– How Much Do Pornstars Make?
– Should I Use My Real Name?
– Pornstar Requirements and Tips for Women
– Pornstar Requirements and Tips for Men
– How Do Pornstars Last So Long?
– How to Start Your Pornstar Career?
– Your Porn Promotion and Next Steps
– Tips for Your First Real Porn Scene
We never endorsed people, yet for some reason, our daily fan mail always includes the same question: how do I become a pornstar? Of course, making money while banging sluts is the ultimate fantasy of many men, but we are not talking about males only. More than half of all emails came from women that want to enter the adult business and start their pornstar careers.
I have a few female friends who are shooting porn and a guy friend working as a producer. It might not be the best advice you will get, but it counts for something. Also, during our interview with one of the rising male pornstars, he said that it is now impossible for a guy to enter this business unless you have connections. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so you should not take his or any of the advice you get as the universal truth.
The average range is $250 to $1,000 for a female pornstar and $200 to $500 for a male pornstar per scene. However, this is a very broad question since it’s like asking about musicians. One can make a million, and another will not have enough to cover his or her bills.
If you are curious about the upper end, see our richest female and male pornstars to get an idea. I would not expect to get paid that much when you are starting, be happy for free exposure and just build your name; it’s your brand.
No. I know only one pornstar that has used her full name, and she regrets it. I am not talking about a shy person or just a random slut. She is a well-known pornstar that is very comfortable being naked, and talks about her job all the time, yet this is one of her regrets.
Want some pornstar name ideas? Just combine a city you were born in with your zodiac sign, your favorite color, and a maiden name. Play with seasons, months, movie names, and nicknames you had in high school. Hence, we have so many pornstars like August X, Summer X, or June X.
Follow these to get you started.
6a. It’s All About the Looks
If you were born ugly, get a shitload of makeup and take some professional shots in the studio (clothed and fully naked). They will be useful for social media accounts and promos.
6b. Open Mind Goes Far
It’s simple, be open-minded and comfortable. You don’t have to go all-in but being open and comfortable with your sexuality is a must. There will be five to ten people behind the camera. If you can’t orgasm without them watching, it is a no-go. If the thought of kissing a girl makes you gag, the porn industry is not for you.
6c. Consistency is Key
Don’t change the name. I have seen multiple pornstars that started as y and ended up as x. You are creating a brand, picking a name, and sticking with it. If there’s a single tip for success, this would be it.
6d. Passion is Your Green Card
The best pornstars are those that have a lot of fun. Watch multiple porn videos and try to learn from your favorites. Why are these girls your favorite? How do they differ from other sluts? Study and apply. Smiling is also a must. Men love to see girls that are honest and good in bed.
How does it differ when you’re a guy?
7a. Penis Size Misconceptions
Here’s a massive tip for guys, pornstar aspiring people, and regular folks: you don’t have to have a massive dick, but it is an advantage. You are a nothing burger if you exist a random dude without anything to talk about. So instead, build a character or find something unique about yourself and play with that.
7b. It’s Not Gay to Touch Men
It could be troublesome for some, but this is one of the “sacrifices” you must make if you want to make that serious cash in the adult business. Okay, what is it? It would help if you were comfortable touching other males’ balls and not losing a boner or night’s sleepover. This happens a lot, especially during double penetration scenes. Getting accidental cumshots on your body is also not out of the question.
7c. The Most Important Quality? Orgasms!
Also, it’s important to learn how to cum on demand and get hard without stimulation and you must practice that as soon as possible. If you get invited to the porn shot, here’s how it works and what one should expect: a porn director will ask you to get hard in seconds without any visual stimulation. You are also expected to stay hard while talking or chit-chatting for at least 10 to 20 minutes. After the first challenge is passed, it’s game on. A random dude will tell you to cum, and you will have 60 seconds to do so.
After successfully passing this challenge, it’s down to 30 seconds. If you can’t do that at home while watching some disgusting porn, you can’t do that under pressure.
7d. Train for Bad Scenes
Prepare for the awkwardness. You will have to perform in multiple (horrible) sex positions, and staying hard is critical. Time is money. If you make porn producer’s jobs hard, your male pornstar career will be over before it even starts.
7e. Don’t Focus on Facial Features
Looks don’t matter if you are good in bed. Can you fuck someone for at least 30 minutes without cumming? Practice with escorts, girlfriends, or anyone.
Sometimes it’s smart editing of a scene and transitions, especially for a lower-quality adult studio. However, male pornstars can last and will last for as long as it’s required. It all comes down to Kegel exercises. To last long on a set, start doing reverse Kegel stretches.
There are hundreds of apps that will help you to keep track of your progress. It’s important to do them daily! Ladies, you, too, should do Kegels to keep your pussy muscles tight. You will not succeed in the adult business without strong pelvic muscles.
To last longer in bed, pornstars will also squeeze the tip of their penis before orgasm to push the sensation away. Also, try a technique called edging, which is a not as fun as it sounds. Start jerking off but never cum, keep your cock on the edge and train yourself to let go, the destination is your journey, not the end goal. As your climax approaches, stop and wait for it go fade away. This way you will train your body and mind to not rush right to the orgasm. It might sound trivial, but this is the most impactful tool that you will ever discover. You don’t even have to be a pornstar to train yourself this way.
These things take time, and the struggle is real unless you are a 10/10 model or a guy with congenital disabilities (like someone with two dicks). You have two options:
Option #1: Webcam Modeling
This will work for couples or mostly female pornstars. To get some exposure, begin cam-whoring. It is a simple and effective way to kickstart your career as a porn entertainer. It is only suitable for dudes if you are doing gay stuff. No straight man will look at your dick just because you want them to. There is a rather extensive guide on this very topic, so be sure to read it here.
Option #2: Amateur Porn Videos
The blessing and your ticket to fame is amateur porn. You can either go with amateur porn sites and send them their videos, hoping for a miracle or just get a camera and go to town. For males, this is tricky as you need to keep hiring someone to fuck or convince your girlfriend and keep pushing that name of yours. For girls, the solo sessions will work just fine, but if you expect to make anything with the same thing again and again, don’t even start.
There are many sites like PornHub where you can upload your porn videos (after a minor verification) and build your name awareness. If you really want to make it, push them all on multiple free tube sites, from XVideos to unknown ones, it is free advertising.
If you have already produced a decent amount of content, start pushing it on multiple porn subreddits on Reddit, create social profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, etc.). Don’t limit yourself just to videos. Take the greatest video cuts and convert them to GIFs. The most popular subs usually accept porn cuts only. You might also want to visit amateur-specific sites like /r/GoneWild and expose yourself there (with a watermark).
After you get good at sex in front of a camera, swallowing, and have at least a year’s worth of porn experience, pick your favorite (or most popular) video and send it to multiple porn studios. If the stars align with your lucky day, they might invite you to do a porn scene. Before sending, you must prepare yourself for the consequences. The higher the exposure, the more people will judge you.
At this point, you should tell your family about the “business” that you have been into. Also, have enough cash savings to pay for hotels and flights if necessary.
Once your ass gets invited to the studio, it’s all business as usual. People are mostly friendly and do feel for you. But it is the first scene, with a lot of pressure on your shoulders. Don’t sign up for anal (unless you are a guy that fucks sluts to the ass); you want to even out your career and build things slowly. We have seen so many potential pornstars burn out due to this very fact. They just show up ready to do anything, with anyone as their debut scene. Sorry, but at that point, you have pretty much ruined your future potential.
The audience will see it all, and there is no reason for them to ever return to you. If BDSM, anal, or MMF threesome is the only option, I would not do it, wait it out and see if they change their minds a year or two afterward. Unlike YouTube documentaries tell you, this is not a quick process.
Ultimately, it all comes down to your fans. If you create great content and upload it, people will follow you and demand more. If enough people share your videos, porn studios will be aware of your existence and do the rest. Thanks to social media and the power of the Internet, it’s easier than ever to get discovered if you are good at it.
Got any other tips? Have questions? Ask away!