Shayla La Veaux, who began stripping in 1988 (shortly after she turned 18) and became a porn performer in 1992, has a unique photo archive online that is a virtual history of the post-Golden Age of Porn: Pubic Hair! Feathered Hair! Tanlines! And pairings, triplings, and quadruplings with some of the most enduring names in the adult business, such as Kylie Ireland, Nina Hartley, and Juli Ashton.
The range of pictures is comprehensive, from La Veaux’s ingenue period to her recent, smokier scenes, where her voice sounds like the purr of those kinds of DJs you only find on Cinemax. But they’re also wholesome in a way that makes you think of La Veaux as your favorite hot bartender.
You will agree that porn is built on the backs of 18-year-olds. It is also a sad fact that a female performer tends to earn less in her last year of work than in her first. Nevertheless, the performers who stay around can develop a deep relationship with their fans that an 18-year-old can’t touch.
Not too long ago I talked with La Veaux, who recently relaunched her website at Shayla.com, about her career, coming back after never having left, and the ways porn can lead to intimacy. We also talked about the witchiness of her porn name.
She was wearing a blue shimmery thing and she smelled great.
The video below clocks in at about 15 minutes. Set your screen to Full, grab something to drink, and imagine a sun-washed Vegas hotel room in which La Veaux needed to slip into something more comfortable.Get the Flash Player to see this player.
Previously on Porn Valley Observed: “Sunny’s Flying Pink Pig”—filling might be hot; Report: Naked women in beds still soft, smell good
See also: Shayla La Veaux, “Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen from New Orleans“, Risque