The Darker Side of Adult Industry Revealed

Watching adult movies often leads to addiction. The “fun” you feel pulls the dopamine trigger in your brain, a naturally-occurring chemical responsible for habit-forming behavior.

It probably comes as no surprise that around 70% of young men in the USA and 20% of women watch some type of adult fun every week. But according to the same report (by internet accountability firm Covenant Eyes), this level of feasting is leading to serious social dysfunction; 56% of divorce cases involve one party having “an obsessive interest in websites.”

Then there’s the fact that a lot of adult entertainment is seen as real life. A lot of watchers assume the stars of the shows really are the insatiable sex-maniacs they portray. Sure, their yelling and screaming at each other looks pretty authentic, but don’t be fooled. They’re still actors at the end of the day! And whatever you do, don’t compare what you see on a DVD to what you have in your life. One male star was once asked, “How do I have sex like an adult player?” to which he replied, “Simple….don’t.”

It’s tempting to think that the industry is a place of heavenly pursuits involving as much whipped cream as you like. But read our top 15 dark confessions, and you may just find it a little less appealing than before.

10. Tamra Toryn – Like “Animals Being Auctioned Off”

Tamra Toryn left the industry in 2012. Her first film in 2006 called “Strap-on Boot Camp” was the start of six years of unhappiness for the young Californian. Shortly after starting, she was diagnosed with HPV (human papillomavirus), which is a highly infectious disease mostly affecting the genital area. The disease can even lead to cervical cancer. Right at the same time, Toryn found out she was pregnant.

“I had only one choice,” she said back in 2013, “which was to abort the baby during my first month. It was extremely painful emotionally and physically. When it was all over, I cried my eyes out.”

In an emotional vlog on Tumblr in the same year, she said the man she was dating who had already worked in the industry had forced her to take part in a film but had then begun abusing her physically. Toryn also likened the treatment of women behind the scenes of adult films as “animals being auctioned off.”