IMPORTANT & USEFUL INFORMATION TO HELP YOU MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR CAREER
In general, it’s a good idea to check with the studio about their pubic hair preference – natural, trimmed or removed but no matter what their preference is, it’s always important to make sure no shaving rash is visible.
It’s great practice to make sure you have no waxing rashes, cold sores or haemorrhoids and that your finger and toenails are cut short and are clean.
You should try not to drastically change or alter your image or appearance before your shoot. This includes dying or bleaching your hair, new tattoos/piercings or any cosmetic enhancements as the director will be expecting you to look as you did when he offered you the shoot(s).
We would recommend that you always visit and study the website(s) owned by the studio before you accept an offer to shoot with them. Take careful note of the kind of sex depicted on the site so there are no surprises and speak with the director if you still have questions.
Always try to get plenty of rest the night before your shoot, in every shoot you will be expected to deliver a visible cum-shot and a good nights sleep and no masturbating the night before can really help to make this happen.
It’s also great to have a good attitude and it’s always NECESSARY to be able to get and maintain an erection. Once again, plenty of sleep will really help you to have lots of energy and to get that all important erection.
The Legal Stuff:
To help you prepare and to get the most out of the studios who film with you, we have set out below some really important and useful information to make sure that you are well prepared for your scenes and to make the best of your work as a Porn Actor.
You are very likely going to be asked to provide valid photographic, Government Issued Identification as proof of your age – Passport, National ID Card and/or your driver’s licence which can be provisional or full. In some cases such as shoots done at home, you might be required to photograph the ID and to send this in advance. Below is an example of how your ID should be photographed.
You will be asked to sign a Performer Release Form and 18 USC 2257 declaration. You should read both documents carefully but briefly, the Performer Release Form will talk about consent, general health, sexual health and acknowledge who owns the photos taken and the video footage captured during the shoot whereas, the 18 USC 2257 declaration is a sworn statement.
If for any reason you are unable to attend the shoot(s), always contact the studio as soon as possible. Very often a shoot can be rescheduled and letting the studio know will enable them to consider the other model(s) involved and to make alternative arrangements. The absolute wrong thing to do is to simply not turn up.
Generally studios do not publish their fees and prefer to discuss fees in person with you. However, as a guide only, fees are normally not less than 200 EURO. It’s vital that you discuss fees before accepting offers of work and agree when and how the fee will be paid.
Some studios offer to buy amateur content from you which is typically shot in the comfort of your own home. Fees for this type of content reflect the fact that no travel or overnights are necessary and you can often film it whenever it is convenient for you. As a guide only, fees are normally not less than 50 EURO.
The approach studios take to travel can also be different but in general, studios will either pay and arrange travel on your behalf or refund the costs together with the fees. Try always to have enough money to arrange and to pay for your own travel, this will show the studio that you are professional, organised and help to ensure that you don’t lose out on offer to shoot with the studio.
Each studio will have their own solution to accommodation when it is required. In general, studios will either have accommodation, an apartment, a model house for example or the studio will book hotel accommodation on your behalf. You should expect accommodation to be paid for or provided by the studio however meals can often be your responsibility. It’s always a good idea to ask the director for details of the accommodation and about meals and to check that the accommodation is suitable for your needs, safe and comfortable.
Sexual & General Health:
Responsible studios will require you to complete a sexual health statement and to declare your sexual health status which includes your HIV status. One important way to show how professional you are is to have regular sexual health tests and to always ask your clinic to provide you with a certificate which sets out each test taken and the results. Many of the larger studios will cover the cost of the certificate but check first.
We strongly recommend that you ask to be made aware of procedures in place to help limit the spread of COVID-19. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 you should contact the studio before you set-off to cancel the arrangements that you have made.
Based on expert medical advice if you have been diagnoses with Type 1 Diabetes or Asthma, we strongly recommend that you should turn down any offer of work and contact the director to discuss options in the future.
To protect you, at the very minimum studios should have in place the following practices.
- Your temperature and the temperate of all those involved should be taken upon arrival.
- Hand Sanitiser should be available for the duration of your time at the studio/on set.
- There must be facilities available to wash your hands with soap and hot water.
- You and all of those involved should be given time regularly to wash your hands and apply hand sanitiser.
- To prevent the spread of COVID-19 we recommend that studios operate a ˜NO MOUTH to MOUTH KISSING” Policy which medical experts strongly advise.
Our guidance is based on 14-years in the adult entertainment industry, long-term partnerships with gay adult studios across the world and expert medical advice where appropriate.