Dave London embraces being an underwear-obsessed exhibitionist
We caught up with Dave London to talk exhibitionism, inspirations, and underwear.
What led you to start exploring a career in porn?
I’ve been involved in porn – on and off – for my whole adult life, but its never been my main job.
I feel like Mr Average in an industry full of guys who are obviously well above average. I’ve always treated it as a fun part-time job or hobby.
I originally got approached by a photographer at a club in Manchester in 1994 – I think it was Paradise Factory – and I never looked back. I’d always been a spotty, skinny, shy teenager – this was a massive self-confidence boost and really brought me out of my shell. Everyone I knew saw a massive change in my confidence. It really changed my life.
Porn has been such a positive thing for me ever since. It supported me financially through my degree and PhD studies, and gave me a boost if I ever slipped back into self-doubt.
I had a big break from porn for 10 years, but then got back into it around eight years ago when I started filming for Brutaltops and Eurocreme. Becoming a ‘daddy’ has been so much fun – I’m enjoying every single scene I film.
Would you describe yourself as an exhibitionist?
I’m a total exhibitionist! I think being such a shy and introverted teenager just made me go totally extreme in later life when I realised what fun I could have with my pants off.
I don’t think I’m as confident as a lot of porn-stars, but I’ve never been shy about getting naked for the lads, wherever and whenever I can.
People that know me well often joke that it’s really difficult to find a photo of me without my dick or ass out. There’s actually some photos of me in my 20s – totally naked and hard at well-known London landmarks. I’m particularly proud of those.
Who are some of your porn heroes or inspirations?
Oddly, I don’t really watch much porn, so I’m probably not very up to date with the big names.
My current favourite porn-star is Mars Gymburger who I filmed with for Eurocreme. Not only is he one of the best-looking guys that I’ve ever met, but he’s such a warm and supportive person and works so hard at his porn career.
Porn-stars that have a great social media presence inspire me, as I think self-promotion is the path to a long and successful porn career nowadays rather than relying on a studio. I think my biggest porn hero ever would probably be Harry Louis – he certainly know how to work social media successfully!
I’ve always been obsessed with male strippers, so that tends to be the kind of video I would watch if I was having a wank. One guy who I think who really gets the tease right – but isn’t afraid to show dick – is Henry Licett. You can see that influence in any solo videos or cam shows that I do where I take plenty of time building up to the reveal.
Do you enjoy the entrepreneurial side of the adult entertainment industry?
As porn has only ever been a part-time job or hobby for me, I’m not very business focused – I tend to be extremely random and inconsistent. However, I try to project the real me on social media – I think that has worked in my favour in porn for some reason and I get away with the inconsistency.
I’ve certainly enjoyed building up a social media presence, and the feedback I get definitely influences the path I take, the scenes I make, and the companies I work with.
You can tell quickly whether the scene that you’ve just made is what people want to see by the comments you get.
I was a late arrival to the fan-sites, so I’m definitely playing catch-up, but its nice to be able to take control of how you market the content.
I’m only just starting to realise how important your porn-star brand is – it’s a very tough market!
Can we talk underwear?
I have a massive underwear fetish – I have a whole cupboard full of underwear that I’ve collected over the years.
Day-to-day, I go with comfort over fashion every time. I shave my balls and trim my pubes, so I find that briefs are the most comfortable for me as I can wear my dick in the downwards position for minimal chafing. For briefs, my top recommendations would be Andrew Christian – particularly if you’ve got a huge dick – and Box menswear who just get the cut right every time. I also like JJ Malibu for their cheeky designs and Modus Vivendi for their interesting and innovative jock designs.
For the gym, I think you can’t beat a jock under some tight gym shorts, particularly for squats – I could watch that all day.
On other guys, I’m obsessed with jocks – especially if you can see that they’re wearing one through their clothes. Recently, I saw a buff guy in the park with low-hung jeans – the top of his butt was showing below the waistband of his jock and it was one of the hottest things I’ve ever seen. I love burying my face between a guy’s ass cheeks and rimming his hole while he’s wearing a jock.
What are some of your goals and aspirations for the months ahead?
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been filming a lot of amateur-style casting couch scenes, and also scenes where I’m the ‘daddy’. I’m currently helping to produce a cross between the two, which I’m hoping will work for my fan-sites as well as my studio collaborators.
I also sometimes enjoy a plot in a scene, so I’m working on a few ideas to try and come up with something innovative.
I’m also keen to have another try at some kind of live event, as that’s been something that I’ve never really had the confidence for in the past. I recently hosted a birthday party as a totally naked ‘butler’ – which included a little wank show – so I’m hoping that might be something that takes off.