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How Maitland Ward's Husband First Suggested She Have Sex with Other Men for Porn Career (Exclusive)

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"Boy Meets World" actress-turned-porn star Maitland Ward has the full support of her husband when it comes to her career in the adult entertainment business -- so much so that he was actually the first person to suggest she pivot from sexy selfies and content with women to incorporating other men into her material.

He was also there, filming, when the first hookup happened.

His suggestion was the source of a surprisingly emotional and frank conversation between the two, which Ward details in her new memoir, "Rated X: How Porn Liberated Me from Hollywood," out today.

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Realizing her fantasies sometimes fell outside of what he could provide, sexually, he said she should try them out "with other men," adding that he felt she'd "never be happy unless you do all of the things that you want to do."

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She was also quick to add that her husband is not a "cuck," not that she sees anything wrong with that particular kink either. Speaking with TooFab, Ward said "people are always shocked" to learn that she's married while also having a career in porn. She and husband Terry Baxter tied the knot back in 2006, long before she had even dipped her toes into the adult entertainment industry. Now, she says his support is vital to her current career.

"I think I couldn't do this if I wasn't married, honestly. Because I feel like I have a very good support system at home," she explained, saying it's important for her to be "in a relationship where I felt secure and I can explore and do things that might scare me otherwise."

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"He definitely did recognize that in me, that I needed to have sex with men," she said, explaining that the suggestion came after she first started posting some solo, semi-NSFW content to sites like Patreon and Snapchat Premium, before adding women into the mix.

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"I could do some cute things with girls and that was not a big deal for my husband, I had done stuff with girls and it was hot. But the boy stuff, I had not crossed that bridge," she continued. "He saw my erotic stories and things I had been fantasizing about, things he wouldn't be able to do with me, like dungeon situations, group situations or what a professional would do, but he saw that I was really good at performing and I loved it and I really wanted to do more and see how far it could take me."

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Ward said she was "shocked" when he said she should explore her fantasies with other men, saying it was something she "would have never brought up" on her own, "even though I wanted to." When it came time for her to film her first videos with a pair of male porn stars for her own content pages, it was Terry who held onto the camera and filmed the whole experience. This, she says, made it even easier.

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"It was kind of like we were exploring it together. It wasn't cheating, he was right there and he was part of the moment and these guys were so nice and so professional," she said. "They didn't go overboard or cross any boundaries. I think that's what a lot of people don't know about porn, the boundaries, people are very respectful of that. It's all discussed beforehand. I think the guys thought it was fun I was this mainstream girl that was doing this and my husband was there."