Porn Stars Speak Out: STDs, Drugs and Abuse

 Porn Star Mary Carey says in an interview with Luke Ford:

Mary says that both she and Tawny, another porn star, have xanax prescriptions "because we're both crazy. I can't sleep unless I take medication."

"When I'm sober, I get more anxious. When you are sober, you are forced to deal with reality. I get anxious about all the things I have to get done. When I was with Tawny all the time and we were drunk every day, I didn't do much. I'd wake up hung over and get ready to drink more. It's a great way to escape reality. When I'm drunk, I blow more money. When I'm sober, I don't want to spend my money."

"Being sober reminds me of when I was in high school and when I had a big test coming up, I always got nervous. When I'm sober, I have that nervous knot in my stomach all day long because I'm thinking about all the stuff I need to do. I get overwhelmed in my mind. When I'm drunk, I don't worry about anything.

 

 Luke Ford asks Porn Star Jenna Presley: "What percentage of people in the industry do you think have a drug or alcohol problem?"

Jenna: "Huge. I think that 90% of the business does drugs or alcohol but maybe 70% have a problem. I include pot as a drug. I know people who come on set stoned and they can't perform. A drug problem to me is when it affects your work life.

 

 Porn Star Erin Moore says to Shelley Lubben:

"There are always drugs and we would binge on Ecstasy, Cocaine, Marijuana, Valium, Vicodin, and alcohol. Thank God I am even still here!"

 

 Porn Star Belladonna states on Luke Ford website:

"99.9% of the porn industry has Herpes. I have had Herpes for five years."

 

 Male Porn Star states on his blog "Christian Sings the Blues" January 28, 2008:

Drugs are a major, major problem in my business.  Anyone who says otherwise is lying to you.  I can't tell you the number of girls who have disappeared and dropped out of the business because of their drug problems (I could list them, but that's not really important).  It is unbelievably sad to think about, and seeing some of them fall into a downward spiral hurts me more than others.  But I think we all can agree that a huge majority of drug users will never change unless they get professional help.  I have seen all manner of drugs on set, at parties, in cars, everywhere. If I had to guess, I would put marijuana use at 90 percent of ALL people involved in the industry (performers, directors, crew, agents, drivers, owners, office workers, etc.).  I have been on a set where a girl has passed out DURING a sex scene with me (she was abusing oxycontin). Just recently a girl overdosed on GHB (a party drug that is the scourge of Texas, a clear odorless drug that doesn't mix well with alcohol) on set.  I have seen a girl win a prestigious (lol) AVN Award, not show up to accept the award, and then fall into the throes of drug use that caused her to lose at least 50 pounds and drop off the face of the earth.

Why is drug use so prevalent in our business?  Well, let's figure that out.  First of all, remember that the business is populated largely with girls aged 18-21.  And the majority of those girls are uneducated (many haven't graduated high school). Add to that the fact that many come into the business because they have no money, and are working at menial jobs like fast food places. So you have young girls who are uneducated with very little money entering the business.

Once they are in the business, they are now making ten thousand dollars a month and working maybe 5 hours a day 10-15 days a month. There are predators out there that can smell these girls and prey on them like sharks. Young, uneducated girls with lots of money, lots of free time, and very little supervision. This is a really bad equation (unless you are a drug dealer of course).

But I am just a performer.  I get paid to have sex with these girls, not psycho-analyze them, or give them advice.  It's a struggle sometimes to not get involved, but you have to keep out of their personal life.  I learned this the hard way with Katie Gold.  I can only hope Velicity finds the strength to overcome her demons.

 

 Porn Star Becca Brat who did over 200 movies says:

"I hung out with a lot of people in the Adult industry, everybody from contract girls to gonzo actresses. Everybody has the same problems. Everybody is on drugs. It's an empty lifestyle trying to fill up a void."

"I became horribly addicted to heroin and crack. I overdosed at least 3 times, had tricks pull knives on me, have been beaten half to death- the only reason I am still here is God.

Looking back on it, I was so miserable. How could I have let anybody talk me into saying what a good thing it was? Once you get into the industry and you're working to make a living and you don't see any way out, you put on this big show. You become Becca Brat. It's a different person. The hardest part of leaving the industry was finding Karly again, remembering who Karly was because I was Becca for so long."

 

  Porn Star Jesse Summers writes on her myspace blog:

I turned to drugs and alcohol to try and numb it and the money from porn supported my habit.

 

  Porn Star Regan Star describes in an interview with Talk magazine in February 2001:

While filming Rough Sex 2 in horrific terms,. She said that, while sex acts were performed on her, she was hit and choked until she couldn't breathe. Other "actresses," she said, wept because they were hurting so badly. In the same article, a sex-film star notes how threatening the work is to performers' health. "Nearly everyone has STDs [sexually transmitted diseases]," said Chloe. "If you're a porno performer," she continued, "your latest HIV test is your work permit. ... The tests we take test only for AIDS.

We've contained AIDS in the industry, but what about all the others? You know we're now up to hepatitis G?"

 

 Porn Star Rebecca Bardoux states:

"I'm a typical porn star," Rebecca Bardoux says with a smile, at the June 1997 Erotica LA Convention. "I come from a dysfunctional family. We don't relate... When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a call girl."

 

 

 

 In April 2004, Lara Roxx caught HIV from Darren James on a T.T. Boy set. In an interview with Luke Ford she states:

Luke: "What do you think of the job AIM (Adult Industry Medicine) did for you?"

Lara: "I don't think they are trained to deal with a person who just had the news that they are HIV-positive. She [Sharon Mitchell] was trying to rush me to medication without me knowing anything about it. She promising me all kinds of stuff that she found out she couldn't get me."

Luke: "Was that the first time you had done double anal?"

Lara: "Yeah. First and last."

Luke: "You were in a financially desperate position at the time?"

Lara: "Yeah. I wasn't desperate."

 

 Porn Star Elizabeth Rollings remembers a 25 guy movie:

"I did about 40 movies, 20+ web sites, including my own web site. I got requests for fetish films and finally did a 25 guy movies after getting pressured by porn producers. I never thought I would have done something like that. I felt disgusted and violated, but what was I going to do? I had three children and I desperately needed the money.

For two days I fasted and I drank heavily one day prior before I did the movie. I wanted to turn and run when I saw all the male porn stars and crew standing there. I kept saying to myself, 'this is going to be over in an hour'. I wanted to break down and cry but I hid behind my fake smile.

During the movie I mentally and emotionally checked out and felt like I died. After it ended everyone wanted to take pictures with me and get my autograph. Here I am standing there with bodily fluids all over me and people wanted to take pictures.

My body was sore the next couple days and I wasn't right mentally for two weeks after that. I wasn't able to use the bathroom right either. My internal system was totally messed up."

 

 Alex Devine posts March 6, 2006 on Extremegirlforum.com:

 "Donkey Punch was the most brutal, depressing, scary scene that I have ever done. I have tried to block it out from my memory due to the severe abuse I recieved during the filming. The guy, Steve French has a natural hatred towards women in the sense that he has always been known to be more brutal than EVER needed. I agreed to do the scene thinking it was less beating, except the 'punch' in the head. If you noticed, steve had worn his solid gold ring the entire time, and continued to punch me with it. I actually stopped the scene while it was being filmed because I was in too much pain."

 

 Tianna Lynn admits on Luke Ford website:

"I tried porn a year-and-a-half ago for three weeks. They [my agent DK] booked me for everything I didn't want to do. I was in the hospital three times. Allergic to lube. Being pounded too hard. My cervix closed up. My a** got torn up."

 

 Jersey Jaxin says in interviews with Luke Ford and Shelley Lubben:

"I'm just tired of the industry. The way that they treat you as though we are just a piece of meat. That we don't have a mind and our body is everybody's and we have no soul."

"Guys punching you in the face. You have semen from many guys all over your face, in your eyes. You get ripped. Your insides can come out of you. It's never ending. You're viewed as an object not as a human with a spirit."

"Seventy five percent and rising. Have to numb themselves... There are specific doctors in this industry if you go in for a common cold, they'll give you vicodin, viagra, anything you want because all they care about is money. You are a number. You're bruised. You have black eyes. You're ripped. You're torn. You have your insides coming out of you. It's not pretty and foofoo on set. You get hurt."

"The main thing going around now is crystal meth, cocaine and heroin. ...You have to numb yourself to go on set. The more you work, the more you have to numb yourself. The more you become addicted, the more your personal life is nothing but

"I was a drinker. I drank a lot. Vodka was my drug. Vodka was my numbing toy. Before sets, after sets, and if it was a set where people didn't care, they'd have it there waiting."

 

 Jenna Jameson says in her book that porn has more pitfalls than nearly any other occupation:

"Drugs is one. Maintaining a boundary between your job and private life is another. Jenna Jameson writes in her book on page 132:

"Most girls get their first experience in gonzo films -- in which they're taken to a crappy studio apartment in Mission Hills and penetrated in every hole possible by some abusive a**hole who thinks her name is Bit***.  And these girls, some of whom have the potential to become major stars in the industry, go home afterward and pledge never to do it again because it was such a terrible experience."

 

 Porn Star Sierra Sinn states in interviews with Luke Ford and Shelley Lubben:

"My first scene was one of the worst experiences of my life. It was very scary. It was a very rough scene. My agent didn't let me know ahead of time... I did it and I was crying and they didn't stop. It was really violent. He was hitting me. It hurt. It scared me more than anything. They wouldn't stop. They just kept rolling."

"Drugs are huge. They're using viagra. It's unnatural. The girls will be on xanax and vicodin."

 

 Ex Porn Star Kami Andrews says in interview with Luke Ford:

"I love the money, the glamor. I like being recognized. I like the attention. What I don't like is not being able to s--- right. You are constantly doing enemas and you're fasting and you're taking all these different pills, ex lax, and it screws up your internal system."

Kami Andrews speaks out in an interview with Shelley Lubben:

What is the worst part about being a porn actress?
Thinking you are more than you are. Don't ever believe you are the star, cause you are just a joke.

What is the best part about being a porn actress?
You make more money than you could any other way. You can be dumb as a rock and still shop for food that doesn't come in the white box.

Is there really 90% drug use like porn actress Jenna Presley and others claim?
I can only speak from my personal experience, I would claim 90% drug use but that is only from what I saw.

How prevalent are STD's in the porn industry?
Very.

How prevalent are abortions in the porn industry?
I had one

Are most porn stars prostitutes?
I swore I would never escort when I started, in fact it kinda caused me trouble. LA is saturated with porn chicks, it's not profitable to escort when you're hot.

 

 Porn Star Melissa Lauren states on Luke Ford's website:

What do you love and what do you hate about the industry?

"I hate the stupid people who are irresponsible and f--- with strangers without condoms, without tests. I hate all the STDs. I hate that most of the girls are f------ drug addicts.

Heard Enough? Stop viewing porn. How many more deaths, damaged lives and addictions do you need to contribute to before you wake up?

Porn is not glamorous. Get the facts. Get help.

*Special thanks to Luke Ford, journalist, for allowing me to borrow information from his web site. Thank you Luke! 

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