It’s been a big year for Rawr_ItsBen
Let’s meet All American boy – the bright future of gay adult entertainment. He is a passionate producer of gay adult content for OnlyFans and PornHub.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shutdowns and quarantines that essentially forced all productions to screech to a halt, Rawr_ItsBen was able to capitalize on what was happening with solo videos (see his Caught By Dad While Stuck at Home During Quarantine). And even nabbed an XBiz Cam Award for Rising Clip Star — Male in 2020.
Rawr_ItsBen runs the OnlyFans site that primarily features Ben. His growth in audience numbers and growing popularity suggests a trajectory will soon surpass the limits of this platform. His enthusiasm demonstrates his ability to think big.
It’s the same enthusiasm and his genuine fondness for his co-stars. Lots of kissing and a lot of fantasy scenarios that we all have. It is all warm and natural or, at least, it appears that way.
He also masterfully executes the kind of classic locker room, jockstraps, and sports fetish scenes (like hooking up with your coach). The scenes that have an archetypal appeal among many gay guys.
One of the things that makes his work unique is his videos often feel like what if the Hardy Boys met a live-action Scooby Doo. Ben responds:
“I love what I do and I try to have fun while being creative with it. Anyone can make a clip of them fucking on the bed, but it takes more work to think outside the bedroom… or house for that matter.”
When he knew he was gay?
The young Florida native says he knew he was gay, “as far back as I can really remember. The first time that i remember really thinking about it was when I was around 11 or 12. A friend who was a girl really wanted to give me a BJ. She was super aggressive and I had to physically fight her off. The moments and days after that I thought more about the fact that if it was a male friend of mine I would not have fought him off.”
Growing up Ben says that he received no sexual education. “None,” he says. “I grew up in a very religious household. I’m by far the youngest of eight children. All my siblings had long moved on by the time I was coming of age so they did not have the chance to fill me in and my parents would never talk about sex!”
Ben says he was aware of HIV and STIs. “I did not really think about it too much. I started having sex when I was 15 and made lots of bad choices at that point. Luckily I never contracted an STI in those early days.”
Ben says that he’s considered taking a PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylactic) drug like Truvada or Descovy [that prevent HIV but not STIs]. However, right now he relies on HIV and STI (and now COVID-19) testing prior to filming as a preventative measure. Ben says he started his OnlyFans the week he turned 18. “I had chatted with someone on Grindr when I was 16. He told me how great it was and I figured I would give it a try as soon as I could. I really enjoyed it and have never regretted getting into this industry.”
Ben’s Awards and big spike of popularity
The award he won by XBiz, “is for performers that are not doing the traditional studio porn work. They give awards for cameras, premium social media, and clip starts. The clip start category is for people who produce and make their own porn clips and videos.”
He attributes his success to, “being consistent with producing fun creative content while promoting the content via social media and PornHub. I really like what I do and I think that shows through my work.”
He also says that he saw a huge spike in viewership during the COVID pandemic. “I saw my fan count skyrocket with the start of quarantine. I think it was a combination of people being bored and consuming more porn combined with the fact that I really started to get better content and marketing strategies around that same time.”
This dovetails with the fact that online porn saw a huge uptick in general with the pandemic.
Mashable reported on March 24th that, “Starting [today] users can sign up at the site’s special “stay home” landing page to enjoy premium for the next month. ‘With nearly one billion people in lockdown across the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that we lend a hand and provide them with an enjoyable way to pass the time,’ said said Corey Price, Vice President of Pornhub in a press release. ‘We hope by expanding our offer of free Pornhub Premium worldwide, people have an extra incentive to stay home and flatten the curve.”
I play kinky stuff that I really like it
Ben says he’s into all sorts if crazy stuff, but his biggest kinks are, “public play, feet, socks, and sports gear. One of the great things about this job is that I get to explore my kinks on camera for everyone to enjoy. So when you see in a video doing something ‘kinky’ that is something I chose to do because I like it.”
Two of Ben’s videos were in the top 20 bestsellers on PornHub in September, 2020. His personal faves are: Glory Hole in the Swamp with Hoss Kado and Clyde Poundings, Married Straight Coach Fucking Me, Bottoming in Glory Hole for 50-Yea-Old Daddy, Dad Catching Me. The one with by far the most views and likes is me getting caught on the bike trail.”
You can follow Ben on Instagram, Twitter, and watch his videos on OnlyFans, and PornHub.
Note: Ben, Its_Ben, and Rawr_ItsBen are stage names.