Former porn star Bree Olson has a warning for women who are thinking about entering the industry

More than half of British adults admit to watching online pornography (the real figure could be much higher) and there's clearly a lot of money to be made in the industry.

But Bree Olson, who worked in porn for six years, has a very stark warning for anyone thinking about starting a new career in the industry.

I send a very strong message to young girls - don't do porn.

Olson got into the industry as a 19-year-old student after being attracted by the huge paychecks available and finally quit when she was 25 - sacrificing a salary that sometimes saw her earn $60,000 (£42,000) a month.

In a new video with YouTube channel Real Women Real Stories she has been sharing her experiences of life in the industry and life after it.

The words are something I didn't expect to affect me in my everyday life. When I go out, I feel as if I'm wearing 'slut' across my forehead.

The names that people have called me. It's as if you could take out those names and print them and put them on a ribbon around my whole body - all those things people have written about me online - that's how I feel when I walk out on the street.

Olson, who is now forging a career as a "mainstream" actress, says she's really struggle with the lack of acceptance people have shown her past.

There are days to weeks at a time where I don't leave my house because I don't feel like facing the world that has been created out there for me.

I get so disappointed when I go out and meet a new friend and it turns out they don't want to be my friend any more.

Sometimes it's just easier for me not to leave the house.

While she says a return to the industry could see her earn something like $20,000 just for one video - she says the vile things written about her and the way society now treats her just makes it not worthwhile.

People treat me as if I am a paedophile, they don't treat me like an ex-sex worker, they treat me like I would somehow be damaging to children.

When the interviewer asks her how she would actually like to be treated, Olson breaks down in tears.

I don't think it'll ever happen. That's why I don't think about it.

Her full video makes for difficult watching at times but serves to highlight the life-long repercussions of the decision she made as a 19-year-old.

Watch the full video below:


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