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Dandy Dicks – The future of porn?

Tired of the same old porn? We talk to Walter Crasshole from Dandy Dicks on why his site is here to save the day.

Porn­. You’d be lying if you said you’d never watched it, and probably lying if you said you didn’t watch it regularly. But while most of us enjoy porn from time to time, watching the same themes repeated over and over again can be tiring. Pizza boys who accept sex instead of cash, ‘straight’ guys who bottom like pros and horny school boys willing to bend over in exchange for a good grade may all be exciting, but there’s no denying that they’re all fake. Where’s the porn that represents real guys and real sex?

Walter Crasshole, founder of website Dandy Dicks, believes he’s the man to return the authenticity to pornography.We pick guys that aren’t in it to be porn stars and that are really with their partners,” Crasshole explains. “They want to do this for the experience and passion and joy, not as a career move. They’re just real.” Featuring genuine couples on Dandy Dicks makes the sex not only authentic, but extra hot. We’ve all seen porn with no chemistry, with bored guys who clearly can’t wait for the whole ordeal to be over, but there’s none of that here – you can sense the passion these guys have for each other. And of course, there’s a certain comfort in knowing that these guys are really enjoying the sex, not merely performing for the sake of the camera.

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Originally from San Francisco, Crasshole moved to Berlin to revel in the sexual liberation of one of the world’s most sex-positive cities. “Europeans are both much more open and more casual about it [sex],” he says. “Just the way parents address the issue of their kid’s sexuality is starkly different. And that’s liberating. It’s even stronger here in Berlin, where people tend to be not just accepting, but actually adventurous.”

True to his adventurous tendencies, Crasshole’s first job in the porn industry was in front of the camera rather than behind it. “The first [porn shoot] I did was a picture series in a DJ booth where I jacked off and ‘DJed’ at the same time,” he says. “Another was in kind of superhero/glam make-up with my boyfriend at the time and a third was me as a stunt-cock in a glory hole for a drag queen, so it was my dick, but my face and body aren’t in it.” But despite all the fun he had as an actor, Crasshole knew his talents lay elsewhere. “With porn I knew I didn’t want be in front of the camera over and over again, my real passion lies in writing and bringing things together,” he says. “Making porn is a bit like writing, even if it’s real and not faked.”

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Authenticity is key to Dandy Dicks. With more and more people getting bored of the unattainable hunks that have dominated porn for so long, there’s a market for genuine guys. And there’s a lot of choice here. If you like cute and geeky types, there’s the charming Luc, if you’re looking for a more rugged guy, there’s bearded Rasmus, and for lovers of more alternative dudes, there’s pierced and tattooed Tom. Each video also comes with a lengthy interview or introductory video to allow the viewer to get to know the guys and find out details about their lives – something that’s rare in porn.

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Dandy Dicks represents a forward-thinking type of porn that is proving increasingly popular. Not content with his work being seen as dirty or deviant, Crasshole aims to strip back the sensationalism and fake veneer of pornography to bring it back to its core element – guys who like each other having sex. Safe in the knowledge that the men on camera are there by choice and are clearly enjoying themselves, Dandy Dicks also offers an ethical type of pornography, making the content extra-satisfying. Add this to the unique window the viewer is permitted into the most intimate moments of a couple’s relationship, and you have a winning formula.

“There’s no reason that someone who wants to be an academic can’t also do porn and vice-versa,” Crasshole says, keen to stress that porn is no longer something to be ashamed of. “But people also want more authenticity as well. We’ve been fed porn by people with slick ideals and wallets for so long, that we’ve come to realize how prefab it all is. Like reality TV, people want real sex, real porn. Although I’d argue that real porn is closer to reality than reality TV.” When it comes to porn like this – we’re inclined to agree.

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Visit Dandy Dicks here.