The Hardest Thing About Being A Male Pornstar

The Hardest Thing About Being A Male Pornstar

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By Miles Holden on September 17, 2012

Susannah Breslin, Forbes columnist, interviewed a few male pornstars last April and managed to uncover some of the hardships that come with fucking for a living. Here are some of the insightful tips she was able to come up with.

You would think that it’s the best easiest job in the world, but work is work no matter who you’re putting your dick into and if there’s one thing that helps no matter what you do for a living, it’s to get along with your co-workers:

 “The hardest thing about being a male porn star is convincing your female co-workers that you are an interesting, well-rounded, fun guy who they might consider dating in a parallel universe after a few drinks,” pornstar Brandon Iron says.

Remember the good ol’ adage “don’t fuck eat where you shit,” well that holds doubly true for pornstars for whom it can be difficult to separate the personal from the professional:

“[The hardest thing is] having a relationship with a significant other,” pornstar Jeremy Steele says. “The first time I told a girl I was in porn she disconnected her phone number the same night, and I never saw or heard from her again.”

Perception is everything. Not only does it pay to have your co-workers like you, but you have to be aware of the “brand” you’re selling and manage it well:

Dave Cummings may be the oldest working porn star on the planet. At 72, he’s appeared in “The Sopornos 2″ and directs his own series, “Sugar Daddy.” On the one hand, Cummings owns a niche market. On the other hand, his age can be an impediment. Sometimes, Cumming says, he worries his coworkers would “prefer working with a younger guy than me.”Adult film actors Isabel Caruso (left) and Dave Cummings joke around as they arrive at the 24th annual Adult Video News Awards Show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center January 13, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It’s easy to laugh about how getting a hard-on is one of the hardest things about being a male pornstars, but it’s no joke:

“The most difficult part about being a male porn star is the hard-on. They have to get it up and off on cue essentially and all the while in between maintain [it] for two to three hours. This must be done under the most difficult of circumstances, including not being attracted to their female co-star, having sex in the most uncomfortable settings, i.e. on hard surfaces, cold/hot weather, etc., and/or having to stop frequently for direction or shot setups. They have to be in great shape in order to perform. It all adds up to being the most difficult job in porn, in my opinion,” says pornstar and director Seymour Butts.

Don’t panic though, if being a male pornstar is your dream job, it’s not all hardship:

“I guess the hardest thing about being a male performer is … um … I don’t know,” pornstar James Deen says. “My job is pretty easy.”

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