Answer: this concept of social networking was just starting to blow up just at the time i began my career as a pornographer back in february of 2004. i thought to myself "if im going to be a 'porn star' i should probably have a way to update my fan base on what im working on and give them a way to be in constant contact with me." at that point i decided to accept every single friend request that was sent to me. i quickly amassed hundreds and then thousands and then tens of thousands of myspace friends. to date i have nearly a million friends on myspace.com
Answer: in the production of "Dana DeArmond Does the Internet" and "Dana DeArmond's Role Modeling", the two Vivid Alt movies i directed i got to work very closely with several of my very good my friends, who i had working as executive producer, camera operator, still photographer, editor and even performing in the movie. both movies are "pro-am", which is to say and amateur performer in a professional production, so it was really nice to sort of be a mentor to the new girls and the first movie was my inspiration for the follow up, Role Modeling, where i could really explore the motivations of the people who were intrigued by what it is i do for a living. most of the girls in the second production did not pursue a career in adult entertainment, except for one, Andy San Dimas, who just recently won an AVN award for best actress for her part in the Glee parody. it has been a most amazing journey to see her go from a babe in the woods to a true professional at the top of her game!
Answer: for my entire life i have been a performer. from the time when i was a little girl i was always dancing and singing and putting on little shows for my family in my grandmothers living room. at the age of 8 i asked my parents if i could start taking figure skating lessons and they had agreed under the condition that i make a 3 year commitment to the sport and they would make the investment of all the equipment, lessons and costuming, etc. my family has always taken a very open, honest and adult approach to things. it formed me into a fierce competitor. by the time i was in high school i had stuck with roller skating for 8 years, at which point Walt Disney World held auditions for parade dances in the school gym. i was a little bit of an oddball in high school, i did my own thing, didnt participate in school activities because i was engrossed in my own individual sport outside of school, so i was very excited to show my competitive side to my classmates. of course, i was hired on the spot, as i had pryer training in dance and that is when i made my transition from figure skater to the working world.
i loved my time dancing at the magic kingdom and i got to hang out with older people and other entertainers, and there were some girls in the entertainment department who moonlighted as strippers. after i had turned 18 and 3 years of the long drives between my home in east orlando to the disney resort property i sat my parents down for a talk, "i think im going to go apply for a job at Cabaret Internationale'" i told them, as i went on to explain that it was the classiest of the gentlemen's clubs in the area, it was a bikini bar with table dancing instead of lap dancing and the money would be worth it and save the wear and tear on the '94 Nissan Altima my parents had given me to drive. they heard me out and considered my case and gave me the advice "ok, but dont do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable" and so i was off to the strip club to enter the world of adult entertainment with the respect of my parents for coming to them. still, to this day i always give people the advice to talk to their family before getting into the business, instead of hiding it from them. because if yo uare ashamed of what you are doing, maybe you shouldnt be doing it.
Answer: answering this is a bit difficult for me because what turns me on sexually is constantly evolving. there isnt much im not into. i love pleasing people sexually, figuring out what gets other people off is sexually exciting to me. i love turning people on to new experiences. i love beautiful women and nice toned legs, pretty feet, breasts of all shapes and sizes. i am extremely into anal play and getting fucked in the ass. i love sucking cock, there is a sense of control i take from being in submissive roles with my male partners.
Answer: the best way to turn me off is to be impolite. rudeness does not look good on anybody. and stupid people make me cringe, when someone says something ignorant about another person's sexual orientation, race or religion it really strikes a chord with me and i make a mental note "well, thats one person i never want to fuck"
Answer: i love missionary, and i know what you might be thinking "gosh, so vanilla" but honestly it is the best position to really connect with the person you are fucking and you can read their face and see when they are liking something. (im speaking as fucker and fuckee) and when you think about it, fucking face to face is an evolutionary advantage we have over animals, so i want to take advantage of it.
Answer: that all really depends on who is touching me and their intention. i like soft romantic caressing to wild rough manhandling and everything in between. it relies a lot on the energy of the people involved, what type of scene we are doing and what my role is sexually among the people involved. eg. if i am to be the aggressor or the innocent prey.
Answer: in high school i ran with a group of a bunch of people that really didnt fit in to any other clique. some people thought we were weird but we were really cool and generally accepted as the "punk kids". most of the girls in the group had already had boyfriends and lost their virginity. i was sort of a late bloomer and being a fiercely independent person who didnt socialize with my peers all the much was the only virgin in the group. i thought i would make an effort to participate in more activities at school to, in a way, become less socially awkward and somehow lose my virginity. i just wanted to get it over with! so i had tried out and gotten a part in the school production of South Pacific. during a cast party at one of the most popular boys in school, who had a major speaking part in the play, i set out to finally shake my V-card i was so ashamed of still having. while i was partying my ass off a guy asked if i would go upstairs with him, so i went and we had crazy alcohol fuel teen sex, and in the morning as the sun was rising i snuck out and never talked to that guy again. as it turns out he was the brother of the popular boy, a sophomore, and the boyfriend of the cheerleader i sat behind in math. i was secretly proud of what i had done, but mostly relieved that i was not a virgin anymore.
Answer: i was 24 before i got into the industry, so i had done a good deal of sexual exploration. i had steady boyfriends for much of the time. i didnt really count how many people i had sex with, i'd given blow jobs to many more, i know that for sure. during the times i was single i treated men like tires, i always thought i should have a stable of 4 and a spare. i have no idea how many partners i've had at this point. its got to be in the hundreds by now, counting women too.
Answer: i am in a relationship with a man. he doesnt like the thought of me being with other men because it makes him jealous, but casts no judgement on what i do for a living because he is very sweet and openminded. we have an average monogamous relationship and are very much in love. he doesnt look at my porn because we keep work and home life separate. i rarely look at my work because i am extremely critical of myself.
Answer: when i was 23 i had gotten fired from the gentlemen's club where i was working because i quit drinking andthe owner thought i wasnt "fun anymore." so i took it as an opportunity to change my career path. i had seen fuckingmachines.com on the internet and HBO's Real Sex. i had fantasized about getting fucked by a robot because i had been with both men and women, but never a machine. after a lot of research and masturbation i finally applied to the company now called Kink.com. i sent my application in the evening, the next morning they called and hired me and the very day after that i was in San Francisco shooting my first scene ever for Hogtied.com
Answer: as i mentioned before i am very close relationship with my immediate family, i talk to them about every important decision i have to make. i had a similar conversation about shooting adult content as i did about stripping, my mother gave the advice "dont let anyone talk you into anything you dont want to do" she is a very wise women, i took her advise to heart and did bondage modeling for the first year of my career before i started appearing in "regular" boy/girl scenes. and yes, i called my parents and discussed that with them as well.