GQjock saidYou can't see some impressionable young guys getting caught up in the fake illusion of it all?
It's no different than impressionable young people getting caught up in the allure of "legitimate" acting. We see the fallout from that here in Hollywood every day; many of the young people who come to Hollywood with stars in their eyes end up waiting tables, driving cabs, or (often enough) becoming homeless, or going back to their homes in Iowa or Ohio or Indiana and getting a job in a steel mill, that until recently was a good chance at work, but not anymore with the rust belt economy falling apart. We see more shattered dreams and egos thanks to Hollywood aspirations than we do from porn acting, because those who have those stars in their eyes are usually dissuaded from entering the business by the producers themselves.
Make no mistake; working on-camera as an adult entertainer is HARD WORK. If you can't perform sexually, for a long period of time, in front of a crew of bored strangers in the way the director wants, the first time, every time, you don't survive. The impetus to get the work finished quickly is the main driving force on-set, and those who don't perform, for whatever reason, are quickly let go, as there are PLENTY of young men in the wings who are willing, even eager, to give it a shot. But they all learn, very quickly, that it's NOT glamorous, or really even fun or sexy. It's work, and as a result the burn-out rate, and attrition rate, is very high. Many of them do it simply because it can pay a few bills for a few years. Others do it because they really enjoy it, or they might not have any other workplace skills (which is unfotunate). Very rarely do full-time prostitutes do it more than once or twice, as a prostitute is not only considered to be often unprofessional or a drug-abuse concern, but a male prostitute can often make more money for less work on the streets or doing outcall work from Craigslist or other networking resources.