I’m a porn star – here’s the surprising detail that’s in our contracts that we REALLY think about when filming

MOST people think that the porn industry is full of wild orgies and shady old guys pushing young women into sexual acts.

But two top stars of the X-rated business insist what everyone thinks they know about their job is wrong.

Maitland Ward went from Hollywood star to porn star

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Maitland Ward went from Hollywood star to porn starPhoto credit: Instagram/maillandward
Sofia Kappel plays a wannabe porn star in the movie Pleasure

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Sofia Kappel plays a wannabe porn star in the movie PleasureCredit: Extravagant Films

Former Boy Meets World TV star Maitland Ward, 45, switched to producing adult material three years ago and was named XBIZ Porn Actor of the Year in 2022.

While Derby-born Keiran Lee, 38, had his manhood insured for a million dollars after becoming a porn star in the US nearly two decades ago.

The pair are speaking in response to a graphic new film streaming now called Pleasure, which explores the darker side of hot filmmaking.

Directed by feminist Ninja Thyberg, it stars young wannabe pornstar Bella Cherry, played by Swedish actress Sofia Kappel, who is told to “push through” her nerves when she gets stage fright over her first sex scene.

The men are mostly portrayed as shabby guys drooling over the newcomers.

But Maitland claims the crew she works with have seen so much squirming flesh that they aren’t turned on by the adult action.

She tells The Sun: “Most guys are so bored with it they’ve seen it a million times.

“They’re probably thinking about what to have for lunch or to pick up the kids from school.

“Honestly, nobody stares at you drooling, there are no shady guys jerking off in the corner. It’s a job. It’s fun for us, but it’s a job.”

strict contracts

Maitland starred in Boy Meets World before moving into adult entertainment

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Maitland starred in Boy Meets World before moving into adult entertainmentPhoto credit: Instagram/maillandward

Maitland played a character named Jessica Forrester on the US soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful from 1994 to 1996, and then rose to fame as Rachel McGuire on Boy Meets World from 1998 to 2000.

But when casting directors told her she was “too old to be sexy,” she switched to the world of California adult entertainment instead.

She says: “I’ve never been pressured into doing something I didn’t want to do by a male director or male actor in a million years.

“On the sets I’ve always been on, the rule is that if you say no, the shooting will stop, no questions asked.”

These days there are strict contracts that define what can and can’t be done in each porn movie.

All sex positions must be agreed upon and written down in black and white

Maitland Ward

Maitland continues: “People think a 24/7 porn set is like a wild orgy, but it’s not – it’s more controlled than you can imagine.

“All sexual positions must be agreed upon and written down, in black and white. They agree in writing to have sex in the film and exactly what that sex will be.

“You have to say that you are not under the influence of anything or anyone.

“Even the celebrity sex tapes nowadays, if this movie is going to be sold in a store, with a cover and all, they should have agreed.”

Long days

Maitland says the hardest part of the job is the long hours and physical fatigue

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Maitland says the hardest part of the job is the long hours and physical fatiguePhoto credit: Instagram/maillandward

Sexual intercourse is only a small part of a 14-hour day on set.

She reveals: “The first thing is hair and makeup, which can take up to two hours. The sex part lasts about an hour and a half.

“The rest of the time it’s all about makeup, rehearsals, acting, shooting scenes.”

When naked, performers can get so in the mood that they’re exhausted from bedroom aerobics.

Doing 45 minutes of acrobatic sex with two guys can be a lot of hard work

Maitland Ward

Maitland says: “It’s physically challenging and sometimes someone needs to take a break when they’re too excited or need some water, that happens.

“But believe me, it’s hard work. Doing 45 minutes of acrobatic sex with two guys can be a lot of hard work.

“It’s like a dance routine — like for ice skaters, it’s a routine, you perform in front of the cameras.”

No orgies

Keiran Lee has been working in the American porn industry for almost two decades

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Keiran Lee has been working in the American porn industry for almost two decades

British pornstar Keiran, who claims she turned down a role in Pleasure, believes anyone entering the adult business might be disappointed by the lack of parties.

The Los Angeles-based star says: “People think it’s like Boogie Nights with wild parties, lots of drugs, but there’s no such thing.

“At least 70 percent of people in the industry are in long-term relationships. The older artists like me are happily married and have children.”

Keiran has three children with adult entertainment star Kirsten Price.

He got into the business by accident at the age of 19 after his buddies posted nude photos of him on a swingers website.

At least 70 percent of people in the industry are in long-term relationships. The older actors like me are happily married and have children

Keiran Lee

A couple who saw the pictures asked the hung lad to star in an amateur video, and his career took off.

From the start, Keiran discovered that there was a strict focus on preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

He adds, “People say, ‘You’re not wearing condoms.’ Yes, but we are tested every 10 days.

“A full STD panel for HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis, you name it, you get tested for it. You pee in a cup and they draw blood from you.

“When I first started in England it wasn’t comfortable at all, there was a cotton swab in your, er… not the most comfortable.”

Limited lovers

Maitland is married and her real estate agent husband Terry Baxter is fully supportive of her career.

Although she does porn, she says that the number of guys she has sex with is limited.

Maitland, who is due to release a book later this year called Rated X: How Porn Liberated Me From Hollywood, says: “My girlfriends tease me by saying, ‘Oh my god, you have to have sex with all of these all day have different types.’

“But let me tell you that there are about 15 top male performers in this industry and you keep working with the same ones.

“Actually, there isn’t that much variety.”

Sofia Kappel in pleasure

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Sofia Kappel in pleasureCredit: Alamy

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