Porn performers aren’t immune to the struggles of sex worker burnout. If you find you are dreading your shoots, don’t want to go in to work, or you don’t feel like the money is worth it anymore, you may be experiencing sex worker burnout. You owe it to yourself and your community to look out for your own wellbeing.
APAC recommends the guides below:
12 Steps to Cure Sex Worker Burnout by Annie Sprinkle
Created by US porn actress and sex worker activist, Annie Sprinkle, this simple guide can help sex workers engage in self-care and break negative cycles in relation to their work. It is available on her website as text or a fully illustrated poster, and here on the APAC blog as a flyer-size printout, which all sex workers and orgs are free to use.
Sex Work & Burnout PDF
This more comprehensive PDF, created by the Australian sex worker rights org Respect Inc QLD, can help you recognize the signs of burnout and determine what course of action is best for your particular case.