Times are tough for Dolf Dietrich. Over the course of the last 17 months, he has separated from his husband, lost his job, and lost his beloved canine companion.
Things started to take a turn when he and his husband moved to Chicago from New York. “I tried to leave porn and get back into the corporate environment as an Art Director, but the particular company I was with let me go for incredibly flimsy and unfair reasons,” he tells RIDE. Not long after getting let go, Dolf’s pet, one of two senior rescue dogs, passed away in his arms.
Understandably, this stress weighed heavily on Dolf’s relationship, and he and his husband, porn actor, Hugh Hunter, decided to separate. “We are doing so with our hearts full of love for each other and we will remain best friends for the rest of our lives,” he says. “I have chosen to call Palm Springs my new home and will be relocating there in mid-April. I’m optimistic about the future!”
With new beginnings on the horizon and a much-anticipated return to porn, RIDE spoke with Dolf Dietrich about the important things, like his pre-orgy meal plan, his post-orgy maintenance routine, and the time he fisted a boyfriend with a broken hip on camera.
RIDE BodyWorx: With such an accomplished graphic design portfolio (Rolling Stone, Showtime, USweekly, the list goes on), it’s incredibly impressive that you’ve become such a huge name in porn, as well. How did you manage to balance the two?
Dolf Dietrich: I’d been living and working in NYC in publishing and never had the interest or illusion that I could be a porn star, but the economy crashed in 2008 and I decided to move to my childhood vacation spot of Provincetown, MA, where I started an freelance design business that flopped.
Then, one day, a job ad popped up for a ‘webcam model from home’ and I needed the extra money. I didn’t have a stage name so I needed to think of one quick. I chose “Dolf” because of my childhood crush, Dolf Lundgren. For the surname, I chose “Dietrich,” which is my mother’s maiden name. From there I quickly became one of the top webcam models in the world, before I had done a single porn film.
One thing led to another, my star began to rise, and I marketed myself as if I were my top client, and soon I was doing both design work and porn in tandem, which lasted several years. Eventually, with world tours and filming all over the globe, Dolf took command of my life and I became a huge name in gay porn.
RIDE BodyWorx: You create incredibly helpful how-to videos called “Porn Star Tips 101” – they’re brilliant. Your latest teaches how to achieve a “perfectly smooth porn star hole.” What are your best tips on keeping a hole primed and pretty?
Dolf Dietrich: My fans love this new dimension I have added to my social media. Basically, these videos encapsulate everything that I have learned in my eight years in porn. My tips for keeping a hole primed and pretty? First, you need to start at the gym with squats and a great diet. Other than that, people can try my regimen of a toner called ‘Tend Skin’ to clean and tone, followed by a hair removal product called ‘Magic’ and finally, apply Vitamin E oil once per day all around and in your hole.
I cover other topics as well, things like: How to clean out properly for a gang bang, how to cum extra big loads, and how to make sure your body angles are on point when you are being filmed.
RIDE BodyWorx: You’re a prolific live porn performer. How does performing on stage differ from porn, and which do you like more?
Dolf Dietrich: I’ve probably done hundreds of live sex shows all over the globe. I love doing them as I am a true exhibitionist and thrive off of the immediate reaction of my fans. Also i am known as one of the most ‘hands on’ live performers in the porn industry, which means there is a very good chance you could be pulled up on stage (if you are willing) and get fucked by me. I also like to mingle in the crowd after my set and have sex with my fans. They love it and it turns me on.
Filming is great, but it’s a totally different animal. It’s often more mechanical and less passionate. Often, but not always.
RIDE BodyWorx: You recently uploaded a shopping list for an orgy. There are a few items on there that I’m curious about, particularly the Pedialyte and bone broth. What makes them pre-orgy essentials?
Dolf Dietrich: That list was meant for a particularly heavy gang-bang. I am talking 40-50 men fucking me within 3-4 hours, which requires a lot of stamina. In this case, I often don’t eat for at least 36-48 hours which some people find shocking, but for me the sacrifice is worth it. The reason I have bone broth and pedialyte on the list is simply for electrolytes and nutrition.
RIDE BodyWorx: Before shooting a scene or performing on stage, do you have any pre-performance rituals?
Dolf Dietrich: Yes, a shot or two of tequila!
RIDE BodyWorx: You’ve mentioned that you like to mentor younger porn actors. What influenced you to take on that responsibility, and what type of advice do you usually give them?
Dolf Dietrich: I tell them to be professional, treat everyone with respect and act like a sponge to absorb everyone’s knowledge. Be humble. And be on time. Be cleaned out properly with great hygiene. Don’t be a diva, because you are replaceable. Make connections and market yourself. Don’t get an agent because it’s a waste of money and time. You can get your own bookings if you hustle. Most of all, I tell them to have a back-up plan. Porn careers have a usual run of about two years. I have been fortunate enough to slide into the ‘icon’ category at nine years, but my story is rare.
RIDE BodyWorx: I’ve heard of a particularly entertaining story you have regarding a scene in which you said you could be fisted, but couldn’t. Instead, you fisted someone with a dislocated hip. Please – please – share how that came about.
Dolf Dietrich: That shoot was a nightmare! It was for Falcon Studios with me and my boyfriend at the time, Drew Sebastian. The director wanted me to be fisted by Drew and I said I could do it, but I’d never had anyone try that with me before. When we tried, it failed.
I was then tasked to fist Drew, which I had also never done before. The night prior, we were out dancing and he described what felt like a gunshot to his hip. He said it was an excruciating pop and by the next day it was starting to swell. As I fisted him during the scene, I could see a tear running down his cheek and I mouthed “I’m so sorry baby!”. But, we made it through the scene and no one ever knew. In fact, it was an award-winning scene for Falcon. When we got back to San Francisco Drew had an MRI done and it turned out he had temporarily dislocated his hip. That’s what happens to us Daddies of porn!
RIDE BodyWorx: After particularly raucous sex, what do you like to do as hole aftercare?
Dolf Dietrich: A friend gave me some prescription-strength anal hydrocortisone, which helps. I also use Metamucil every night before bed, which helps keep everything regular. I highly recommend taking a few hours a week to stretch your hole gently and slowly with your favorite lube just to get it used to being stretched, so when you are in that fantasy position of taking 50 cocks in one night like I often am, your hole will invite them all in willingly!