Alright, let’s just get this out of the way. If you find porn or nudity (even the talk of it) not for you, please feel free to skip this article, I understand it’s not for everyone.

I wanted to do a review of this podcast for a while, as still, even in 2020, I get weird looks when telling other people I do enjoy this podcast, and I genuinely can’t wait for more episodes to be released.

I’ve always found this topic interesting, so that definitely helps with me trying this one and being open minded about it. But the main reason for me writing this review, is to talk about not so much what this podcast is, but what it definitely ISN’T. People have prejudices towards porn, and porn performers, that’s not going to change any time soon. These are some of the most common stereotypes about porn people being:

  • Crazy (daddy issues, psychological traumas, I mean, why else would somebody be doing this?)
  • Drugged at all times (yeah, plenty of drugs, and parties!)
  • Dumb (why else would you be doing this, if you could have great, even though boring 9 – 5 job?)
  • Sick (I mean, they must have ALL THE STD’s!)

And the list goes on and on. How do I know this? From conversation with people and from this podcast, where performers come in and openly discuss pretty much anything with the delightful Asa Akira (more about her a bit later).

Look, there are examples, where some porn stars definitely belong to (more than) one category of those stereotypes, just from listening to this podcast, all of them guests so far basically said they have met somebody like that! But if you actually listen to all the episodes as I have, you’d be shocked.

As most of them are actually just normal people, who are not dumb at all (plenty of them have their own companies, and the way porn shifts towards being your own boss, they need to have more of entrepreneur mindset to be able to capitalise on everything coming their way) sober (surprising amount of performers doesn’t even drink) not crazy (maybe just slightly hornier than the rest of us) and healthier (not only they are getting tested more than your average Tinder hookup, but given most of them still need to look a certain way, they tend to be in a great shape) than most of us.

This is what I’ve found out listening hours and hours of this podcast – just because somebody is slightly more adventurous than your average Joe/Jane about sex, and doesn’t mind being filmed while doing it, that doesn’t necessarily mean… well anything. I feel like some people will hate on them no matter what, and then there will be some percentage, who are just envious, as if they could do what they do, they would, but something is stopping them (usually, it’s shame, or them not feeling comfortable enough with their own body) and that’s why they don’t like them.

Let’s talk about the host – Asa Akira is charismatic and charming person, who you will not mind spending an hour or so of your time with. They probably could not have picked a better person, as she’s smart, witty, actually interested in her guests and what they have to say, she can (and does) say when she fully doesn’t understand something… I mean in all honesty, I just want to be her BFF, as she seems like a great person to grab a (non-alcoholic, as I think she doesn’t drink?) cocktail with, once this whole COVID-19 situation goes by (so in like 2/3 years) and talk to her about random stuff. She seems like a genuinely nice person.

Also, where else can you learn a thing or two about sex? Plus, this is what I love about this podcast – the porn stars will be the first people to remind you something, plenty of people still forget about – PORN IS JUST A FANTASY. Yes, this was never meant to be for “educational” purposes, how some people (still) think about it, not at all. They were conceived and should always stay as “adult fairy tales” where people might get “inspired” about a thing or two, but can’t take it at face value, where “I’ve seen this in a porn, therefore that’s how sex works, right!?” and all the porn stars who have appeared on this podcast will be happy to confirm that too.

Overall, if you want to listen to stories of people, who are definitely not living boring lives, with personified charmed called Asa Akira, give it a try and see if it’s for you. It’s alright if not, no hard feelings or anything else that should be hard and pointed in your direction :-D.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

That’s all for this (unconventional) review? What do you think? Will you give it a shot, or are you blushing red already just reading this? Let me know!

Until next time,

Luke