Yes, Porn Can Be A Sensible Career Choice

Porn as a Viable Career

The adult entertainment industry brings in billions of dollars a year all around the world. From strip clubs and video shoots, to webcams and phone sex, adult entertainment is everywhere. However, despite being a massive industry that employs thousands of workers, we have this notion that it’s a last resort for the desperate, where the powerless are abused for the profit of others. While that does still happen, it is no longer the industry norm. Not only that, but one woman’s story about how she chose the porn lifestyle is getting a lot of attention.

Marta’s Story

Katia Repina is a well-known photojournalist who has been following adult film star Marta. Born and raised in Spain, Marta decided at the age of 23 to get into the adult film industry. Marta wasn’t desperate for money, she wasn’t abused as a child, and she wasn’t forced into adult film because of a lack of viable career options. She chose to get involved in the industry, and once she was there she treated it like her job.

It Really Is Just Another Career

The whole goal of porn is to give the audience glamour, glitz, and sex. Behind the scenes, though, are actors who are dealing with camera angles, personal boundaries, and chemistry. In Marta’s own words she doesn’t have sex on camera the way she does at home with a lover; when she’s on set, she’s working.

Not only is Marta working, but she is in control of herself when she’s working. She states very clearly what she will and won’t do. If a director, or even a co-star tries to push her around or makes the environment hostile, then she will not continue until they reach an understanding. Professionalism is important to her, and to her work.

Leaving It At The Office

Working in porn isn’t easy, either. It makes dating difficult, particularly when your partner knows what you do and has to come to terms with it. Marta remains secure in her choice, though, and even if her family doesn’t agree with what she’s doing, they stand by her decision. It’s like being two different people… which, if you think about it, is true for a lot of “regular” jobs too.

For more about Marta’s story (including the not-safe-for-work photo story), check out Narratively’s coverage.

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