Alina Li’s Departure From Porn

Alina Li is someone that I wanted to write about when she first came to my attention in 2013 as an incredible Asian beauty and emerging star in the porn industry. Alina left the porn industry sometime in June of 2014. At the time, I thought that she left abruptly at the height of her popularity, however it was also a move that I wasn’t surprised to see.

Throughout the years that I’ve been writing about and covering models and pornstars, I’ve seen plenty of women make a huge wave in the industry and quit abruptly for various reasons. Typically the pornstars that I’ve seen leave may have become burned out from the amount of work they do in a short period of time and stop enjoying it, there is some other destructive or abusive behavior that they want to avoid before it’s too late, or possibly they stop seeing their future in porn and want to do something else or better themselves by going for an education or down another career path.

On December 19, 2014, Alina posted a snippet on Facebook regarding her departure, mentioning that a video she shot for Kink.com was not the reason and that it was a decision that she made because the business was damaging her as a person.

I wasn’t sad to see Alina leave because you should have a career that you enjoy doing instead of doing something that may be destroying your well-being. Plus I feel that she has the beauty to go into whatever endeavor that she decides to do that doesn’t require posing nude or having sex on camera.

I want to wish Alina a happy holiday and the best of luck to wherever her future may take her, and happy holidays to all of the readers out there and to the staff here at Asian Sirens.

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  1. Nik2’s avatar

    I 2nd that.

  2. o'grady’s avatar

    it’s funny. we admire these women on this site, and those that aren’t nude we hope will someday be nude. and while part of me enjoys it when I find out they do porn of any sort (like petite bijou) I’m also slightly disappointed. the sleaze in that industry kills you from the inside. I recently met a has been porn actress. she’s still young, and still attractive, but she battling addiction demons. I don’t want to get too philosophical but I’m happy for Alina. I even find her more attractive now because she proved she has half a brain to get out.

  3. Avatar of Dr. Lee

    I must say that I’m very uncomfortable with sweeping statements like “if you don’t do porn, you don’t know what it does to you”. There are many women who genuinely enjoy working in the sex industry (not just porn, but also prostitution, stripping, glamour etc.)—it’s all about their attitude, and how much they take control of their situation. If you allow other people to take control of you, of course you aren’t going to like it, but it’s the same with any job. But a girl who sets her own rules can work happily in the industry for many years.

    I have to say though: for this to happen it has to be fully legal. When it’s illegal, it inevitably leads to criminals taking control of it. The US should legalise prostitution.

  4. Avatar of Luke

    Good on her for making the move, I hope things work out. I imagine the lifestyle ($$) becomes addictive.

    I realise that particular video may not have been the catalyst but I really wonder why the producers feel the need to degrade their stars with storylines that are frankly pretty sick IMO. I guess thats where the market is.

  5. Avatar of Dr. Lee

    Actually, that’s another myth about porn: there isn’t that much money in it these days (at least, nowhere near as much as there used to be).

    I do agree that the current US internet porn is mostly very degrading to women, and doing that probably would screw a woman up. But that’s not about porn per se, but rather how it’s commonly done in the US now. It doesn’t have to be that way—in Australia we have at least one female porn producer, and I’d like to see more. When the sex industry (including prostitution) is fully legalised, women can take control of it and enjoy working in it.

  6. Avatar of The-Dean

    Dr. Lee,

    I can’t argue with someone on the inside saying “if you haven’t done this/been here, you won’t understand” because it is probably true. That doesn’t mean everyone in that situation experiences it the same way. But only someone who experienced it can know what it does. Some can handle it, some can’t. Same with the military and war. I wouldn’t pretend to know what they do through. But some are damaged forever, while others thrive on it.

    I have no doubt that many in the porn industry (and prostitution) approach it with their eyes wide open, and use it to further their own ends. But it’s not hard to see some get in without really understanding the toll in must take–particularly if you are young and sensitive.

    Like you I feel the industry should be legal (and regulated). That would make it easier for those who get in, and don’t like it, to get out. When an industry lives in the shadows, it is tougher for those who find it isn’t for them to get out, as often their employers are criminals and their reputations shattered. I’m glad Alina found her way out and I wish her the best.

  7. o'grady’s avatar

    I, too, feel prostitution should be legalized. the only concern I have is it would make to easy, for women who wouldn’t because it’s illegal, to get into the industry. no need for an education if you can make serious money by selling your body. let’s face it, while I’m glad there are women who do nude modeling, porn, and even prostitution, I wouldn’t want that for my daughter (if I had one). I’m sure none of you would either, even if they had a healthy attitude about it. it’s hypocritical, I know, but it’s not like you can introduce your daught to anyone and say, I’m so proud of my girl… she does porn. but I’m perfectly ok with it when it’s someone else’s daughter.

  8. Avatar of adcmelb

    That’s amusing she claims she left the industry because “it was damaging her as a person” and yet here is a you tube link of her say she loved the industry and the people in it, she also claims she lost her virginity at 15 has had only five partners outside the industry.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRiiuS_yW58

    Cute but one confused chick

  9. Avatar of ......

    I find her quite attractive but when I’ve watched her porn, I’ve never really liked her in them. There’s something about her that makes me think she never enjoyed it and it kind of shows.

  10. Avatar of arf

    Oh WoW!…Here’s a couple I will be watching. I need to catch up on what I’ve been missing.
    http://www.xvideos.com/tags/alina-li

  11. Avatar of Tbone

    Wish her best, but porn stars saying they ‘retired’ are like boxers that say they retire.

    There’s always a comeback, just something about that aspect of the lifestyle and industry that lures them back.

  12. Avatar of BongoGigilo

    I contracted Alina for a solo masturbation with toys/foot fetish shoot September 27 & 28, 2013 when she still lived in NYC and before she moved to L.A. When she arrived she related that she had never squirted before, on film or in her personal life. She then proceeded to squirt 13 unprecedented times. Shooting 4-5 foot streams soaking everything. She also had over 20 orgasms. It was evident she really enjoyed herself throughout the 3.5 hours of footage I shot of her. These 6 scene’s have never been released and are collectors items for sale. If anyone is interested mail me for more information. I know that Alina made around $80K her first and only year shooting porn. When she moved to L.A. she was represented through the Spiegler Agency. Spiegler is the biggest and best agency in porn. They only represent 20 of the top models in the industry at any time. Alina was very fortunate as a newbie to have representation through them. I surmise she will make a comeback unless she decides to get married, which I highly doubt after getting to know her over 2 days of working together etc… The scenes she shot for me are unique compared to the rest of her body of work.

    From her twitter
    Alina Li (@alinalixxx)
    9/27/13, 1:03 PM
    I squirt my first time ever today. It was amazing

  13. Basho’s avatar

    People enjoy sex. Of course. It’s ridiculous to say otherwise. It’s an enjoyable thing for the most part. But that enjoyment and deciding not to work in porn are completely different things. When anyone works in a new job of any description, that job changes you. Being in the entertainment business changes you and it’s very difficult to control how those changes occur when you are in the thick of it. All the best Alina in whatever you decide to do next.

  14. Avatar of Bubalabobo

    Good update, Candyman. She was good while she lasted, and at least she didn’t become tedious, just doing videos for a job.

  15. Avatar of arf

    It sure beats my job.

  16. Avatar of wingsfan19

    Dr. Lee wrote:
    I must say that I’m very uncomfortable with sweeping statements like “if you don’t do porn, you don’t know what it does to you”. There are many women who genuinely enjoy working in the sex industry (not just porn, but also prostitution, stripping, glamour etc.)—it’s all about their attitude, and how much they take control of their situation. If you allow other people to take control of you, of course you aren’t going to like it, but it’s the same with any job. But a girl who sets her own rules can work happily in the industry for many years.

    I have to say though: for this to happen it has to be fully legal. When it’s illegal, it inevitably leads to criminals taking control of it. The US should legalise prostitution.

    Doc, it’s legal here in several counties in Nevada and the ladies are still taken advantage of. It seems we can’t even get legalization right.

  17. Avatar of wingsfan19

    o’grady wrote:
    I, too, feel prostitution should be legalized. the only concern I have is it would make to easy, for women who wouldn’t because it’s illegal, to get into the industry. no need for an education if you can make serious money by selling your body. let’s face it, while I’m glad there are women who do nude modeling, porn, and even prostitution, I wouldn’t want that for my daughter (if I had one).I’m sure none of you would either, even if they had a healthy attitude about it.it’s hypocritical, I know, but it’s not like you can introduce your daught to anyone and say, I’m so proud of my girl… she does porn.but I’m perfectly ok with it when it’s someone else’s daughter.

    You’re absolutely correct. It’s difficult not to be a hypocrite when it comes to porn and prostitution.

  18. Avatar of Dr. Lee

    wingsfan19 wrote: Doc, it’s legal here in several counties in Nevada and the ladies are still taken advantage of. It seems we can’t even get legalization right.

    It has to be done on a national level: just having a few counties where it’s legal doesn’t break the criminal control—it only makes things more convenient for them.

  19. Nik2’s avatar

    Internet is killing porn business – movies are pirated same day they appear on paid websites. Why pay for it, when a few minutes with Google can lead to free stuff? Some girls come in, make a movie or two and then run off. I read it someplace that many former porn stars end up working as exotic dancers or high price escorts, using their porn credentials as resume enhancers. 80K is a decent income, but both LA and NYC are incredibly expensive, especially for young, fashion conscious women.

  20. Avatar of wingsfan19

    Dr. Lee,

    It’s not criminal controlled here that I am aware of, it’s just that the ladies seem to have no worker’s legal protections. There’s no limit on the work day, no sick or vacation leave, it’s practically indentured servitude. You are correct that it would be better to have prostitution made legal at the national level, but that chances of that happening are less than the chance of an atheist being elected President (not that I’m running).

  21. Avatar of Dr. Lee

    wingsfan19,

    It’s kind of the same result—things get done in a certain way across the country, regardless of county-specific regulations. Workers rights can only be sufficiently protected at a national level.

  22. Marc’s avatar

    I thought she was very attractive. The gun tattoo, was not necessary, and in very poor taste. It took 50% of her appeal away. I could not get past, why she made such a poor choice.
    ,

  23. Avatar of Bubalabobo

    Yes, despite being happy to watch her in porn, I think she made two bad choices: going into porn, and getting that ridiculous tattoo. I see the two almost as equal failures in judgment, which says a lot for how much I dislike the tattoo. I think she’s very pretty, she got out of porn, and can deal with that tattoo in due course.

  24. Avatar of wingsfan19

    Dr. Lee,

    Actually, it is at the state level – Nevada decided that only the lesser populated counties would be able to have legalized prostitution (I know, it doesn’t make much sense to me, either, but I believe it was a compromise). And worker’s rights can be protected at the state level, but I think in this case it’s that a) there aren’t enough prostitutes here to constitute a significant constituency and b) most people don’t give a damn about them or their rights anyway.

  25. Avatar of wingsfan19

    Bubalabobo,

    It’s like the same stupid tattoo my son has. To this day I have no idea why he chose that as his first tattoo, other than that drinking was of course involved.

  26. Avatar of Luke

    wingsfan19,

    That’s it Wings, you’ll have to start the Prostitute’s Union. ;)

  27. Avatar of wylde8

    Can’t believe I missed this post. Guess I’ll have to start visiting AS more often.

    I have to admit to being really disappointed when I heard that Alina was retiring from the industry. She was my current favorite girl in the business. It was disappointing for two reasons: 1. She is gorgeous, and 2. She had that “it” factor that you rarely see. Its the same thing that Asa Akira had when she was new to the industry, and look how that worked out for her.

    I certainly would never want any girl to continue in the business if they felt it would affect them in a negative way. Contrary to what you see in her movies, she has emotions and is vulnerable. However, as a fan, I’m sad that I will never see how big she could have become.

  28. Avatar of slickahhughs

    Looking at it from my perspective as a fan of her,s Porn was the vehicle which put her on my radar .Her using her head and broadening her horizon,s has made me a fan for life . Way to go Alina !

  29. Avatar of wingsfan19

    Luke,

    slickahhughs,

    Would that make me the Head of the union? I could make them pay their dues in services rendered:-)

  30. Avatar of Luke

    wingsfan19,

    A Union official accepting services on the side!?!? Surely not ;)

  31. Avatar of wingsfan19

    Luke,

    Of course, and don’t call me Shirley.

  32. Avatar of Luke

    Roger, Roger!

  33. Avatar of wingsfan19

    Luke,

    What’s your vector, Victor?

    We could also rhyme Alina with vagina, but I don’t want to get banned:-)

  34. Al Barsocchi’s avatar

    Like to wish you on the best on your future.

  35. Maa’s avatar

    Alina’s ok. Guess she never enjoyed it that much.

    What porn does to you as a person? Well it’s hard to date someone outside of the industry, you might become more materialistic then you were etc. It’s just buisness as usuall for many people. I guess some might not like it in the long run.

  36. Jcc’s avatar

    Always felt she has moviestar status,and glad she retained her humanity and sanity.Dont know why shes not already on primetime tv and not just youtube,because she should be right alongside with Grace Park.

  37. Avatar of Ben1968

    I am new to this site. I have known of Asian Sirens for over a decade and just now figured sign up and join in. In regards to Alina, she has been my favorite for quite a while. I do hope she is content with whatever she is doing. I wish her the best. The amount of content she put out in a year in the business is incredible. She must have worked everyday practically and sometimes been shooting more than one scene…burnout was inevitable…regardless perfect everything for me especially the best looking feet on a woman. A close second would be Lana Violet…beautiful peds as well and still putting out scenes as far as I know….great site, beautiful asian women…I should have joined sooner.

  38. p0rndog’s avatar

    It appears she has returned. She has a new listing on Foxxx Modeling that says she is available.

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