By Maria Herrera
UPDATE: I’m currently doing an AMA on Reddit about my internship and this post. Check it out and ask me additional questions if you have any: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2astmp/iama_female_intern_at_sexcom_ama/
I was on my way to my Web Marketing class when a girl who looked about my age stopped me to ask me a very strange, life-changing question. She asked me if I watch porn. “Huh?” As a girl, I was taken aback by such a question, but her approach was so natural that I felt compelled to answer honestly. “Yes.” “Great, would you like to come in for a focus group on women’s porn consumption and masturbation habits?” she asked. “Umm…” “It pays 50 bucks and food will be provided,” she continued. “Oh. Ok. Sure, I’ll be there.” >:-)
A few months after my participation in that focus group, while my classmates and I were all struggling to find our summer internship, I thought back on the experience and how enjoyable it had been and decided I had nothing to lose by sending in my application. Two months later, I started my internship at Sex.com. I had some expectations, but like most unfounded presumptions, the reality was entirely different.