Matt Peake speaks to porn star Michael Lachlan about life as a porn star…

“Be sensible. Look after yourself. Be your own person”

MP: Have you told your family?
ML: I haven’t told my family, I have told my close friends and when asked by other friends I say yes to their question. I haven’t had any negative feedback from my friends. They know me as their friend: fun, easy going carefree person who gets along with anyone so no, no judgement. Most people are more intrigued and full of questions more than anything.

MP: Is it hard to find romantic partners as sex is such an intimate part of the human experience, how do you balance the act versus the deeper connection?
ML: When I started I was in a relationship and had been for two years at that point. Since then we have broken up for unrelated reasons, I know he still watches it and finds it hot. We still had great intimate sex with each other. Doing porn doesn’t affect that side of things like you mentioned porn is an act, sexual intimacy you experience with a partner or someone you may be ‘hooking up’ with is not an act it’s a feeling based on emotions between the two people. My thoughts on sex and relationships are you need to work
harder at it as the year’s progress with your partner. If you love him/ her then you work together and progress together and try new things and should always be open to your partner’s thoughts and suggestions without judgement on it. Not saying you need to follow through with the requests or fantasies but you should definitely hear them out and work on it together. Relationships take work and open communication is the key to staying together long term.

MP: Are there things you’ve learnt doing porn that you’ve included in your personal life? Do partners expect you to be ‘experts’ of sex?
ML: Yes – Don’t judge a book by its cover. Everyone I have worked with including the production team are such great friendly people. The porn industry is much more friendly than the modelling industry. Don’t judge a person on someone else’s opinion of that person. So it really taught me to not judge a person on what they do but more on how they act and how they treat you. Yes, people do expect you to be good and to know more tricks in the bedroom.

MP: Do bottoms really get paid more than tops?
ML: No bottoms do not get paid more than tops. I don’t see why they would. The top has to put in a lot of effort and a lot of cardio into a sex scene it is actually very tiring.

MP: Do you bottom?
ML: I bottom yes, I top too. Most of my scenes are versatile scenes where I do both. I use to shave, but for the last two years, I’ve been getting my crack waxed every 4-6 weeks. I watch what I eat. Mexican is the worst bottom food #justsayin. So yeah stick away from that stuff if you can. Eat clean healthy food, plenty of protein and you’ll find it’s much easier for you as a bottom to ‘prepare’ shall we say.

MP: Do you sleep with your fans? Would you sleep with a fan if they paid you?
ML: Depends on what you class as a fan. Guys that have seen my work and enjoyed I wouldn’t class as a fan so yes to these guys. But
guys that follow me on Twitter and are interested in what I’m doing next, where am I going to next, what parties will I attend and that sort of thing. No.

MP: Do you think porn fuels a form of prostitution within the industry?
ML: Most definitely not. It’s acting. If Hollywood actors do a sex scene does that mean they are lowering themselves to prostitution within the industry? Just because there is penetration in porn compared to movies doesn’t put it in a category of prostitution. It’s still acting, and if it looks like it should be in that category then aren’t the actors doing a great job in making you believe that this is amazing sex happening in front of your eyes. Queue orgasm face.

MP: Do you worry about STIs? Do you think bareback porn is contributing to rising rates of HIV in young gay men?
ML: STI’s in filming? No, because the models I work with have to present current test results and they won’t film if they can’t present them. Bareback porn helping contribute to the rise in HIV? The Very debatable topic this could go on for hours. My personal view is no and I’m judging that based on my own personality. I am not easily influenced, I’m not a monkey see monkey do type of person. Come legal age to have sex I believe people are old enough to make their own decisions and choices in life and their sex life. Sexual education is more to blame from schools.
Teenage pregnancy rates have declined because teenagers are taught at school about safe sex and the effects on a young person’s life should they fall pregnant. I was never taught anything about HIV, I had to research it myself which is terrible because people that don’t research it don’t know enough about it which can go two of which ways. One being they are naive to it and don’t realise quite how it is caught and how it can affect you. Second is not knowing enough about it making them so scared of it and the people that are HIV positive. Education or lack there in a growing population of homosexuality is the contribution to the rising numbers.

MP: Do you use any pills to enhance your career?
ML: Yes, of course, we take pills to help us get hard and stay hard during filming. Some scenes can take 3 hours some can take 5 hours. We have to do all the still images and promotional images that day also for DVD covers etc. So yeah we need something to sustain an erection while taking photos and no sexual stimulation is happening. We aren’t magicians. Though some guys can fit a lot up their ‘sleeve’.

MP: How do fans react to you in the street? Do you find that a lot of people chat you up?
ML: In the street. Normally a double take and a whisper to their mate. People will chat to me if I’m alone in a shop or something. At a club quite often I get guys subtly come up to me and say in my ear “I’ve seen your porn, it was hot”. As I said earlier guys reactions to it is they love it and wish they had the balls to do it themselves. Those are the words they use themselves.

MP: Why do you think porn is so popular?
ML: Everyone likes sex right. I couldn’t get off to a gardening show I don’t know about you.. 😉

MP: What would you say to people who want to get into porn?
ML: Be sensible. Look after yourself. Be your own person. Voice your opinion. Don’t do anything you aren’t comfortable with. Enjoy it. Embrace it. Don’t do it if you don’t want people to find out because they will.

MP: What’s the best/worst thing about doing porn?
ML: Travelling the world for free (in a way) is the best part for me. The worst part is always having to maintain a good body.

MP: What do you think is the future of porn?
ML: Hmm the future of porn is a hard one (no pun intended). There’s more free stuff out there these days so it is slowly losing the financial wealth it once had.

MP: After all the sex and fame and thrill… what’s next?
ML: My porn career is just kicking off and growing fast. I’ve recently returned to it after being made redundant from my job in real estate after a year. So I’ve returned to make a few films to get some money in and it’s been a better experience emotionally and financially than I expected so I’m riding the wave and hope to return back to real estate at some point later. Age I don’t think is an issue. The silver fox is in right now. A sexy muscular 40 something is very hot normally teamed up with a guy 25 – 35 years of age.

MP: Who has been your favourite scene partner and why?
ML: The last three scenes I filmed with Lucas Entertainment were SO hot and I loved working with all three guys. Dylan Janes. Logan Rogue and his husband Tomas Brand. These films are out now.

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