Secrets About The Porn Industry Are Revealed

It's hard out there for a porn star.

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While there are all sorts of porn out there — “different strokes for different folks” really comes into play — one thing is for sure: making porn takes a lot of work that the normal viewer has no idea about. Recently, someone posted the topic “Porn Actors of Reddit, what is something [that] viewers REALLY don’t know?” on AskReddit, and just like that a bunch of people connected to the porn industry came out to reveal some secrets. Check out some of them below and never look at porn the same way again.

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This porn star reveals that it’s tough to always be up and ready for the task:

“Guy here.

It’s actually pretty hard to get an maintain an erection on set. Making porn is pretty unsexy. Sometimes they use fake jizz. Not all the time, but sometimes for creampie stuff. Sometimes the actresses do orgasm for real. Sometimes it’s 100 percent performance.

The on-the-street stuff is actually filmed on the street. They don’t have a plan or permit for it, just go and get it done before people start asking questions. All performers have to sign papers and do contracts, so the girls they randomly pick up off the street were planted there from the start.”

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And this porn star wants to make sure he plugs Viagra so he can get some cash on the side:

“I’ve been a male porn actor for two years now, I’ve starred in some pretty professional stuff that went mainly to Bangbros. A porn video usually takes quite a bit longer to make than the video lasts. So even before we start the video, we do the picture shoot. This is done separately to the video and I have to get into all the positions we are going to do and stay still from 20–50 seconds, which is really f*cking awkward, like no movement nothing.

This is why I have to take Viagra before I get to work, it’s hard work staying hard. Also the girl usually has a ton of lubricant for the picture bit because it’s not really like sex.”

The videos themselves are mostly smooth, but we sometimes stop to wipe sweat off or have a drink. What sometimes happened once or twice was that I popped too early into the video, and I had to take more Viagra and keep going because the shoot had to be finished within a certain time. That was really unpleasant, guys would know this that after you cum you have no more sexual drive for a while and stimulation is generally not so good.”

Apparently, gals on set are grateful for catering:

“I remember being hungry a lot because I’d worry about being bloated on camera etc. … there was one time I was filming and the director kept telling me off for staring at a plate of sandwiches for the crew.

That’s when I realized porn wasn’t my vocation in life and that I preferred a nice ham and cheese triangle-cut sandwich over money and dick … and I love dick.”

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And in case you ever wanted to work on a porn set, know this:

“One of my first jobs I had to work on a porn set (not as an actress, just doing stuff around the stage). Most people do not realize how bad the smell is on set. It’s f*cking horrible, especially when shooting fetish porn scenes. It just smells of sweat, piss and pussy. If that’s what you are into, I highly suggest working on a porn set.”

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A very important fact from a porn star:

“We undergo a rigorous testing protocol called the PASS system in which we are tested every two weeks for a whole panel of the best STD tests on the market. Porn stars have a lower incidence of HIV than the general population.”

And of course, here’s why you shouldn’t think porn is a realistic portrayal of real life sex:

“Adult actress here. I know people say they know this — but viewers really don’t understand how LONG it takes to film a video and how FAKE it all is. I’ve been in over forty pornos, they’re usually half an hour or so long for each scene. But I’m on set for anywhere from 5-12 hours. Also, I know it’s not the hardest job in the world and I’m not going to sit here and say it’s rocket science but this job is NOT cut out for everyone. It’s extremely physically and mentally demanding.

I know plenty of women who couldn’t cut it physically — you are putting your body through A LOT for each shoot at least four times a week (not to mention if you do a lot of anal scenes like myself). And as anyone can guess — a lot of performers are not mentally stable.

I think getting into this industry without a good head on your shoulders is dangerous. Another thing you don’t consider — the paperwork to even start creating porn is insane. I have to fill out a million forms AND be filmed on video BEFORE and AFTER answering questions like if I’m there of my own free will or if I’m on drugs or anything. Also, don’t be one of those idiots who expects your SO to do everything you see in a porno. If it looks like we’re holding that crazy f*cking position for five minutes — it’s more like 30-second clips.

I’ll ask for a cut, go smoke a cigarette, stretch, slap some lube on and get back in it.”

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