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I Was the Male Star in a ‘Dancing Bear’ Porn

‘I’m no Superman in bed. I don’t have a crazy ability to keep going as long as possible. So we were offered, and both took, some kind of Chinese pill.’

Eight years ago, Dan was 25, between jobs, living in South Florida, bone thin and broke. He was hitting the gym six times a week to keep himself busy and put on some weight. Naturally, he made a few friends.

One of his gym buddies worked in the adult industry, appearing in productions by BangBros and Brazzers. He saw Dan’s pictures on social media and asked if he was interested in making some money.

Dan accepted the offer. The job was supposed to be a quick $150 for being an extra, simply “to watch people fuck for the day.” It was a “Dancing Bear” scene, which often features male talent dressed in animal costumes stripping at a staged bachelorette party and having sex with the female “guests.”

But when Dan arrived on set, he ended up doing a whole lot more.

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My buddy worked in the biz and made a decent name for himself. He said I was what studios were looking for — an in-shape, young-looking guy without any tattoos. He told me how much to expect to be paid, how long this would take and just how the day would go.

Basically, I was just being paid to appear in the background of whatever the video was going to be, and to look like I was having fun. So I went down to the BangBros studio in Miami one Saturday morning — BangBros is huge down here — and said I was there on my buddy’s list. They welcomed me in.

They took me to a room where there were already a few girls hanging out. We just chilled and drank Gatorade while more people showed up. Eventually there were four guys and about 16 girls. Most of the girls were quite cute and friendly.

The boss came in and told us we were going to be doing a Dancing Bear scene. He asked if any of us guys wanted to be the main [performer] in the scene before he asked any of their regular professionals. He told us it would triple what we made and that we could stay anonymous under the costume should we choose.

I and one other guy decided we’d do it. The other two guys were then sent home, because there wasn’t actually any extra work for guys to shoot that day.

After that, a woman came in and started to explain how this would go. The other guy and I got into the proper-sized bear costumes while some girls went to go touch up makeup and the rest just sat around chatting.

The bear suit seemed like what I’d imagine most mascot costumes are like — big and hot and not very easy to see what was going on below. Straight ahead, you could see, but when you bent your head down, the head would move to where you couldn’t really make out the girls. Luckily I was only in the full costume for not even an hour, maybe 30 minutes before it was just down to the [bear] head. But I kept the head on because I wanted to keep my anonymity.

At the time I was planning on joining the Air Force, so I didn’t want to have my face [visible] in porn. I don’t know how the Air Force viewed that kind of behavior, so I figured I’d play it safe and keep myself contained.

BangBros is huge and their vids are everywhere. It only would have been a short matter of time before people I knew saw it. Plus, I had multiple friends and cousins find the toga [porn] vid I did later and be like, Are you serious? Not in a bad way. But I wouldn’t have been good if I was all out there.

Anyway, while we got ready, the three girls who ended up performing in our video started to chat with me and the other guy to get to know us a bit before they sucked the souls out our cocks. We chatted and drank some Gatorade and eventually we all went to the studio. Most [female extras] took seats in the background. The more wild girls who would be interacting with the two of us mostly sat up front. 

You might be surprised to know this is all staged. These aren’t real girls at a real party. All the girls were all given Solo cups to look like cocktails; really it was either water, Gatorade or soda.

The beauty of Dancing Bear is its simplicity. Shake your ass and your cock and eventually a cute [actress] is gonna suck it to completion. There wasn’t any real production or prep like the College Rules video I did later — that shit took like 14 hours.

At the same time, 90 minutes is a long time to be jerked off and sucked, and I’m no Superman in bed. I don’t have a crazy ability to keep going as long as possible. [So] we were offered, and both took, some kind of Chinese pill they had to help with potential stage fright. So maintaining the erection wasn’t even work. It stayed around all on its own as long as there was any kind of stimulation going on.

With the bear head on, I could kind of at least tell where I was, so I wasn’t tripping or anything. But there were a few times a switch would happen where one girl stops and another takes over, and I’d miss it — [so it was] a pleasant surprise to finally be able to see what happened.

I and the other guy were told to just move like strippers, and we would be told by the director when to start removing clothes. I probably danced for about 15 minutes until clothes started [coming off] and the girls were told to start getting sluttier to liven up the footage.

I told them beforehand that I’d squeeze their shoulder as a signal for them to switch up and slow down to help me ease down a bit. The Spanish brunette in my vid was insanely good. I slowed her down probably four times in 10 mins. The other two weren’t quite at her level, so I could focus easier. (Unfortunately the Spanish chick was not the one I took home…)

This went on for about 20 minutes of filming in different ways and angles before the good stuff began. Then it was some cocksucking and titty-licking for like 10 minutes, then a quick breather to chill and take pics. The directors were basically like, “Have a quick drink and let’s have you stand here like this.” We’d just pose how they wanted for a bit, then back to the good stuff.

During the break, some still pics were then taken after the cocks were flopping — [and] before the girls got really into it.

So we were again told to try and hold out for about 20 minutes while the girls could make it a show and kind of switch back and forth between our cocks. Three slutty 19- and 20-year-olds looking to make a quick $1,000 did not make it easy to hold off for that long — they were giving it their all to be invited [back] to do more stuff.

The director started telling the girls to get really touchy and grabby with us and for me and the other guy to tease them some to build the anticipation. The entire time, the girls in the background just talked and chatted and cheered when cameras were rolling — like, pretending to be tipsy and gawking at having a girl suck a cock in front of them.

After what felt like hours, the director said, “Okay, guys, we just need money shots now.” Within five minutes, both of us unloaded our respective nuts into the waiting mouths of these lovely ladies. They then did a bit of cum kissing and licking before the camera stopped rolling. From getting to the studio to being paid after filming and leaving, it all took about five hours to complete.

Overall, I had a great time doing the videos and have no regrets at all. [It was an] easy $400. [I] never had to take off the bear head and show who I was in the video. [It] ended up being the only time I performed, but I went back the next couple weekends to extra in a College Rules video and a Haze Him video.

So in three separate days I made a total of $900. The same director did all three vids and gave me more money for being an extra, since I helped film the other two after his camera guy was out sick. I also took one of the girls home that night! We enjoyed each other some more.

My friends all found it amusing that I was an extra right behind people fucking. But only a couple [friends] knew I was a Dancing Bear… and exactly what I did.

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— As told to Quinn Myers