Only those who have worked within the industry truly understand what it means to be an adult actor, yet their voices are often unheard in the debate. In a series of interviews, performers tell The Independent what they want you to know about their line of work. Porn and stigma are inextricably linked. We know porn consumption is on the rise thanks to the readily available adult material flooding the internet. We have analytics to tell us which types of porn are the most popular depending on the country and even data illustrating how viewing habits differ by generation.
Conversations with porn stars: My life after leaving the industry | The Independent
By Natalie Corner For Mailonline. Kiki Minaj, who moved to London from the West Midlands to be an accountant, but is now one of the leading black female adult performers in the UK, appeared on Channel 5's new series The Sex Business, which delves behind the scenes in the porn industry. She told how she can charge up to twice as much as her male co-stars for the same amount of work, and said 'there's no problem with this sexism thing in the porn industry', because 'it's all about the girl'. According to Kiki, intercourse only accounts for around 30 per cent of her time on set, most of which she says is spent 'waiting around'.
British female porn star reveals what life is like behind the camera
But events planner Mike Adkins, 32, insists he didn't feel nervous the first time he spent the night with girlfriend Allie Haze, 30, who has starred in more than adult films. The couple started dating after they were introduced by a mutual friend four years ago and now live together with their three dogs in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Daily Mail reports. Opening up about his relationship, Mike claimed he doesn't get jealous when Allie has sex with other men - but admitted he was nervous when he had to tell his mother what his girlfriend did for a living.
Ever wondered what life as a pornstar is really like? Tanya: " If you work in a restaurant you still enjoy good food. As a pornstar, I can appreciate both gentle sex and hard, fast, animalistic sex; it depends on the mood. For me, I still enjoy normal, regular sex when I am off camera. It's more intimate, and there's something about not having a room full of crew watching you that makes it more special.