So You Want To Be A Pornstar…

Everyday I get at least 20 messages from men around the world asking me how they can become pornstars. Sorry guys but I just ignore these messages for the following reasons:

  1. I’m too busy to answer.
  2. I don’t feel obligated to help you.
  3. I don’t know how I can help you.
  4. I don’t think you know how hard it is to be a pornstar, therefore I’m not going to put my neck on the line.
  5. If you’re asking me how you can become a pornstar, you probably shouldn’t be a pornstar.

In hopes of getting fewer messages from horny men that think they can be pornstars, I want to share with you Stoya‘s breakdown of what it takes to be a pornstar.

Stoya is the best in the business. So heed her advice if you really want to be a pornstar.  


The first thing you have to consider before you get into porn is to know what kind of porn you want to do. You ought to know by now that there are hundreds of different genres. It’s not just pizza boys wandering into a sorority orgy. Stoya says that by examining the porn that you like and what inspires you. Once you figure that out, you can get a clearer idea of your motivation and what you want to accomplish as a pornstar.

Of course, I don’t think this advice really applies to the men that are harassing me. I know for a fact that their motivation for becoming a pornstar is so that they can fuck the hot girls they’ve seen in sex videos and sex pictures. And who can blame them? We all want that opportunity but that can’t be the only reason for wanting to get into porn. Otherwise, you’ll never last.


If you want to be the type of pornstar that just waltzes into the adult industry to make a quick buck or fulfill just one fantasy, you probably shouldn’t do it because you’re going to be nude on the internet for everyone to see until the end of civilization. There’s no such thing as privacy anymore. Especially with the whole Prism thing. But that’s besides the point.

When you do porn, if you’re in for a penny, you’re in for a pound. Friends, family, future employers will all eventually find out that you were once paid to have sex on camera. Some people will be OK with it, others won’t be. If you think this is a risk you can take, then go for it! Otherwise get out!


Very few pornstars are actual stars. There’s Jenna Jameson, Ron Jeremy, and Sasha Grey. Ironically, all three of those pornstars don’t do porn anymore (Ron Jeremy might…). You’re not going to get a million dollars just for taking your clothes off.


If you’re still set on becoming a pornstar, you should know that no one can tell you what to do. I’m taking about sex acts on camera. There will be pressure from producers, directors, agents, but ultimately you set your own boundaries. Stoya’s assessment is that performers set their own boundaries case because if a performer isn’t comfortable with an aspect of the scene, that sense of discomfort will be communicated to the audience and diminish the quality of the porn. And no one wants that.

But keep in mind that the more boundaries you have, the fewer bookings you will get.


Porn may seem like the fuckfest you’ve always wanted to attend but you should know that it is your job. If they need you on set at 7:30 am, you better be there at 7:30 am with a valid STI-test and all your lines memorized. It may not seem like a real job, but it is.


Still want to do porn?

If yes, then check out this list of Licensed Adult Agent: List of Licensed Agents.

Now you can all stop messaging me about becoming a pornstar because with Stoya‘s help you now know all the steps that it takes to become a pornstar.

Check out more of Stoya‘s Vice articles.

Stoya, sorry for ripping off your latest Vice article but I had to spread your gospel.

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Published on: June 12, 2013

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