Exclusive Interview with Porn Star Ryan Raz
From looks alone, it's easy to assume that Ryan Raz is your average blonde twink-next-door. But with a closer examination, you'll discover that he's a kinky motherfucker who loves fisting and slamming his ass onto a hard dick. This paradox could very well explain why he's inked a contract as one of Raging Stallion's latest exclusive models.
We got a chance to chat with Ryan about his new home in porn, getting fucked on the Temple of Apollo and his other porn name. Hopefully, you'll enjoy reading this as much as we enjoyed interviewing him!
Photo credit: Kent Taylor @ Raging Stallion
We have to admit that we were a little surprised when we heard you were signed as a Raging Stallion exclusive. We don't mean to be entirely blunt, but you’re a lot smaller-framed and smoother than their usual models. Does this signal a new direction for you or the studio?
Well, yes, you are right. I am nothing like the typical Raging Stallion model. Raging Stallion is not going in a new direction, but Raging Stallion is expanding their market range. With that said, that's why they signed me to the exclusive contract. Compared to most of the Raging Stallion models I would be be called a twink, for many reasons. I am smaller framed and much less muscular than most of the men. And unlike any other exclusive they have, I can not grow any facial hair.
We wrote a post a while back about your feelings on the future of gay sex. Do you really think there will be a day when guys can fuck freely without any risks?
I still believe what I said in the HX Magazine interview; one day we will be able to have sex without any risks. I say this hoping that new diseases will not develop and that with our technological advances and practicing safe sex, we'll be able to stop the spread of STDs. I am always very safe in my sexual practices, and I have never had and STD. If we all take the time to try and be safe, we can make a big change.
So you were at one of MANHUNT’s recent pool parties. Did anything naughty happen that we didn’t see? What’s the wildest thing you’ve done off camera?
The MANHUNT party that I attended was a blast. I never though a house pool party could be so much fun, but it's MANHUNT so I should have expected an amazing party. Plus, with me being there, you know there's going to be a party. There wasn't a whole lot of debauchery going on that I was able to see. It was a very fun and relaxed party.
[Editor's Note: If by "fun and relaxed", he means that Giovanni Summers allegedly got fucked on the bathroom floor by Trevor Knight, then we think he has the right idea!]
It's hard to say what's the wildest thing I've done off-camera. The reason I fit into Raging Stallion so well is because I range from mild to wild.
I’m always mystified by anyone who’s taken a pounding from Barrett Long. I’m sure all the bottoms and aspiring versatile guys are wondering, what’s your secret?
I have indeed taken a pounding from Barrett Long, as well as other big men like Tommy Defendi, Diesel Washington, Ben Andrews, and I also film with the "Monster Dick" line for Raging Stallion. Also, I've done two movies where I'm a fisting bottom, and I'll be filming my first two fisting movies with Raging Stallion in the beginning of November.
It's hard to say what my secret is, besides the fact that I really enjoy being a bottom. Just as jacking off one way feels amazing to one person, to another it may not be stimulating at all. I think this goes the same way for being a bottom or a top; one cant help but enjoy what feels right for them.
I will say that the rectum, like any other muscle, needs time to recover after an intense work out. I have always been able to stretch out, but then I allow my body time to recover before I play again so I'm not causing damage to myself.
I can’t even begin to count the reasons I’m jealous of you. Okay, I actually can—one, Nick Capra; two, Wilfried Knight. Who would you claim as your hottest scene partner?
In the grand scheme of porn, I am still new. After all, pornography has been around for a long time. Half of these models don't last longer than a year, and three-fourths of them don't make it to two years. I've made it to a year and a half, and my Raging Stallion contract will take me to the beginning of my second year.
Its a great thing that you're jealous of the people I've filmed with, because that means studios are putting me with amazing partners. According to the list of completed scenes, I've done fifty-three scenes as of October 2009, so I've had many scene partners. It's really hard to pick just one out of that list; so here are a few of my favorites...
I filmed a scene with Dominic Pacifico. He was the top, and I was the fisting bottom. Dominic is an extremely sexy man, and there was a lot of chemistry between us. It felt amazing and looks even better.
Another one of my favourites is Tristan Jaxx. We filmed a scene for Raging Stallion's "Monster Dick" line. Once again, there was great chemistry between us. Tristan has the most amazing plump lips. When we started filming the sex, I simply started kissing him, slammed down on his dick and started riding it. My best scene partners, to no surprise, are the ones that I'm attracted to.
Any sexual fantasies that you’ve yet to fulfill? Would you prefer to do them on or off camera?
I think I have probably done every sexual fantasy that I can really think of. My biggest fantasy is an easy one--an intense passionate rough fuck. Many people are able to fill that for me, so my fantasies are easily met.
My best experience was on the Temple of Apollo when I was studying in Greece. Nothing like getting pounded on a two-thousand year-old altar to the Sun God where thousands have been sacrificed while the sun is setting in the distance. It was really hot, although I did have some bruises on my knees for a week after.
While we’re on that topic, what porn star are you dying to work with?
Oddly enough, I'm putting together the Raz Wish List of porn stars I'd like to film with. I really want to work with Rick Van Sant. He's a hot burly man that's also a fisting bottom. I think it would be really hot if we were to both fist each other. I can picture it now in my head, and let me tell you... it would be amazing.
I also really want to work with Tony Buff. Tony is huge in the kink scene, and I would love for him to tie me up, smack me around, fuck me with some huge toys and then finish me off by fucking me. Those two are at the top of my list, hopefully soon I'll have my top ten.
Is there any fetish that you just don’t understand?
There are fetishes that I don't get into or really find attractive, but I can't say that there are any that I don't understand. We are all attracted to different things. I may not be attracted to the same thing as you, but I still understand why you would be attracted to any fetish.
How does it feel to be Mr. January in the 2010 Rentboy Calendar?
I am very excited to be Mr. January in the Rentboy calendar. I absolutely love my calendar picture, as well as the rest of the pictures in the calendar. The 2010 calendar took a huge leap in quality and design, and I'm glad to be a part of it.
In your time escorting, have you ever had any high-profile clients? Any funny or embarrassing stories?
In my time escorting, I have had some high-profile clients, but the great thing about high-profile clients is they want to be treated like regular people. Just because they have a great career or a lot of money, that doesn't change who they are to me. Yes, money does make a difference in the world today, but in my eyes if they are rude and obnoxious, they are not worth my time.
As far as embarrassing stories go, how about this one? I'm currently flying to my Los Angeles home in first class, and the person sitting next to me was a client from about four months ago when I was at my New York apartment. It's not really an embarrassing story, but its funny how small the world is.
Aside from “Ryan Raz”, what’s your porn name? You know, using the ol' first pet plus street you grew up on equation.
Aside from Ryan Raz, my other name would be Annie Saint Clair. I think that would make a good drag name. If I ever decide to go that route, that's the name that I will stick with.
What would fans be surprised to learn about you?
A lot of people are surprised to hear that I have a bachelor's degree in Geography with an area of specialization in Satelites and Mapping. A good portion of boys in the industry haven't finished or even started their bachelor's. I even started my master's degree focusing on International Relations, but in January I was diagnosed with rectal cancer and took some time off of school. I should be starting back with my master's degree this January.