A Retired Priest Has Become A Porn Star And Has 'Mind-Blowing' Sex

A retired minister says he is having 'mind-blowing sex' since becoming a porn star - and couldn't care less what the Church thinks.

Norm Self has made four movies in the past two years and claims to have a more vibrant sex life than he did when he was in his 40s - despite being 85 years old.

The former clergyman from North Carolina opens up about his bizarre career change in an upcoming Channel 5 doc, OAPS On The Game: The Sex Business, and thinks older people need to be more open-minded.

Norm, who doesn't get paid for his films, said it was a friend who asked him to get involved in the adult film industry.

He said: "My housemate asked me if I'd be in a film. I was invited in and all of a sudden all this attention comes to me.

Norm says he has a better sex life than he did when he was 45. Credit: Channel 5
Norm says he has a better sex life than he did when he was 45. Credit: Channel 5

"It's almost like having a party, that's one of the things I admire about this way of doing porn.

"We are going to have sex anyway so why not make it a liberating and bonding experience instead of hiding it away in the shadows?"

And Norm doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon, saying he feels sexier than ever.

He added: "If the universe grants me another 10 years, who knows what will be happening with sex?

He was married for 28 years before he came out as gay. Credit: Channel 5
He was married for 28 years before he came out as gay. Credit: Channel 5

"My 85-year-old self is more vibrant than my 45-year-old self. It's as though my erotic energy has taken over and inhabited me."

Norm is originally from the deeply religious southern state of Alabama, in the US, and says faith was always a huge part of his life, leading him to join the clergy at the age of 18.

Several years later he met his future wife, who he was married to for 28 years but over the course of their relationship, Norm says he came to the realisation that he was, in fact, gay.

He said: "I was a campus minister and there was this parade of men saying they might be gay and asking how they'd handle it. It was 1997 when I acknowledged, 'Guess what, I'm a gay man.'"

He wants to encourage older people to have better sex. Credit: Channel 5
He wants to encourage older people to have better sex. Credit: Channel 5

The former church leader separated from his wife and moved in with a man he calls his 'housemate'. It wasn't long before another friend suggested making porn.

Although at first he worried about what people in the Church would think, he no longer lets it bother him.

He added: "I thought who might be offended and who might want to write me out of the address book, but I don't worry because that's their struggle.

"My problem with the church is that it's rare that sex is treated as a joyous part of spiritual life."

OAPS On The Game: The Sex Business airs at 10pm on Tuesday 18 June.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 5

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

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