Posted April 3, 2013 8:21 AM by with 18 comments

I was going through interview footage for the documentary on Falcon Studio’s Chuck Holmes, and came across an odd claim from porn star Tom Chase. “Most porn consumers are bottoms,” he said Chuck told him, “so we focus on the tops.”

It echoes what another producer once told me — that consumer base of bottoms is one reason why there’s such a robust market for gay-for-pay stars. But looking at Bel Ami’s Elias Konya (above) I’m not sure I buy it. A few things to consider — including a big dick, a great ass and a shayna punim — after the jump


And consider this conversation I recently had over brunch. The guy — a self-proclaimed top — claimed he never really watched porn. So — not to get to personal — but are they right? Are most porn consumers bottoms? Is this common sense, or a myth. You’re a pretty targeted audience, so I thought I’d ask:

customer surveys

I also suspect that it’s a bit more complicated. I’m interested in hearing your stories. What do you watch? Why do you watch it? How does it relate to what you do in your personal life? And what would you do with Elias Konya?

Elias Konya(via Bel Ami)

Jeff Stryker: I Almost Didn’t Make It In Gay Porn
Tom Chase: Gay Porn Made a Man of Me

Tags: , ,


  1. John N. April 3rd, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Personally I haven’t noticed porn having an emphasis on tops or bottoms specifically. It seems as if the covers of DVD’s, the most popular stars, and the men who can be found doing guest appearances are of either posistion. One thing I have noticed as far as the industry overall is the most popular stars consistently seem to be the versitle guys. This makes sense because then gay men of all sexual preferences can be fans.


  2. Robert April 3rd, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    In practice, I’m versatile, but really, that’s out of necessity. If I’ve got the choice I prefer to get fucked. But I’m not sure it’s always exactly correlated to what I watch. I think I’d be more likely to fuck a Bel Ami guy (sometimes its a chemistry/age issue), but would definitely want to get fucked by a bigger hairier top. Or Diesel Washington. Maybe it’s a size thing?


  3. Derek April 3rd, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    I can see why they would state that gay porn is geared towards bottoms. Heterosexual porn is geared towards the straight man, which means the women getting fucked are the focus and make so much more than the men. In gay porn, the men get paid more, but gay-for-pay means they have a beautiful top man who is paid to fuck a guy. Having said that, usually both the top and bottom are very good looking, so it’s a toss-up. I think the key factor is what kind of porn you watch as opposed to gay porn in general. As someone who is more bottom, I watch more videos where bottoms get gang-banged or power-fucked because that is my fantasy. A top may be more inclined to watch a video where it is 1:1 and the top is in more control. I am hypothesizing.


  4. franklin April 3rd, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    The main trouble (for me) of main stream gay porn is the almost total emphasis on cock. People who are into ass are usually shortchanged. For instance: it is rare for most gay porn directors to even show an actual asshole. If they do it is for about 1 second before they whip the camera away. It’s as if most directors are squeamish about anal sex – which I find extremely odd and frustrating.


    • Northboy69 April 3rd, 2013 at 2:27 PM

      Thank you for saying this. It’s actually the bottoms and how well they bottom that lightning charges my interest in a scene. There’s nothing more frustrating for me than a delectable looking performer who I discover NEVER bottoms. If I’m interested in them, that’s what I want to see!


  5. EdWoody April 3rd, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    It’s not that most porn consumers are bottoms. It’s that most GAY MEN are bottoms. It’s like 10-to-one.


  6. Mark F. April 3rd, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    You left off the option “I don’t have anal sex.”


    • Mike April 3rd, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      I think top and bottom goes beyond just anal. There are plenty of people who are bottoms for oral, and I’d argue that it’s less about the act than the attitude.


  7. roberto April 3rd, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    I am a top and I love porn. I watch it for the bottoms. Nothing better then seeing a hungry bottom begging for it. My fav porn is where there is a long shot of a bottom getting fucked so I can see his arse taking it but also the pleasure on his face during the process. I don’t really pay much attention to the top unless they are exceptionally good looking. Can’t stand porn that has endless hours of just the shot of a cock going into the arse. Seeing their faces is far more of a turn on.

    I also don’t mind what type of bottom they are – young, same age, older. Like the Bel Ami look but not much of a fan of the noises they make. Much prefer a vocal bottom begging for it then just all the – ooh ooh ooh arh arh arh shit. Aggressive bottoms, submissive bottoms, pack raping, party fucks – all totally hot. The worst however is the silent, emotionless bottom. Or a top who you know isn’t enjoying it – Tom Chase being fucked is a perfect example of that.

    Ultimately it is really always the bottom who is in control.


  8. Patrick April 4th, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    Honestly, I wish we didn’t use the labels “top” and “bottom”. I had thought younger gay men were trending away from that, but now I’m not so sure. (Probably naïve of me) The hottest porn for me has performers who are very masculine AND versatile. In my fantasy, they’re not thinking about who will “top” or “bottom” but loosing themselves in the act. If it’s only oral, that’s ok, but for me it does need to have giving and receiving. As someone who is primarily oral in his sex life, I have rarely encountered anyone defining himself as either “top” or “bottom”. When I have, it’s been a turn off for me.


  9. Freddy April 4th, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    I”m an ASS FREAK and exclusive tOP and i SOLELY watch porn for hot kissing and watching cuties being fucked much in a way Roberto above writes about. Often though my favorite bottoms soon vanish : tommy blade, jonathan vargas, naor tal, Tyler johnson, angelo marconi……my favorite twink ass is now BRAD FITT en LIL’PAPI, it used to be snowbuni and baby star, but hey where are they?


    • franklin April 5th, 2013 at 12:48 AM

      that Lil Papi knows how to take care of his top. I also like a new guy, Italo. What a gorgeous ass he’s got, and he’s a total slut for his men. :)


      • Vince April 5th, 2013 at 2:02 PM

        I love lil’papi too, italo is indeed an exciting slut as well but lil’papi has such a good looking face


        • suti April 6th, 2013 at 5:24 AM

          oh yeah lil’papi is the sole reason why i buy these blatino dvd’s wish the kid had a better career with the major studios, he’s one of the best bottoms I have ever seen on screen. I’m a top only viewer and love watching slutty bottoms


  10. Dan_R. April 6th, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Why they assume a bottom watching porn should me focusing on the top, is quite beyond me. I’m a bottom, watch porn on a regular basis, and am usually fascinated by the bottom, thinking “I would like to be him”, especially for power bottoms.


  11. suti April 8th, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    I’m a top and i watch it for the bottoms, the REAL ones of course ranging from roman heart, alexy tyler, tommy blade to the divine lil’papi


  12. Luke April 13th, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    I like power bottoms, the ones that don’t do weird faces when taking it. The top must be a real top, the one that says “shut up bitch”. I’m mostly bottom but when I’m top I look for a power bottom.


  13. Mich April 14th, 2013 at 4:55 AM

    I’m a exclusive tp and i watch porn for the bottoms and the french kissing,hopeless i know especially for the kissing part


Leave a Reply