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Happy Holidays From Dallas Steele

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Exclusive Titanmen Model Dallas Steele

Wow! 2015 was an amazing year for me. I started my porn career in March, shooting a total of 18 scenes in nine months for various studios until eventually signing as a TitanMen Exclusive in November. Joining the Titan family was a pretty nice Christmas present.

This year has involved more travel than at any point in my lifetime- and I LOVE to travel. With that said, it’s nice being home the last two weeks of December. I live with my boyfriend DJ in a small, one bedroom apartment in the predominately gay Oaklawn neighborhood of Dallas. We don’t have much room for decorating, but we have put some lights and garland up on the patio. Our apartment faces an interior walkway where there is grass, so everyone brings their dogs out to potty there. Our apartment is also known for having a sling and fuck bench in the front room, so the Christmas decorations aren’t the only thing guys are trying to see as they “walk their dogs,” glancing into our windows!

IMG_2435We still don’t have a Christmas tree (as of 12/15), and probably won’t since it’s already so late. While I have my own “family” of friends here, my biological family is much fragmented. My Dad passed away two months ago, and my Mom/Step-father live in a remote section of Wyoming, so I won’t be seeing them this Christmas. Here in Dallas, I am not shooting any movies this month, but still have my personal training clients to take care of. And my boyfriend works in retail, so December is a very busy month for him.

I have lots of great gift ideas for my friends this Christmas. “Blue Collar Ballers” and “Break a Sweat” will be nicely wrapped for some of my very closest friends. Others may receive “Lap of Luxury,” the new coffee table photo book of nudes by Mark Henderson. I posed for him two years ago when I was smooth and before the beard. It’s a different look but I’m still very proud of the pictures.

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As we look ahead to the new year, I can barely contain my excitement. In January, I’ll begin helping promote a movie TitanMen shot last year featuring porn newcomer Mathew Bosch. Not only did I get to do a scene with the sexy new guy, but it was also the chance to do some real acting. This is porn with a story – but not too much dialogue to get in the way of the hot sex- and there is plenty of hot sex. I got to top Matt in three positions. While I can’t give too much away yet, the movie is about politics and during this crazy election year, it’s fairly certain we’re all going to get fucked.

I love performing- whether it’s for a camera or for a live audience- with or without clothes on. I’m very excited about the possibility I may have that chance at Hustlaball Las Vegas, January 15-16. Not sure just yet what I might be doing, but I’m excited about getting to be part of this. I’m also excited about getting to learn more about the business side of the industry. That same weekend, I’ll be attending the GayVN/Internext show.

Dallas SteeleJanuary will also be exciting for me because DJ and me are also going on another Atlantis Cruise. This is his second and my sixth Atlantis vacation. The cruise leaves from Fort Lauderdale on January 23. We plan to be in town the night before for the exciting pre-cruise party in Wilton Manners. In my mind, there is no better vacation than an all-gay cruise. The parties, the music, the costumes, the ports, the ship and of course, the immense amount of hot men available- make it the BEST vacation you can take. Notice, I did not say “restful.”

DJ and me wish you and your family, how ever it may be defined, a happy holiday season and a fabulous new year!

 

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5 Misconceptions About Porn and Pornstars

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5 Misconceptions About Porn and Pornstars

Mainstream Hollywood has certainly tried to portray what the porn industry is like. Movies like “Boogie Nights” come to mind. Most of those dramas about the business were set in the “golden age” of porn- the late 1970s and 1980s when the VHS tape revolutionized the industry. The reality is, porn, especially gay porn, isn’t like that in 2015. Yet all of us who are performers still get questions and hear the business that seem rather bizarre and dated to us.

1. Fluffers

Yes, I know you want to volunteer for the job. The bad news is, there are no fluffers in gay porn. If someone is having “trouble,” you have your co-star, or your iPad with some “selected content” to arouse you.

2. Drugs

In Hollywood’s depiction of porn, lots of performers are using lots of drugs. In reality, drugs pretty much ruin your performance as a man. In more than fourteen shoots, I have yet to encounter even one performer who was high or even buzzed while doing a scene. Those of us who consider ourselves “professional” want our cocks to be rock hard, and to be in control of our bodies to flex and look best for the camera.

3. Production crew sex

Contrary to what most viewers think, the production crew- cameras, producers, directors, lighting guys- does not suddenly drop what their doing and start having sex with the performers. They have a job to do. We have a job to do. Do they get aroused while shooting us? Sometimes I suspect they do. Most of the time, however, they’ve seen enough fucking and sucking over the years, that we might as well be food they’re photographing. They’re professionals and they’re doing what they’re paid to do. Add to that, many companies, including TitanMen, have specific rules prohibiting the crew from touching the talent. Aside: I wouldn’t mind doing a scene with ANY of our crew members at TitanMen. All of them are attractive guys that I would fuck in a heartbeat.

Behind The Scenes At TitanMen.com 4. Post scene sex

If you’ve been working at the ice cream shop all day serving all kinds of ice cream, as well as sampling the ice cream, the last night you want when you get home, is have more ice cream. Shooting porn is hard work! Yeah that’s a pun, but it’s also true. You are flexing and posing muscles for hours. You are in challenging positions. You are physically exerting yourself by fucking, top or bottom, for hours at a time. And when it’s time to cum, you’ve got the mental pressure of 6-10 people all waiting on you to shoot a load. When that scene is over, (usually about six hours total) you’re wiped out. For the most part, you’re ready for a big meal (since you’ve eaten very little to look as lean as possible), and you want to sleep for about four hours. More sex is the last thing on your mind.

With that said, off-camera sex does sometimes happen between performers on the days they’re not doing a scene. If you’re in town for five days for two scenes and you have one day between where you’re not shooting, that’s when it’s most likely to happen. It’s still rare though. When you have sex for hours on-camera, finding more sex off-camera on a day off, isn’t nearly as pressing as it is for the average horny guy. I have, however, met guys who are on Grindr or Scruff hours after a scene looking for a hook-up that night or the next day.

5. You develop relationships with your co-stars

Friendships maybe. Relationships few. There aren’t many successful pornstar couples- Jesse Jackman and Dirk Caber are a rarity. Most of the time, we meet a few hours or maybe one day before a scene. Hopefully we talk, try to get to know each other, and develop some kind of cursory friendship. Sadly, not all performers are willing to invest in even that, despite the fact, it makes the scene so much better. Much like an actor in a real Hollywood movie, I want to BE my scene partner’s lover/fuck buddy/husband for that day. My goal is to get into their head and make it as real for them and for me as humanly possible. I generally won’t even text my real partner on the day of a scene because I want my all-consuming focus to be on my screen partner that day. It’s frustrating when other talent isn’t willing to try and make that kind of investment, but few seem to realize what a difference that makes.

For the most part, when a scene is over, all of us board planes and fly to our respective homes all over the country. Sometimes you build meaningful friends like the one I have with Jesse and Dirk. But most of the time, you don’t hear much from your screen partner once it’s over. I think we as performers can and should do better than that. It’s a tough business and all of us need the support of knowing we’re in it together.

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Porn Fitness: What It Takes To Look Good Baring It All

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Dallas Steele Lifting Weights From BehindPorn is a visual medium. People watch porn for a variety of reasons, but universal is that they find the actors to be attractive. The internet has certainly expanded the genres of porn, opening the marketplace to more than just twenty-somethings with ripped abs, but for the most part, gay porn is still about hot men, with hot bodies, having hot sex. Working in gay porn requires much of same commitment to your body that traditional modeling or acting does, however, you may be able to hide a flabby stomach under a shirt or small quads under board shorts on regular shoots. When you do porn and you are naked, there is no hiding anything. Viewers are going to see all of you, even the parts you may not feel especially happy with. With that said, safe to say that most men who consider themselves “professionals” in gay porn do everything they can to try and look their best on camera.Dallas Steele TitanMen Pornstar Personal TrainerAs a teenager, I was a fat kid. At 15, I weighed 240lbs with a 42 inch waist. I was teased and bullied all through school- always the last to get picked for teams. Always the brunt of every fat joke. The boys in PE would slap the fat on my legs until I had bright red burning handprints all over. I cried everyday after school for hours, and eventually started cutting classes to avoid the pain until I finally dropped out all together. Luck for me, a teacher at school (who I now believe was/is gay) encouraged me to take my GED and go on to college two years before the rest of my class. Once in college, I had another teacher who had also been overweight, who looked at me one day and said “Is this really who you want to be? Because if it’s not, you can change, you can lose that weight.” I started walking, then running, then changed my diet, then five years later, I started lifting and have never stopped.

Dallas Steele Doing Squats At The GymI generally workout seven days per week. I lift four of those days, cardio and abs the other three. During the three weeks before a shoot, I do cardio seven days per week, sometimes twice per day. My lifting split changes about every six months. For example, it’s currently chest/triceps on Tuesday, back/biceps on Thursday, Legs on Saturday, then shoulders/traps on Sunday. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are cardio and abs days. I do 30-40 minutes of elliptical, treadmill, or step-mill, followed by three ab movements focusing on the lower, middle and upper abs with a total rep range between 270-300 per ab workout day. In the example chest/tricep sequence below, I pick one exercise from each group and do three sets of 8-12, increasing the weight until I reach complete failure by the end of the third set.

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Middle Chest:

Barbell Bench press

Dumbbell Bench press

Machine Bench press


Upper Chest:

Incline Bench press

Dumbbell Bench press

Incline Machine Bench Press


Lower Chest:

Weighted DIPS

Decline Machine Press

Decline Dumbbell Press

Decline Barbell Press


Inner chest:

Fly Machine

Dumbbell Fly

Cable Fly


Triceps:

Cable Pushdown
Reverse Grip Cable Pushdown

Single Arm Cable Pushdown

Dip Machine


Dumbbell Extension Behind Head

Skull Crushers

Narrow Grip Bench Press


Every week, my workout changes. I change the exercises. I change the order. I change the weight. Your body is exceptional at adapting, and in order to keep in growing, you’ve got to keep it guessing about what’s coming next. Workouts don’t need to be exceptionally long- no more than 90 minutes at most. Workouts DO need to be intense and focused. Most people way underestimate the amount of effort required to produce real change in their lives- and that goes for more than fitness.
Pornstar and Personal Trainer Dallas Steele Beyond what you do in the gym, at least 50% of your results are tied to what you eat and drink. I eat 5-6 meals per day. The first of those is oatmeal and cooked egg whites. Meals 2-4 are chicken/brown rice, chicken/sweet potato, chicken/red potato or as alternate proteins- extra lean ground beef, bison, tilapia, salmon, or tuna. The last meal of the day is egg whites and veggies- usually about two hours before bed. Carbs are not the enemy when you’re trying to build muscle, but you want good, complex carbs during the daytime hours then scale way back or eliminate them three hours before bedtime. I do eat restaurant meals on occasion, but I still do my best to make the best choices I can by having chicken, or a lean steak, or a great slab of fish. As a rule, I don’t ever eat fried food or anything in a cream sauce- unless it’s from a man. I do cheat on occasion when I’m outside of four weeks before a shoot. I’ll have one meal, once per week where I have anything I’d like- usually I’ll take down a large pizza and two pieces of cheesecake or maybe 1/2lbs hamburger with onion rings and a milkshake. Once that cheat meal is over, the discipline is back on right away for the next meal. Don’t let a cheat meal become a cheat weekend.

Pornstar and Personal Trainer Dallas Steele And finally, the good news is that unless you’re planning to do porn, you don’t have to be as disciplined. As a personal trainer, I tell my clients “your progress is all up to you. You decide what you want and how hard you’re willing to work.” People forget that fitness and the discipline behind it starts in the brain. One of the best overall books I’ve ever read on fitness is “Body for Life,” by Bill Phillips. Yes, he was selling product for EAS when he wrote it, but his approach addressing the mental, then the physical is excellent. Plus he explains nutrition in the most simplified way. I recommend this book to all my clients.

Do not go on a diet. Modify your eating habits as a permanent way of life. Do not start working-out. Modify your lifestyle so fitness, health and movement is a part of every single day.
I hope there is someone in your life who cares enough to say “you can do it” because I KNOW you can.

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So You Want To Be a Star? 9 Points About Getting Into Porn

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“How do I get into porn?” It’s probably the most common question I get every week on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. I’ve only been doing moves for about a year now, so I still consider myself a porn “newbie.” Nonetheless, the learning curve is sharp in the business, and I feel obligated to share what I’ve learned.

Porn has been an amazing experience. I’ve traveled all over the country, and even to Spain! I’ve made some great friends, shot some movies I’m incredibly proud of, and have had some really hot sex. I mention hot sex last because sex should not be your only reason for getting into porn. Porn is first and foremost a business. If it’s just hot sex you want, you can find that without the challenges that come with working in the industry.

Gay Pornstar Dallas Steele Tours Malaga Spain 1. Before you ask HOW, think very carefully

You will not be able to conceal you’ve done porn. Your friends and family WILL find out. If that’s going to be an issue, than forget about it. There are certain fields where doing movies could disqualify you from employment- clergy and teaching for example. A porn career is usually 3-5 years at best. Consider what you plan to do after that and whether porn would cause you problems.

2. Do you have what it takes?

There are lots of porn genres these days, but the bottom line is that for the most part, men still like to see hot, fit, muscular men. Is your body in the best shape possible? Do others compliment your appearance? Do you get asked for fitness advice? Not saying you have to be ready for a bodybuilding competition, but showing up to a shoot with a beer gut and love handles isn’t going to fly unless it’s for a specific genre of porn that embraces that. Beyond your body as a whole, what are your best assets? Do you have a super hot bubble ass? Or maybe you’ve got 9 inches or more of big, thick cock? What do you have to offer to a studio? What’s your selling point?

Pornstar Dallas Steele Flexing His Muscles At The Gym 3. Can you perform in front of others

All men love sex. All men love getting off. But can you do it front of two cameras and potentially as many as five or six people watching? Do you have the stamina to kiss, jack-off, and fuck for up to six hours? Do you have the patience to endure stopping and starting multiple times while the crew moves cameras or adjusts the lighting? Can you be agreeable and flexible to do what is asked of you even when it may not be fun or comfortable? Can you get fucked with sandbags under one side of your ass for an hour while grabbing onto a couch? Would you be willing to top if the “would be” top is having trouble getting hard? Would you be willing to bottom if the “would be” bottom is hard, but you’re struggling? If the director wants to incorporate a particular fetish you’re not familar with or may not enjoy, would you, as an actor, be willing to make an effort to pull it off and make it look hot? Whether others recognize it or not, you ARE an actor and the goal here is to put on a performance so hot, others can shoot their load watching. Your personal comfort is not relevant. Make it look hot.

A TitanMen Porn Set With Lights Set Up 4. Pictures and studios

Do have you have at least six really hot, studio-quality pictures of yourself? If not, it’s time to find a photographer and get some made. They should show you totally nude and hard, front and back. And yes, they MUST include your face. If any of that bothers you, you’re not going to be doing porn.

Once you’ve got good pictures, research the product. What kind of porn do you admire most? What studios have the best lighting? The best production value. The best editing. The best overall promotions. And the hottest men. And look at yourself, then look at the men in the productions from various studios. Do you look like them in terms of body type, body hair, and age? Find a studio that uses men that look like you do.

Dirk Caber and Dallas Steele On Set For Blue Collar Ballers 5. Apply and wait

Regardless of how hot you think you are, no one is just going to “notice” you. You have to go to the studio website and apply. Take it seriously just as you would any job application. Fill out every blank and answer truthfully.

Once you’ve submitted your application, be prepared to wait. The big studios get hundreds, if not thousands of applications each year. It can be weeks before anyone even looks at what you’ve submitted. Add to that, many big studios have already signed loads of “exclusive” performers. They may love your look and think you’d be amazing, but they’re already so overloaded, they can’t take on anyone new.

6. Condom versus bareback

The industry is changing. During the height of the AIDS Epidemic, virtually all gay porn used condoms. With advanced meds for people with HIV, and PreP for those who are uninfected, condoms are no longer the gold standard for every studio in the industry. As in the larger society, there are intense opinions and divisions about this in the gay porn world. We are not debating that here. But it’s important to know that some studios are 100% bareback. Others are 100% condom only. Some of the condom only studios will not work with actors that have previously done bareback commercial porn. Before you start your porn career, it’s important to decide which side you’re going to choose. What you decide will have some impact on where you work and how much you work.

7. Be realistic and do your homework

You are not going to get rich doing porn, but if you pick the right company, you can make a lot of very good money. How do you know which companies pay the most? Look at which companies have the best looking product and which companies do the best in the marketplace? Contact the actors and ask them. Most of us will not tell you exact numbers, but we will tell you what companies pay better than others. There are also other factors to consider: What kinds of hotels do the various studios house their talent in while on a shoot? Is it Motel 6 or is it a Marriott? Do they book you on the cheapest airline possible in the middle of the night or are you on a nice late morning flight seated in Economy Plus? Is it a non-stop flight or do you have a four hour layover in Grand Rapids? Seriously.

Dallas Steele On An Airplane Flying To His Porn Shoot With TitanMen.com

8. Beyond the movie shoot

The actual movie shoot is only a small part of your being a porn performer. If you plan to have any longevity in the industry, plan to spend about two hours per day on social media promoting your products (films) and promoting yourself. You must constantly sell your movies to the audience. Tease them with trailers and pictures provided by your studio or studios. Tell them what’s coming-up. Tease them with details from the shoot you just did. Take some “behind the scenes” photos with your iPhone (get them approved by your director before sharing). You must make an effort to connect with your fans all the time. Answer their emails. Be patient with their flirting. Appreciate their compliments no matter how many times you hear “you are so hot, I want you to fuck me.” To someone miles away from the nearest town somewhere in Kansas, you may be the hottest man they’ve ever seen. Regardless of whether you’re attracted to them or not, respect their feelings and always be gracious.

“But wait,” you say. “I’ve already been paid for my part in the movie. Why do I need to promote it? Isn’t that the studio’s job?” Yes. And it’s also YOUR job if you plan to land another movie with that studio or others. The more successful your movie is, the more likely it is the studio will use you in another one. If they know you know how to promote successfully, you’re worth so much more to them than the actor who just collects their check, then  moves on to the next project.

9. Have fun

Once you’ve done your first movie, you’ll reflect on the experience as incredibly hard work, but if you made the right decision with the studio you chose, you’ll also have a remarkable sense of pride about it. Sure, we’re not doing “Masterpiece Theater,” but the projects I’ve been involved with aren’t “pump and dump” in a cheap motel either. When my first movie with Titan Men “Blue Collar Ballers” made #1 on TLA Video’s “Best Seller” list, I screen captured the list and sent it both my Mom and Dad! I never won those two Emmys I was nominated for in television news, but this still makes me pretty damn happy. I’m doing something where I bring pleasure to thousands of guys, I get pleasure myself, and I get paid for it. It’s not for everyone. It works for me.

Dirk Caber and Dallas Steele in Blue Collar Ballers

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Behind The Scenes Of Blue Collar Ballers With DALLAS STEELE!

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Dallas Steele and Dirk Caber

By Dallas Steele

Watch The Preview For Dallas Steele and Dirk Caber’s Scene Here!

My first time working with Titan was only my second time doing an adult video. When I first decided to do porn, like anything in my life, I did my research. I “pulled through” hours of video, carefully considering the men, the production values, and the reputation of the studios. Titan has always been one of the biggest names in gay porn. To say I was excited and honored to get the call, would be putting it mildly. My parents and siblings all know I do movies, but I think they were a bit stunned by my sense of pride in announcing I was going to be shooting with Titan Men.

Dirk Caber and Dallas SteeleWhen I arrived at the Titan house in Palm Springs on that March day, Dirk Caber and Hunter Marx were busy doing a product demo. After putting my stuff down, I quietly enjoyed a protein bar while watching dildos disappear into the two of them repeatedly. I remember starting to get a little nervous and intimidated knowing I would be having hot sex with Dirk the next day. That evening, we all got to know each other over dinner. And while that helped, I still wondered if I was up to their caliber!

Dirk was first. The morning started with us and director Jasun Mark shooting stills. Dirk was so playful and a great kisser. I immediately felt at ease. We had a few lines at the beginning of our video, which despite little discussion, flowed from both of us with ease. Nothing at all seemed awkward or forced. The first time we really starting making out, both of us got instantly hard. Gradually, I worked my way down his torso and took out his perfectly shaped cock. One plus to shooting porn is you will have plenty of time to enjoy every part of your partner’s body. I really enjoyed eating Dirk’s ass. When we flipped around, he was just as awesome at giving head as he was kissing.

Dallas Steele and Dirk Caber

Eventually, we moved to the bed. He topped me first. Dirk’s cock has a great head that popped right in and was never uncomfortable the hour or so he was topping me. I love getting fucked and I was close to coming several times. When he flipped over onto his back, a bunch of things went through my mind- like whether I’d measure up to the amazingly hot men he has worked with- not to mention his amazingly hot husband Jessie Jackman.

Fucking Dirk was just as a hot as I expected. Both of us were very vocal throughout the entire scene. That wasn’t fake. We both were enjoying it that much. We also laughed often. Sex is supposed to be fun, and wild, and crazy. I think many men get so wrapped-up in thinking they have to be a certain way, they forget how to just be animal and go for it in the moment. I don’t ever take myself too seriously.

Dirk Caber and Dallas Steele
After about 25 minutes of pounding his ass, I could tell Dirk was getting close. Jasun stopped us for just a moment to re-position cameras, then told us to go for it. I fucked him as hard as I could, then he shot a massive load on his chest. I had been close throughout the entire time, so a few seconds later, I too shot all over his cock and balls. After six hours of still pictures and video, both of us collapsed and took a long nap.


People often ask me how much sex really goes on when the camera is not rolling. My experience so far is that performers are pretty tired after a full day of shooting, however, the nap apparently helped Dirk and me. That night in the hot tub we started kissing again which lead to another scene in my bedroom- this time- without the cameras.

Behind The Scenes Dallas SteeleDirk has become one of my best friends in porn and recently, we got to see each other again in Palm Springs when I did a scene with his real life husband. I’m still waiting for a “private scene” like the one with Dirk. Like me, Jesse Jackman is a BIG guy and the two of us together were explosive on a number of levels. More about that in a future blog posting. Look for the movie with Jesse and me this spring.

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