The ways in which we “come out” — or DON’T — say a lot about who we are and how we are perceived.

Stories about the reactions from porn performers’ family and friends, and the ways in which we often protect ourselves through alias and discretion, present an honest look at what it’s like to work in the field of sexuality — especially within an industry so often misrepresented. While some denounce pornography as obscene, and others praise its associates brazen liberation, the actual accounts of what happens when we live with our choices off the set walk the line and offer a refreshingly honest look at the complexity of sexuality.

I’m pleased to announce COMING OUT LIKE A PORN STAR: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy will be released November 2015 from ThreeL Media. Thank you everyone who submitted stories — over 50 in total, making this one of the largest collections of porn performers’ voices in print! Official book website in progress: ComingOutLikeaPornStar.com.