This story has been a while in the making, when the young lady first contacted me she didn’t want to make the story public but for some reason she felt the need to tell me. I think more than anything she wanted to clear up some misconceptions and, as much as anything. justify her decisions.
She is an A List performer by anyone reckoning but she doesn’t shoot very much, just once in a while, and the reason she does shoot…..to keep her escort rates high.
She told me that she was like every other girl who comes into porn, she wanted fame, attention and the money but she quickly realized that the business wasn’t what she thought. She had one of the best agents and she had a good work ethic, she drew top dollar bookings for the best companies. Despite this she got Chlamydia twice and Gonorrhea once in the first six weeks she was in the business. She thought, like many that the two week test cycle would protect her but she quickly realized that “with so many people working together all the time STDs stay in the talent pool” She didn’t like most of the male performers she was working with and she quickly had second thoughts.
That was when a friend of hers, also in the biz approached her about escorting with her as an extra girl for a particular client who had a thing for relative newcomer. It was “a lot of money and I mean a lot” and she started thinking that it couldn’t be any worse. The next day she felt good about it, the guy had been polite, well groomed, clean, educated and was fun.
She inquired to the agency who took her on “under the radar” and she found a source of income that far outweighed doing porn. As she said to me ” I didn’t have to have sex with anyone I didn’t want to and I never got any shit about requiring a condom”, she told me that in over a year escorting she had never gotten an STD from a customer because she always used condoms. She also told me that the guys always treated her nice and didn’t always want sex, about half of her dates were “more for companionship and someone to listen to them” in her words that beat the hell out of “some french douchebag” hitting on her before a scene, trying to warm himself up, putting his hand around her throat and telling her she belongs to him. “EEEW that was just so gross.”
So now she shoots porn “once in a while” to keep her name out there and keep her rates high.
When I first came into porn in the 1990’s it was common to get feature dancers who wanted to do porn to boost their feature rates. Porn star features made 10 times or more what the non porn features did. Back then almost no porn girls escorted, if they did it was very much on the down low, less than 10 percent of the porn girls escorted, and almost none of the guys did. The big money fell out of the feature market though and girls turned to other avenues to make the big bucks, and those avenues were escorting.
Today it’s less than ten percent who dont escort and that includes the guys. Some people say that is why the STD rates are high and most performers tell me that is true because so many of the porn girls and guys who escort will do it bareback.
My friend tells me that her clients don’t have any desire to :choke her, spit on her, slap her, gag her” or other things that “the guys in porn have to do to get their dicks hard these days” She says they are educated and polite and they treat her like a lady and she likes that and finds it way better than spending a whole day to shoot a boy girl scene for 1500 dollars, she make ten times that spending a day with someone who wants to be with her.
When I listen to her it is hard to argue with her logic, nor would I try, she has found her niche and she is happy and apparently thriving in it.
Indeed I can’t say that escorting is worse than doing porn, if she were seeing all of her clients bareback and allowing them to have unprotected anal sex with her and slap her around I think anyone would agree that would be a bad thing but is that not what she does every time she shoots a porn scene? By that standard going to dinner, then having drinks at his hotel where they have protected sex and she gets no bruises seems pretty tame by comparison.
Maybe it is pornographers that have pushed so many of the performers into escorting, mabe it isnt the girls that have changed but the industry that has changed them.
It has given me pause to think…what do you think?