, Rose, Lynn, Moore, Taylor, Sweet, James
  • Most Common Porn Star Last Names for Men:
    Lee, James, Taylor, Stone, Michaels, Scott, Thomas, Black, Steel/Steele, Williams
  • Average Measurements of a Female Porn Star: 34" x 24" x 34"

  • Average Bra Size of a Woman in Porn: 34B

  • Hair Color for Women: 39.1% Brown, 32.7% Blonde, 22.5% Black

  • Most Common Female Roles (Based on Movie Title): Teen, MILF, Wife, Cheerleader, Nurse, Daughter, Coed, Girlfriend, Cougar, Sister, Baby-sitter, Sorority, School Girl, Hitchhiker, Runaway

  • Most Common Ethnicity Featured In Mainstream Porn Titles: 70.5% Caucasian, 14% Black, 9.3% Latin, 5.2% Asian, 1% Other
  • Female to Male Ratio of Porn Stars: 70% Female / 30% Male

  • Average Time Porn Stars Stay in the Industry: 3 Years - Female / 4 Years - Male

  • Average Number of Movie Titles A Porn Star's Name Appears: 19 Films - Female / 16 Films - Male

  • Average Age of MILF Female Porn Stars: 33 Years Old


Most Common Sex Acts for Female Porn Stars:

Facial (87%)
Male Ejaculation on Face
Creampie (38%)
Ejaculation of Males in Vagina or Anally
Fisting (6%)
Anal (62%) Squirt (16%)
Female Ejaculation
Take Pee (5%)
Urinated On
Interracial (53%) Pee (11%)
Urinate
DAP (5%)
Double Anal Penetration
DP (39%)
Double Penetration
Cum Swap (24%)  
Swallow (31%) DPP (10%)
Double Pussy Penetration
 


Where Are The Porn Studios?

Many people assume that you have to move to California, however, there are porn studios all over the world. In fact, you may be surprised at where some of the studios are located. Here are some examples from the porn studio directory-

USA-

Los Angeles, CA Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY Newark, NJ Chicago, IL
Scottsdale, AZ Portland, OR San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Tampa, FL Orlando, FL Miami, FL Flushing, NY Fort Lauderdale, FL

International-

Spain Holland Australia England Mexico
Serbia Japan Switzerland Germany Canada


Men Who Want To Be Porn Stars

Men are often judged more harshly than women as you will not just be evaluated by your looks and how big your penis is; but you will also have to be able to be highly capable when it comes to performance. You will have to have orgasms on command, get erect, stay erect and show a great deal of stamina. You should make sure you are well practiced. We recommend using something like a Fleshlight Stamina Unit to practice on if you do not have a partner.

Many men try to get into the porn industry and most fail. One of the ways that you can try to break into the business is to partner with a beautiful woman who is also going to get into porn. Let her get in first and then have her help you once she is successful. It is a business of who you know and having someone on the inside can be highly advantageous.


The Cold Harsh Truth For Men on How to Get into Porn

If you are lucky enough to get into the porn industry with a successful porn studio, you are most likely not going to get paid nearly as well as the female stars with you. Guys are often thought of as scenery or a prop when it comes to straight porn and are not as valued monetarily for their contributions. So, you will be judged on your looks, penis size and performance and not paid as well as a females for straight porn. There ya go, don't say we did not warn you.

If you really want to make money, you are going to have to explore doing gay porn, but even then it is very competitive and having a 'look' such as a young buck or a sweet bear will help.


How Women are Judged & Can Prepare How to get into Porn

You will be judged by a great deal more than men as they will be looking at your face, breast size, shape and overall look as well as well as your vaginal appearance, body - for tone, fat, skin color, hygiene - pubic hair, etc. You may want to ask before a shoot what they prefer regarding pubic hair so you can get it the way they desire it. Also having long hair on your head is preferable as well as nicely done nails. You should also have some acting ability especially when it comes to giving a convincing orgasm. Bringing lubricant and hygiene products such as a douche, wipes and other such things to clean up after scenes is always a great idea. Like men you will have to be tested for STDs and deal with long filming days.


Top Ten Rules When Working In Porn

1.

Understand That Images Will Last Forever

Once you are on film your work will be out there for the whole world to see and will remain available should the distributor choose. Even if your video is discontinued it will still be out there and may even become pirated and viewable illegally. Not only that but the pictures promoting the film may not only be used by the distributors but may be easily copied by anyone who visits the web sites selling them.

You will also run the risk of someday having a friend or family member and/or employer seeing your photo or video. Is their reaction something that you will be able to handle? Read about what happened with us for simply becoming sex educators in our article- Risks Of Working In Sexual Health

 

2.

Be Current In Testing For STDs

When working on a porn shoot they will most likely want you to show that you are STD free. They will want proof via paperwork within 30 days. Often times if you show up without paperwork they will not let you film. You should not film with someone who does not have their paperwork either. Also remember that just because someone is tested they may have been with a personal sexual partner that gave them an STD in-between the time they last worked and may not be STD free. This is one of the risks of doing this type of job.

 

3.

Have Proper Identification

You are going to have to have proper identification in order to do any type of legitimate work within the porn industry. You will need two forms of identification with photos on them These are required by law. You are also required to hold up your ID and be photographed with it. If you do not show up with your IDs then you will be sent home.

 

4.

Have Good Personal Hygiene

You are going to want to be clean when you show up to work so make sure to bathe, douche, have your pubic area in good condition and look as though you have some pride in your appearance. You should also bring hygiene products to freshen up with in-between takes such as baby wipes, etc.

Pubic Hair - The best thing to do is to wax, laser or use electrolysis. Razors leave rashes and ingrown hairs.

Body Makeup - This can be used to cover any blemishes that you might have on your body. If you do a lot of work you may have to cover bruising.

Don't Forget Your Behind - Anal bleach may be a good call and something you can pick up at a local drugstore.

Porn Star Tip- One thing to keep in mind is that studios looking for A-list porn stars prefer that their actors do not have tattoos. If you are considering getting one- don't. If you have one, consider removal or not featuring it. If you are not shooting for the glamor of an A-list porn star status, this may not be an issue.

 

5.

Be Punctual & Quick To Perform The Way You Are Asked To

This is a job and you are going to treat it as such. Be professional, get there early and make sure that you have brought the things that you will need such as hygiene products, costumes and other things that you have been told to bring. Even if you are the star of the shoot, you have other people such as costars, gaffers, film crew, the director, makeup and wardrobe crew that are all having to be paid to be there. The last thing you want to do is not be prepared as it will give you a bad reputation and could lead to loss of a job or work in the long run. Again, this is a business and you must treat it as such or you will not be asked back. The old adage of time is money is never more true on a film set so make sure you respect others if you want work. Do not just blow off a shoot, make sure you call in advance to turn it down.

 

6.

You Are Being Paid To Be Cooperative

Remember that the screenwriter, producer and director have hired you to do a project that they envision. Most of them have spent hours developing a project that you could ruin in minutes by being uncooperative. Although most filmmakers will listen to constructive criticism, or ask for some creative input, be very tactful and never forget that they are paying you to be in their project, not the opposite. Also be courteous, friendly and respectful of your coworkers. Prima donna attitudes are not tolerated easily.

 

7.

Do Only The Sex Acts You Want To

Make sure that you are well informed about the studio that is hiring you to do work. When you do an interview make sure to ask what sex acts will be expected before you go so that there is no misunderstanding about what you are willing to do. You have the right to say no at any time, however try not to wait until you are doing a scene to change your mind. You are costing them money and time and this will not go over well for your professional reputation. That is why we encourage you to really think this through BEFORE you do it.

 

8.

Don't Perform On A Non-tested Professional

You do not have to perform sex acts in order to get a job. Most legitimate talent and casting agents, directors and producers are not required to get HIV tests done and you should be very wary about sexually servicing them for a job. You should be hired on the basis of your looks, talent, professionalism and availability. Remember that even if you do give in and provide free sex that you may still not end up with a job.

 

9.

Don't Sign The Model Release Form Until You Have Payment

If you have not worked with a studio before, you may want to let them know that you won't sign the model release until you have payment to ensure that you are compensated. You will be playing hardball with them and may even risk a job, but the bottom line is that a video cannot be released until they have that paperwork and with porn producers you need to make sure that you protect yourself and get paid. What you may want to do is ask that they have your payment ready at the beginning of the shoot and you will sign the model release once your payment is given to you. Let them know that before the shoot so that there is no conflict on the day of filming.

 

10.

Be Loyal To Your Agent

If you get an agent, you should treat them as well as they have treated you. If they have set you up with a lot of jobs and great income than make sure you pay them in return through your loyalty.

 

Examples of A-List Porn Stars

Female Porn Stars
Male Porn Stars
Cytherea

Jesse Jane

Tera Patrick

Matthew Rush
Pete Kuzak
Dean Phoenix
Sunrise Adams
Teagan Presley
Belladonna
Shane Rollins
Pavel Novotny
Mark Dalton
Briana Banks
Jenna Jameson
Janine Lindemulder
Dick Wolf
Ron Jeremy
Kurt Lockwood


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We provide an online directory with over one hundred porn studios as well as agent listings, employment listings for both the straight and gay porn industry. If you know about our corporation then you should know we run the National Association for the Advancement of Science & Art in Sexuality- NAASAS which networks with the entire adult industry.

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We also provide you with everything you need to know to prepare from photo submission tips, porn sex tips and adult industry news. We provide a step-by-step guide for you to seriously pursue a career in porn if you determine that it is right for you. We do this because there are a lot of scams out there from fake Craigslist listings to agents that will take your money and we want to make sure that if you really want to get into the industry that you are empowered to make good decisions.

As you can tell from our website we genuinely care about people. We provide helpful resources on sexuality and this is just one of them. However, please note that we do not produce porn; we only provide education on the adult industry and how to step-by-step safely apply to legitimate studios.

Do NOT Contact Us Directly For A Job-

As we are not porn producers, you should not contact us for further information on how to become a porn star as we will not be able to assist you further and will only be able refer you back to this article and the directory for sale. We do not provide information about this by phone or email. If you want the information in the directory, you will have to purchase it. This article is simply a resource for you of things to consider. We wish you luck in your future endeavors.


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