For some reason, we get a lot of fan letters asking us how to become a porn star, even though we never recommend anyone. In many men’s minds, making money while having sex with prostitutes is a dream come true. More than half of the emails came from women who are interested in breaking into the adult industry and beginning a career as a pornstar.
Several of my female acquaintances are pornographers, and one of my male pals is a producer. Is this the best advise you’ll ever get? Probably not. One of the rising male porn stars told us during an interview that it is now impossible for a guy to get into this business unless he has some sort of network. The counsel you receive from others should not be seen as the global truth, because everyone has their own opinion.
Want to Become a PornStar? Here’s What You Need to Know
How Much Do Pornstars Make?
The typical range for a female porn star is $250 to $1,000 each scene, and for a male porn actor is $200 to $500 per scene. As a result, this question is a bit too wide, since it’s like asking about musicians. It is possible for one person to earn a million dollars while another is unable to pay their debts.
If you’re wondering about life at the top, check out our list of the wealthiest female and male pornstars. As a new artist, I wouldn’t expect to be paid very much at first, so enjoy the free exposure and focus on building your identity.
Should I Use My Real Name?
No. Only one porn star I know of has ever used her entire name, and she wishes she had never done so. I’m not referring to a bashful individual or some random slut here, however. The fact that she’s a well-known pornstar who’s completely at ease in her own skin and who frequently waxes lyrical about her career is one of her few regrets.
Want some options for a porn star’s name? A city where you were born, your zodiac sign, your favorite color, and your maiden name can all be used to identify you. Play with the titles of the months, the seasons, and the movies you’ve seen. Because of this, we have porn stars like August X, Summer X, and June X.
How Do Pornstars Last So Long?
Even with a lower-quality adult studio, the editing and transitions can be effective. The only thing that will keep male porn stars around for a long time is the demand for their services. Kegel exercises are the key to a long and healthy life. Reverse Kegel stretches can help you keep going for a long time during a workout.
If you want to keep track of your progress, there are hundreds of apps available. They must be performed on a daily basis! Kegels are a great way to maintain your genital muscles in shape. Strong pelvic muscles are essential for success in the adult business.
Before orgasm, porn actors will squeeze the tip of their penis so that the sensation will fade away.
How to Start Your Pornstar Career?
Unless you are a 10/10 model or born with two dicks, these things take time, and the struggle is real. Alternatively, you can choose from one of the following:
Option #1: Webcam Modeling
For couples and/or female porn stars, this will work. Start cam-whoring if you want to gain some notoriety. It’s a quick and easy method to get your pornographic career off the ground. If you’re doing gay activities, it’s only appropriate for males. Your dick won’t be looked at by straight men just because you want it to be. This issue is covered in great detail in this tutorial, so be sure to check it out.
Option #2: Amateur Porn Videos
Amateur porn is both a blessing and a stepping stone to fame. Go with any amateur porn sites, hoping for the best, and send your films or buy a camera and start filming yourself. For men, this can be a challenge because you’ll need to keep hiring a sex worker or convincing your girlfriend to maintain using your name, and you’ll have to keep promoting yourself. It’s okay to do alone sessions with girls, but don’t expect to produce anything by doing the same thing over and over.
PornHub and other sites like it allow you to post your adult videos (after a few minimal checks) and establish your brand. If you’re serious about making it, post them all on other free video sharing websites, such as XVideos and lesser-known ones.
Ways to Be a Pornstar
Porn production, one of the world’s most valuable entertainment industry, generates almost $100 billion in revenue each year. It’s not as simple as you might assume to get a job with this much money, though. However, despite the fact that the life of a porn actor may appear to be carefree and beautiful, many people have found financial success and joy through a career in adult entertainment.
Understanding the Porn Industry
1/ Ask yourself if porn is the right industry for you. As a starting point, pornography appears to be an ideal career choice for sexually-explicit actors. Having sex for money is something you can do virtually every day, and the pay is decent once you get going. Because of this, porn has its own set of risks that may outweigh the supposed advantages. Consider the following items:
- Regardless of how many times you try to change careers, your picture will be online forever.
- Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and keeping yourself clean and hygienic should be a daily priority.
- There is no pleasure in what you are doing; rather, it is a necessity. Expect sex to lose its spontaneity and intimacy over a four-hour filming session.
- Because of the nature of jealousy, it is nearly impossible to maintain a committed relationship when engaged in pornography.
2/ Remember that you must be 18 years old to act in pornography. The porn industry strictly enforces this regulation, and breaching it can result in years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Even if you are a willing participant, you must be at least eighteen years old in the United States before participating in pornography.
- To be cast in a film, you must show proof of age (a valid passport or other government-issued identification, for example). This proof must be copied and kept on file for years by producers.
3/ Ask how much you will be paid. In Brooklyn, NY, a straight porn star typically charges between $500 and $600 for a single movie shot. For gay porn stars, this figure is tripled, no matter their gender. As a general rule, the further you go from “average,” the higher your salary will be. It’s possible to make $800 from a straight, male-female scene, but it’s also possible to make up to $2,000.
- The annual salary of a female porn star is on the low side, at $50,000, but it can soar as high as $350,000.
- Men can earn up to $100,000 a year, but the average is much lower.
- Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, California. This is the porn capital of the world.
- New York City, New York
- Orlando, Tampa, and Miami, Florida
- San Diego and San Francisco, CA
- Portland, OR
5/ Realize that it is very difficult to become a porn “star.“ The porn industry is flooded with newcomers seeking to make it big in Los Angeles. It’s a sad fact, though, that not everyone has the opportunity to become a household name in their field. As a porn star, if you only want to be famous and make six figures a year, you will be devastated. It’s more difficult than ever to build a reputation for oneself in the porn industry, thanks to the proliferation of internet porn. As a professional, you must treat your career in porn as a job, not a luxury lifestyle.
- You should never be forced into doing something, but if you have a wide range of interests, you’ll be a more successful performer.
Getting Your First Audition
1/ Remember that all body types are beautiful, and lucrative, in porn. Porn’s openness is one of its most intriguing features. Almost any kind of guy or woman may find a niche in the porn industry because there is a demand for nearly any kind online. Confidence in front of the camera is more important than how you seem.
- As a result, be sure to bring out your best self whenever a camera is there. You’ll go a long way on camera if you exercise, eat healthily, and have a nice posture.
2/ Take flattering photographs, both nude and clothed. As a porn star, producers are more concerned with your appearance, therefore they need to evaluate if you fit in their upcoming video. Show off your best assets by capturing as much of your physique as possible. If you have a great chest, make it the focal point of the picture by puffing it up a little. Curve your body to include your booty if you’re proud of it. The following shots are a must:
- Full body, clothed scantily (tight t-shirt and shorts, lacy tops, etc.)
- Full-body, nude. Men should have a full erection.
3/ Get a full HIV and STD test. For example, the modern porn industry places an emphasis on healthy sex. Porn shoots require a recent (within 30 days) STD test to ensure that no one becomes sick while shooting. At this location, you can get an STD test.
- Planned Parenthood in your neighborhood.
- As your doctor, I am here to assist you.
- The medical facility or clinic.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a free search engine to locate HIV and STD testing centers across the United States.
4/ Set personal boundaries about what types of sex you will willingly engage in. Don’t do anything if you wouldn’t do it for free at home. As you begin to schedule jobs, keep this in mind to help you stay healthy and happy. Make sure you know your limits and “no go” areas before accepting a job. Some of the most popular forms of pornography are:
- Fetish: There are distinct, often bizarre, desires that are catered to in fetish porn. It might include anything from iconic TV show outfits to a preference for feet.
- BDSM: BDSM stands for “Bondage, Discipline, and Sado-Masochism,” a type of severe pornography that incorporates a range of power relations. Whips, chains, handcuffs, masks, and black leather are all trademarks of the genre.
- Sexual Acts: You need to know what you’re getting into before going to a pornographic event because there are so many different types of sexual acts and pornographic genres to choose from. Research porn phrases and language online when you’re not sure what you’re looking for.
5/ Check out modeling forums to look for casting calls. You can post your photos and look for casting calls on online forums, which can readily be located by doing an internet search for “Adult Modeling Forums.” Wait until a producer reaches out to you before revealing your personal information on these boards.
- Before you can get paid for professional porn, you’ll need to get your start in amateur work.
6/ Petition porn studios with your photos. You can contact local porn studios directly by using their “contact us” option on their website. To find local studios, use search engines like Google to look up “Adult Film Studios + your location,” or use employment boards like Sexyjobs.com to see if any positions are available.
7/ Bring a friend or chaperone with you to your audition to prevent scams. Don’t take the audition if the producer tells you can’t bring a guest since it’s a “closed set.” Having a companion to defend you from scams is the greatest method to ensure your safety.
- It is recommended that you sign up for an NAASAS membership online if you want access to comprehensive information, classes, and the most recent developments in adult education laws.
- It is best not to accept an opportunity if it looks too good to be true (paying thousands of dollars for little labor) or if it fails to provide sufficient information (such as what you’ll be doing and in what location and for how long) to make an informed decision.
8/ Be ready to perform. An audition is more than just turning up and taking a few shots.. Your professional and cooperative demeanor and readiness for bedtime are also a must. If you’ve booked an audition, you need to know that your first gig will be filmed. Make the necessary preparations.
- Dress neatly, take a shower, and take care of your personal hygiene.
- Don’t be late.
- Make sure you can prove your age and that you have had a recent (within two weeks) STD test.
- If you’re a guy, bring a woman. According to Ron Jeremy, the only way to enter a pornographic establishment without a female companion is through the back door of another establishment. Make certain she is also willing to participate.
9/ Make your own videos and post them online, as an alternative. With a camera and a willing accomplice, anyone may get started in the industry today. When someone downloads one of your videos from MakeLoveNotPorn.tv, for example, you get 50% of the proceeds. There are several advantages to getting your feet wet in the porn industry by taking part in a porn challenge.
- Focus on the things that bring you joy. Be yourself in front of the camera, and you’ll win over your viewers.
- As a sort of “porn résumé,” these videos can be used as an example for potential investors.
Building a Career in Porn
1/ Sign with a talent agency for porn stars. As a performer, you need an agency to assist you with booking gigs, negotiating contracts, and connecting you with other performers and producers. It’s possible to get in touch with a licensed adult agency through the LATATA website. See which of their websites best suits your needs and preferences by exploring the many options. Agencies that have made a name for themselves include:
- LA Direct
- OC Modeling
- Burning Angel
- Spiegler Girls
- Lucas Entertainment
- World Modeling
2/ Invent a screen name for your porn persona. You can use your own name in the porn industry, but it’s simpler to keep your job under wraps if you go by the pseudonym “nom de porn,” or a fake identity. When it comes to choose a name, you have a wide range of options, from Ron Jeremy and Jenna Jameson to Moe the Monster and Brick Steel, but you should keep things basic.
- Lisa, Angel, Nicole, Jessica, and Vanessa (all female) are the most popular girls’ names, while David, Tony, Mike, Steve, and Jason are the most popular boys’ names (male).
- Love, Star, Foxx, Rose, and Sweet (female) and Lee, James, Stone, Steel, Black, and Williams (male) are the most popular last names (male).
3/ Be a professional on-set. For porn to be successful, it takes a great deal of cooperation between cameramen, directors and sound engineers. You should be prepared to spend 3-4 hours shooting, re-shooting, and posing, not expecting to be treated like a king when you arrive. You may have to shoot the same scene five times, and each time, you must deliver your lines and appear exactly where you are supposed to. After 3-4 hours of near-constant performance in the bed, this will be more difficult than you expect.
- To hit your placement, seek for and stand on a spot on the ground that has been marked with tape.
- Arrive on time, with all the necessary documentation to prove your age and STD test results.
- On set, be honest and genuine with your coworkers. If you’re having problems setting up, getting dressed, or creating a scene, let the producers know ahead of time so they can give you some extra time.
4/ Know that you will have to conform to someone else’s standards. The director, writers, and producers of a pornographic film will all have an idea of what scene they think is the most visually appealing. What matters is that you’re able to adapt, whether that means wearing a costume and working frequently, or taking shots and pills to boost your “goods.” In order to build a long-lasting career, you’ll have to put up with some unpleasant experiences.
5/ Do not sign a modeling release form until you have been paid. This may enrage producers, but you must take care of yourself in order to avoid being conned out of money. To ensure that your rights are protected, wait until you have cash or a check in hand before signing the contract.
6/ Diversify your options. People who are straight and just do one type of porn will have a difficult time finding work. It is essential for porn actors to be adaptable, energetic and open to attempt new things because the industry is continuously expanding. While it’s important to stay within your limits, don’t be afraid to try new things as you get more comfortable in the field.
- Always keep in mind that the more bizarre the shot, the more money you’re likely to make.
- Multi- or same-sex scenes tend to be the most lucrative.
Your Porn Promotion and Next Steps
Start promoting your material on different porn subreddits on Reddit, as well as establishing social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, etc.). Don’t limit yourself to only videos. GIFs can be created from the best video clips. When it comes to popular subs, only porn cuts are accepted. /r/GoneWild, for example, is a great place to get some exposure as an amateur (with a watermark).
You can send your favorite (or most popular) porn video to different studios when you’ve had at least a year’s worth of practice in front of a camera and swallowing. If the stars align just right, you might be asked to appear in a pornographic scene. You must be ready for the consequences before transmitting, because greater exposure means that more people will judge you.
The time has come for you to tell your family about what you’ve been doing. In addition, save enough money to cover accommodation and airfare costs if the need arises.
Pornstar Requirements and Tips for Women
a. It’s All About the Looks
Take professional studio photos of yourself in heavy makeup if you were born unattractive (clothed and fully naked). They can be used for social media profiles and promotional campaigns.
b. Open Mind Goes Far
Be open-minded and comfortable, it’s that simple. To be honest and comfortable with one’s sexuality is a necessity. Between five and ten individuals will be stationed behind the camera. When it comes to orgasming, if they’re watching, it’s a no go. The porn profession is not for you if the prospect of kissing a woman makes you sick to your stomach.
c. Consistency is Key
Changing the name is not an option. I’ve seen a lot of pornstars go from being y to x over the years. A brand is being created, and you’re going to stick with it. This would be the most important piece of advice.
d. Passion is Your Green Card
These are the best porn stars because they are having a great time. Attempt to learn from your favorite porn videos by watching a lot of them. What is it about these women that you find so endearing? What sets them apart from other sluts? Apply what you learn. It is equally important to smile. Sincerity and sexual prowess are highly valued traits among men.
Pornstar Requirements and Tips for Men
a. Penis Size Misconceptions
It’s not a requirement, but it helps if you’re a guy with a big dick. You’re nothing if all people know about you is that you’re some random person. Create a persona for yourself or explore an aspect of your personality that sets you apart from the crowd and use that to your advantage.
b. It’s Not Gay to Touch Men
For some, it may be difficult, but this is one of the sacrifices you need to make in order to be successful in the adult industry. What’s the matter? You shouldn’t worry about waking up with a sore boner or missing out on a good night’s sleep if you’re stroking other men’s balls. This is a common occurrence, especially in situations involving two simultaneous penetrations. When it comes to accidental sex shots, this isn’t out of the question either.
c. The Most Important Quality? Orgasms!
If you want to get erect and cum on demand, you need to start practicing as soon as possible. To participate in a porn shoot, you will be required to get extremely hard in a matter of seconds without any visual cues to assist you. You’re also expected to maintain a serious demeanor for at least 10 to 20 minutes of chit-chat. It’s game on after the first challenge is completed. You’ll be told to cum by an unidentified stranger and given 60 seconds to do so.
Once you’ve completed this challenge, you’ll have 30 seconds left. The same goes for performing under pressure if you can’t do it while binge-watching horrible porn at home.
d. Train for Bad Scenes
Weird things will happen. You’ll be required to perform a variety of sleazy tasks, and keeping your cool is essential. The value of time cannot be overstated. This could be the end of your male porn career if you’re making it too difficult for them.
e. Don’t Focus on Facial Features
It doesn’t matter how you look if you’re hot in bed. For at least 30 minutes, can you have sex with someone without cumming? Train with a posse, a group of friends, or a stranger.
Tips for Your First Real Porn Scene
It’s business as usual once you’ve been accepted into the studio. Most people are kind and sympathetic toward you. As the opening scene, there’s a lot riding on your performance. Avoid anal unless you are a man who enjoys the pleasure of fucking women to the apex of their ass. Many would-be pornstars have burned out as a result of this same issue. Their first encounters with someone are always greeted with open arms. Sorry, but you’ve already squandered whatever chance of success you could have had in the future.
Everyone in the audience will have seen it all, and there will be no incentive for them to ever return to see you again. Wait for a few years and see whether BDSM, anal, or MMF threesome is the only choice, and then decide if it’s worth it to go through with it. This is a time-consuming endeavor.
Ultimately, it’s all about the people who support you. People will follow and want more from you if you generate outstanding material and upload it. Porn studios will take care of the rest if your videos are shared widely enough. If you’re good at what you do, it’s now simpler than ever to get noticed thanks to social media and the power of the Internet.