Liberation Through Porn - David Luca - The Art of Being Queer



“Liberation Through Porn”

Written by David Luca:

I once read that being Queer meant being part of a “counter-cultural” movement. It is an idea that has stuck with me for the rest of my life. Counter-Cultural means going against the societal norm. Being queer we are the ‘other.’ Society is cis and heterosexual and we are not. Queer culture has always existed in its own underground bubble run by a set of different standards.


I have tried to apply this theory to the rest of my life. I question the norm, I have searched for the limits of what I feel comfortable with and pushed beyond those that society expects. That is how I stumbled across my porn career.


This is not the place to talk about the how or the when. If you are interested in reading that side of my story there are quite a few interviews out there on the internet. The purpose of this article, and indeed this fabulous queer space is to discuss art and queerness. Can porn be art? Yes. Is my porn particularly artistic? No. Do I empower myself as a queer boy and a creative through my work? Yes and that is what I want to share with you.


It took me 12 years to lose my stutter after severe childhood bullying. It took me 15 years to express my queerness through my looks and 23 years for me to feel comfortable enough to take my t-shirt off in public. Homophobia, societal pressure, body image and our own anxieties have held back generations of queer youth. It takes many of us decades to begin the life long journey that is expression and self acceptance. Many of us need a wake up moment or an outlet that helps us on that journey.


My catalyst was porn.


Within the first few minutes of my first scene, something awoke in me. Society and heteronormative standards dictate that sex work is wrong. Our bodies are something to hide, sexual liberation is encouraged but only within the prison of monogamous private relationships. I, a queer boy, already in my own counter-cultural existence was breaking one of the biggest barriers placed on us by society. To the sound of metaphorical closing doors I shattered the last mental block placed on me by the world I was brought up in.


Unchained and truly free, I have found myself. I have found my voice. From porn, I have managed to open one of those doors society thought was closed to me. I became a writer. I began by first writing for QXmen magazine and Gay Star News. Sex, porn and masculinity were topics I felt I could write about being a porn actor. As my confidence grew I covered topics such as disabled rights, disability in the queer community, respecting our trans sisters and brothers and more. Porn was my awakening. Porn was the beginning of my self-empowerment.


Society expected me to become the down and out on the edge of society, instead I have found new strength in myself and my identity. It might not be the most conventional route but by having a creative outlet that has given my an international platform I have grown as an individual and as a writer so much so in fact that I shall be giving a speech at the LGBT Unions conference this summer. My voice will be heard by the nation.

Being Queer is powerful. We are powerful and we can all achieve great things. <3


Love,

David Luca


Twitter - @DavidLucaXxX (warning adult content)

Instagram - @xdavidxlucax

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