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    I've been dancing since I was 19 and I'm 24 now. The first 2-3 years of dancing I really loved my job and sometimes I still do, but overall I am tired of going in for shifts. It's not being touched, naked etc that I don't like but rather the energy suck of hustling. I also have a major issue with binge drinking at work, and it's only in the strip club setting that I'm unable to control it. If I'm out with friends at a bar or something I know when to stop. Anyways, to sum things up, I feel that the energy and happiness I used to put into dancing is not the same level it once was and probably won't go back that way.

    About a year and a half ago I met a fairly well-known pornstar backstage at a rave (don't really want to mention her name). She told me she was a dancer prior to starting with Brazzers and she was kind of in my position now - tired of dancing and wasn't sure what the next step was. She told me if I ever wanted to get into Brazzers she could refer me. However this was a long time ago and while I still have her info, it might be a little odd hitting her up for a favor so far later on. I'm also pretty sure she'd get a referral bonus if I joined, so when she was telling me how much she loves her job etc that could have been part of the motivation.

    Obviously doing porn is a big decision that can't be reversed nor can it be hidden the same way dancing can. I figured I'd give myself time and see if I still wanted to do it later in life. It's been a year and a half and I can honestly say that it's still on my mind and I'm feeling it's time to take the plunge. I'm curious if any other girls on this forum know much about the industry or anyone who has gone into it. I know the pay isn't as great as it was years ago but it's guaranteed and is more than the amount I average at work during a shift. I can just tell that dancing no longer serves me the way it once did and it's time to take the next step, whatever that is.

    Any insight or advice is appreciated. I'm also not sure if I should hit up the pornstar from before to refer me, or if it's been so long I'd be better off submitting my own info. I'm not 100% sure this is what I'll end up doing but I wanted to hear what other people without a bias towards the sex industry had to say about it. Thanks in advance

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    You seem to post about negative feelings/dealings with men, which many of us share and I don't blame you...

    I just don't know if porn would be mentally healthy given some of what you posted? I know it wouldn't for me.

    I recently talked to someone in the club who was well connected in the porn industry- he had proof and all. And man some of the shit he was telling me about some of these girls' state of mind and drugs they do is downright scary.

    I'm sure there are some people that handle it well, but it seems like a lot don't. Just be careful whatever you do. Also have you thought about camming? There's a lot of ladies on here that seem to do well with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by random stripper View Post
    You seem to post about negative feelings/dealings with men, which many of us share and I don't blame you...

    I just don't know if porn would be mentally healthy given some of what you posted? I know it wouldn't for me.

    I recently talked to someone in the club who was well connected in the porn industry- he had proof and all. And man some of the shit he was telling me about some of these girls' state of mind and drugs they do is downright scary.

    I'm sure there are some people that handle it well, but it seems like a lot don't. Just be careful whatever you do. Also have you thought about camming? There's a lot of ladies on here that seem to do well with it.

    Id love to do brazzers films. Be very careful and don’t sign anything until you can explain it to you someone you know. It does sound fun to be a pornstar.

    To me it doesn’t seems worth it. I don’t think they get paid a lot per film? I think that’s the biggest reason I never did it was they don’t pay a lot compared to dancing. I can always deny being a dancer. I wouldn’t do it without condoms either. Especially with them trying to make abortion illegal. I’m a worrier though. Don’t let me stop you just REALLY look at the cost vs benefit because I’m the adult industry YOU have to HAVE your own back.

    I agree. I would start camming first.

    What about starting your own channel on pornhub. I think hot guys fuck started their own brand.

    I thought about getting a hot boy toy and doing porn just with him? Does anyone know how much you can make on pornhub
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    If you do it do with the intent of promoting yourself for LPIN/camming/feature dancing.

    (I know featuring isn't what it used to be, but it's still some money in the bank.)

    I honestly would have loved to do it but am too shy.

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    Honestly if you're going to do it, do it now while you're still in the prime age. Most of these big name porn companies don't want to shoot you once you're over 25. Just be careful that you don't fall into the same trap that I did. There are some agencies out there who prey on young, naive women. They tell you all these great things to lure you to them. Then once you're there you're indebted to them and stuck owing them so you can't easily leave them. I escaped one such agency. Good luck and I hope you don't end up with the bad ones.

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    Yeah, what these ladies say is true as well. Time is of the essence if you wanna pull the trigger and do it. I just want to say once you get all publicized like that you can't ever really fall back on a normal job and live a normal life. I mean that is fine if you want to be self employed or own businesses your whole life. And if you go into porn I wanna say be ready to go all the way, it is all or nothing. You won't benefit from doing it just once or here and there and there are a ton of consequences. Going 100% and doing it for years is the only option and Brazzers will get your face everywhere I'd assume so just be ready.

    I feel like with camming it's more safe and you can do more back and forth. It's so much easier to not have anyone in real life know what you do if you disguise yourself or whatever. Might not work so well with tats though.

    Idk I am rambling. Just be careful and stay sane whatever you do.

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    It doesn't sound like porn is crazy money to shoot? But the porn star features at clubs make crazy stupid money. Like even if they don't dance well or whatever it doesn't even fucking matter!

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    This thread made me look up a porn feature I worked with & she is happily retired now with money and a normal life.

    It's true though Porn is forever. You have to be prepared for that.
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    When I was considering brothel, escort and dancing work prior to entry into the business, an ex suggested I do webcamming bc it ensures I don't get diseases and have to deal with ppl one on one. He also encouraged me to do porn.

    I hated webcamming and I'm ashamed I've done it. I can't believe that he didn't consider the potential repercussions. Clearly, being filmed breaches my personal boundary. I'd say try webcamming to gauge as to how it feels to you. Are you an exhibitionist? Are you sexually social (as in like to have sex with lots of different ppl)?

    I don't think there is a lot of money in it either but I'm not sure and it probably depends how busy or popular you become. I'd guess the objective of most porn stars is to gain fame, which they utilize to promote themselves as highly-paid escorts and/or feature dancers. Also, I think there's plenty of interest in milfs in the porn biz. The difficulty you might have is now, being that you are too old to play teen but not yet old enough to be milf.

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    i agree that you should only get into it knowing that the real money is not going to be made from the shoots. it's feature dancing, escorting, and things like selling exclusive content which means you will be busy with snapchat and filming clips and keeping your fan base interested. there's a brazzers girl my ex used to like and he paid $20 a month for her onlyfans which she uploaded stuff to all the time. sounds like a lot of work but if he was paying $20 a month and she has a few hundred fans following, that is quite a good chunk of money coming in monthly and she feature dances too. so with those two things alone the money is good- and those fans originally came from the big name shoots so it definitely makes sense to try and do them even if they don't pay that much

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    Thanks to everyone who replied. I'm so thankful to have this forum to look for guidance on these topics - certainly not things I could ask the majority of people for tips on lol. I've been comparing different agencies including LA Direct, OC Modeling, Foxxx Modeling, Spiegler Girls etc. My intuition is telling me to go with OC, they have a female agent and made it clear off the bat that my safety and comfort is number one priority. A couple of the other agencies were already trying to pressure me into anal and I hadn't even signed anything yet! Lol, umm no.

    I'm really excited for this next chapter in my life

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    Prolly a horrible idea to go that route. I considered but changed my mind. I have heard stories from a doctor that dealt with people in porn and it is not as safe as you may think it is. Better to just go the escorting route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl Anachronism View Post
    i agree that you should only get into it knowing that the real money is not going to be made from the shoots. it's feature dancing, escorting, and things like selling exclusive content which means you will be busy with snapchat and filming clips and keeping your fan base interested. there's a brazzers girl my ex used to like and he paid $20 a month for her onlyfans which she uploaded stuff to all the time. sounds like a lot of work but if he was paying $20 a month and she has a few hundred fans following, that is quite a good chunk of money coming in monthly and she feature dances too. so with those two things alone the money is good- and those fans originally came from the big name shoots so it definitely makes sense to try and do them even if they don't pay that much
    ^^^^ This is exactly what pays off

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    I hate reading that a lot of people assume there is no life after porn.
    I do BBW porn. It is not popular so to speak but it is. Im recognized.
    There is a life after porn. There is a professional life after porn.

    24, you're still a baby. As consumers we are tricked into thinking actresses are younger. Plenty of women in their 30s can pass for college.


    you will be bombarded with many escort offers
    I am a camgirl so it was hard to deal w 'fans"

    Some companies will fuck you. if you dont know and dont ask like I did, you will be fucked. research. contact performers of all niches, ask about performers, ask about directors, ask who what when and where the set will be, who is on it, and if you are not comfy something esp if you see something speak up.
    Other models will NOT tell you how much you should get paid until you are underpaid, pissed me off so I did not do porn for a cpl years. I was pissed at the company, pissed at the models, no one fuckn breathe one god damn word as far as I was concerned.
    I was paid regular for a DP scene.

    it was depressing, i failed myself 2017 for not asking but trusting ppl that didnt look out for me that I assumed would.
    i got back into it with the same company on my terms.
    Lucky BBW is small nitch in the community and Im a decent performer. I think I suck but he wanted me back, i wanted to go back.

    Good luck
    have fun

    i went back, I am happy. I just wanted to share my bad experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avalonviolet View Post
    I don't know anything about porn but I've done escorting and that could be another option for you. It seems the money would be better and the health risks lower as you can use condoms 100% of the time unlike in porn. You can still do photoshoots. In fact that would be an integral part of marketing yourself. There is a legal risk but if you are very strict about screening your clients (for example, asking for a work reference or 2-3 provider references), you can greatly minimize it. Prostitution is only a misdemeanor (not a felony) which can be wiped from your record IF the worst were to occur, but I don't know any independent escort with strict screening measures who that ever happened to. You can also hire a booker to do all the client communication for you, so you only speak to your clients on the day of the booking. Finally, you can hide your identity (I know you said you don't care about that, but just throwing it out there).
    The stories I have heard and level of nasty are not discussed by the performers publicly. Crazy shit was told to me. Given pornstars massive pay cut compared to the past, it is not worth it nowadays. Their face is out there permanently and it is hard to move on when your time is up after your face has been plastered all over the internet and someone WILL recognize you. You can lose a job if it is found out. I thought the same, I wanna do porn and I don't care if my face is out there I just want the money. That's one way to fuck your entire life/future up. Escorting is a much better option if you research and have a fast exit plan.

    To the girl who said there is a life after porn. Ask Bree Olson. She can't work with children due to her past pornstar lifestyle even though she wanted to try something else. There are women who have been fired from jobs after someone recognized them in porno's because it does not look good on the company they work for. I'm not talking about the amateur porn. I hope more ladies think hard before pursuing it or else you are stuck being self employed for life and trust that is hard. I tried and marketing costs is a huge bitch and takes a long time.
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    IMO it does not pay enough to deal with the risk involved. There may be some really great people to work with but I promise you there are more bad than good. In order to keep the money flowing they typically want you to do more hardcore scenes, even if you’ve expressed you won’t. God forbid if you are under contract. Have I shot pro porn? No. I have a lot to lose should I be out there but I considered it. I went with my gut and did not sign either contract. These pervs often want you to “audition” aka have sex with them right before, when or right after signing. And depending on what they are offering and the number of hours you will be on set, cam may actually be more profitable for you. If it is something you really want to do, go for it. Just please be cautious. There are a lot of scam artists and otherwise shady people that make the whole industry look bad.

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    Speaking honestly a LOT of the porn features I worked with about 15 years ago have little to no evidence of their careers out there. I'm assuming they either changed names or look so different now no one finds out.
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