What age is too old to enter the Porn Industry?

This is a topic of discussion that many performers bring to my attention during a coaching session. There are a variety of ways I look at the question and there are numerous variables in my answer. Now, all my blog entries, including this one, are just that, my blog entries. My opinions and suggestions and how you take them and choose on act on them is ultimately your decision.

Let’s begin with my guest who appeared this week on my podcast. Erica Lauren entered the adult industry later in life.   At the age of 49 Erica decided to embark on a career in the Adult Industry after answering an add she saw in the paper. Like many including myself, it crossed her mind as if she would be able to have success entering the adult industry much later in life.   The proof is right in front of all of us, as Eric Lauren has performed in over 100 scenes and is one of the top rated adult MILF performers in the industry.

I too got involved in the adult industry later on in life at the age of 35.   I began as a model which led to working as a dancer.  The opportunity presented itself to then work as a director on a Pornography set and over time, I made my way in front of the camera as a performer. 10 years later I am now a number one International bestselling author, swing club owner, swinger lifestyle coach, motivational speaker, model and I am still working as an adult performer in the industry.

I believe that in any career that you decide to put your mind to succeeding, your age is just that, a number and it is irrelevant if you have a good head on your shoulders and understand the in’s and outs of the career field you are taking on.

Many times when I am interviewed as a guest on someone else’s Podcast, I truly feel that had I entered the adult industry at the age of 18 I might have not had the maturity and the knowledge to make the right choices. Entering into the industry as a divorced mother and business owner already, along with a college degree gave me the fundamentals to make sure I understood the repercussions as well as how to protect myself in a field that could go in the wrong direction if I did not have the knowledge or experience required to keep myself safe.

In any career that you decide to become involved in, you need to be educated in it and you need to gain experience.   It is important to study the history of the career, the different opportunities that the career can offer, and what direction you intend to pursue.

In the adult industry you can embark on a career as a performer only, director or possibly work behind the scenes.  From makeup to hair, production assistant, talent agent, PR manager, social media manager, camera operator, photographer and even a journalist. Like any field, there are a variety of positions and it’s up to you to decide where your talents fit best.  It is also important to know that you do not have to limit yourself to just one particular position when you are working in the adult industry. There is no reason you cannot be a performer and work as a camera operator or a director on set.

Take my career as an example.  I have a degree in theatrical production and originally entered the adult industry as a director. I was offered the opportunity to become a performer and decided to embark on that.  I still, however, direct on the side and I have expanded to work with other production companies and help them find talent. This all began at the age of 35.

As I close this entry, it is important to know, no matter what direction you choose in your career, a relationship or something else, do your research and understand what you are getting involved in.

We all make mistakes and we all can learn from each other.   Don’t be afraid to share your story and don’t be afraid to ask questions.  The choices you make are again just that, your choices but if you keep your head straight I truly believe, and I say it all the time,  that when that curve ball is thrown at you or something inside of you sparks you to make a change listen to it, be smart and you will be guided to where your destiny is.

Till next time

Coralyn Jewel

Coralyn Jewel is a perfect example of a woman living by her favorite quote. "Patience will prosper"

A retired adult porn star, high-class escort, retired competitive athlete, porn director, swinger club owner, fitness trainer, wedding planner, talent manager, voice-over actress, coach, and speaker. Coralyn Jewel is the epitome of a strong powerful female entrepreneur.

Join her journey through life as a sex worker in a world where judgment is human nature. Follow her coaching, training sessions, speaking engagements and book signing schedule on coralynjewel.com as well as her social media.

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