Are Porn Stars Athletes? No, But Sometimes Athletes Are Porn Stars

  • Dan Fogarty

Yesterday, porn star/director Joanna Angel tweeted, “It’s definitely going to be a 20 hour day on set and I’m excited about it!” The fact that porn shoots can go for longer than two hours (stamina!) is news to me.

This comes on the heels of Dutch porn star Bobbi Eden’s promise to give blowies to all 101,587 of her Twitter followers if the Netherlands won the World Cup (her jaw is thanking the Spanish). Both of these feats (the 20 hour shoot and the hypothetical blowie bonanza) no doubt require some semblance of athleticism. But does that mean that porn stars are athletes?

No. A 20-hour porn shoot is probably incredibly grueling, and is arguably the physical equivalent two-a-day workouts in NFL training camps. But while all of that bumping and grinding certainly requires a strong core, porn stars generally aren’t competing with each other. And since that is what defines athletics (participating in competition through sport), it means porn stars aren’t athletes.

But sometimes the opposite is true. Athletes have been known to cross over into porn, usually before they are famous and generally when they’re strapped for cash. Here are some of the more famous examples:

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