I’m a performer in the adult film industry. I have been doing this for the last 4 years and have recently delved more into sex education. I’m really bad at describing myself other than that.
What prompted you to join the adult industry?
I was stripping and someone asked if I would be interested in being in the porn industry. I knew I would be comfortable with it and I saw and opportunity to build a career in the sex industry.
You have your own website, NakedwithChanel.com. What lead you to create the site and why did you decide to make it a relationship advice site?
It’s actually not a relationship advice site at all. I can’t say I am any sort of professional when it comes to relationships. I am, however, great at sex advice. It’s not necessarily a site that offers advice, but more insight into sexuality. I have webisodes and blogs that address issues surrounding sexuality. I hope to encourage people to start thinking about sex differently, and hopefully become more sexually aware and more happy.
I also saw that you have a member’s site called ChanelPreston.com. It appeared that you aren’t updating that anymore, I may be wrong about that though but if I am correct on that are there any plans of updating the site again?
I do have a members site, but it has been very difficult for me to keep it updated because I have been so busy. I do have some content that I plan on posting very soon though.
Seeing that you have shot both features and all sex titles, what would you say are the upside and downside of each?
Definitely the time is a downside to features. You are often on set all day, and most of the time you are just sitting around waiting. However, it’s a lot of fun to act, and features give you an opportunity to play more in-depth character with a more developed plot. All sex titles are usually shorter, which is great. Also, they tend to be more hard-core and less choreographed so you have an opportunity to really get crazy. The downside to the all sex is sometimes it can be hard on my body if I am shooting a lot of crazy stuff in a row.
The biggest misconception is that we’re not capable of doing anything else, that the reason we are having sex for a living is because it’s all we can do. There are a lot of performers that have had “respected” careers and are very intelligent, but they find more freedom and joy in being in the adult industry.
What would you say is your favorite scene that you have shot is so far?
The scene that won Most Outrageous Sex Scene at the 2014 AVN Awards. I love to shoot things that teeter on people’s boundaries and that scene definitely did. It was from Kelly Madison Productions and the DVD was titled “Get My Belt”. Check it out! All the scenes in the movie are pretty wild, and some are a little controversial.
Who would you say your idols are, either in the industry or not?
I never had an idol in the industry. However, outside of the industry, I’d have to say Oprah. I love Oprah. She went from talk show hosting to creating an entire empire dedicated to awareness and positivity. Sounds cheesy, but I think it’s pretty amazing. I feel someone needs to do that for sex.
What advice would you give someone who was thinking about getting in the adult industry?
Make sure you do your research and make sure you fully understand how being in the industry will effect you. A lot of girls are only prepared thinking they’ll make it big, but they’re not always prepared for if they don’t make it big, and all those scenes are still out there for the world to see.
Who are some of the people that you really want to work with but haven’t as of yet?
I feel like I’ve worked with everyone in the industry that I have wanted to. Hopefully will get some good newbies soon that I would like to work with.
What sort of things do you like to do when you aren’t working? Any hobbies?
When I’m not working I am working on my website nakedwithchanel.com. I am often planning shoots for the webisodes and writing blogs. Other than that, I simply enjoy spending time with friends and staying active.
I always have new scenes being released, and I announce them on my twitter @chanelpreston. Otherwise, my biggest project is my Naked With Chanel site. I’m really passionate about helping people get rid of their negative attitudes about sex, and that’s what this site is helping me do for everyone.