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22 Secrets Porn Stars Will Never Tell You

There's an art to faking an orgasm.

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To get a deeper insight into an often misunderstood industry, we spoke to American porn star Miley White.

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Miley started her porn career at 18 years old after having a fascination with the sex industry from an early age. She is currently based in Australia, where the industry is comparatively small, but growing.

1. People rarely believe porn stars when they tell them what they do for a living.

ABC Family

"I once told someone what I do and they didn't believe me, so I told them I was a dolphin trainer instead and they believed it".

2. Orgasms are almost always fake.

Columbia Pictures

"Sometimes they're real, but overall they're fake because it's a job".

3. And new girls often have to be taught how to fake one.

NBC

"There's an art to it: breathe in, open your mouth slightly and close your eyes".

4. On most occasions "squirting" is also fake.

4Kids Entertainment

"Camera angles, strong pelvic floor muscles and some water create the illusion of squirting".

5. A lot of porn stars get a second job out of boredom.

NBC

"I sometimes only have to work once a week so it gives you a lot of free time. Some people are DJ's as well or just do whatever they like".

6. There's A LOT of paperwork involved.

CBS

"Just like any other job!"

7. It can get really cold on set.

Walt Disney Pictures

"Because of the noise heaters make, we can't use them, so it's freezing sometimes".

8. There are plenty of porn stars with degrees.

Disney Channel

"I only know two people in the industry who don't have a degree. I have a Masters in Social Work".

9. A lot of female stars sell their underwear online.

Columbia Pictures

"It's totally normal".

10. Costumes are REALLY expensive.

Paramount Pictures

"I have a bra and panty set that's worth more than my car".

11. Some post offices aren't too fond of porn stars.

Columbia Pictures

"I'll go in the post office with my posters rolled up and some underwear or all these DVD's to send and the person behind the counter just hates dealing with it".

12. Yes, accidents can happen.

DreamWorks Pictures

"One girl recently had a baby and accidentally lactated all over a guy during filming".

13. Plenty of porn stars don't watch their own videos.

20th Century Fox

"I think I've only watched myself once, unless I'm editing it".

14. Surprisingly enough, fans have great attention to detail.

TriStar Pictures

"I released a video and one fan noticed a pizza box in the background and politely suggested I clean it up".

15. If it's that time of the month, women can still work thanks to sponges.

Warner Bros.

"The trick is to insert a piece of make-up sponge inside to stop the flow".

16. In Australia, most porn production companies are owned by women.

E!

"It can be quite a feminist driven industry and women generally get paid more".

17. If a scene involves anal, stars will use a douche in that area before filming.

"Only before filming though".
Universal Pictures

"Only before filming though".

18. It's not uncommon to date a co-star.

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"Sometimes it's easier because they understand your work. Asa Akira met her husband on set".

19. STI tests are a regular thing.

"Every serious production will require you to have a STI test for health reasons".
HBO

"Every serious production will require you to have a STI test for health reasons".

20. Fans do recognise stars in public.

Universal Pictures

"Fans are usually very sweet and shy and they do ask for autographs".

21. The use of viagra isn't encouraged.

Cartoon Network

"You can tell when a guy uses viagra because it makes his face really red which looks bad on camera, so directors don't like it".

22. Finally, most porn stars are proud of what they do.

AMC

"We're not ashamed, it takes a lot of dedication, we can support ourselves and no, we don't hate ourselves".