Thirty-eight Percent of Porn Stars Do Anal?

A few months ago, I read this post about a guy who ran some stats on “what will porn actresses do” based on data from an adult modeling agency’s website. Curious whether his numbers would hold true at other agencies and in general (confidence requires more than one sample, after all), I ran some numbers of my own.



This data isn’t shocking. Some interesting things that stood out to me, however, were:

1. Blowjobs aren’t a given. Only about 60% of girls do them. And swallowing is available less than half the time.

2. A star who’ll do girl/girl is pretty easy to find, but one who’ll do girl/girl anal is much more difficult. More will do anal with men than women.

3. Depending on whose data you look at, women willing to do solo are less prevalent than those willing to have sex with someone else on camera. Is there something inherently more self-conscious about being the only one being filmed?

4. About 10% of porn stars claim to be able to squirt. Is it possible that 10% of all women can squirt? Or are porn stars more likely to be able to/claim to be able to?

5. Only about half of porn girls will do interracial. Seriously?

Did anything jump out at you guys about these numbers? Or did they simply confirm for you that I’m a huge dork? ;)

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23 Responses to “Thirty-eight Percent of Porn Stars Do Anal?”

  1. xanthic Says:

    Wow, as a lover of all statistics, no matter how odd, this is fascinating. Not sure what it is about graphs and numbers that I find so interesting.

    My question is this: do the modeling agencies have a master list of what each girl will do? I’m wondering if girl/girl anal just doesn’t come up as much, or doesn’t really pay as much as guy/girl anal, so it’s not worth it?

    A girl who digs compiling statistics AND uses Google Docs? Marry me! :P

  2. Dutchy Says:

    2 things are surprising in my mind:

    1. As Alison said, the ratio of women willing to do interracial is appalling. I would really be interested in the reason underlying this reluctance.

    2. Based on the “Deets” numbers, more actresses are willing to do an boy/boy/girl than a girl/girl/boy, yet there are more willing to a lesbian scene then a boy/girl. Honestly, I don’t get it.

  3. Strangepork Says:

    Blowjobs aren’t a given? It is rare to see a boy/girl scene that doesn’t have at least a brief BJ. I can’t imagine a girl getting very far in the business if she shows up for a b/g but won’t suck dick. But maybe they just mean BJ-only scenes? That would make sense, since they don’t pay as well as full scenes. And it may also tie in with the self-consciousness mentioned in point 3, as BJ scenes are similar to solos since the guy is usually only in it from the waist down.

  4. baldguyxxx Says:

    you left out ass licking.

  5. tcully001 Says:

    Alison digging into statistics of porn interesting to say the least. Now we need a contest with members breaking down their favorite performers who will do which catagories etc.
    For example, Audrey Hollander probably covers the gammit, although she is not my favorite pornstar. Her name just surfaced in my memory bank, maybe it’s because of over exposure she has alot of content on this site. Throwing ideas out there, lets see who runs with it.

  6. marca56 Says:

    Somehow these numbers seem wrong (most of the reasons have already been stated). My guess is that there is just a shortage of information. My surprise is the low % on creampies. It seems like most of the major names I can think of have done at least one scene with it, and from a survey I read its the most pleasurable finish for both sexes.

  7. Garp Says:

    With degrees in marketing and business plus working in financial services, I am a creature of numbers and stats so this blog simply confirms what I already knew…Alison kicks ASSSS. However, the stats on interracial were not surprising to me. I believe girls refuse to do interracial not only as a personal preferrence, but because some racist will not watch girls if they do any interracial scenes, thus lowering thier “value”. I would love for you to blog on this subject.

  8. doppyman Says:

    Dutchy – Looking at Alison’s sheet 2, the numbers are skewed because at one of the agencies, Adult Talent Managers, the number is really really low for B/G/G. All of the other agencies had numbers for B/G/G equal to or higher than for G/B/B. It could be some idiosyncratic tastes by the girls there, a difference in pay for B/G/G scenes or the fact that some girls want to be the star in any B/G scenes they are in. Or a mistake in the number reported.

    Interesting stuff, Alison, as usual. You do a great job on this blog!

  9. Drock Says:

    fmeh hard with the bars of the graph

  10. WebStarr Says:

    Regarding the squirting: I read an article a while back that said only about 9% of women can squirt. So, the 10% figure doesn’t seem too off. Keep the good blog posts coming. Thanks.

  11. Budley Says:

    What percentage of Porn Site goddesses do graphs?

  12. Shocked & Appauled Says:

    Alison, have you ever done any movies?

  13. DP Says:

    Wow, this is a huge surprise. In looking at many new releases every month, most of them seem to be focused on Double Penetrations, Creampies, and Interacial. I guess it is a result of these production studios recycling the same girls.

  14. alison Says:

    xanthic – The agencies I used to get this data have advanced model searches that allow you to check boxes specifying what acts the girls will do. Some go further and specify race, age, etc. It’s pretty smart since I’m pretty sure directors know exactly what they need going in. And I think that’s my first Google docs-related marriage proposal ;)

    Dutchy – I noticed that too (b/b/g vs b/g/g vs. g/g), and now that I’m looking at the individual stats, I think doppyman is right. That particular agency may attract a certain type of girl or place emphasis on some acts over others. It’s hard to say.

    Strangepork – That’s a good point about what blowjobs mean in this context. You’re probably right that it indicates a willingness to do BJ-only scenes. That’s also an interesting thought about blowjob scenes and solo scenes being similar in that way. Makes me wonder if those same girls would be unwilling to do POV.

    baldguyxxx – I guess that’s not a check box on the agency questionnaires.

    tcully001 – That’s a fun idea. One thing to know – many girls use more than one agency. I wonder if any give different answers depending on who they’re working for.

    marca56 – I think the fact that most of the girls “in the business” are not necessarily all doing a ton of gonzo movies. Most girls don’t last a year in porn, so I think the churn rate probably accounts for a lot of the oddities. If you only looked at the regulars, I think the numbers would be quite different.

    Garp – Thanks :) I think you’re right about interracial. Whenever I’ve heard it discussed, it’s usually in the context of not wanting to piss off fans. Which is sort of hard to believe, but I live in California, not Mississippi. So who knows. (I might be able to do a post about it if I can talk to a few people about the subject…keep an eye out.)

    doppyman – Good call on the b/b/g, b/g/g question. And thank you!

    Drock – Are you having trouble seeing the graph? Not sure exactly what you mean.

    WebStarr – Thanks. And thank you for mentioning that stat. I looked around for a little while to see if I could find an estimate, but didn’t see one.

    Budley – Hehe, I’ll have to do a survey and get back to you on that ;)

    Shocked & Appauled – No, I’ve never been in a movie (although there are a couple of BTS scenes I should probably check before I say that definitively). I prefer to leave the hard work to the pros. ;)

    DP – Yeah, I think you’re right. There are about 10 or 15 girls who seem to make the rounds in those movies.

  15. irhamsrevenge Says:

    Check out Alison…the sabermatrician of porn!

    That little ‘double anal’ blip on the graph must be Audrey Hollander & Kelly Wells representing….

  16. Drock Says:

    we need a ‘big ass’ category

  17. Bronty Says:

    As a former management consultant, I have a thing for graphs. Great chart!! And your ‘executive memo’ is great, too!!

    One question I had: Do you find any interrelationships? Or, in other words, what is the overlap between the groups? For instance, are the ones who do solo generally the ones who also do g/g? Are there a small handful of individuals who tend to do all of the more extreme scenes?

    Sorry, I lied—second question—well, maybe more of an observation: I’m sure there’s a lot of politics involved if you’re a model filling in the form. I wonder how many of the “no blowjobs” have actually done blowjobs on camera? That might also explain the low “interracial” category. They’re not prejudiced, they just don’t want to be in an “interracial” film with an outlandish title. Just my hypothesis…

    Again, great post, and thank you!

    I work part-time now, and I am a musician and father during the other part. I sort of miss graphs in a way.

  18. Undrwriter Says:

    I think another set of issues we need to look at are:

    1. What are directors shooting these days… More B/G less G/G/B or even G/G/G..
    2. Pay – The weirder the stuff, the more it’s supposed to pay. The more inventory (actresses) available the lower the price for the product…
    3. With the explosion in productions as well as those that use independent (not represented) girls the newness of the actresses might make them more reluctant to “try” these types of scenes (interracial, Dble Anal, etc.)

  19. Bronty Says:

    Further to the questions Underwriter raised, I’d like to propose a follow-up study. Allison, can we commission you??

  20. benmorgan Says:

    Why did you leave out A2M?

  21. wcfields Says:

    I’d just like to point out that collecting data from an agency website is likely to lead to all sorts of statistical anomalies based on varied amounts of detail in the reporting. For example, a girl who lists B/G as something she will do is probably assuming that includes a BJ as well, and so some of them probably don’t feel the need to list that separately.

    Another example might be a girl who doesn’t want to do solo scenes because they don’t pay as much and she feels like it’s a waste of her time. That doesn’t mean she isn’t ‘willing’ to do a solo scene, just that such things are not really what she considers her bread and butter.

    Not sure of the sampling method proper, but wanted to throw this in there.

  22. Starship Mechanic Says:

    This is a really belated comment since I’m coming here from the “Favourite posts of last 2 years” thing in October 2009, but I have to imagine that the startlingly low BJ numbers are probably because the actresses don’t want to do “BJ only” scenes, which is quite understandable since “BJ only” porn tends to involve a lot of deep-throating and gagging. I personally hate that gagging stuff; it totally ruins a porno for me when I hear a woman making noises like she might puke any moment.

    I also have to wonder if anal numbers have gone up in the interim. It seems to me that hetero anal has gone mainstream. Ordinary people do it now, not just porn stars.

  23. scotty Says:

    It doesn’t surprise me that only half the girls will do IR….When I was a kid about 20 years ago I was sitting at the table one night having dinner with my parents and 2 sisters and we got on the subject of fucking and relationships….

    My father told my sisters that he would be able to tolerate most anything they ever presented to him life….but he did say if either of you ever lay down with, fuck, get involved with, or bring home a black man or a man that even looks black I will immediately dis-own you, tell everyone who inquires why I disowned you as to why I disowned you, and that if that person continues to bother with you after that I will dis-own them….

    pretty strong words….my fathers not a racist, he actually was the hiring manager for a fortune 100 company for 30 years and hired a lot of black men…..he just didn’t want any part of them in his gene pool…..he truly believed it was not what was intended for this world….

    I wonder if the 50% of porn stars who wont do interracial were given similar talks by their parents….

    If you ever noticed JJ has been in the business for over almost 18 years and never did a black guy…She also grew up in a house with a cop for a father…..

    How many of these chick fuck black guys on camera as the ultimate fuck you to their parents….