I want to do porn, where do I start?

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Welcome to the first of my promised advice articles on the porn industry and how to navigate the uncharted territory of these shark infested waters.  This particular article is geared more toward the ladies, however there’s good info for guys too.   If you are here for free porn, just scroll down and look at the other articles.  ;)

Nobody told me there’d be a test!

If you’ve decided you are open sexually, emotionally stable and made the concious decision to enter the wonderful world of porn, what do you do next? That would mean it’s test time! No algebra here and this is one you’ll need to fail if you want to work in this industry. We do want smart women in the industry (Guys it’s debatable) but we first need proof you are negative to HIV, Gonnohrea, Chlamydia, Syphillis at the bare minimum! In the US there is a place called AIM the leading adult industry testing centre.  They know the industry well  and also have a ton of info for the asking.  In Canada there is no standard association to test perfromers like in the US. Therefore you will need to get your doctor to test you or go to an actual STD clinic! In Canada there are literally tons of free clinics, some that will even test for free! Let them know you are in the Adult Industry and you need to get tested.   You will also need a copy of the results when they come in. It will take anywhere from a few days to 2 weeks to come back depending on the clinic. Also if available, get the PCR DNA test vice the Elisa antibody test.  (Google if you need an explanation, I’ll write a separate article at another time)

Will I need anal lube for my Audition?

Let me make this absolutely clear make sure that if there is a video camera on and there is any kind of sex involved that you need to be on the clock; meaning getting paid! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE SEX audition! There will be a future article on Compliance Shoots and Auditions for more details! In any case be wary of wannabe Craigslist producers and protect yourself.  Legit producers especially in smaller towns may advertise on Craigslist, I’m just saying use your head.

Meeting with a producer for the first time.

When you meet with a producer for the first time remember to ask questions. Write them down if you have to. Ask to see samples of the work they have done, if possible the scene you are being asked to do. Being surprised with a hardcore face fucking scene while you were expecting a loving blowjob is awkward! :S In any case have a clear understanding of what you want to do and just as important is what you won’t do.

It’s Porn not Rocket Science!

Even though you may not be a Porn Grandmaster, that’s no excuse for not having common sense. lube doesn’t burn, cum will get on your face, pictures do need smiles and facial expressions other than just stunned will be required. 100 pics of the same facial expression is hardly hot. Merely exposing your vagina is not justification to get paid.  I don’t care what your slutty friend Bambi says!  You are being paid to act in a fantasy! I know this sounds sarcastic and silly, but of course I wouldn’t mention it unless it’s happened, repeatedly.  If want to wor,k and be recommended to other producers, put in an actual effort. It’s funny how this mimcks real life eh?  This doesn’t mean be scared of screwing up, no one expects you to be the next Jenna Jameson, or Sasha Grey.  Just put in the effort ad ask questions if you need to.  ;)

Porn is a real business.

From a producers stand point, please have an ability to cash cheques. If you need to be paid in small unmarked bills because the government has seized your accounts or you think a 3% fee at Money Mart is a rip-off, too fuckin bad. This is a business, and a paper trail needs to layed for accounting purposes, get a damn bank account. In any case your poor financial planning is not the responsibility of the producer. kthx! :) /End annoyed rant from producers perspective…

If you must be paid cash then you should make that clear before the shoot.

The Short List of Porn Preparedness.

- Set your limits Check!

- Got your Biohazard papers? (STD tests) Check!

- Met with producer and scheduled shoot? Check!

- Got your outfit makeup and hair done? Check!

Anatomy of a Porn Shoot.

In most shoots it will work as follows. You show up on set, partially or fully made up. This should be discussed prior with the Producer. The producer should ask for your STD papers as well it will be necessary to show the talent you will be working with. Next you will show your ID and start to fill out your paperwork which will be a model release and possibly one or more forms. If you have any questions about the paperwork be sure to ask! The producer will also want to take a scan or photo of your ID for records. Once you have done that and you are ready to shoot, god willing the crew will be ready too!

The first thing that will happen will usually be Glamour still shots, called “Glams”, or “Pretty Girls“. These are usually followed by digital still of the scene to follow. Basically you are doing the scene in stop motion to get high resolution photos of the scene to follow. This is helpful as a kind of undress rehearsal for the video part, so you know what exactly is going to happen. This is especially difficult for guys trying to stay hard during a scene, don’t be proud, pop a Viagra.  Sometimes the pics are taken as the video is being shot, it just depends on the scene and the producers. Every shoot is slightly different just take this as a guideline.

Once you have gotten all of the stills out of the way it is time for the video! Many scenes start out getting to know the model, asking funny things like your favourite colour, ice cream flavour, or your thoughts on the the middle east peace process. They may want to know your name, cup size, and favourite sex position too! In any case once that is out of the way you will go through the scene as directed. Once it is done to the satisfaction of the director there may be a couple of more pics snapped to get the aftermath (<– Read Cumshot) of the video and boom you’re done!

Now to what you really want to know! How will you get paid? Normally you are paid by cheque, sometimes by cash and you will be required to sign a receipt.

When you have made it this far Congratulations! Remember this article was written with a certain amount of sarcasm to make not so subtle points, and they certainly don’t apply to everyone, certainly not you right? ;) In all seriousness this is a very fun way to make money and if you can get past the jitters even orgasm once in a while! Just try and remember that it is a business and everyone’s time is valuable, including your own!  Take care and have fun fucking for money!

See our other articles on How to Be a PornstarTips for Guys Who want to do Porn | POV With the Lens Cap On


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