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Asa Akira Is a Porn Star Who Absolutely Loves Her Job

Asa Akira grew up in New York City, went to private school and always knew what she wanted to be when she grew up…. a porn star. In her new book, “Insatiable: Porn – A Love Story”, Asa goes into detail about why she absolutely loves her job.

Asa started watching porn at a young age but didn’t make the leap to go into the industry until she was 23. “I kinda secretly wanted to be in the adult entertainment world for a really long time. I was just really drawn to it,” she said. “It was a really glamorized world to me”

While she’s long been a fan of porn, she afraid of the repercussions, knowing there is still a stigma to being a porn star. “It’s very frowned upon by society in general still even now so that’s definitely the main reason it took me so long to get into it.”

Other memoirs by porn stars have detailed how the industry has ruined their lives but Asa Akira wanted to tell a different story: “One of the reasons I wanted to write a memoir was to show my side of the industry,” she said. “There are a lot of girls who have very sad stories of how they got into porn or why they’re in porn but my story is very different. My story is a happy one and I wanted to be in porn and this is what I chose to do rather than this is what I fell into.”

Asa Akira offers advice to anyone thinking of making a career in porn: “…Make sure you really really want it because it’s going to affect the rest of your life,” she said. “Once you do one scene a lot of options are going to be cut off for you. You will never work with kids, it’s going to be really hard to be in relationship. There are so many things that won’t be available to you once you’ve done porn.”