Duke freshman in porn industry to pay tuition speaks out after criticism

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DURHAM, N.C. -- A Duke University freshman is speaking out after it was revealed that she is doing pornography to pay for her tuition.

"Lauren," an alias she went by, was recognized by fellow students in one of her films. After he secret was discovered, many students 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.

"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.

27 comments

  • FaithC

    You mean she is going to a school that is $60 grand a year and her parents never asked where the money was coming from?

    As far as her doing porn…it is her life, if she chooses to do this it is nobody’s business but hers.

  • Johna

    Not that I would want my daughter doing this, BUT, hats off to you kiddo for working your way and paying your way through college. As long as you are not being forced into doing anything you don’t want to do, you are an adult, you are not breaking any laws, and if people want to criticize you, then maybe they should pay your tuition!!

  • Fay

    I don’t see how anyone could put her down for it,,,expecaly people who support abortion,,,she’s not asking the government to pay her way,,,

  • Valerie

    No one pays her bills but her so no ones opinion matters but hers, its between her and God!! Everyone else is putting themselves one step closer to hell by JUDGING !! Not ur life not ur business !!!

  • SHAY

    I WOULDN’T DO IT BUT AS A RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATE PAYING FOR SCHOOL ALONE IS REALLY HARD. GET IT HOW YOU CAN AS LONG AS YOU KNOW THE REASON WHY IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT OTHERS THINK.

    • Mark Sanders

      There are lots of college students who pay their own way. I paid my way through both undergrad and grad school. Your statement is an assumption that implies that college students don’t pay their own way.

  • Jenn

    I wouldn’t do it personally. But its her life and her body. She’s paying her own way through college. She is not asking the government for a handout and she’s making something of herself. Not everyone gets granted a scholarship, or has parents that could afford to put their kids through college. As long as she’s protecting herself against diseases and preventing pregnancy I don’t see the issue.

  • JJ Smithers

    I don’t really care that this woman is a prostitute, which she obviously is. What irks me is that she takes delusional rationalization to a whole new level. It’s almost a satire of feminism: she sells her body to men for money, then claims that she’s “empowered.”

    It’s like a black man in the antebellum South volunteering to be a slave, then claiming to be free. It would be hilarious if it weren’t so sad — and if she didn’t have so many delusional supporters. When she grows up, hopefully she’ll realize what a clueless tool she was.

  • topkatnc

    I can’t put her down for this .. If porn was only for grown men who had respect for women , it would be grand .. But porn hurts a lot of people .. It has negative effects if young children are exposed to it , esp young boys .. I hate that there wasn’t some other way that she could have paid for her schooling .. I understand that some women have no choice .. in or out of porn .

  • Johnny Branton

    The new attitude of today’s youth “it doesn’t bother me, so who cares”. Well young folks, you better start caring. When you have no regard for morality it ends in tragedy; it always has and always will. Review your history. One example is the great Roman Empire that was literally destroyed from within by a moralless society. Moral degradation and sexual perversion abounded and left the Roman society without a foundation. You see, the same attitude manifests itself in every aspect of society, “they’re not hurting me so why should I fight for my country?” etc.

    Life became cheap – bloodshed led to more bloodshed and extreme cruelty. The values, the ideals, customs, traditions and institutions, of the Romans declined. The basic principles, standards and judgments about what was valuable or important in life also declined. The total disregard for human and animal life resulted in a lack of ethics – a perverted view of what was right and wrong, good and bad, desirable and undesirable. Any conformity to acceptable rules or standards of human behaviour were being lost.

    Sadly, our country is following suit. It won’t be long until our great country is nothing more than a lesson in a text on why freedom fails.

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