Duke University freshman defends working in porn industry to pay tuition

A Duke University freshman is speaking out after fellow students revealed that she is doing pornography to pay for her tuition.

‘Lauren,’ an alias she went by, was recognized in one of her films by fellow students. After her secret was discovered, many turned to social media — some to support her, others to criticize her decision.

Tuition at Duke University is more than $60,000 per year and ‘Lauren’ says working in the porn industry has allowed her to pay her way through college, according to an interview with Duke student newspaper The Chronicle.

“Porn has allowed me to set boundaries on what it is that I want to do. Everything that I do, I do willingly, I do consensually and I do because I love doing it,” she said.

‘Lauren’ said she wanted to share her story, despite the fact that she has not told her parents how she is paying for school.

“For people to tell me that doing porn and having sex, which I love, is more degrading than being a waitress and being somebody’s servant and picking up after somebody and being treated like a lesser, second-class citizen, that literally makes no sense. To be perfectly honest, I felt more degraded in a minimum wage, blue-collar, low paying, service job than I ever did doing porn.”

Click here to read her full interview with The Chronicle