Will the porn industry come back and bite me

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    Apr 22, 2012 12:05 PM GMT
    Im thinking about going into porn, i really need the money but worried if i do this it might come and bite me in the ass for any career move i want to make, such as if i wanted to join the military (which is something im looking at) would me going into the adult industry impact this,
    i also see porn sites about army guys doing stuff for money so if this site is true it shouldnt really matter right ? anyway any comments would be awesome as very confused about the matter

    many thanks :-))
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    Apr 22, 2012 1:29 PM GMT
    I dont know which army you would be joining (your location says London)... so I dont know the rules. I dont think its likely to be seen as a great thing.... These army guys may not really be army guys - there's no way to prove it, it's just that they are on these websites.

    There are some careers where it wont matter - but many places will give you the boot if you have acted in ways that don't fit with the corporate/organizational image. Doing porn is often frowned upon. And its 2012 so finding you on the internet is usually not more than a few clicks away.

    There have got to be better ways of making money than being in porn. Just my opinion! Choose wisely and think of the long term! icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 22, 2012 1:31 PM GMT
    If you're that worried about it now then it's probably something you shouldn't do. Something in the back of your mind is telling you that it's not a good idea. Humans have a habit of not listening to their instincts when the bell goes off. More often then not, ignoring such signals is what gets us in trouble hence why we have regrets for certain actions. Just saying.

    If without a doubt you can see no reason why you shouldn't do porn and will feel happy about it, then by all means, do it and be confident with your decision in knowing you'll have no regrets. Weigh out the pros and cons and see if it's something you can weather.

    Best of luck to you.
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    Apr 22, 2012 1:37 PM GMT
    Yea it would bite you in the ass

    If you hid it upon your enlistment they could kick you out for fraudulent enlistment

    Any kind of backround investigation, for expample a security clearance would pull it up
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    Apr 22, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    You can't control what is on the internet once it is on there. The money seems so grand but in reality is it really worth it?
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    Apr 22, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    thanks for the reply, for a bit i just thought yeah its a way to make money etc, but if it will harm my future im not sure on it, do you think this includes cam4 as i do that sometimes
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    Apr 22, 2012 1:46 PM GMT
    msuNtx said You can't control what is on the internet once it is on there. The money seems so grand but in reality is it really worth it?
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    Apr 22, 2012 2:04 PM GMT

    Gym,

    It's all about how badly you need the money. If you are 24 years old and contemplating doing porn which may damage your career prospects in the future, it shows people that you desperately need the money.

    If that's the case, join the army immediately.

    You don't need an elite level of fitness to join.

    http://www.army.mod.uk/join/20068.aspx

    The sooner you join, the sooner you can start to earn a solid income.



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    Apr 22, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    If you were serving in the UK armed forces and you were identified as a serving sailor/marine/soldier/airman appearing in a porn film (straight or gay), your conduct might well fail the 'Service Test' of the Armed Forces Code of Social Conduct and you might find yourself subject to disciplinary action. If you were to appear in a porn film prior to joining the armed forces, the same would not apply. Incidentally, I think the regulations are similar in the US armed forces.

    Other than that, it is really a matter of personal choice. While the UK may not be as socially conservative as certain parts of the US, there is still a certain stigma attached to working in porn from certain sections of society, but with the advent of internet porn, far less so than was the case even a decade ago.

    My only advice would be, if you are going to do it, put in a good performance.

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    Apr 22, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    gymfreak1987 saidthanks for the reply, for a bit i just thought yeah its a way to make money etc, but if it will harm my future im not sure on it, do you think this includes cam4 as i do that sometimes

    Cam4 is kinda safe, but beware of people who record you there. Those assholes can post up your vid somewhere... icon_surprised.gif
  • slimnmuscly

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    Apr 22, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    You're right to think about the risks porn could pose to your career before doing it. And if you want to keep your military options open, you should absolutely look into what the code of conduct says about it.

    But it's also worth putting the stories you hear about porn ruining people's careers in perspective. You never hear about the people whose porn careers didn't bite them in the ass, because they're getting on with their lives. So that skews your view of the aggregate of people's experiences.

    I escorted from 2001 to 2004 and did a little porn -- one studio production and some amateur Internet video. I was on the DVD cover with Michael Brandon, a huge porn star (though we weren't in a scene together other than B-roll footage), and the video was nominated for a Gay VN Award, and I do know of at least one person who stumbled across it on the Internet.

    Before coming out about my colorful past in November and resuming escorting a few weeks later, I was "retired" for seven-and-a-half years and worked my way into a career that required me to be a semi-public figure who got photographed at lots of high-profile events in my city (Houston). (I was the art critic and a society reporter at the Houston Chronicle, the last daily newspaper standing in the city.)

    I was always waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it never did, even though I knew for a fact there were pictures and video "out there," including at least one muscle worship video on YouTube that a client shot in the pre-YouTube era.

    Now, I came out as part of an ongoing performance artwork that's kind of complicated and doesn't really apply to your situation -- for starters, I deliberately gave the paper ample grounds to fire me, which it did, and went on a 10,000-mile road trip -- but here's what might:

    After I got back to Houston, the publisher of a new arts magazine hired me as visual arts editor after being overwhelmed with calls and emails telling him he should hire me. This support came both from prominent people in the art community who either didn't give a shit or thought it was cool and -- crucially -- from people who weren't really comfortable with it but whose respect I had earned sufficiently that they were eager to have me back covering the art scene.

    Now, obviously, the military and the art world are two very different places. But even discounting for that, I think it suggests that, in my city at least, sex workers may be more or less where gays were not so long ago, when sodomy was illegal but people were starting to say, "I don't agree with it, but it's his business and he does a good job, so let him be."

    I can't know how things would play out with you -- whether you'd be outed in the first place; whether hiding your past would start to wear on you, as it did on me; whether you'd be in a place where you'd sufficiently proven yourself to the people who mattered to give you a shot.

    But if you do porn or any other form of sex work, always keep at the forefront of your mind how you're going to transition out of it. Use it to subsidize the skills that will help you make that transition and possibly win you the crucial allies you need. (You'll also be better off, and a better person, during your sex-work career. The most fucked-up sex workers I've met were the ones who didn't have anything else going on.)

    You might want to see if there are companies that will let you do scenes masked -- though I wonder if it's less money -- a-la the Muscle Mafia (http://www.themusclemafia.com/). Also, when I was first considering whether to do porn I got the studio that was interested in me to let me work on the crew of a shoot to see what it was like and get a sense of what the experience might be like. You might want to consider doing that before taking the plunge. Good luck whatever you decide.
  • monet

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    Apr 22, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    There is a way that you can earn money by having sex without it ending up on the internet. It is called prostitution.
  • calibro

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    Apr 22, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    depends on what you plan on doing with your life. if it involves government money or a wholesome company image, then yes, it will bite you. if you want to be a tattoo artist probably not a biggie.
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    Apr 22, 2012 3:11 PM GMT
    Go serve your country first, then see where you are with your thoughts when you're done.
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    Apr 22, 2012 3:22 PM GMT
    Definitely. Especially as more and more your history is digitized forever online, it'll be a very simple thing for someone searching your name to find out things about your online past, including porn.
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    Apr 22, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    gymfreak1987 saidIm thinking about going into porn, i really need the money but worried if i do this it might come and bite me in the ass for any career move i want to make, such as if i wanted to join the military (which is something im looking at) would me going into the adult industry impact this,
    i also see porn sites about army guys doing stuff for money so if this site is true it shouldnt really matter right ? anyway any comments would be awesome as very confused about the matter

    many thanks :-))


    MM a close friend of mine produces the 'army' porn. and uh no those boys are in army drag....they even recreate barracks and tents for the shoots. They buy the uniforms on craigslist and the guns at gun shows.

    Nothing is certain to be forever but DEATH TAXES and GAY PORN

  • slimnmuscly

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    Apr 22, 2012 5:52 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    slimnmuscly said
    Before coming out about my colorful past in November and resuming escorting a few weeks later, I was "retired" for seven-and-a-half years and worked my way into a career that required me to be a semi-public figure who got photographed at lots of high-profile events in my city (Houston). (I was the art critic and a society reporter at the Houston Chronicle, the last daily newspaper standing in the city.).

    I remember reading about this.
    You're famous---er---notorious----er---something.


    Yeah, I kind of am, in a very small-time sense. But what's great is that my new publication is happy to own the fame, notoriety or somethingness and run with it. This is how we announced my hiring, Texts from Hillary-style:

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  • CarbGoggles

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    Apr 22, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    I am in the US military and work in an environment that requires security clearances. As long as nothing you did was illegal and you did it before the military, you shouldn't have any issues. If you continued with it after you join, that could be problematic. I worked with a chick that did porn before she joined. Her past had no bearing on her security clearance. However, she did have to deal with a high degree of douche bags gossiping about her behind her back.

    The probability of doing gay porn and it haunting you later in the military is high. If you're great at your job and people like you, the haunting will be short lived. The military is like high school only we get paid and all of our medical/ dental is covered.
  • str8hardbody9

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    Apr 22, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    msuNtx said You can't control what is on the internet once it is on there. The money seems so grand but in reality is it really worth it?


    I totally agree. DO NOT DO IT!! Go find a decent job.
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    Apr 22, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    medic232 saidYea it would bite you in the ass

    If you hid it upon your enlistment they could kick you out for fraudulent enlistment

    Any kind of backround investigation, for expample a security clearance would pull it up


    Does the question 'Are you now or have you ever been a porn actor' appear on armed forces application forms? I doubt it. You cannot be held accountable for hiding information that was not required in the first place.

    As for security vetting, sexual conduct questions might be included in vetting interviews for very high security clearances, but I doubt they would feature in routine vetting questionnaires.
  • CarbGoggles

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    Apr 22, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    You should perhaps reconsider a career in the military. We have jizz bags like this guy...
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    Apr 22, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    Knowing how things shot on celluloid circulate around the Internet, it could come back to bite you in the ass in some form. Posting a pic of you fully or partially clothed or talking about something ambiguous on YouTube is one thing but doing porn and knowing that it will be recorded and photographed and circulated on DVD and/or the Internet is a whole different story.
  • jimjock

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    Apr 22, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    P,

    Search engines are only going to get stronger!

    J.
  • A_1991

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    Apr 22, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    don't do it if you are worried it is going to bite you in the ass.