Good Releasing Interview: Dylan Ryan

What is your favorite porno of all time?

Fashionistas.  Hands down.  I saw it not too long after it came out and it literally blew my mind.  It was before I had discovered kink for myself and so much of the content stirred my in really challenging and unexpected ways.  The eroticism, the connection and passion between Rocco Siffredi and Belladonna were so intense and powerful.  It is the one movie I can watch over and over again, the one porn I never tire of.  It is was fostered my mini-obsession with Belladonna.  She is still the most outstanding performer I have ever seen, fully embodies my definition of “authentic”.

What sex toy(s) do you like to use on film?

I really like glass toys.  I think they are pretty and look gorgeous inside the body as well as out.  For anal, I think there is really nothing better… they warm to body temperature, they are smooth and work well with lube and when in the ass, the clear ones give a sweet picture of anus insides, how cool is that?  I think metal is sexy too but they can be much colder going in than glass, so glass is my favorite.  There is one particular anal toy…it is used in Fashionistas I believe…I call it The Juicer…I have no idea what the name of it is. It is a butt toy that has a tip that looks like an orange juicer, a shaft that is covered in nubbins and a handle on the flange so it can be turned…so it looks like you are juicing the behind.  It is fabulous and feels amazing.

If you could have a Good Vibrations Shopping Spree, what would you put in your cart?

Oh wow.  The amazing thing is that I have so many sex toys already!  My partner works at a sex toy retailer so between the two of us, we have quite a few.  I think I would try a Feeldoe after all these years…I am still quite curious about it and have never had a chance to use it.  I would buy my own Eleven because that toy is gorgeous and hot and I don’t own one yet… I would stock up on Maximus which is my favorite lube for butt play and get a new Hitachi.  My old one is still going strong but I am going to be super sad the day it kicks out.  I would also buy a few straps (harnesses), my old ones, though worn-in are a little worse for the wear. =)

What was it like working on set for this film (with Good Releasing)?

Every set I’m on for a Good Releasing film feels like hang-out time with family.  I have “grown up” in porn with the lovely directors that are now working for Good Releasing so consequently it is just like being over at a friend’s house where the friend just happens to have a video camera.  Things get professional for sure and when it’s time to get down to business so-to-speak we all focus.  Before and after however, it’s the best.  I am so lucky to work and shoot with people I respect and admire.

If you’ve worked with other film companies, how was that different?

There is obviously not such a familial element and it can be less comedic, though I am often a super hambone on the set of films I’m in.  Depending on the shoot it can be much more get in, get out, get on with it but now less fun.  I think Good Releasing is producing films that allow performers a chance to be themselves and let their true personalities shine.  That might be one difference, there is more of “me” on a Good Releasing set for sure.

If you could give one piece of sex advice, what would it be?

MASTURBATE!!! I really feel that it is the single most important element to having a fulfilling sex life, not only because it tunes a person in to their own body but because it helps them know what they want and like.  Masturbating also gives a person a bigger bag of tricks… if something felt good during a great session of masturbation, why not bring that into  sexual experience with a partner?  As in; “Let me show you this new thing I tried while I was in the bath last night”. That could lead to a smokin’ hot shower, if you ask me… Our bodies are outstanding and have a huge capacity for pleasure.  I don’t think we as individuals need to wait for that potential to be released only through interaction with another person, we can do that for ourselves.

What do you think is the biggest myth about sex?

There are a few I would choose:

  1. That you don’t need lube for anal and that saliva is enough.
  2. That women can’t cum from anything but clitoral stimulation.  I like that the myth of purely vaginal orgasm was busted but it can invalidate the may other ways that women like to and tend to come.
  3. That all women should be capable of doing what is seen in porn, what is more important is do they WANT to do what they see in porn? Is that hot for them? Not everyone is capable of gaping but more importantly, not every woman wants to. Desire is paramount.

Who are your influential co-stars, directors, both folks you’ve worked with and those you’d like to work with?

Oh there are so many! Shine Louise Houston, Madison Young, Courtney Trouble, Tristan Taormino, Jiz Lee, Belladonna, Dia Zerva, Kimberly Kane, NIna Hartley, Eon McKai, John Stagliano, Princess Donna, Nica Noelle James Mogul, Annie Sprinkle, Carol Queen, Jackie Strano, Jenna Jameson, Shar Rednour… the list is endless.  And consider this the same list of people I want to work with… especially those I haven’t worked with yet. 😉

How do you prepare for your sex scenes?

A long shower and shave, a delicious meal, enemas if necessary, getting my fingers and toes polished up, listening to great music that gets me pumped and feeling sexy.  Anything that helps me focus on me and why I’m sexy and powerful and gets me in the mood.

What did/do you hope your performance(s) portray about sexuality?

That women can love sex.  In many, many different ways.  That it is ok to be sex and want sex.  That sex is fun and empowering and necessary.  That a woman can want to be touched and tied up and smacked and kissed and finger-fucked and rimmed and held and pounded and stroked and…

How has having access to sex-positive information and support changed your life?

I would not be anywhere near where I am today without the influence of people in my life who provided me with honest and open information about sex and sexuality.  I am open about sex and feel good about my body because I had access to information and ideas that reinforced healthy sexuality.  Information that promoted sexual desire, sexual safety and most importantly, sexual agency and choice.  I think sex is wonderful because I was lucky enough to be surrounded by people who told me that it could be and that it was.

What projects are you working on now?

This is a very exciting time!  I’ll be heading to LA soon to shoot with one of my favorite stars, the lovely Sinn Sage. I will be shooting a new scene for The Crash Pad Series with the hot Dia Zerva and a new photo set for my friend Jiz Lee’s new website, Karma Pervs!  I have a ton of work coming up so keep your eyes peeled.  Also, my website, will be launching right around my birthday and just before the Feminist Porn Awards!

Where can fans find more of your work? (website, twitter, facebook¦)

for now, Twitter: @thedylanryan and FetLife: Dylan Ryan

And my friend and Colleague Courtney Trouble is now representing me and has started a sex-positive agency called Little Pink Book.  You can find it and me at


Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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