This British porn star has explained what being in the industry is really like

Friday 29 July 2016 13:00
Celebrities

It may be a job looked down upon by many, disparaged by sections of society and not something lots of people would openly admit to – but British porn star Carly Rae Summers wants to change perceptions of her industry.

The 23-year-old studied fashion at university, but instead of turning to an office job like most graduates she turned to adult entertainment.

She’s now making a new documentary for BBC Three called Why I Chose Porn where she hopes people will “watch it and understand the choice I’ve made”.

Carly Rae, real name Jade, has also explained in a blog post why she loves the job and the opportunities it’s given her.

She explained some of the difficulties she's faced:

There can be difficult moments on set, like when the film catches me in a moment of panic after a shoot. I also talk about getting injured by a well-endowed man because I didn’t warm up properly. But it’s very rare that I’m in situations like that.

Some of the great things about it:

Not only has porn helped shape me as an individual, it has taught me things sex education didn’t. I know the girls we see in magazines and on TV have been altered to perfection and that my body is normal.

And, ultimately, why she’s stayed in the industry:

I’m in control of my life, and the decisions I make along the way. I’m my own boss. I decide what shoots I do and don’t undertake with no pressure from a third party. All these positives outweigh any negatives.

Jade: Why I Chose Porn will be on BBC Three on 2 August.

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