Go Ahead, Ask Alison

Since it sounds like fun, I decided to start an Ask Alison feature wherein readers can email me at alison@videoboxblog.com and I will respond to their questions in a post.

This is not my first attempt at this sort of thing, in case you’re concerned about my credentials. I wrote a sex advice column for about two years when I was working for a porn/sex toy retailer and had (what I considered at the time to be) an excess of knowledge about things like how to clean CyberSkin and how to convince one’s significant other to watch porn.

Since that time, my very specialized expertise has expanded to things like how pornstars get ready for an anal scene (hint: they don’t eat burritos) and how much they’re paid for it.

So, if you’ve got a burning question about sex, porn, dildos, relationships or related topics, email me! Be sure to include the name you’d like to be identified by in the blog.

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17 Responses to “Go Ahead, Ask Alison”

  1. wcfields Says:

    Can’t wait to hear some of your folksy wisdom. I can’t think of any questions I need answered right now, but I’ll try to come up with something.

  2. john Says:

    Is Videobox changing its name to Accelerix? If you type videobox in google I get Accelerix.com.

  3. justime Says:

    Ok Alison, I take the Bait: Just how do pornstars get ready for an Anal scene.

    Another Question if I may. I find some the comments posted by members absolutely hilarious, got any faves that leave you in stitches?

  4. robmc Says:

    “Burning question” probably isn’t the best choice of phrase for such an article 😛

  5. Out4fun Says:

    Hi Alison, I haven’t commented in a long while but I do read the blog regularly and think you do a great job with it. I like the topics you have chosen and like your taste in women. My question is something you mentioned in the intro to this topic, how do you convince your significant other to watch porn? Their only contact with it is what they hear and see through the mainstream media which isn’t very flattering.

    Another question, how does the set get chosen for a scene? I have watched scenes that were shot inside/outside big expensive homes and others that were shot inside a rundown vacant building. I remember one scene with Sunny Lane and Flower Tucci where they were outside in the middle of a scene and you could hear a women’s voice say something like “I’m going to call the police”. You could tell the taping stopped right after that because the next minute they were continuing the scene inside somewhere.

  6. butt naked with a condom on Says:

    what do you look like and have you ever been in a porn. You sounds sexy as fuck with your knowledge of smut (atleast thats how i read your writing style)

  7. itz420 Says:

    My question is also what do you look like, I don’t want to beat off to you or anything. I just wonder who the wonderful lady is with great comments and such a great attitude about porn watching in general. I wish my wife had your outlook on all thing porn. For example I got received a porn video on how to eat pussy, which was more of a instructional video then was straight porn. I tried to watch it to my wife and it ended in a 3 hour screaming match about how I’m perverted and shouldn’t show things like that to her.

    I really wish she had a quarter of your free willing spirit and that could turn a great marriage into a dream world. Also, does your significant other watch porn more than you do or is he like my wife. Also, if your not tied down by a relationship will you marry me? I’ll get a divorce first.

  8. HotScooter2 Says:


    hon you are doing good you not only my flirtatiousness to contend with but now just got your first online proposal that i am aware of. i think all of us are curious about what you look like but i can respect your desire for privacxy concerning this. You know me i keep coming up with new and different ideas.so here we go,mon petite,. why not have an alison jigsaw puzzle,with you offering a piece of the puzzle everyday. Knowing you i have a feeling i am not going to charm you into this,but you can’t blame a guy for trying. i have a feeling you will remain mysterious and aloof.
    In all seriousness though i think al of us that participate regularly on this blog,have grown to consider you a friend. And i doubt if any of us will love you any less if you keep your identity secret for your protection.
    You will always be a Georgia Peach. And remember i am the guy that was your original cyberhugger.
    a big cyberhug to a real sweet woman

  9. ropeadope Says:

    Alison pic midway down the page in this thread.

  10. maegorfromow1 Says:

    hey allison, i’ve admittedly been skimming through the blog lately. so, this question may have come up before, but I was just wondering is Allison you’re real name or an alias? doesn’t really matter, the question just popped into my head. still love the blog and the site in general!

  11. sal343 Says:

    Wow, some people waste no time getting down to the creepy personal questions/statements. I don’t think it is anybody’s business on here what Alison looks like, if this is a pen name or real name, or anything personal for that matter.

    Alison: Watch out for the nut-jobs and crazies.

  12. itz420 Says:

    Sal343, your a big retard. Alison’s post is about asking questions and the the last time I checked no one asked for her to get naked or anything. Alison is considered a celebrity to us videobox blog readers and there is nothing wrong about asking what she looks like. I will admit the post about her real name is a little weird, but I’m assuming it might actually be Alison. But the point is one asked these questions till her post about asking questions.

    By the way there are millions of Blog writers, newpaper reporters, and journalist that post their pics and names next to all their articles everyday with no problems. So Sal343 you big jerk, explain how we are nut-jobs and crazies for asking normal questions in a questions post?

  13. alison Says:

    wcfields – Haha, folksy wisdom? I’m no Sarah Palin ;P

    john – No, we’re not. That appears to be an affiliate who has done a good job of ranking in organic search. We’re still VideoBox and have no plans to change.

    justime – Easy: anal douching. And yes, for sure. I used to keep track of them, but I got busy and forgot to keep an eye out. I’ll see if I can find the ones I thought were funny at the time.

    robmc – 😉

    Out4fun – Since those questions require more than a sentence or two to answer, I’ll add them to the ones I’ve received via email.

    butt naked with a condom on – I have never actually been in a porno. My job is way more entertaining than a pornstar’s (in my opinion) and it doesn’t require making my mother cry 😉

    itz420 – I’m sure your mental image is very flattering, so I don’t want to ruin it. 😉 As for the marriage proposal, I’m extremely flattered, but I don’t think my husband would approve. I’m really sorry that your attempt to share a video with your wife went so badly though. I’ll make sure to talk about the possible negatives of trying to watch movies with your significant other and why those things can happen when I answer Out4fun’s questions.

    HotScooter2 – To be honest, it’s been about a year I’ve been writing this blog and it’s been an almost 100% positive experience. I really love getting to interact with you guys and I’ve been considering the possibility of being slightly less anonymous in the future. I’m still mulling it over, but we’ll see.

    ropeadope – Thanks. For those who don’t want to scroll around looking for it, my picture comment’s here: http://blog.videobox.com/blog/index.php/2008/06/19/porn-star-tattoos/#comment-6390

    maegorfromow1 – Alison is indeed my real-life name.

    sal343 – Thanks. The line in a situation like this can get pretty hazy (you should read some of the comments from Oct 2007!), but I don’t mind as long as folks are respectful. I can totally understand curiosity about who I am. I know I wonder what bloggers who don’t offer pictures look like.

  14. itz420 Says:

    Thanks for the response Alison, By the way just in case your husband runs across my marriage proposal, I was just kidding. I am a Army Reservist, Auto Mechanic, and a 1 day a week food delivery driver in Boston that has been married for 8 years. So I pretty much don’t have anytime for other girl other than my own. Also, instead of a pic of just you can we have one of the whole videobox team? I think that would make everyone happy too.

  15. oldvert Says:

    With such a large number of women either in, or trying to get into, the porn business; does the price a producer pays performers tend to drop?
    Are rates paid to performers similar in the various locales where these movies are produced?
    Do some studios specialize in MILF or GILF? (I may be the only guy here who doesn’t know this…)
    Roughly, what percentage of known porn stars also make money from being strippers?
    Thank you, Alison.

  16. Garp Says:

    I guess mine is a comment; 1) You are far more intelligent than Sarah Palin…no doubt, so don’t put yourself down. 2) You comment to “butt naked with a condom on” was hillarious! 3) You do a great job and I don’t have to see your pic…thta is private and I will love ya regardless….that is unless your are from Brazil, in that case I wanna see that ASSS!!!!

  17. HotScooter2 Says:


    i won’t be teasing you about your showing us what you look like anymore. That is your decision as to when you do or do not show your pic. Actually in all seriousness you are probably better off keeping your anonymity.
    I think the rest of us should leave you alone in this respect also.
    For all the teasing i give you Alison i do respect you and think you are a really cool person. And you are intelligent as well.
    That’s all i have to say for now