Porn Stars Reveal How They Got Into Porn

Today, more and more folks are choosing their own unique ways to make a living outside the 9-5 grind. If a flexible schedule with pleasurable tasks is what you're after, then according to a new WoodRocket video about why porn stars got into porn, working in the adult industry just might be for you.

Unfortunately, the pejorative, old school narratives about the reasons women are motivated to work in porn still circulate. You know, the ones which say all adult actresses have an abusive past they're escaping which leads them to right into the evil clutches of the abusive men running the industry? That's not to say it's all rosy for everyone — because, come on, what person's life and career path ever is — but let's be real about the agency so many women in the industry have today.

If you could show this video to sex-negative fear mongers the world over, they might be surprised to know that their corporate colleagues, their babysitters, their waitresses and even, yes, their daughters and sisters and mothers could easily choose to leave the slog of the civilian world to make more money and feel pretty damn awesome about it.

Here are eight ways these porn stars got into porn:

1. Left A Corporate Job For Porn

After meeting an executive in the adult industry through her corporate job, Cindy Starfall was tired of paperwork and decided to fuse her private swinging life with her professional life and go into porn.

2. Joined The Industry With Her Longtime Boyfriend

Marley Brinx joined the adult industry with her boyfriend of seven years, and is still going strong.

3. Picked Adult Entertainment After Art School

Living in an expensive city after going to art school — and living with a deadbeat boyfriend who didn't pay rent — inspired Star Nine to try a girl-on-girl shoot, and she never looked back.

4. Left Waitressing For Porn

The service industry can be abusive as hell, with few regulations and low pay. After Abigail Mac heard from her friend about web cam work, she dipped her toe in the adult waters.

5. Watched A Documentary On Porn

Stevie Foxx always wanted to get into porn, but after watching the documentary Hot Girls Wanted (which she thinks is "stupid") she decided to give it a shot. (Note to all watchers of porn documentaries, Foxx affirms that they never quite encapsulate what the industry is really like.)

6. Recruited From A MySpace Photo

Sasha Heart was originally trying to get into Playboy, and uploaded a bunch of her portfolio images to MySpace. After industry recruiters saw her shots, porn was the next stop.

7. Went From High Times To Porn

After modeling for High Times and Stoned Girls, Sophia Rose was recruited into the adult industry, where she's been ever since.

8. Inspired By Boredom To Enter The Adult Industry

August Ames was working three jobs in a small town when on her day off, out of sheer boredom, she started sending out emails to adult industry folks. Within a week, she was out in California shooting, and the rest is history. "It's that easy," she affirms.

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