Pornstar shares what you have to do to get into adult industry
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Getting into porn might seem like an easy way to make a fast bit of cash - especially when you wake up at 6.30am on a winter morning and have to drag yourself out of bed for the daily commute.
But it turns out there's a lot more that goes into this job than you might think.
We know this thanks to adult entertainment star and producer Demetri XXX, who spoke to LADbible to lift the veil on the x-rated career.
Demetri has been working in the industry since 2001, having left behind a successful career as a business analyst in the city.
He's starred in hundreds of movies in that time and, as well as acting, he now directs and produces films for Playboy and TVX and has even won awards for his work.
Speaking about how he got into the business, he said: "I was modelling for a while, but that wasn't bringing in as much cash as I was used to, so when my agent called and told me I could get more work if I was happy to get naked, I thought I'd give it a go.
"Before you get offered any 'proper' roles, men are sent along for a casting.
"The audition process for men is different from women, of course.
"For me, I was sent to a set, there was no camera or crew - just one woman - she had a webcam set up and there were people logged in, paying to watch.
"They were sending in requests asking us to do things - telling us what positions to do, where to put what, etc.
"The main purpose of that process is to see if a man can get wood on demand. Loads of guys think they can, but when they're actually there they crumble.
"It's pretty daunting and it's definitely not for everyone."
For Demetri, it was clear he was cut out for a job in porn, as he added: "It was quite easy. The woman was attractive, it was new and exciting. I enjoyed it.
"It was much more chilled than making a film. It's a good way to see if you're a fit for the industry and the industry is a good fit for you."
But before you go writing your resignation letters, Demetri offers a sobering word of warning about packing it all in for porn.
"People think I have the best job in the world, and I'd say five percent of the time, I do," he explained.
"But it's also a lot of hard work. It's not like having sex with your girlfriend or whatever... everything is done to make the finished product look good.
"Sometimes there can be 20 or 30 people hanging around on set while you're trying to have sex - it's getting stopped and started, the positions you do are designed to look good on camera but aren't necessarily what you'd like to do at home. There's all these things.
"Obviously when it's good, it's great. You turn up, the woman is stunning and you get along, the director is your mate, there's a really good vibe, and, yeah, then it's great.
"But that's not the majority of the time, by any means."
In short, it's like any other job - even having sex can feel like a slog when you're doing it for money.
Featured Image Credit: Credit: Demetri XXX/PA
Topics: Sex and Relationships