Ethical Treatment of Porn Models

PRINCIPLE #7

Do you have a “cooling off” period for first-time models?

Because of the permanent and polarising nature of the work, the first time a model appears in a production with a company, they are given a cooling off period, where they can return fees paid in exchange for the shoot being destroyed (before the shoot is released).

Recommendations

  • Inform first-time models of the conditions of the cooling off period
    • Cooling off periods are seldom claimed when models are well-informed!
  • 5 days is a reasonable period
  • Consider that the model may experience feelings of guilt when making a claim. Encourage the model to make decisions to benefit their own mental health.