Though we’ve come to love him as our sex advice-giving daddy, being a pro wrestler was always the goal for Big Plo. “My earliest childhood memory was watching WWF with my grandpa, I couldn’t have been more than four,” he shares with RIDE. “From the minute I started watching. I knew it was something that I needed to do.”
Plo spent roughly six years backyard wrestling and working independent shows. Over those years, he went by four aliases: The Enforcer, Rod Pipe, Plosion, and The Legendary Bill Roddy. “I was openly gay the entire time I wrestled. I never felt the need to hide my sexuality,” he says. “Especially since I was 6’3” and 280lbs, not many people want to get physical…at least not in a violent way.”
Plo was on his way to making his dreams a reality when tragedy struck. “My wrestling career ended after a life-and-body-altering spinal surgery put me in physical therapy for the majority of a year,” he shares. “I’m now the proud owner of two rods the entire length of my spine, and a few screws to boot.”
Plo’s dreams were suddenly stolen from him––thankfully. He found light during this dark time. Using the support system that he’d collected as a wrestler, Big Plo invited followers in on his journey of healing and self-discovery, where they came to appreciate a different and more vulnerable side to the bulky brawler.
Now, the 35-year-old Chicago native boasts a loyal network of 19,000 followers on Instagram, hosting hilarious sex talks throughout the week, offering frank sex advice, sharing past experiences, and revisiting some hilarious sexual horror stories.
RIDE spoke with Big Plo, our first brand ambassador, about eating ass, why he’s given up on OnlyFans, and a sexual maneuver he’s coined “The Snapshot.”
RIDE: You are very outspoken about your sex life as a gay man. What was your coming out experience like, were you always this confident?
Big Plo: I had a very lucky coming out experience. I was accidentally outed by my best friend in my sophomore year of high school. She mistakenly told our classmates that she had spent the weekend with me and my boyfriend. But instead of getting upset over it, I decided to own it and not look back. Surprisingly, all of my friends and teammates accepted me without a hitch. My mom didn’t believe me because I “played sports and liked video games,” but she soon grew to accept it.
RIDE: You have an impressive Instagram following. How did you make the transition from pro wrestler to sexpert?
Big Plo: I started my page after a brutal bout of depression regarding how my body changed after my spinal surgery. So, my audience consists of the people that followed me during my wrestling career and the people that joined me on my journey of self-acceptance and body positivity.
The sexpert title came from the Instagram Live streams I started doing once I developed this following. I started with Q&As so people could get to know me, and it grew to become a really dope community of guys of all ages, sizes and races.
But I don’t consider anyone that follows me a “fan” ––I cringe when I hear that word. Beyonce has fans. I have friends––maybe supporters––because they do support me. But I don’t do anything to facilitate having fans.
RIDE: You recently confessed that you come from a lineage of expert ass-eaters, with tips passed down from generation to generation. Could you share your best ass-eating tips with us?
Big Plo: I was about 16-years-old when my Godfather sat me down and said, “Beb, in this family, we eat ass. You have to know what you’re doing, you’ve got the upper-crack, lower-crack, and down near the mat. You’ve got the cheeks too. Some guys when they’re just starting out hover over the bung. Not me, I dive right in!”
It was then that I knew that I had a responsibility on my shoulders to uphold the gold standard of ass-eating that was bestowed on me.
People let ass-eating psyche them out because of what it is. On paper, it doesn’t sound great—but when you’re in the moment and bae has those two chunks of flesh propped up, there’s nothing better than going to work. Be passionate, be committed, and be in the moment.
RIDE: On Instagram, you posted a rant about OnlyFans and how it’s getting progressively worse. Any speculations as to why that is?
Big Plo: OnlyFans fucking sucks nowadays. It used to be marvelous. But now these gay-baiting hetero dudes are on there, posting 11-second videos shaking their flaccid meat, begging for tips, and charging more money to “unlock” whack videos in the message section. If I’m paying a monthly fee, you need to be providing full-length content, not trailers.
It’s way too greedy and has become a cesspool for toxic hetero (and even some gay) guys to tease. The only OnlyFans that I still subscribe to is Brian Nieh because the ass on that guy is next level.
RIDE: You’ve shared some really vulnerable moments on your IG as well. Is anything off-limits for you?
Big Plo: Nothing is off-limits for me. During IG Live streams, we’ve talked about everything from my biggest relationship mistake (cheating on a guy that I really cared about), an ex that gave me an STD, being molested as a child, and everything in between. As bizarre as it sounds, I try to incorporate humor in a lot of that because it cuts the tension, makes it approachable, and just makes things easier to discuss, honestly.
RIDE: One of the funniest videos on your IG is when you talk about “The Screenshot.” Can you explain this self-discovered position to our readers?
Big Plo: If you’re lucky enough to get in a situation where you’re fingering a guy that is giving you head, there comes a time when he may gag on your meat. When that happens, you tap that prostate. Suddenly, the room will flash, and he’ll experience nirvana. That’s the screenshot.
RIDE: Are there any other unique sex positions you’ve experienced? Please say yes!
Big Plo: “The Italian Big Plo: Hanger”, “The Meat & 3”, “The Bone-In Ribeye”, “The Ultimate Warrior”… tutorials coming soon!
RIDE: You share lots of dating advice as well. What have you personally found to be the biggest obstacle dating as a gay man?
Big Plo: The biggest obstacle for me is people being upfront and honest. Some men are afraid to express their feelings, so they throw hints and clues at the guy they like and then get upset when they don’t “get it.” Say how you feel before it’s too late! Also, don’t be afraid of rejecting someone. The trend of grown-ass men ghosting each other is sad and pathetic.
RIDE: As a sexpert, what have you been doing to get off during the pandemic?
Big Plo: I’m old school, I like phone sex. I don’t like camming because I always worry about lighting and angles. I’d rather lie in the dark and do a little dirty talk and stroking (with Ride BodyWorx, of course). J/O sleeves help break up some of the monotony but it’s definitely a struggle being single during a pandemic. That’s why a good imagination helps.
Bobby Box is a freelance writer and editor. He writes about sex and relationships and men’s lifestyle topics for other publications and websites such as NewNowNext.com, Advocate.com, Bustle.com, AskMen, Playboy, Elle, MANdatory, Elite Daily, and more.
Big Plo is a genuine person. I’m 100% hetero and he’s 100% homo but we are brothers and I appreciate his genuine nature in all things. Stay solid (pun intended); stand strong.