The outrageous and all-natural Stoya began posing for pictures with a friend of hers. That eventually led her to modeling and working for alt-erotic websites. One of the websites s ... he had worked for asked if she was willing to do a softcore scene for a DVD they were putting out. Stoya claims that she discovered pornography through an interest in BDSM and via fetish newsgroups on the internet. She has stated that few adult films interested her and that she prefers those with artistic and fetish themes.
Stoya was featured in two DVD productions for Razordolls, and she made a non-sex, cameo appearance in two Vivid Alt titles before being contacted by Digital Playground. In October 2007, she signed an exclusive, three-year contract with them. Stoya is regarded as the company's first alt porn contract girl. The first scene that she shot for them was for Stoya Video Nasty (promoted on the DVD box as the first film featuring her engaging in heterosexual intercourse), but her first movie released by the company was Jack's POV 9.
Since that time Stoya has starred in over 35 adult films, and was named AVN's Best New Starlet in 2009. Check her out in some of Digital Playgroundʼs bestselling films: Bad Girls 7, Babysitters 2, Pirates II: Stagnettiʼs Revenge, and her first double penetration in Bad Girls 5.