Haus: How old were you when you shot your first porn scene?
JP: I was 23.
Haus: When you did your first scene, did you tell friends or family before you did?
JP: I didn't tell them before, but I did tell my mother shortly afterwards. I moved from Aberdeen to Manchester, so I told her why.
Haus: Did you move down here because of porn?
JP: More or less. I had friends here, plus it was closer to London.
Haus: How did your mother react?
JP: She was cool with it. She laughed in fact. She thought it was funny and she knows I'm smart and I wouldn't do anything stupid.
Haus: So what about the rest of your family?
JP: I haven't told my Dad... My brother knows. He's gay as well, so it's quite awkward and it's something we purposefully don't talk about. And my grandparents don't need to know.
JP: I try not to think about it. I'm pretty sure it's happened, or it would happen at some point... I was quite prolific at one stage, so there's a lot out there. There's a distinct possibility that he could, but I just don't want to think about that.
Haus: And what about your friends from back home? Do they know about it?
JP: Yeah, they all know. They think it's wild. They seem to think I'm a millionaire with an amazing, glamorous life, which totally isn't true. They're cool about it though.
Haus: So how do you feel about the fact that any of them could log onto the internet and find images or videos of you having sex?
JP: I'm very much over that now. It wasn't really an issue to begin with, though it was when I went back home to Aberdeen. They'd say "Oh, let's sit down and watch some!" and I'd say "No... Let's really not." But I'm over that now. And it's out there for everyone to enjoy, no matter who they are.
Haus: Do you know if your friends back home have watched it?
JP: Yes, some of them told me that they have. They were quite grotesque about it really. They would talk about body parts and though they weren't shocking me, I'd think "Do we really have to have this conversation?"
Haus: When you befriend somebody new or meet someone away from your work, how do they react when you tell them that you're a pornstar?
JP: I don't always tell them that right away. I try and circumvent the question and ask it in a different way. Obviously it invites a lot questions, so sometimes I really can't be bothered. Especially if you meet someone on a night out and you're shouting to someone in a club "Oh yeah, all the sex...", so I just tend to say that I own a website, or I'm a video editor. I do so many additional little jobs with the sites anyway, so I just tend to focus on one of those. Cab drivers always seem to ask what I do for some reason, so I tend to just make something up with them.
JP: I do.
Haus: Did you meet him before you started shooting porn?
JP: No, I met him whilst I was at the height of my shooting.
Haus: Is he a pornstar as well?
JP: He is.
Haus: So what are the boundaries when it comes to your partner and sex?
JP: We have an open relationship, so it's never actually been an issue.
Haus: Until now, I've not known you as anything except 'JP Dubois'. Obviously that's a stage name, but how do you feel about being known as JP and not yourself?
JP: I've gone by JP as a name for a long time now, so I'm very used to it. I know some guys in the industry get very funny about you referring to them by their porn name in real life. They really don't like it. I don't care though, because I like the name JP a lot. I chose it for myself after all.
Haus: But how do you feel about JP being the name of someone who is primarily just a sex object? Not many people will watch your porn and have any consideration for the person inside the pornstar after all.
JP: I'm not proclaiming to be any kind of famous person, or someone who's in the limelight... When someone is genuinely famous and has someone talk to them in the street, they tend to shy away from it, so I guess the attention makes you more reclusive and careful about who you choose as friends. I guess it's only really what the people I care about thinks that matters to me, but I have to choose those carefully.
JP: It certainly does happen... I was at a house party once and they said "It's you! It's you!" I thought "Oh Christ..." but I did the normal thing and got their name and forgot it instantly; "Hello. Hi." And they immediately got their phone out and started showing each other pictures and I just said "I'm gonna go..." It got weird. There's no need for that at a house party.
Haus: Does it happen a lot?
JP: Only in the Gay World. Sometimes people approach me in The Village, but not much elsewhere. Some people think that I'm actually famous, but that's completely not true. I get approached when I'm in some sort of gay environment, but it's something I'm totally prepared for.
Haus: So is JP Dubois any different from who you are, as a person?
JP: Well because JP and I have been together for so long now, we've merged into one. There's nothing I do differently on camera from day to day. It's just the name; the name is all that separates JP from me. I haven't attempted to create any kind of other identity at all.
Haus: Are there any limits to anything JP won't do on camera?
JP: Absolutely. As the time has gone on I've been able to become quite picky. I won't do bareback, even though it's rising in the industry in a big way; I won't work for low-rent studios; I'm very selective about who I work for and who I work with. I always get model-approval of who I work with.
Haus: Do you check out their previous work?
JP: Sometimes. Though we all work in the same industry, so I know who most of them are already. I just have to think whether I think it will work; if I like them; if they make me look good. There's a whole range of factors that affect whether I'll shoot with someone.
Haus: So why is it that you do porn?
JP: I feel like I'm fulfilling a need. I guess it's my secret exhibitionism, or my sexual gratification and the gratification of others. It is a legitimate job after all that somebody has to do and I feel the need to do it. So here I am!