How to Become a Porn Star: 5 Simple Steps

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So, it finally happened. You got fed up with your job, went into the boss’s office and offered your resignation with a couple of subtle but rude hand gestures. Now you’re in the market for a new place of employment but can’t really figure out what you want to do or what you’re good at. You feel like it would be great if you could combine your hobby with your work or do most of it lying down. Well, look no further, we’ve got the right kind of trade for you. Here is a guide on how to become a porn star in 5 simple steps.

How To Become a Porn Star: A Guide

Step 1: Research

First of all, you need to do some extensive research on the industry you’re trying to “penetrate into.” You’re on the right track as you are reading a how to become a porn star guide. You need to know exactly what it’s like to be a porn star and make a living that way. It is possible that you might not like the prospect of it when you actually see what they have to go through. The most important thing you need to realize is that filming sex isn’t the same as in real life. The first thing that goes is the intimacy, as you will constantly be watched and every move you make is being recorded. Something like Orwell’s 1984, but far less subtle. Next up is the duration of this activity. Even if you’re a marathon lover when it comes to sex, it won’t be enough for porn. It takes hours to film just one scene and your director will demand that you be able to perform at any given moment, which can be quite stressful and nerve-wracking at times. It’s always best to hear about it directly from the horse’s mouth, as they say, so look for interviews with porn stars and people in the field.

Step 2: Work on Yourself

Since you’re thinking about how to become a porn star, you’re probably aware that most of them look good. Of course, if you plan on becoming a part of this pornographic society, you have to improve your looks and go to the gym. OK, we admit that this is not actually a simple step, but it’s only the start that’s difficult. As soon as you get past the tumultuous first steps, it will become your routine and a way of life. Keep in mind that getting in perfect shape is easier for some people who are genetically predisposed with great bodies. You need to assess yourself objectively. Of course, you can’t do it yourself, so ask a friend to look at you and give you an honest opinion. To be honest, you’ll get a more objective assessment from a complete stranger, but it might be a bit weird for you to ask just a random person to do it. Also, keep an eye out for any special qualities, that might separate you from the rest and work on them (if possible). There are millions of porn stars in the world, what makes you unique or memorable?

Step 3: Find an Agency

Once you feel ready, you need to start sending out your applications to anyone who would accept them. Your best course of action is not to go to big companies and famous directors but look for new, rising talents. In fact, it would be considered wise to first try your luck with a small agency that will get you in the game and help you start off. You never know who might stumble across your resume and give you a call. Of course, if you live in a smaller town, you might need to move to a bigger city center where your chances of being discovered are a lot better. Also, if a company decided to set up an interview with you, you’ll be much more approachable. When it comes to agencies, there are a lot of them so, again, make sure you research them. You wouldn’t want them to disappear with your money or misuse your profile. Alternatively, you can turn to the internet and try some of the famous online agencies that will tell you how to be a porn star.

Step 4: Inform Friend and Family

One crucial step you mustn’t forget on your way to pornographic stardom is that you have to let your friends and family know about your career choice. Back in the days of no internet (and a lot less accessible porn), it was quite possible for a porn star to remain anonymous outside of the porn industry by taking on different pseudonyms and porn names. Nowadays, it’s not really possible. Thanks to the social media and various portals, it’s an impossible mission to keep something like that hidden, so you might as well think about facing the consequences right away. It is always a better idea to let your family know before they hear it from someone else because it always sounds much worse from a different perspective. This is certainly not an easy task, but if you present your case in the right way, disclose the points of your five-year plan and show everyone that it’s a proper job, they will be much more likely to accept it.

Step 5: Go Weird

Once you’ve gotten into the industry, the question will come up of what kind of stuff are you willing to do. At the start, the regular boy-girl routine might be alright and it is said that the pay for this about $500 per shoot, which is really not bad. However, since you’re already past the point of no return, you should continue going that way and try your luck with some of the weirder stuff available out there. You could ask yourself why, but the ultimate answer to any question you might ask is – money. Some of the more unorthodox porn is paid a lot more, so you should really weigh in on the matter. Also, gay porn is paid a lot more because it’s more in demand nowadays, so try your luck with it even if you’re not a homosexual. According to numerous guides online on how to become a male porn star, the best pay is for those who can do it both – have sex with men and women. Also, BDSM and different kind of fetishes (think Japanese tentacles) pay a lot more, so it could be worth the bother.

Now that you’ve how to become a porn star, think hard (no pun intended) on whether it’s really the right choice for you. Go over all the pros and cons and make a rational decision before doing anything rash. We can only wish you the best of luck. Just don’t go the Traci Lords way.