The self-proclaimed Heaux Mentor shares how she went from an adult entertainer to a multi-million dollar business consultant.
In 2018 alone, 4.79 million new videos were uploaded to Pornhub, and if someone were to watch every single video posted back-to-back, it would take approximately 115 years. As pornography has become more accessible, the industry has become mainstream and hundreds of thousands of women are cashing in on the 21st century’s sexual revolution.
While there are plenty of upsides to being a sex worker in 2019, there are obvious downsides to competing in an industry that’s highly oversaturated. Being a cam girl, a porn star or even an escort is no longer a novelty profession that promises fame and fortune to a select few pioneers. Instead, only the strong — and in most cases, lucky — women are able to sustain profitable and long-term careers in adult entertainment.
This is where Lydia Dupra, formerly known as Melina Mason, comes in. Dupra has over eight years of experience in the sex industry, earning a coveted Best New Starlet nomination at the 2013 AVN Awards show. While making a name for herself in porn, Dupra worked on the side as an escort for a network of high-profile clients. “An escort sells time and companionship for money,” shares Dupra, who earned a minimum of $1,300 an hour and $90,000 on her highest earning night. “Sex is normally expected, but that’s technically not what the client is paying for.” Throughout her career, Dupra earned more than a sizeable fortune, but she realized that her true passion was helping other women to succeed in sex work. From there, the Heaux Mentor was born.
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