Here’s Why ‘Anal Queen’ Asa Akira Might Quit Porn

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With an estimated net worth of over $1.5 million (£1.1m) and a whole host of prestigious awards to her name, Asa Akira is one of the most successful porn stars in the world.

But in her new book, Dirty Thirty, Asa reveals that now, at the age of 31, she has reached a crossroads in her life, reports Vice.

In an interview with Erica Euse, she says she is now at the point where she must ‘reconcile her life as a porn star with the life society expects her to lead as an older woman and a mother’.

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She told Erica:

Whenever I quit porn, I’ll be starting at square one again – I’m going to be where all my friends were ten years ago. I don’t know if I want to have kids, so that is a huge issue right now in my mind too.

In the book, Asa admits that if she’d never done porn she would’ve regretted it forever, but she is equally aware that if she never had a child she would feel unfulfilled.

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But this need for fulfilment now poses a question to Asa – if she does have children, how will her choices up to now impact on the lives of her kids, who will have an ‘anal queen’ for a mum?

She added:

I know people who are in porn who have kids and I don’t judge them for it. But at the same time, I think ultimately I’m afraid that once my kids learn that I’ve done porn and kids at school tease them about it, they’re going to be like: ‘Why the fuck did she have me?’

Shira Tarrant, a Women and Gender Studies professor, says the conflict Asa is now facing over how her career could affect her ability to be a mother is a reaction to the culture of ‘slut-shaming’ that persists in society.

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Shira told Erica:

It’s a form of bullying. It starts very early and we internalise those ideas. It is a form of social control over women’s bodies and sexuality.

Asa has always made it very clear that she has never been a victim of exploitation, but that pornography is something she loves making.

She says it was this passion for her profession that gave her the ammunition to reach the top.

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She told Erica:

On one hand I am so proud of what I do. I am proud that I am in charge of my sexuality and I have done it despite what the majority of society thinks I should be doing.

But in spite of this, Asa is super aware that because she is a woman, she is especially open to the judgement of others.

She added:

Because of the way the world is right now, I have ruined a lot of things for myself. I have closed a lot of doors. It would be a lie to say that didn’t sadden me.


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