We might all watch porn, but wanting to star in it is a different story -- for some of us at least. While the majority of the porn-watching population would rather keep their sexploits hidden between the sheets, there are the rare few who want to share their unclothed talents with the world. And this fantasy isnt so hard to achieve, thanks to the advice of porn stars Ashlynn Brooke and Shane Diesel who tell all you aspiring performers everything you need to know about how to audition for a porn and get your foot (amongst other things) in the door. Appearance What kind of shape do you have to be in to audition for porn? Ashlynn: Fortunately, being that sex is the most natural thing in the world and everyone enjoys it, this also means that people are naturally attracted to all different body shapes, sizes, etc. I think as long as you love your body and take care of yourself, there's a certain amount of confidence and sexuality that shows through, and that will set you up for success. Be confident in your own skin! Shane: For a male it's better to be fit, athletic and well-groomed; if you look like you're fit, you most likely exercise. This carries over into your performance as far as endurance and stamina go; you don't have to look like a bodybuilder, you just need to posses a nice, fit package no matter what age you are. Performance Are you expected to perform on the spot when you audition for a porn? If so, are you expected to demonstrate the stamina/skills of a seasoned performer? Ashlynn: Yes, youre expected to put forth a performance. Although the sex will be enjoyable, and everyone will have a great time, it isn't "home sex." There is a level of professionalism and eroticism needed to make the scene a good one. Shane: Yes! If you have the nerves to try to be in the adult biz, then you should be able to perform like a seasoned vet. Sure, it takes time to learn everything, but you have to remember you have a whole crew that's depending on you. Whatever the director orders you to do, try your best to give him or her as much time and open positions as they want in order to have a great scene. Are performance supplements accepted in the industry? Ashlynn: Most of the time, supplements aren't needed. Being that I'm a girl, I definitely never use them. However, there are times when the situation isn't exactly ideal for the performers (i.e., a scene in the desert that starts at 4 p.m. when the temperature is a smothering 95 degrees... and its lasting until 9 p.m. when the temperature has dropped to 40 degrees). To sum it up, they're not very common, but aren't looked down upon. Shane: Supplements -- yes, such as yohimbe, vitamin E, amino acids, ginseng, L-arginine, and saw palmetto. Thats a few, but there are many others that work well for other performers. If you are talking about Viagra or Cialis, then thats something thats not encouraged on sets, but if you need them, then you take them at your own risk and it's not provided for you. Audition tips Ron Jeremy told us that a man's only hope of getting past the audition phase is to go with a girl. Is this true? Ashlynn: That is actually true to an extent. It's very helpful if the guy is requested by a girl/girls. It's a really good way for them to learn the way of the set, and it helps if they know the girl, making it a much easier experience for the "break" into the business. Shane: Thats pretty much true; he is dead-on about that. She's your way in the door and your comfort zone. If she is your girlfriend, then you are more comfortable working with her, plus she knows the right buttons to push to take you over the top and she will help you keep that edge. It looks great walking into any room with a hot chick on your arm. What are the grooming expectations when you audition for a porn? Ashlynn: Just take care of yourself. Of course, everyone is different regarding hair, etc. Just keep up with basic personal hygiene on- and offset. I mean, who wouldn't do that anyways? Shane: Keep it nice and clean please! The better groomed you are, the more the female talent will love to work with you and will often request you for other scenes. Even the camera man will love you for it. Sexual limits Do you have to be open to doing any kind of sex? How open-minded does one have to be? Ashlynn: It's very important to keep an open mind onset. You're going to do things you never thought you would do normally, and still probably wouldn't do normally. But that's all part of the balance you should maintain separating work from you're day-to-day lifestyle. Shane: It all depends on what kind of sex and how far you want to take it or how far they will allow you to take it. If you're pretty open-minded, then it's best to ask the director and the talent you are working with if certain things are OK to do, then take it from there. But never do anything that will make you look bad on camera that you will regret later. On the other hand, what are the limits? Is there such a thing as being too open-minded or enthusiastic in an audition? Ashlynn: Again, to each their own. Whats good for one person may not ever be good for the next. That's the beautiful and wonderful thing about this liberal business. We all love sex, and we all like it differently. No matter what, someone will like it. More than likely, thousands of somebodies will like it. Be yourself and do your thing. After all, who does "you" better than you? Shane: Sure, there are limits, but try to come as close to them as possible. If you're enjoying it, just make sure you know the dos and don'ts of your talent and the director. Being enthusiastic is great and it shows well on camera. STDs Do you have to come with an STD test in hand? Ashlynn: Absolutely. We take our health very seriously. We police ourselves to test once a month if not sooner. Plus, if you come with your test in hand it will show responsibility, commitment and desire to be a good performer. Shane: Not always; it depends on the company you are working for. Most good companies will have your current test laid out on the table so the talent can check the date and status of the test, but it's always best to bring your own current test onset. You never know when someone might forget to print up your test and bring it onset. If there is no way to get valid proof, then the shoot will get canceled. Getting the job If the audition works out, what's the next step? Would one sign a contract on the spot? Ashlynn: The next step is to take it easy, pay attention, get your foot in the door, then decide if this is right for you -- meaning how long you want to be in the business, what your goals are, and what you want to do with the rest of your life. Contracts are wonderful, but not everyone wants to go that route. Shane: If all goes well, there is a good chance that you will be called back to do another scene for that company. It takes a few good scenes for a male performer to get signed and then there has to be something special about him that is marketable. If so, then the skys the limit; you could be off to a great start with a contract, or you could be like James Brown, the hardest-working man in the biz.