ManCrush: Paul Delay
We caught up with Paul Delay for a behind-the-scenes look at his online life.
What led you to start exploring a career in porn?
It all started when I slept with a guy met on Grindr – he turned out to be a famous French pornstar, Doryann Marguet. After we’d had sex, Doryann told me about his porn career, and suddenly the good time I’d just had totally made sense.
He could see how curious I was about what was involved in being a porn actor, so he showed me stuff, and I realised that I’d had so many prejudices against porn actors until then. I always thought that you must be some kind of weirdo, addicted to sex – that’s not totally inaccurate when it comes to Doryann, but what fascinated me was how ordinary, sane, and healthy he was.
This was at a time in my life when I was having sex with a different guy every day – I was starting to find that a little bit boring, so porn seemed to be the perfect experience.
Doryann talked about French Twinks Studio, which is constantly looking for young guys like me, so I applied on their website and a few days later I had a call from the producer.
Would you describe yourself as an exhibitionist?
Not really – I don’t do this for the sake of fucking in front of other people. I actually get disturbed, sometimes, by the presence of the crew on set, just like any newbie – but I manage to focus on the scenario and put them out of my mind while I’m ‘working.’
I’m most interested in creating a fantasy, pushing my boundaries, knowing that viewers will enjoy the performance that I’m giving.
Who are some of your gay porn heroes or inspirations?
Johnny Rapid was one of the first porn stars I fantasised about. Not because I dreamt of fucking him, but because I wanted to be him. So yes, Johnny is one of my biggest inspirations, especially when I have to play the clumsy guy. I’m a clumsy kind of guy in real life, but I love to amplify it for the cameras, especially when it makes me look appealing. I think Johnny is so talented at doing this.
Can we talk underwear?
I usually wear briefs or boxers for any occasion, even at the gym. I like wearing thongs or jockstraps when I’m hooking-up with someone. On other guys, I like briefs or trunks, but it doesn’t really matter because I love to jump on what’s underneath! I really care about the outfit – shirts and suits really turn me on – but I’m not paying that much attention to their underwear.