Porn stars speak out

Porn stars speak out

Warning: Explicit content

These stories from porn performers follow on from our article about online program "The Sex Factor." Click here to read the article.

Female Performers recount incidents of physical violence against them in pornography.

Alexa Milano: ”My first movie I was treated very rough by 3 guys. They pounded on me, gagged me with their penises, and tossed me around like I was a ball! I was sore, hurting and could barely walk. My insides burned and hurt so badly. I could barely pee and to try to have a bowel movement was out of the question. I was hurting so bad from the physical abuse from these 3 male porn stars.” 

Jersey Jaxin: ”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.” 

Eden Alexander: (After being whipped and caned for 35 minutes) “I’ve never received a beating like that before in my life. I have permanent scars up and down the backs of my thighs. It was all things that I had consented to, but I didn’t know quite the brutality of what was about to happen to me until I was in it.”

Princess Donna: “I was crying and crying, which was not against their shooting rules. There was a male dominant and a male videographer and a female photographer. I kept looking to her to save me.”

Regan Starr: “I got the shit kicked out of me. I was told before the video – and they said this very proudly, mind you – that in this line most of the girls start crying because they’re hurting so bad . . . I couldn’t breathe. I was being hit and choked. I was really upset, and they didn’t stop. They kept filming. You can hear me say, ‘Turn the f*cking camera off’, and they kept going.”

Corina Taylor: ”When I arrived to the set I expected to do a vaginal girl boy scene. But during the scene with a male porn star, he forced himself anally into me and would not stop. I yelled at him to stop and screamed ‘No’ over and over but he would not stop. The pain became too much and I was in shock and my body went limp.”

Alexa James: ”The first shoot I did was with a man who was probably 40 and he was as thick as a soda can. He held me down and shoved it in me with no lube tearing my vagina. When I started to tear up and cry he flipped me over and continued from behind be so they wouldn’t get me crying on film. He pulled my hair and choked me over and over again even when I told him it hurt and I could barely breathe.”

Linda Lovelace: ”My initiation into prostitution was a gang rape by five men, arranged by Mr. Traynor. It was the turning point in my life. He threatened to shoot me with the pistol if I didn’t go through with it. I had never experienced anal sex before and it ripped me apart. They treated me like an inflatable plastic doll, picking me up and moving me here and there. They spread my legs this way and that, shoving their things at me and into me, they were playing musical chairs with parts of my body. I have never been so frightened and disgraced and humiliated in my life. I felt like garbage. I engaged in sex acts for pornography against my will to avoid being killed. The lives of my family were threatened.”

Genevieve: ”I had bodily fluids all over my face that had to stay on my face for ten minutes. The abuse and degradation was rough. I sweated and was in deep pain. On top of the horrifying experience, my whole body ached, and I was irritable the whole day. The director didn’t really care how I felt; he only wanted to finish the video.”

Jessi Summers: ”I also did a scene where I was put with male talent that was on my no list. I wanted to please them so I did it. He put his foot on my head and stepped on it while he was doing me from behind. I freaked out and started balling; they stopped filming and sent me home with reduced pay since they got some shot but not the whole scene.”

Many more performers also report rampant drug use, depression, trauma and suicide attempts and catching incurable sexually transmitted infections.

Jenna Presley: “It was torture for seven years. I was miserable, I was lonely. I eventually turned to drugs and alcohol…to numb my pain and get me through…and attempted suicide. I knew I wanted out, but I didn’t know how to get out.” 

Belladonna Read: “I’m not happy… I don’t like myself at all… My whole entire body feels it when I’m doing it and… I feel so — so gross. 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.”

Becca Brat: “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.”

Ashlyn Brooke: ”I honestly felt that if I had to have another strange man in my face, his hands (God knows where they’ve been all over me) him calling me his baby and having to exude some sort of forged passion for the world to see, I probably would have exploded. And what would have been stuck to the walls would have probably been nothing, just pieces of skin, bone, the brain of a robot, and what would have been left of what would have existed once as a huge and warm heart.”

Roxy: ”After only 30 movies I caught two sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes, a non-curable disease and HPV, which led to cervical cancer where I had to have half of my cervix removed. Porn destroyed my life.”

Tamra Toryn: ”As for myself, I ended up paying the price from working in the porn industry. In 2006, not even 9 months in, I caught a moderate form of dysplasia of the cervix (which is a form of HPV, a sexually transmitted disease) and later that day, I also found out I was pregnant. I had only 1 choice which was to abort the baby during my first month. It was extremely painful emotionally and physically. When it was all over, I cried my eyes out.”

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  • James Conners
    commented 2023-12-19 06:00:53 +1100
    pornography destroys everyone it touches. Casinos and slot machines do the same. They both take and take until theres nothing left of the once promising human being.
  • Gregory Higgs
    commented 2023-07-13 16:04:18 +1000
    The testimonials written here are EXACTLY the same as documented recounts of women survivors of mass rape by soldiers or invading terrorists in wartime. These are atrocities. Men have been hanged for this.
  • idontcare
    commented 2022-06-14 06:01:47 +1000
    Let’s knowing about Islam…
  • Agah Simon
    commented 2021-03-29 11:32:39 +1100
    So terrible….but it’s never too late to grow up again your life to a good finish…JESUS would never hurt you…I feel terrible because I watch porn and I’m really trying my best to get out of it….from your experiences I now know how much you all go through…it’s not as good as it looks on the screen….really sorry but if you like you can contact me here
    [email protected]
    Or WhatsApp me: +237678344575

    Would really like to have a chat with you guys….
  • Daniel Flamaropol
    commented 2021-03-24 20:50:19 +1100
    All of this sounds awful.

    If you look up Eden Alexander, there is no caning/whipping scene with her as the victim. All the videos I found were of her engaging in very brutal torture scenes against males – torturing, caning, whipping and hitting all body parts, usually until blood is drawn.

    This is very easy to research, just google her name online.

    Was that consensual? Were the males informed? Did they want it to stop? We don’t know, because only women’s voices are heard here. To get a better picture, we need 50% representation of men in porn. They are paid less, work harder and are often overlooked. Sexism and discrimination needs to stop, especially in the sex industry.
  • Tyler Baker
    commented 2019-08-05 18:00:03 +1000
    There’s no changing this-these things were ALWAYS gonna be the result. One porn star said she felt no shame at all-like it was like any job…..yet, she won’t tell her daughter what she does….
  • Shan Bubbles
    commented 2019-08-05 07:51:34 +1000
    Katie Covil, you could be right that some of these comments maybe taken out of context. But you must know, sometimes these women are kidnapped and forced into porn against their will. Therefore, they are being trafficked. Also, it’s never okay to threaten someone with a gun or any weapon to get them to do what you want.
  • Punk S
    commented 2019-03-25 02:38:39 +1100
    This is sickening. Why the fuck I watched porn. I surely will eliminate watching it from my life after reading all this.
  • Becky Earnhart
    commented 2017-09-02 13:47:14 +1000

You can defend their right to childhood

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