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Trans porn actor on smashing stereotypes: Trans men are ‘just as sexual’

Trans porn actor on smashing stereotypes: Trans men are ‘just as sexual’

Trans porn actor Olly Jackson

Olly Jackson came out as transgender at the age of 16.

He grew up in a small English town called Framlingham in Suffolk and said most of his family and friends were supportive of his gender identity.

His parents took a little longer to come around to it though.

‘My parents both helped look after me after my top surgery,’ Jackson told Gay Star News. ‘And I’ve taken that as a sign that they accept me being transgender now.’

Trans porn actor Olly Jackson after his top surgery
Trans porn actor Olly Jackson. | Photo: supplied

Now 22 years old, he identifies as pansexual and lives in Bangor, Wales, studying a bachelor of zoology.

But growing up and watching pornography as a teenager, Jackson never felt represented.

‘I never saw anybody like me,’ he said. ‘I think that kind of gives a message that transgender men don’t belong in porn, which is ridiculous.

‘Just like in other media like TV and films, I think it’s important to show diversity and represent as many people as we can, because porn represents our fantasies – and transgender men exist in people’s fantasies,’ he said.

‘A huge reason I do porn is political’

So he decided to do something about it.

He started posting provocative photos and videos of himself on Tumblr in 2015. Jackson said: ‘It started off as a way to gain confidence in my body, from strangers who would compliment me.’

But over time, he realized he could work with gay porn studios, so he started doing porn professionally in the middle of this year.

He said: ‘I wanted to show the world that transgender men belong in gay porn just as much as cisgender gay men.’

Jackson flew to Spain earlier this year to appear in studio gay porn. He also films amateur content with other porn actors with sites like JustForFans. The young porn actor also models for underwear brand Debriefed Underwear.

Trans porn actor Olly Jackson in Debriefed Underwear
Trans porn actor Olly Jackson in Debriefed Underwear. | Photo: supplied

When asked what he wants to achieve by making porn, he joked: ‘Fame, money, attention.’

He then added: ‘Joking aside, a huge reason I do porn is political.

‘Transgender men are all too often desexualised and infantilised, and that’s something that really bothers me. We’re just as sexual as the rest of the population!

‘I think that’s why we’re really underrepresented in porn, and I want to challenge people’s views about that,’ he said.

The Sex Business

A couple of months ago, the trans porn actor received an email from a producer on the Channel 5 show The Sex Business. It’s a documentary series exploring how people buy, sell and market sex.

Jackson said: ‘I was a little hesitant at first, given the usually bad media portrayal of porn models, but after seeing their first season, I was eager to take part.’

The episode featuring his story aired on Tuesday (11 December).

He said in the episode: ‘Yeah, I’ve got a vagina. But it’s mine and I’m a guy. Therefore it’s a guy’s vagina.

‘Trans guys – whether you’re pre-testosterone, whether you’ve had top surgery or bottom surgery – you are sexy,’ he said.

Jackson wants to break down stereotypes by having open conversations about trans men and sex.

For this reason, he said he’s pansexual, but he does prefer men because he ‘likes dick, a lot.’ This is why gay porn was ‘an obvious choice’ for him.

Jackson also revealed in the documentary episode: ‘With sex, I like to use both holes. I always say three holes is better than two, which is why it’s great to be a trans guy – you’ve got more options!’

Future porn career

The young trans porn actor said everyone in his life knows about his pornography career, except extended family like cousins and grandparents. He only told his parents a couple of weeks ago and they did not approve at all.

‘They’re very conservative people and I didn’t expect a huge amount of support from them,’ he said. ‘The response from my friends has more than made up for their lack of support though.’

As for his future, he hopes to have both a career in porn and a masters in zoology – eventually a full-time career in both.

Trans porn actor Olly Jackson smiling with orange hair
Trans porn actor Olly Jackson. | Photo: supplied

‘Doing porn makes me happy,’ he revealed. ‘It makes me feel good about myself.

‘I do porn for every trans guy who’s been told he’s not sexy because he’s trans. For every trans guy who’s almost pulled someone on Grindr and then told the guy he’s trans and they’ve been like “No, stay away!”’

He then added: ‘Don’t be put off by the fact that somebody is trans because nobody is the same. No one trans person looks the same or has the same body parts.

‘Everybody is different,’ the trans porn actor said.

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