Sebastian Rio likes being in control
We caught up with Sebastian Rio to reflect on the changing landscape of gay porn, and how he’s moving with the times.
You seem to have really embraced the fan-subscription sites. Is the rise of amateur porn one of the biggest changes that you’ve seen in the industry throughout your career?
Yes, it is. I first started noticing the free porn sites such as PornHub and Xtube years ago, and I knew then that this was the future of porn. To be able to control our own content and not have to deal with studios – to me, that’s the best thing for us.
Your longevity in the porn industry is fairly extraordinary. What have been some of the most important lessons that you’ve learned along the way?
I’ve been lucky to be able to work with some amazing people.
When I started back in the late 90s, I didn’t know any better. For me, my lesson was to be strong, to be me, and to have thick skin. Performers need to have that in order to survive in this industry.
Now that I look back, I know that I’ve made some mistakes but I’ve learned so much from them.
Reflecting on all the guys that you’ve worked with, which are the performers that really stand out to you as being some of the most memorable?
That’s hard to say – I’ve worked with some amazing guys. For me, it would have to be Morgan Black, Matt Sizemore, Preston Johnson, Jason Crew, and Bobby Williams – just to mention few.
If someone was thinking of trying their hand at porn, what advice or guidance would you give them?
To really sit and think if this is for them. When I decided to do porn, I knew this was what I wanted for me but this career isn’t for everyone. You have to be clear that this is what you want and that you won’t regret it later on.
I know of some guys that do regret it, and it’s affected them in their personal lives. This industry can be hard for some people and can really take a toll on you.
Can we talk underwear?
I love wearing briefs and boxes.
For other guys, I love them wearing boxes or thongs. Thongs really get me going.
At the gym, I usually wear boxer-briefs as they’re comfortable to work out in.
What are some of your goals and aspirations for the months ahead?
I’m working out a lot to be more in shape, like I used to. I let myself go for a while. It was nice, but now I know that I have to be in shape.
The most important thing I have planned is to spend more quality time with my husband. We’ve been together for over 14 years – spending more quality time with each other would be amazing.