This article was published on July 28th, 2015
You’ve seen his hot and sexy jock body in a number of scenes, but you’re not exactly sure who he is. The award-winning, global gay porn star from Germany is none other than Darius Ferdynand, and he’s been making big waves in North America since arriving about a year ago.
“The lifestyle got me interested in working in the gay porn industry,” said Darius Ferdynand in a recent HomoCulture interview, explaining what sparked his interested in working in adult entertainment. “The chance to work in film, being on TV, being part of a creative, professional group, and of course sex with stunning men.”
“It took me a year to finally decide to submit my first model application,” said Darius Ferdynand, “I was not ready mentally and physically.” He got over those insecurities pretty quickly. To keep up with his incredible muscle toned body, Darius Ferdynand can be found lifting weights in the gym four or five times a week. He admits that if he doesn’t, he looses weight quickly.
“My biggest fear in getting into adult entertainment was the reaction of my family, friends and other acquaintances,” said Darius Ferdynand, who confirmed that they are now all aware and supportive of his choice to work in the industry. “My sisters already knew because my ex sent them my first videos and posted on my Facebook page. I told my mom a year ago. She was happy that I found something that I enjoy and that I am passionate about making it a career.”
“An average shoot stars with the individual glamour photos, then we all dress up and carry on with the B-roll scenes,” Darius Ferdynand said, explaining a typical day on set. “Then we discuss the positions, take pictures of us having sex, filming the sex scenes, and then the cum shots.”
Many gay porn stars have embarrassing moments. Darius Ferdynand certainly isn’t an exception either. “Well, I guess everybody already knows about my pre-ejaculation in my first scene. It was quite a blushing moment.” It’s ok Darius, we all forgive you.
When it comes to sexual health, Darius Ferdynand chooses to use condoms when he is filming a scene. He also gets tested regularly, so he knows his HIV and STI status. These are just a few of the tools he uses as part of his safer-sex toolkit.
“I don’t feel safer with someone who only does condom scenes, because who knows what he does in his private life,” said Darius Ferdynand. However, when it comes to safer-sex, Darius is very open-minded and recommends doing whatever you can to protect yourself, including taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). “I think it’s a blessing and a curse. I would definitely suggest it to people who have unprotected sex. If you’re on it you may have a very low chance to get HIV, though you’re not protected by any other nasty STD’s.”
The reality is, a lot of gay porn stars like Max Cameron are turning to PrEP as a way to protect themselves. Even award-winning gay porn director, Mr Pam, is encouraging models to use PrEP.
“I think it should be all of our responsibility to protect ourselves against everything, but sadly the models are the only one who can really do something about that,” said Darius Ferdynand, when ask if he thinks it’s the role of the model, agent, or studio to ensure models have the tools to protect themselves from HIV. “The studios and agents do not care much about the model’s health and safety, as long as they get the results they want.”
Still relatively new to the adult entertainment industry, Darius Ferdynand confirms that he has no intention of leaving the industry any time soon.
“I want to stay around porn, if not as a performer, than as a director or something else, but definitely something adult film and sex related,” said Daris Ferdynand. “This has really become a fantastic journey and I enjoy every minute. Watch out, cause I’m not going anywhere!”