Ep. 59 | I’m in the Sex Industry

The adult entertainment industry is more popular and more mainstream than ever. But working in such a sexually charged field still greatly affects the personal lives of those who work in that field. On this episode of True Life, you’ll meet three young people attempting to maintain normality outside of their very unusual work places.

Rebekah loves her job for a company that produces amateur-style X-rated videos. Unfortunately, she fears that guys don’t think of her as relationship material because of her career. Tired of being alone, Rebekah sets out to find a man who will love her for who she is. She tries Speed Dating, but all the guys there have the typical response of assuming she’s only interested in sex and nothing more. Next, Rebekah attends a porn convention for work and hopes she might find a boyfriend in the industry. Unfortunately, the only cute guys are the gay porn stars. She is able to find a cute new girl to star in her company’s movies, which leads to getting her own office. But even with all her success, Rebekah wishes she had someone to share her joy with.

Aaron is a straight guy who just happens to do gay porn. He views it as just a job — and it doesn’t hurt that gay porn pays nearly ten times what straight porn does! However, he hates that he has to hide his career from his conservative family and decides to make the trip to Pennsylvania to tell them about it. At first, his sister and his cousin (and father figure) are very taken aback by his announcement. They worry about what people will think of Aaron and whether or not he’s really gay. After giving them a few weeks to come to terms with this bombshell, Aaron returns home again only to be blown off by his cousin. Fortunately, his sister is a little more understanding and says she’ll support him no matter what he does. He even gets her to admit that she’d probably hook up with a girl if someone paid her ten thousand dollars too!

Shawntelle is the host of a racy college radio show that’s based on her own adventurous sex life. For the first time in her life, she’s falling in love and wants to remain monogamous. This might make her talk show significantly less interesting, a fact her co-host continues to remind her of. Shawntelle attempts to keep things interesting while remaining faithful to her boyfriend Levi by buying her first vibrator and talking all about that experience on the air. Unfortunately, all of her hard work and stress might be for nothing, as Levi confesses that he’s just not looking for anything serious. Shawntelle may be single again, but she’s decided that she’s not going to have the revolving door of hookups that used to make her show so saucy. She’ll still have lots of adventurous sex — just not with as many partners!

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