Steve & Bruno are maybe the busiest couple in porn. They perform for multiple companies, produce and direct for multiple companies, feed a gym addiction, campaign for various causes and create content for their new porn site, HardFriction.com.
Here are some pictures of the couple applying sunscreen to each other in between scouting out hung studs to fuck on camera. The pictures are followed by some excerpts from an interview they did with the Australian gay mag Same Same.
Same Same: What were you doing before your porn career began?
Steve Cruz: I was in a quiet relationship, overworked and under appreciated. Bored, really.
Bruno Bond: Renovating houses and generally being a slut.
SS: What is the biggest misconception about you?
SC: I’m not as tall in-person. Small guys photograph huge so it surprises people to find I’m often the shortest guy in the room. I’m also pretty friendly, people seem surprised I’m approachable.
BB: That I am mean and scary. When people meet me, they always say that I am nicer in person than they were expecting from my movies.
SS: What do you feel is the biggest misconception about having a career in porn?
BB: Probably that the performers are insatiable sex addicts and that there is a lot of money to be made. To me, it is more about having fun and the great adventure.
SC: Some people bitch at me, why don’t you get a real job? I work harder now than I have my whole life. Being a performer is very physical work. As a director/producer we have demanding release schedules and deadlines. I never stop filming or editing, or stop thinking of the next idea or release. Travel and appearances are a nice perk though, working vacations. When I had a desk job, I was infinitely less productive. As I remember it, most of my co-workers were ‘busy’ surfing the internet and living for 5pm.
SS: Is there a lot of body up-keep when you’re a porn star?
SC: For me I have to work at it. Cardio and weight training 2 hours a day every weekday, every week, every month, every year. I don’t eat sugar. No carbs after 6pm. Keeping up with appearances is a second job.
BB: As a performer, you always have to be in top physical condition. Obviously, you need to look good, but looking good in person doesn’t always translate to looking good on film. You have to be super fit. Abs are so important, that is unless your cock is so gigantic that no one cares. For me, it is the gym six days a week. Also, filming a sex scene can take from four to eight hours. That is like running a marathon, you have to have stamina!
SS: You’re pornstars, but are you really sexual guys? Do you really love sex as much as performance on videos show?
BB: I really do love sex! I always have. I also really get turned on by having sex in front of an audience. It makes for a good time for me and a better show for the viewer. It isn’t just filming a hook up, you have to be giving a performance for the audience.
SC: Most of my life, boyfriends and friends tried to shame me for being a cock-hound! Eventually you dump the assholes and embrace who you are. The irony is now that I’ve been doing this for a few years I don’t really hookup as much. I have most of my adventures on camera and I’ve become more selective. Ethical slut?
SS: You’re here to promote the safe sex message as well as your latest video / DVD. Are there times in your life when you’ve had unsafe sex? Would you still make that choice again?
BB: As a teenager, I had unsafe sex with other teenagers. As I got older, I realised the risk and started wearing condoms. I have had boyfriends with whom I made a decision not to wear condoms. I believe that it is most responsible to wear a condom as your standard practice. There are exceptions, but ‘I don’t like how it feels’ is not one of them! I was in a relationship from 1999 to 2005. When we broke up and I started dating again, it disturbed me to learn how many younger guys did not practice safer sex. Also, there were no free condoms in bars any more. I actually had to buy them for the first time! I always used to grab a handful from the bowl by the door when I left the club. I want to help bring them back again in the US!
SC: I spent most of my early 20s partying and having risky sex. It’s a miracle I survived my darker years. I’m very public about this. I try to use my experience to help others avoid the hard choices I made in my past. I lost very close friends to HIV. Most guys I know who are positive are living with HIV, thanks to the medications. It’s convenient to forget HIV is still a deadly virus. As a single guy, men were always pressuring me to bareback. It’s gotten so relaxed that I felt safer negotiating sex on a porn set where condoms are enforced than in my private life. Thankfully I met Bruno. We have sex with a lot of strangers for work. We feel it’s best to use condoms every time – no questions.
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