38 Biggest Porn Myths

Think you know the fact from the fiction when it comes to porn?

The adult movie industry is responsible for perpetuating a lot of fake news when it comes to sex education, body norms and relationships. And whilst some of these myths are easy to spot, there are others which we think could do with being exploded.

In this feature we take a look at some of the most common myths about the porn industry including sex, adult movies stars and the psychology of watching porn.

Here are 38 of the biggest porn myths:

General Porn Myths

Pornography, whether it’s movies, magazines or erotic ASMR, is simply any kind of material intended to arouse.

Even fiction like the world’s fastest selling paperback Fifty Shades of Grey can be considered porn. Yet as mainstream as that book became, adult content remains an area of taboo.

Sure, some people talk about porn but, on the whole, it remains one of those subjects that just isn’t discussed as widely as (we think) it should be.

Which isn’t helpful when it comes to dispelling those myths that the genre creates.

So, let’s start kicking some fake news’ ass with our first section about the biggest myths in porn.

Myth #1: Porn is only for men

There’s no getting away from the fact that the history of humans so far has been pretty much shaped by a patriarchal society.

Quite simple, since the dawn of time and in most cultures, men have held all the cards and almost everything in our history has been created from a male perspective.

And this includes pornography.

Which is why the vast majority of adult archives contain hetero-normative sex with a focus on penetration.

FACT: Whilst we can’t go back and change the history of porn, we can acknowledge that (for most of the world) gender equality is reaching parity.

Women love porn too and there is a growing army of filmmakers who are producing content specifically designed with the female gaze in mind.

Dubbed ‘Feminist (or Ethical) Porn’, movies and magazines are being created which break the traditional mold.

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Image via MaxPixel.

Myth #2: Porn is only for STRAIGHT men

Along the same lines as the above, mainstream adult content has typically been produced for heterosexual guys.

Porn only features a muscled guy with a huge dick banging an athletic woman with big tits, right?

Wrong.

FACT: Gay porn has been available just as long as straight porn has.

Historians can produce numerous examples of same-sex couples depicted on pornographic artefacts dating back as far as the Ancient Greeks and Romans as well as in 13th-19th Century Japan.

And as soon as photography was invented, gay men were using this method to capture erotic images they could reproduce and share.

The same is true when it comes to cinematography and gay sex in porn has long been a part of the adult movie business.

In fact, plenty of famous male stars have performed in homosexual or bisexual porno flicks.

It’s true that the majority of mainstream porn content is still very much aimed at the heterosexual markets but over the last 15-20 years, the adult movie business has been diversifying.

These days, there’s a market for everyone when it comes to porn. Whether you identify within the LGBTQ+ community or with a certain fetish/kink, there’s a studio making films for you.

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Diversity in porn is becoming more widespread. Image via Gay Fetish XXX.

In short, porn has been embracing a more diverse range of genres in an effort to reflect the reality of what our society looks like.

In all honesty, there is still a long way to go before it catches up with reality and there are communities who are still not visible in the industry.

Trans men and women, for instance, are still fetishized for straight male appetites and there’s no studio we know of which celebrates FTM and MTF transgendered people in a realistic way.

Where are the MTF women without dicks enjoying vaginal penetration? And what about FTM guys who don’t want to be fucked by men but who want to fuck women with their own cocks?

Myth #3: Porn is only for YOUNG straight men

When it comes to age representation in porn, see above.

Yes, it’s true the porn industry has predominantly depicted sex occurring between men and women under the age of 30 but this is also changing.

FACT: Like any movie industry, porn is image-conscious and studios do still favour performers who are young and beautiful.

Most women in the business start out in their twenties but by the age of 30 may already be finding themselves cast in the ‘mature’ category.

Often typecast into MILF roles, they can continue performing into their 40s and 50s.

And whilst the guys aren’t generally categorized by age,  they can also continue performing as long as they like, providing they remain popular with audiences.

For instance, Rocco Siffredi is 57 years old and is still very much an active member of the industry. Whilst Nina Hartley (now 62 years old) is still cropping up in mainstream productions.

AND, there’s actually a lot of adult content produced specifically which features a far more mature cast.

Young vs Old is a popular genre which usually mixes up an old guy with a young woman whilst ‘Granny’ Porn simply celebrates women over the age of 60 who want to be banged on screen.

The oldest porn star in the world was Shigeo Tokuda who started his career aged 70 and continued working up to his death, aged 82.

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Shigeo Tokuda (c). Image via YouTube.

Myth #4: Porn is only for ABLE-BODIED, young, straight men

Continuing along the lines of diversity, we had to mention disability and this IS an area where the industry still needs to do some work.

FACT: Yes, the adult movie business seriously under-represents the disabled community yet there ARE performers who are changing this.

Andrew Gurza, for example, has Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and uses a power wheelchair but has starred in a couple of gay pornos.

And there are others too, Lyric Seal (another wheelchair user) works with queer porn companies to produce disabled content.

And let’s not forget Long Jeanne Silver, the legendary amputee porn star of the 70s.

Often fetishized, it would be nice to start seeing some more normalized pornos featuring a wider range of disabilities.

Myth #5: Porn = Sex education

One of the most common complaints about porn is that it can give sex a bad rep.

Parents bemoan the fact that their teenagers can get access to porn and that this gives them unrealistic expectations of what sex is all about.

And whilst we can whole heartedly agree that this can indeed be true, there are two major points here that are being missed.

  1. Porn CAN be educational
  2. On the whole, porn isn’t MEANT to be educational.

FACT: Firstly, if you’re anything like us here at the Red Light Network then you’ll know that sex education at school is pretty rubbish and falls way short or what we actually needed and wanted to know.

Porn, whether that was a blue movie or a top shelf magazine, filled in some of those gaps. And I think we all knew where the blurred lines of reality vs fantasy lay.

Secondly, most porn isn’t intended for a curious teenage audience so the argument that it isn’t educational is a bit like complaining that the Fast & Furious franchise doesn’t do a good job at promoting driver education!!

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Porn isn’t meant to replace sex education! Image via Pornhat.

Myth #6: All porn is fake

It’s a given that porn (just like Hollywood movies), to some degree, is fake.

That’s because, wait for it (BIG REVEAL)…..most porn is all about fantasy!

FACT: Just because the majority of set-ups aren’t real (and this includes a lot of those popular porn scenarios like ‘Fake’ Taxis etc.) doesn’t mean to say that the sex isn’t real and that SOME of them are genuine.

Whilst a lot of herculean sex on camera is the result of careful filming, production and editing, there is a rising number of studios who want to capture the real experience.

In fact a lot of female porn producers are specialising in representing real sex on film and their ethical and empowering treatment of the genre is pretty damned hot.

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Myths About Sex in Porn

Porn can often make sex look pretty easy but as most of us know, the reality can often be far more awkward.

But PORN doesn’t have to represent reality, it’s meant to arouse so just as we wouldn’t expect a Hollywood movie to depict the banality of real life, we want our adult films to show us the action WITHOUT the dull stuff, right?

So, we wanted to look at some more myths about what goes on in porn and how this compares to reality.

Myth #7: Women who call for a repairman REALLY only want sex

Our first Sex in Porn myth is a classic plot scenario that has been used in adult movies since (at least) the 1980s.

Porn has long perpetuated the myth that women who need a helping hand are always in the market for something ‘extra’!

This includes plumbers, copier guys, gardeners and delivery drivers.

Consider this porn stereotype to be a complete myth.

Fact: When a client calls for professional help, 99.99% of the time, the only tool they want to see is the one you use to fix the problem with!

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Image via VR Hunter.

Myth #8: Women ALWAYS Cum

In no porn movie EVER does a female performer ever stop her co-star with a placatory hand on his chest to say “It’s just not working for me, let’s cuddle instead”.

No, in porn, the girls always cum and they often cum hard many times. And many of them simply through penetration.

That’s real, right?

FACT: No. Not all women can and do cum from penetration and although all women are reportedly able to orgasm multiple times, many don’t. Whether they can and don’t know how or can and don’t like to or just can’t.

Sex in porn is often filmed with numerous cuts and takes and there’s often not enough time for women to build up to an orgasm anyway.

With a lot of movies focusing on the penetration alone, the director is often looking for the scene to be over with that straight male fantasy of the ultimate cum-shot.

The result can be that female performers may fake some or all of their orgasms for camera.

However, there is a growing appetite for a genre of porn called O-Face which focuses specifically on the expressions of performers who have REAL orgasms.

Myth #9: Spit Is The Best Lube

We’ve all seen a porno where the performers (male and female) are mid-business and when things start to get a little dry (which they DO), instead of reaching for some KY, they use spit instead.

FACT: Spit can work as a lube for, like, five seconds before it dries. To avoid friction, you need something slippery.

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Myth #10: Penetration is all women need to orgasm

Mainstream porn still tends to revolve around a pretty formulaic approach to sex and even in the most fantastical scenarios, the action usually revolves around:

  • A bit of oral action (always hers, sometimes hers) for ‘starters’.
  • Penetration as the ‘main course’.
  • Cum-shot for ‘dessert’!

And although the female stars may reach climax during their (usually short) oral section, they will always cum hard through penetration too. Sometimes in perfect unison with their male co-star.

FACT: Although the figures vary, it is believed that around 75-80% of women can’t climax through penetration alone.

Myth #11: All women love to be called ‘sluts’ in bed

Dirty talk is as much a part of the porn stereotypes as being fucked in high-heel shoes and jackhammered to orgasm.

FACT: Whilst dirty talk in porn is expected, just remember that it is SCRIPTED. The truth is that most women would sooner stave your head in with a bedside lamp than be called a slut during foreplay.

Sure, some women love it but plenty don’t.

Myth #12: Sex is better for women when their legs are over their head

Sex in porn is many things but one trope that is definitely overplayed is the myth that sex is better for women when she is contorting herself into awkward shapes.

FACT: The Karma Sutra is bang on the money with plenty of its sexual positions and some can offer greater angles for deep penetration, access to the G-spot and clitoris.

Some are better for guys, others better for girls and some just look great on camera.

And some positions just aren’t possible or recommended, particularly if you’re a small guy or very well endowed!

The fact is that being upside down with your legs wrapped around your neck isn’t comfortable or sexy for a lot of women.

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Myth #13: Women love to be jackhammered

Male porn performers make sex look like a demanding workout at the gym and audiences are often in awe at the drilling they can give their co-stars.

This repetitive ‘in/out’ technique uses long strides, a fast tempo and aggressive thrusting. It can look impressive on camera but is it any good in reality?

FACT: A rough pounding can be extremely enjoyable for women and this kind of intense and powerful sex is a popular fantasy.

However, jackhammer penetration tends to avoid those sensitive areas which make women cum. That’s the clitoris and G-spot by the way, both of which tend to prefer a slow and grinding motion to really reach peak stimulation.

Plus, jackhammering tends to stimulate the glans of the penis better which often makes men cum quicker. And given the fact that it takes women longer to orgasm, this means the action is over WAY before she is in the O-zone.

Myth #14: Sex on the hood of a car is easy

And this myth extends to ALL those places that porn stars end up having impromptu sex.

Be that on the hood of a car, a photocopier or garden swing, the fact remains that the weight of two people having sex can be pretty demanding so be careful where you get busy.

FACT: Car hoods can be pretty slippery and many aren’t nearly as sturdy as they look .Having sex on your prized 1967 Chevy Corvette could damage it.

Myth #15: Foreplay is simple

Porn makes everything look easier than real life but one thing they tend to make look incredibly simple is foreplay.

A quick spit and fumble on the clit and you are good to go, right?

Wrong.

FACT: Foreplay takes practice and is all about timing and precision. You also need to ‘read the room’. If your partner is horny and up for a quickie then you might not need any time at all on first and second base.

But in general, you need to learn what your partner likes and spend some time (particularly with women) getting them ready for action.

Going in ‘cold’ is a big mistake and can make sex uncomfortable and even painful.

Myth #16: All women want guys to come on their faces

There are very few porn mainstream studio porn movies which don’t have a cum-scene finale. Whether this is a rapid withdrawal at the end so he can squirt a few drops out on to her stomach or an explosive bukkake ending with multiple gaping mouths waiting eagerly for that jizz.

FACT: Sorry to burst your bubble guys but very few women enjoy getting sprayed with your cum. Whether its on their face, body or in their mouth, it’s rare to find a woman who wants it.

Would you like it?

Speak to most women and they’ll agree that cum (in general) is the least appealing side of sex. It can smell (and taste) pretty bad at times and gets sticky real quickly.

Psychologically, it’s got a lot of negative connotations which can make women feel degraded and humiliated. To some, it feels as though you are treating them like trash.

Of course, that’s not to say that all women don’t like it but its definitely NOT okay to assume that they do.

Myth #17: Sex while wearing high heels is comfortable.

High heel shoes have long been fetishized by straight men who love the way that women look in them.

Apparently they combine femininity and sexual power as well as helping to create a perfectly shaped ass.

FACT: Sure, it’s another thing that porn stars do which make it look easy but whilst wearing high heels during sex can look sexy, it’s not that practical or comfy.

Myth #18:  Dirty talk in porn is fine to use in real life

Just as most women don’t want to be called ‘sluts’ in bed, you can’t just use those ‘sexy’ lines from porn and nor can you expect your partner to do the same.

FACT: Adult movies are scripted and just sound fake in real like. Dirty talk is a skill you have to learn for it to be effective and sexy. Trying out porno lines can just make you sound creepy or stupid.

And dirty talk done well doesn’t sound like a porno, it sounds honest and assertive. It should be natural and personal to you and your partner.

Myth #19: Good cunnilingus only takes a minute

Most heterosexual porn scenes will include a small section where the woman gets to enjoy some oral action. But, in the main, this is limited to a minute at most and generally involves some enthusiastic lapping action.

FACT: Most women love oral sex just as much as guys love a blowjob and, for many, this is their opportunity to cum.

Of course, it varies by individual but, good cunnilingus takes time to do right.

Myth #20: Spanking is fine

We’re not talking BDSM porn here but the kind of spanking that happens in a lot of adult movies.

The guy is pounding away or gripping the ass of his female co-star as she rides him cowboy style and, out of nowhere, he slaps her hard on the ass.

FACT: Spanking can hurt and if you do it unexpectedly or a little too hard then you can guarantee that your partner will take exception to it.

Some women are vehemently against the idea altogether and you may end up putting an abrupt end to your action.

If you want to experiment with spanking then it’s best to start small or to talk about it with your partner first.

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Image via Flickr.

Myths About Bodies in Porn

And it’s not just the sex which is always perfect and easy in porn movies but the bodies on display are often capable of some super-human feats.

So, notwithstanding the fact that most mainstream porn studios only use tall, muscled and beautiful actors, we wanted to know the truth behind some other tropes of the business.

Myth #21: Men can achieve impressive ejaculation

Not ALL porn movies depict this but there are plenty of examples of cum scenes where men can spurt an enormous quantity of ejaculate over great distances.

In fact, next to penis-size comparisons, this is one of the biggest areas of concern for young men growing up.

Is my cum normal? Am I producing enough? Can I make it shoot further?

FACT: The average male ejaculate is about a teaspoon but this can vary enormously by individual. As can the speed and distance that it comes out.

Some men produce what seems to be gallons of the stuff which can travel several metres whilst others just seem to ooze a tiny amount.

And it can look pretty different too. For most men, it’s a smooth cream-colored texture whilst others have lumpy greyish cum or even just clear fluid.

Just remember that a lot of cum scenes in porn movies are ‘enhanced’ to make it look like there is a greater volume of cum than there actually is.

Myth #22: Anal sex just ‘happens’

If you enjoy watching backdoor action in porn then you’ll know just how easy it is to persuade a co-star to have anal sex.

There’s no begging or pleading beforehand or waiting for your birthday and it can happen spontaneously with no effort.

That’s got to be true, huh?

FACT: Butts have an important job to do and although they can be a lot of fun to use for sex, their primary mission is to rid your body of crap. Which means that you need to make sure you’re ready for anal sex first.

If you don’t clean it and not eat or drink for a few hours beforehand then you run the risk of having some pretty dirty backdoor sex.

And anal sex is certainly something which needs a bit of prep and lube first.

Myth #23: Size Matters

It’s one of the most common myths that porn perpetuates and one which gives a lot of guys a big complex.

If you’ve watched a lot of XXX scenes with close ups of mammoth cocks then you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is all a woman wants.

Some women love it, some don’t and many women just couldn’t handle anything above average.

Fact: The average size of penis is around 5” to 5.5”and (medically) you’re considered ‘normal between 4.5” and 6.5”.

A LOT of porn movies are made using stars that have massive dicks (at least 7” long) but there’s also plenty of content featuring more typical sizes.

This is particularly true now that amateur porn is so abundant.

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Myth #24: All vaginas look alike

There’s been a weird explosion of women who are having cosmetic surgery on their vaginas and this is in no small part down to the influence of porn.

Female porn stars are doing it too.

They’re having their labias trimmed, fattened up or rejuvenated and even liposuction on their pubic mounds. Some are having their vaginal lips reduced whilst others want botox-like injections to keep their vaginas looking youthful!!

FACT: Porn has long been criticized for its unhealthy influence on body image and this one is certainly not helping.

There is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ vagina but some adult movie stars like to go the extra mile to look good on camera.

Normal vaginas vary massively in terms of shape, size, color and this applies to every aspect including the labia, clitoris and clitoral hood.

Myth #25: Everyone is waxed, shaven and plucked smooth

Along the same lines as the last myth, the porn industry is equally to blame (it seems) for the popularity of smooth looking genitals.

Over the last 30 years, the porn industry has been gradually adopted a clean shaven, waxed look.

Go back the porn of the 1970s and 1980s and you’ll find that both men and women sport full bushes. During the 1990s, trimming and shaping was very much the fashion whilst the noughties introduced fully bald genitals.

There are several reasons for this including elements of hygiene but the most crucial is to do with aesthetics.

With porn being filmed in full HD and the fashion for close-up shots, directors have been keen to show audiences as much detail as possible.

Of course, there is also the fact that cocks look bigger when you can see the whole length down to the balls.

FACT: In reality, adults sport a full range of pubic styles and although the full natural bush might be rarity to find these days, you can expect hairy pussies and balls.

Most people adopt at least a basic approach to grooming in the downstairs department and know that they’re more likely to get some head if they keep on top of their jungle.

Myth #26: Men can have penetrative sex for ages

Porn stars are paid to have sex on camera on demand and this can require them to perform stamina-sapping feats of endurance.

This is yet another example of where audiences are left feeling inadequate as they try to compete with porn stars who can go at it for (seemingly) hours.

FACT: Men are hardwired to cum as quickly as possible and the average time ‘on the job’ is around 5.4 minutes.

Yes, from initial penetration to ejaculation, men take under six minutes to shoot their load. In fact, there have been studies to support the claim that three in four men cum in under two minutes at least half of the time!

The bottom line is that porn scenes are often filmed over the course of a full day and whilst scenes can look as though they’re continuous they’re actually the result of clever editing and production.

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All men can jackhammer for hours, right?

Myth #27: Erections stay rock-hard for ages

Another myth perpetuated by porn is that guys can stay hard for hours.

FACT: There’s no hard (!) and fast rules about how long a man can have an erection for and this can certainly be affected by what kind of sexual activities he’s involved in.

However, the average man can maintain an erection anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour.

But remember, porn filming take place over the course of a several hours which means those erections you see can be one of multiple takes.

It’s also not unusual for ‘stunt cocks’ to be used or even for professional assistance to be given to encourage a longer erection.

Myth #28: That All Boobs Are Massive

It’s a controversial subject within the industry and something that can divide fans into two camps.

Some audiences are turned off by fake boobs whilst others like them as big as possible.

FACT: ‘Classic’ porn boobs used to be pretty easy to spot but surgeons these days have mastered the fine art of making bigger tits look more natural.

However, guys need to accept that most real life boobs just aren’t THAT big.

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Warning: Porn boobs (like cocks) are bigger than they appear. Image via XNXX.

Myth #29: That all men have great stamina

Some porn movies show guys (and girls) having sex for long periods.

And fans are lead to believe that all porn performers must have super-human stamina to be able to keep going.

FACT: As we’ve already alluded to, filming allows porn stars to take breaks. Those mammoth scenes you watch are rarely filmed in one take.

Myths About Porn Stars

And finally, what about all those ‘facts’ we think we know about the stars of the adult movie business?

Aren’t they all just exploited sex addicts who earn a shit ton of money for having big dicks?

Think again….

Myth #30: Porn Stars Earn a Fortune

The porn industry, particularly in the United States, often only gets mainstream media attention when it comes around to awards season. Which means that the general public really only catch the big names on the glitzy and glamorous red carpets of the AVN and XBiz Annual events.

So, it stands to reason to think that all porn stars must be rich, right?

FACT: Whilst there are plenty of porn stars who are mega wealthy, the industry isn’t as rewarding as you’d think.

Just like with Hollywood actors, the A-listers of the porn world are earning a lot of money for their on-screen work but also because of additional business ventures.

For adult film stars, this can include merchandising, promotional work and book deals. Alongside their film work, this means that some porn performers can be earning millions.

For most, porn is just a job and though it might be an enjoyable way to pay the bills, they’re not earning that much more than the average salary.

On average, a male porn performer can earn $500-$600 per day whilst women can earn more depending on what the scenes require of them.

Sounds like a small fortune but these guys generally aren’t making films every day of the week.

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Myth #31: Porn stars are only psychologically damaged

There’s long been held the notion that anyone who works in the sex industry must only be doing so because they’ve been the victim of some kind of abuse. Whether that’s prostitution or porn, some people would rather believe that this is true.

FACT: There’s no hiding the fact that some performers have abuse in their past but evidence suggest that this is no more than in the general population.

If people find the idea of sexual abuse shocking (and they SHOULD) then they should look at the root causes of this rather then resulting careers that victims of abuse go on to achieve.

The disturbing fact is that (globally) it is estimated that one in four women experience violence by an intimate partner before they are aged 24. And this rises to one in three for their whole lifetime.

Which means that a third of women could be said to be ‘damaged’ by this abuse but nobody points the finger of shame at the healthcare sector and tries to correlate a link!

Myth #32: You can’t have a long career in porn.

The general perception of porn stars is that once you’ve made a few films, you’re thrown to the kerb.

FACT: Working in the porn industry is hard and demands the kind of lifestyle which tends to suit younger people.

Just like the mainstream movie business, the hours can be pretty unsociable and work can be intermittent.

Many porn stars just don’t enjoy the lifestyle or the unreliability of bookings.

Some quite because they have children and don’t want to raise a family whilst working in the industry.

Yet more are forced out because of the stigma that working in the adult entertainment business  creates around them. Whether they are being judged by family, friends or both the pressures on porn stars can be pretty intense.

Which is why a lot of adult performers only date within the industry; few people can really understand the level of scrutiny and judgement they are under.

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Celebrity porn couple, Joanna Angel and Small Hands. Image via Burned Angel.

Myth #33: That porn stars are all stupid

For some reason when people hold down jobs which are based on their looks or physical prowess then the natural assumption is that they’re stupid.

FACT: Though there are no stats on this, there are hundreds of examples of porn stars who hold degrees or who are trained professionals in other areas before (and after) they joined or left the industry.

Shy Love, for example, has two Masters Degrees and Joanna Angel has a B.A. in English Literature,. Whilst Asia Carrera has an IQ of 156 and was a prodigy piano player playing Carnegie Hall twice before she was 15!

Not only that but as self-employed people, adult performers are often (effectively) running their own businesses. Many create and market their own content as well as go on to establish very successful revenue streams based on their brand.

Myth #34: Porn stars are all on drugs

This belief probably stems from the Golden Age of Porn (1969-1984) when the industry was some sort of hedonist’s playground.

Just like any creative industry during the 1970s and early 1980s, there is no doubt that plenty of performers, producers and other cast and crew would partake in some recreational drugs.

FACT: Since the mid-1980s, the porn industry has one of the strictest policies on drug use that you can find in the whole of the United States. As a heavily regulated industry and one which doesn’t need any negative attention, there is zero tolerance on all sets. Period.

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Drugs aren’t tolerated in the porn industry.

Myth #35: That porn stars are all riddled with disease

Just like the drugs issue, there is a belief that the sex industry in general is crammed with performers who are promiscuous hedonists.

FACT: Since the outbreak of HIV in the adult industry in the 1980s and 1990s, STI testing in the industry has become standard. Performers voluntarily use the Performer Availability Screening Services (PASS) system to log sexual activity and to complete regular testing.

So, whilst porn stars may have more sex than the average person, the bottom line is that they are probably far more aware of their STI status and that of their partners than the general population.

Myth #36: Porn stars are sex addicts

Just because your job is having sex must mean you are an addict, right?

FACT: This myth is a funny one because nobody would ever say this about any other profession. Are teachers education addicts? And cab drivers, are they addicted to cars?

Porn stars are actors and their jobs requires them to ‘perform’. It’s just that they need to use their genitals to do so.

Sure, there are some porn stars who are naturally hornier than others but, in the main, most adult film performers have pretty normal sex lives. Really.

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Having sex for a living doesn’t make you an addict.

Myth #37: All male porn stars use Viagra and Cialis

Because porn depicts men as studs who say hard for hours on end and who can have sex on demand, the natural assumption is that they’re on ED drugs.

FACT: The ability to get hard, stay hard and cum on demand is part o the job of being a porn star.

Some men can do it, most can’t which is why there are so few male performers around.

Viagra and Cialis can diminish the natural ability to perform and can lead to side effects which would effectively end your career.

We’re not saying that NO porn star ever hasn’t used ED drugs but the vast majority do not and would not.

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Myth #38: Porn stars are all exploited

And finally, the porn industry has always had a bad reputation for being an exploitative one.

And with good reason.

There are multiple high-profile examples of how women in particular have been coerced and pressured in the past to appear in porn movies.

But is this still the case?

FACT: In the United States, at least, the process of employing porn performers to appear on camera is another heavily regulated one. Model release forms are required to be signed for all acts which take place on film and must be agreed with mutual consent with all performers in advance.

Of course, simply signing a form doesn’t preclude coercion but there are plenty of studios creating adult content these days who are working to strict ethical standards of production.

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