Despite being a multibillion dollar business garnering a truly insane number of views and Internet searches, as well as being the catalyst for an untold number of awkward conversations between teenagers and their dads, it turns out that working in porn for a quick buck can really screw you up.
The kind of shenanigans that would've made even Sigmund Freud -- that one psychology guy who was really just a glorified horn dog -- turn fifty shades of red.
Actresses -- and sometimes the actors too -- who participate in a little hanky panky on camera often end up developing nasty drug and alcohol habits that leave their lives obliterated like a shotgun blast to a watermelon. Many have committed suicide over the years, unable to cope with the guilt and dirtiness felt by choosing a career path in the adult entertainment industry.
Such is to be expected when you're degraded and treated like a piece of meat on a daily basis. However, as horrific as all this can be, there are a few stories of hope that exist, proving its never too late for redemption.
Here's a list of 10 pornstars who left the industry and surrendered their lives to God.
Back in the late 90s and early 2000s, Crissy Moran was on top of the porno world, riding her success -- no pun intended, seriously -- all the way to the bank. The spank bank that is.
This gorgeous beauty was the fantasy of desperate old dudes and horny hormone saturated teenagers all over the world, appearing in numerous photos, magazines, and videos. Moran exited the adult industry stage right back in 2006, becoming a born again believer in Jesus Christ, leaving behind her porn past and moving on to greener pastures.
In fact, she's now married to a youth pastor from Texas and last we checked, is working as an assistant manager at a tanning salon.
For those who doesn't think God can rescue anyone from practically anything, look no further than the legendary Houston. This buxom blonde beauty earned herself a whole lot of recognition for participating in some on camera shenanigans involving over 600 men.
She went on to make appearances on Howard Stern's radio show and is also famous for attending the prom of one of the shock jock's listeners and a whole lot more.
However, being known as the woman who did the deed with 600 plus men in one fell swoop takes its toll on your reputation and your health, which is likely why Houston ditched the sex business and followed the call of the Lord.
Unlike the overwhelming majority of the porn superstars on this list, Erica Campbell managed to avoid going into the super duper hardcore stuff that annihilated the hearts, minds, and souls of so many others in the industry.
She got her start in the business back in 2003 after taking the grand prize in the Mystique Magazine Model Safari. This led to spots in Playboy in 2005, Cyber Girl of the Month in 2006, and then the coveted title -- by gals who have sex for a living it's coveted, pretty much no one else would want this attached to their name for eternity -- of Penthouse Pet in 2007.
Campbell became a Christian in 2008 and not long afterward shut down her website, leaving a note that explained her retirement from the industry and her intention to serve Christ.
Shelley Lubben, the artist formerly known as Roxy, was big on the adult film scene way back in the day, at the not quite so tender age of 24. Due to the poor working conditions and total lack of safe sex, she contracted herpes and HPV, which then turned into cervical cancer.
Lubben ended up having some of her lady tackle removed -- half of her cervix -- and as a result developed a rather nasty drug and alcohol habit. Her career was brief, lasting only one year.
Fortunately, Lubben met Jesus, who promptly turned her life around and freed her from those deadly addictions and the psychological trauma she had from both working in porn and from abuse she suffered as a child.
She now works as an evangelist who works with helping troubled women in the industry get out of it and get help they need to sort through the issues that come along with being an adult film star.