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A Porn Star's Safety Checklist for Collaborating!

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

Having been in the adult industry since the ripe age of 18, I have seen a lot of change within the industry through the years. The number one change that I have seen, especially within the last 3 years, is the massive influx of content creators and paid subscription platform services. With the influx of content creators means an influx of collaborations with other creators. Doing collabs with other creators is a great way to increase your revenue, make new fans and drive traffic to your content. More traffic equals more revenue!

However, With the influx of new content creators growing day by day this opens the doors to many predators trying to get in on the action. That’s why, when doing explicit collaborations, it is very important to follow appropriate safety precautions. Here’s a check list of how you can stay safe while shooting explicit content collabs.


1. Test

The number one most important rule to remember when shooting explicit content is to be sure that your partner is tested for sexually transmitted diseases. When I was performing in the adult industry, it was required to get a clean STD panel every 14 days that you could share and exchange with your scene partners in order to insure that each of you are being responsible and respectful to not only your job, but your scene partner. Many content creators are doing collabs and many are not testing. With the absence of testing, that increases your likeliness of contracting a sexually transmitted disease from other creators which could be detrimental to your health long-term.


2. References

Unless you know the creator personally, I highly encourage you to check references before doing a collab with another creator. Not only does this protect the quality of your safety, but it also allows you to get feedback on the type of experience you will have with the creator who is seeking to collab with you.


3. Be Clear & Concise

When doing a collab, make sure you and the other creator come to a fair and precise understanding of your collaboration agreement. Is this trade? Is this paid? Who gets to post the content first? Do we both get copies? Are we shooting different content for each of our sites? I have heard countless stories about collabs gone sour because the other creator did not share the content in a timely manner and in some cases, not giving the content to the other creator at all. That is why it is important to make sure everyone clearly understands the agreement of the collaboration.


4. Paperwork

I know, this is the boring part. When doing collabs, especially explicit collabs it is not only important, but it is the LAW to have the necessary and appropriate documentation in order to legally be able to post said content on your site. This includes, but is not limited to a model release, 2257, and non-expired copies of ID’s.


5. Paid Is Always Best

Lastly, my personal opinion is, the best way to protect yourself from getting burned while doing collaborations with other creators is to simply just shell out the money and pay them for their time. At the end of the day, it not only protects you from dealing with unnecessary drama regarding content, but it keeps your content exclusive. The traffic of having done a collaboration with another creator will generate enough revenue to make the paid collaboration worth it and not to mention, it’s a tax write off!

xoxo

Brett Rossi

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