ManCrush: JD Daniels
There’s a lot to admire about JD Daniels.
As well as building a successful career as a performer, Daniels has also founded his own content production studio – Luxxxe Studios.
The origin story
“I was 18 – fresh out of high school and just starting college…” remembers JD, when we ask him what led him to starting a career in porn. “I was studying psychology. A friend mentioned to me that with my talent – by which he meant dick size – that I should go into porn.”
“I didn’t think that it would be something that would work for me, but it was kind of a truth-or-dare situation so I agreed to give it a go. I met up with Bacchus Video, who were looking for models. They loved my ‘talent’ and things started from there. It was a great opportunity to earn some fast cash, and I enjoyed doing it.”
“I was nervous at first, but I really enjoyed the exhibitionist element of porn. I’d done some pretty raunchy things before I got into porn, but filming porn scenes helped me realise that I’m a total exhibitionist – whether that’s pleasuring other men for my own gratification or for the gratification of the guys watching.”
“At the beginning, it was mainly amateur-style clips that probably don’t exist anywhere anymore. My first proper film was Black Jail Orgy – I think that was released in 2006.”
“My work with Bacchus led to other opportunities, with studios such as Treasure Island Media, Breed Me Raw, Older 4 Me, and SX Video. One of my favourite scenes was with Marco Paris and Josh Weston for SX Video – it was an honour to work with those guys.”
“Eventually, I gave up the psychology and focused full-time on porn.”
“Now, after being in the industry for over 20 years, I feel like I’ve paid my dues. I’m still learning, still growing, and I’m seeing success. The patience and hard work is paying off.”
“Now that I’m in my late-30s, I do embrace the identity of a Daddy…” confirms JD. “It’s a new milestone. I’m used to thinking of myself as the pretty boy, but those days are now behind me.”
“When I think of the guys who really embody that Daddy fantasy, I think of people like Cutler X, Colton Ford, and Rocco Steele.”
“It’s a fantasy about control…” explains JD, when I ask him about the enduring appeal of the Daddy/Boy fantasy. “It’s about power and empowerment. The Daddy is a dominant figure – he’s in control physically and verbally – he can tell the boy and show the boy to go there, move here, to take what the Daddy wants to give.”
“The Boy is drawn to the sense of power exuded by the Daddy. The confidence and possessiveness of the Daddy helps to build the confidence of the Boy. It’s also about the look of a Daddy. A Daddy has a more mature look – you no longer look like a boy. You have a bit of a rougher edge. It’s a look that fits with the aggression and power of the Daddy fantasy.”