Danny Wylde RIP
It will soon become obvious. So I thought I'd say it first. Today marks the end of my career as a pornographic performer.
This was not planned out. I was looking forward to perhaps another decade in front of the camera. But life tends to happen in ways we don't predict. I didn't imagine fucking for a living in the first place. After nearly eight years, it's hard to imagine an end so abrupt.
I don't need to go into great detail, except to say that I've encountered a medical issue associated with my use of performance-enhancing, erectile dysfunction drugs. I've received professional medical advice to stop. If I don't, I face the likelihood of some pretty nasty, long-term problems.
I'm otherwise in very good health and wish to keep it that way. Thus, I've decided to quit performing altogether. To those who might suggest, "Why don't you continue without the ED drugs?" Well, I have no interest in struggling along as a mediocre - or worse - porn star. It doesn't work for me (or most of the male performer population for that matter).
To all of you who've watched me over the years, I want to say, "Thank you." I feel incredibly privileged to have lasted in this business for as long as I have. I've met great people, shared wonderful experiences, and opened my world up to many things I wouldn't have access to otherwise.
Further, I want to thank all the people who make up the adult industry for being a part of my life in whatever capacity it's been possible. I hope to stay in touch with those who have become my close friends. If I remain in the industry under a different light, I guess I'll see the rest of you around anyway. But at this point... Who knows?
The past few days have been life-changing. I would be lying to say that I haven't freaked out and lost my shit a couple of times. Thankfully, I have a great support system of friends and family. They've reminded me that worse things have happened, and that people bounce back.
So it's time for me to buckle down and figure out my next step in life.
If this post happens to find someone who I might not reach out to otherwise, feel free to contact me with any prospects. Now more than ever, I'm open to change.
And if you haven't yet reached your "Danny Wylde" fix, fear not. I will be posting previously unreleased material that I produced with Lily LaBeau under our Future Sex Shock store. I may also continue to webcam if my future schedule permits.
Though the premise may change, I don't plan on abandoning this blog. Hopefully, some of you continue to find it relevant.
I wish the best to all of you.
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A pretty good interview went up last week on The Gore-Gore Girl's blog. I think it's still relevant aside from some of my future plans. Hah. Check out Marquis de Porn: An Interview with Danny Wylde.