My Life Has Absolutely Improved’: Woman Ditches Service Job To Become Plus-Size Porn Star

A size 24 mum who spent years working in customer services has told how she has ditched listening to complaints all day in her 9 to 5 job for “bringing people joy” as a plus size porn star.

Swapping the rat race for the sex industry, working as a Big Beautiful Woman (BBW), Asstyn Martyn – her stage name –  was “liberated” from her desk job with a large cable company after a date spotted her potential as an “adult star.”

Calling herself a “sex-positive feminist,” Asstyn, 44,  of Pennsylvania, who makes between $500 and $1000 for each scene she shoots, said:

“My life has absolutely improved since I started working in porn. I’m my own boss and have more control in my life, which is a wonderful feeling.”

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She continued:

“At my old job, I was stuck behind a desk all day listening to people complain, earning around $40k a year, and didn’t get a whole lot of positive comments, which really impacted on me.”

“In contrast, now I have people constantly telling me that I bring them joy, which brings me joy too.”

Asstyn, who will not give her real name, said her life changed forever during a date in 2017.

She continued:

“I met a man on a dating site who worked in the adult industry, and he mentioned BBWs.”

“He thought it would suit me, and that I’d be really successful. I didn’t know there was such a thing, and had never heard of BBW before, but I really liked the whole body positivity aspect of it.”

Stuck in a rut in her humdrum job, Asstyn – who shares her two children’s custody with their dad, and only does porn shoots when she is not looking after them – was suffering with diminishing self-esteem when adult work was suggested to her.

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Always curvy, she had also spent years battling with her body image.

She continued:

“Over the years I have been all different sizes. I have even lost a significant amount of weight. But I now know that, for me, that wasn’t the solution to self-acceptance. You really have to love yourself. I see girls and women all the time who, by society’s standards, are thin, but still tear themselves apart.”

“Everyone is perfect to someone, but the main thing is confidence. Men love a confident woman. Obsession over calorie counting and weight is a turn off to a lot of guys.”

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By the time she met her date, Asstyn had accepted she would “never be skinny,” but she loved the positive sound of the BBW world, so took to the internet and began researching it.

She said:

“At first, I had a really warped idea in my mind about what the adult entertainment industry was.”

“I was concerned that these bigger ladies would be being mocked, but as soon as I saw their photos and videos, it was plain they were being truly appreciated. They were absolutely beautiful, too.”

Happy to see fuller figures being celebrated, Asstyn was drawn in right away and, in June 2017, decided to make her first foray into the industry herself.

First she set up a Twitter account, where she shared racy snaps of herself, soon attracting the attention of adult entertainment companies, who invited her to take part in some shoots.

Around the same time, she was facing redundancy at her “ordinary” job, so bravely decided to jump into full-time porn work.

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From there, she shot a number of scenes – mostly boy/girl, where she had sex on camera with one male partner – and, in January 2018, she launched her own website.

Talking candidly, she admitted:

“I was a little nervous about it all at first, but I also felt like I had been living my life for other people for so long that it was time for me to live for myself.”

“I had to overcome a lot of fear around other peoples’ perception of me. I’d been held back in the past by worry over what other people would say – but I now consider my own happiness above what other people think of me.”

Now a fully fledged BBW star, she is on a mission to spread a message of “sex positivity” and, whenever she is not looking after her children, Asstyn travels around the USA shooting x-rated content, including threesomes and fetish scenes. Unfazed by having sex with strangers, she stressed that her job is about living out a fantasy for her viewers.

She explained:

“Sometimes you don’t have the best chemistry, so a scene can be a struggle, but the best performers are the ones that can overlook that and provide a fantasy for the fans.”

Asstyn does not wish to disclose her exact income, which she said can vary depending on what sort of scenes she is doing,  but she loves her work and hopes that speaking out will encourage  larger ladies to appreciate their own beauty, as well as helping to break societal taboos around women and sex.

She explained:

“I consider myself to be a sex-positive feminist. I don’t agree with shame and stigma around female sexuality in our culture, and hate that there is such a double standard. That’s why I do my absolute best not to fake orgasms. I want to see a focus on women’s pleasure as well as men’s.”

While she attracts the odd negative comment from online trolls, particularly on social media, Asstyn said the reaction to her work from the public and her loved ones has been mainly positive.

Currently single,  working in the adult industry has not put her off relationships, but she is yet to find the right man.

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Meanwhile, speaking of her career plans, she said:

“This has been an adventure – one I want to continue.”

“I’d love to see more body types accepted across the board, and love that the main draw of BBW work is seeing the fuller figure celebrated. In the rest of society, it’s not often you see a bigger lady flaunt her body.”

“I am also seeing more and more performers work into their 50s and 60s, which is fantastic. Your sex life doesn’t stop at the menopause. Now, there’s a market not just for sexy mums, but for sexy grans, too – so I don’t think I will be stopping any time soon.”