How to become a Porn Star?
The porn industry is the most competitive that it has ever been.
It is very hard to get a legitimate job in the adult industry as a porn actor let alone become a porn star. This page 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 information to help people make educated decisions about what it really takes to get involved in porn and how to protect yourself.
Is it right for you?
First if you are considering it, you must be over 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 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. Also keep in mind that this really lasts forever and that once you do this even under an alias, you could be discovered by family, friends and even an employer. Remember that what you are doing is public and permanent, so do not take this choice lightly.
Be careful not to fall victim to scams. There are many people posing as porn studios and porn agents who have some rather manipulative ways of tricking you out of money, having you sign unfair contracts and even getting you to do sexual acts for free without ever paying you.
How hard is it to get into Adult Films?
For a few lucky ones it can be remarkably easy, but for most, it is very difficult. 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.
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
Average Weight of a Female Porn Star: 117 lbs
Average Height of a Female Porn Star: 5’5″
Average Measurements of a Female Porn Star: 34″ x 24″ x 34″
Average Bra Size of a Woman in Porn: 34B Female Porn Star’s
Average Age: 22 Years Old
Female Porn Stars that have Tattoos: 52%
Most Common Porn Star First Names for Women:
Nikki, Jessica, Lisa, Kelly, Angel, Nicole, Michelle, Victoria, Vanessa, Samantha
Most Common Porn Star Last Names for Women:
Lee, Love, Star/Starr, Fox/Foxx, Rose, Lynn, Moore, Taylor, Sweet, James
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 Female Porn Stars Stay in the Industry: 3 Years
Average Number of Movie Titles A Female Porn Star’s Name Appears: 19 Films
Average Age of MILF Female Porn Stars: 33 years old
Male Porn Stars
Average Weight of a Male Porn Star: 167.5 lbs
Average Height of a Male Porn Star: 5’10” Male Porn Star’s
Average Age: 24 Years Old
Male Porn Stars that have Tattoos: 24%
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 Men:
Lee, James, Taylor, Stone, Michaels, Scott, Thomas, Black, Steel/Steele, Williams
Average Time Male Porn Stars Stay in the Industry: 4 Years
Female to Male Ratio of Porn Stars: 70% Female / 30% Male
Average Number of Movie Titles A Male Porn Star’s Name Appears: 16 Films
Where are most of the Adult films studios located?
CA Las Vegas,
NV San Francisco,
CA Miami, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Top 10 rules for working in Adult Films:
1. Understand That Images Will Last Forever
Once you are on film your work will be out there for the whole world to see. 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?
2. Be Current In Testing For STDs
When working on a porn shoot they will want you to show that you are STD free. They will want proof via paperwork within 14 to 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.
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. 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. 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. *Tip– Although there are currently several major Adult Stars with a lot of tattoos most companies 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.
5. Be Punctual & Quick To Perform The Way You Are Asked To
This is a job and you must 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 the loss of a job or work in the long run. The old adage of time is money is never more true than 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 if your running late or unable to make it.
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.
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. Never perform sex acts in exchange for work
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 never feel pressured to engage them sexually for a job. You should be hired on the basis of your looks, talent, professionalism and availability.
9. Don’t Sign The Model Release Form Until You Have Payment
If you have not worked with a studio before, 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 this 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 always been fair, created a lot of opportunities for you and helped you maintain a consistent income than make sure you pay them on time for the work that they have done and show them respect through your loyalty.
Other types of jobs in the Adult Industry:
Sex Toy Wholesaler
Phone Sex Operator
Text Chat Sex
Sex Toy Party Consultant
Bookers / Dispatchers
Sex Toy Retailer
Search Engine Optimization
Adult Writing & Editors
Make Up Artist
Sex Toy Tester
Camera & Video Work