My short bio: Hello! I’m Saffron Bacchus here with my husband and costar Dennis Bacchus, and we just hit 10 million views on our Pornhub channel! We love making porn, it’s all we do, and we love sharing it with everyone! 🙂
We also just launched a new membership site, cc.bacchusent.com, to go with our main bitcoin-only site, bacchusent.com, so more people can enjoy our work! 🙂
Ask us anything! 🙂
P.S – I also did a little video AMA on my channel if you want to check it out! It’s very NSFW 😛
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Did you shoot a new video called RAM-PARTS?
YES AND THATS ALL I WANT TO TALK ABOUT! 😛
Are you still gallantly streaming?
We don’t do much camming these days but I would love to figure out a way to do it and put on some good shows! 🙂
I would like to view your videos but I don’t own a pornograph, could you recommend a good one?
Well, really any ether-connected tele-viewing device that provides a good downlink to the Akashic field should satisfy your needs, and I’m told that the iPad is suitable in this regard 😉
How much do you actually make doing porn?
I don’t want to say exact numbers, but it is a good deal more than we made as a mechanical engineer and head pastry chef which is what we did before this. 🙂
Why won’t you give approximate numbers? That’s the only reason I read the thread.
Oddly enough I find talking about money to be grosser than most people find talking about sex. 🙂
We have done some cam and custom video/pictures before as well. What kind of video flow do you have to maintain to be able to do this full time as amateurs?
We try to shoot as much as possible, but we target for at least 2 videos per week. It’s really just about putting out as much quality content as you can and getting feedback and looking at your metrics to see what you should do next! 🙂
Not that it really matters with men doing formerly female jobs and the opposite for women, but was Dennis the pastry chef?
Nope, but I applaud your progressive attitude! 🙂
Did you ever film a scene involving pastry?
Sort of! We once shot a video where I smooshed cream pies to my face! We also shot one where I put cookies in the oven and had to make Dennis cum before they were done! We called that one Perfect Wife Blowjob 🙂
When you masturbate, do you use your own videos?
When we do sexytimes, we do sometimes put on our own videos! 🙂
Did you and your husband meet through porn, or did one of you convince the other to join the industry?
We met through okcupid actually! (Our how we met and our getting into the industry stories are in the video in the OP). It was my idea to get into the industry after my husband got laid off, but it was only supposed to be until he found another job. Very quickly I started to make really good money and we decided to stop looking for other work and go all in on porn! It took no convincing since he realized he could get paid well to get blowjobs from his wife! 😉
The CIA recently said they would keep Osama Bin Laden’s porn collection classified. If you found out that he loved your porn, would that make you feel creepy?
Nope! I don’t really care who’s dick it is, as long as it’s hard for me 😉
How does shooting in public work? How do you make sure you don’t get nicked or frighten a child?
Choose a secluded place and cross your fingers really! Also, bring an inconspicuous camera like a gopro instead of a full camcorder, and baby wipes! 🙂
How does that work in terms of legality? Since you film it happening, there’s obviously enough evidence. Do cops just not care enough to bother since so many people do it?
Nothing is illegal until you get caught 😉
What do you find more satisfying? A rough hard session where you both are pure primal Or a slow soft sensual romantic session where everything goes like a paperback fantasy
Both! For foreplay or oral I love a slow sensual build up, but once he puts it inside me I generally can’t help myself, and I beg for him to pound me. 😛
What would you say is the hardest part about producing porn?
Dennis’ cock! 😛
Jokes aside, there’s a lot more that goes into it than just giving a blowjob. There’s the makeup, lighting, camera angles, background noise, set design, editing, etc! I think the hardest for us so far is the lighting, we’re always trying to tweak it to get better every video, but of course we’re never satisfied. 🙂
Saffron Bacchus sounds like a presidential name, can you give me your platform and tell me why I should vote you for President? Will you make American porn great again?
My fellow fappers, we stand at a moment in history where the tubes of the net are stuffed with awkward rough blowjobs and a constant sound of hissing, and I say to you, no more! No longer must we settle for girls who are not into sucking your cock! Or mashing it senselessly! No! I say to you, we must bring back sensuality into porn! We need to encourage the husbands and wives, the boyfriends and girlfriends, and all who want to explore their sensuality, to have fun! And share it with us! Porn should be fun! It’s up to each of us to make it that way, and if you elect me president, not a single cock will feel unloved or unwanted! Some say it can’t be done, but I believe that YES WE CAN!
I’m Saffron Bacchus, and I’m here to change the way you think about porn!
Also, legal weed for all.
Which is your favorite video you’ve uploaded?
It’s really hard to say! Uploading each video, and seeing everyone’s reactions, is so exciting each time! If I really had to pick one that didn’t get the love that I thought it should have, it would be my Huge Hitachi Orgasm video. I loved the way the satin and the colors turned out! 🙂
What are your thought on people who actually comment on your videos?
I love it! I wish more people felt comfortable to comment on my videos, it’s great feedback for what to shoot next! 🙂
I have not watched any of your porn (yet) but with all the varieties of it out there, what would be your best pitch to get me to watch it?
Well, we’re nothing like the porn you’d see anywhere else. We believe that porn should be sensual, loving, and fun! We’re a married couple, and we love to explore fetishes. A common response we get for our fetish videos is “I don’t know wtf I just watched, but I like it!”.
We also love to film deeply sensual and intimate blowjob videos with lots of cumplay, and multiple male orgasms.
Our videos might be random, but we love making them, and we’re told that it shows 🙂
How do you monetize it?
We have two membership sites, and we sell clips on clips4sale! We also offer custom videos and get paid for our Pornhub views. 🙂
Do pornhub views work similar to youtube views where after a certain number of views they become monetized?
Sort of. Instead of number of views, it’s if they meet certain criteria on quality and content and length, and then they get featured and become monetized. 🙂
How does the monetization work though? Is it CPC on the ads around or what because there are no ads on the videos themselves.
Pornhub pays us for the views on the video regardless of clicks, which I suppose is paid for by the ads around the video. 🙂
Does one site bring in most of the income, or are they equal?
We just launched the credit card site today so we’ll have to see, but the bitcoin only one has been doing very well! 🙂
I assume these are the WordPress membership sites?
Who is your favorite pornstar?
Heather Harmon of Ideepthroat fame 🙂
Does it ever get awkward? Do you ever have to fake it for the video?
Nope! It’s only my husband I’m working with so if we’re not feeling it for whatever reason we just take a moment, reposition and start again. I really enjoy having sex with and giving blowjobs to my husband so our shoots generally go pretty well! 🙂
Does your family know about this part of your life? How do they/do you think they would feel about it?
I don’t think they would be that shocked, given the way we are. They just know that we do internet work that confuses them 😛
Did anyone ever recognized you on the street or something like that?
Nope, I haven’t been recognized yet! I don’t really go out though much, we mostly stay home watching Netflix, having sex, shooting videos, and gardening 🙂
Do you get weird looks? I recall another AMA in the same profession saying she gets weird looks from people. It‘S like seeing a “celebrity” but there‘s an awkwardness in saying “I‘m a fan of your…films.”
Not that I’ve ever noticed! I think it would be awesome to have someone randomly recognize me! 😛
Tell me about your view of facials. I think its so hot how you take them, and not degrading at all. What goes through your mind before he pops?
Facials are awesome, and I love giving my husband orgasms! 🙂
Is there any sort of porn that you just can’t get your head around how or why someone would get turned on by it?
I don’t think there’s anything I can’t wrap my head around anymore, though there are fetishes that we are not personally into, such as scat and waterworks, etc. 🙂
How difficult is it to make a membership site and start doing this? Also are taxes a pain? Did you need to create a company to do this under? Do you make 6 figures?
Other than the amount of work you need to put in to fill it with good content and make it look nice, I don’t think starting a membership site is all that difficult. There’s so many tools these days the whole process is pretty automated. 🙂
Taxes are pretty straight forward, at least for us here in Canada. The industry isn’t really regulated here so it’s pretty much a free-for-all in terms of deductions and expenses, and we don’t work with anyone else so that keeps it simple. We just file as a couple and the gov tells us how much we owe! No special company required, though in the future we might look at special structures to reduce our tax burden 🙂
Porn is an amazing career path! There’s endless possibility within the industry! 🙂
To me the biggest hurdle is creating the site. Can you share what tool you used or did you just pay someone?
It’s really straightforward, we did everything ourselves! Set up a WordPress, either host it yourself or pay for hosting from someplace like GoDaddy, pick a theme, customize it to your style, and then there’s plugins for things like shopping carts and members only sections. WordPress even handles the whole “user” aspect natively so you don’t need to do much to get started! 🙂
For more advanced stuff like file hosting and streaming, you’ll need to shop around to find something that fits your size and budget, but there’s a ton of options out there 🙂
Do you ever orgasm in your scenes?
Yes! Sadly they don’t get as many views as blowjobs though 🙁
In an ideal world, we’d film a video of each of us cumming each day, but not many people want to see me cum. Dennis takes care of me when the cameras aren’t rolling though 😉
Have you seen the documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” on Netflix? What is your opinion on the amateur industry?
I have! I didn’t like how they focused on a small negative aspect of the industry, instead of showing all the other great aspects. What they showed was more of the Pro-Am industry, which runs girls through a circuit of cocks until they’re all used up and tossed away, which is sad, but isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Some girls just want to make a lot of money in a short amount of time and porn can be a great way to do it! We’re more in the indie side of the industry where we do everything ourselves so the film didn’t really apply to us so much, but I would love to see a film that did! 🙂
You said you wanted to bring sensuality and more cock love to porn. How about bringing more pussy love to porn? What do you think about making porn that is more geared toward female pleasure, both for the female actress and the female viewer?
You know what? That’s a great idea and I think we’re going to start adding more of those to the shooting schedule. It may not be a thing yet, but we’re going to make it one! Thank you for that! 🙂
Do you have family members who frown on your choice to do porn?
We’re not really close with our families, they live really far away so we don’t see them much or talk about personal things at holidays.
Do you ever take requests for videos from fans? And if so what’s the most out there request someone has ever made?
I do both custom videos and videos suggested by fans! There are so many… unusual… videos that I’ve done that it’s hard to pick just one, but one free one I have that was strange would be this one where the devil transforms my husband into an inflatable whale and the spell can only be removed if I have a real orgasm with him! It was awesome 😛
Here’s the link if you wanted to check it out:
How did you get into porn? Will you and your husband ever go into mainstream porn and have sex with other performers?
I started out camming, then my husband got laid off so we decided to try shooting sexy videos! 🙂
We’ve never performed with anyone except each other, and we don’t like mainstream porn so we’d never go in that direction 🙂
I’m a huge fan of your videos! The intimacy really sets them above the mainstream. How old are you guys?
Thank you! 🙂 I’m 23 and Dennis is 26!
What would you consider the most surprising thing you have learned about yourself that you never would have learned if you didn’t get into the fetish lifestyle?
That I really like being watched. We’re huge exhibitionists but had never done anything like this before. I never knew how much of a turn on it was to have so many others getting off watching me 🙂
Can you help give a scale for 10 million views? Is that top tier for homemade stuff? Middle of the pack? Like, if you were aiming to be top 5 on PornHub, what view count would you be aiming for?
Well, there’s a whole Pornhub Amateur community that is growing, which is similar to the early YouTube community, though obviously not as large. Compared to the other accounts I’ve seen, 10 million is definitely on the upper end of the scale, but there are people with almost 100 million. I would love to get to that point some day! 🙂
The top amatuer from 2014 was Selena, and she’s got 95 million views right now: http://www.pornhub.com/users/selena22
According to Pornhub’s pornstar ranking system, I’m #2669 out of #11989, so I got that going for me 😛
Do any of your videos show all of your husband and co-star, or is he too shy?
There are a few where he’s fully visible, like the whale one I posted here. It’s not that he’s shy, it’s just we prefer to do POV style shooting because it’s more intimate. We’ll probably do more in the future 🙂
How do male actors keep their junk so well groomed? I trim mine up every once in a while just because it gets pretty out of control, but never as smooth as porn actors. Body hair, and especially pubes, piss me off. What’s their secret?
I’ve heard that in the industry shaving is the most popular since you can do it every day and look good, whereas with waxing you have to wait in between sessions and the hair comes back in a bit. 🙂
Has commercializing your private life with each other hurt it at all? Do you ever find your “off-screen” sexy times diminished because of it, or vise versa?
I would say it’s gotten better! We have way more sex, on and off cam. There’s been times especially when I’m teasing Dennis and he’s behind the camera for a video and he just jumps on me afterwards! Plus the whole exhibitionism aspect raises it to a whole new level 🙂
What position would you most like to try but haven’t yet?
The Prone Bone! We do it sometimes off camera but it’s a little tricky to shoot. Maybe soon we’ll try it out! 🙂
Is there a big adult industry scene here in Canada, Montreal in particular?
Yes actually! Montreal is the world’s 3rd largest porn producing city! Though we don’t actually work with others here. 🙂
What about ur friends, did u guys tell them or did one of them stumble onto them and make things awkward? Speaking of awkward do ur friends treat u differently once they found out that u were in porn i.e. if they did?
We have! We didn’t really have many friends to tell, but now we’ve got no friends, so… yeah 😛
How do you deal with stigmas surrounding the porn industry? Are you open to family and friends about your job?
I don’t really deal with any stigma because I don’t really deal with any other people 🙂
We did get turned down from renting a house though, so that sucked 😛
I am a videographer wanting to record porn sooner down the road. Can I get into the industry anonymously?
Yes! It’s so easy these days thanks to bitcoin! Especially if you stay behind the camera! 🙂
Are you interested in expanding into other business ventures, or is this primarily fun time for you? If so, would it be inside the industry or in a distinct one?
We definitely have plans to expand in both the adult industry as well as other industries. We are also very passionate about weed and Bitcoin! 🙂
What would you look for in friends?
We like internet friends more than anything else, we’re homebodies 😛
Did you guys intentionally pick the Roman god of wine as your stage last name?
Dennis’ last name actually is Bacchus, so he just lucked out and I married into it! 🙂
What is your annual waxing expense? I’m sure it’s deductable.
Actually Dennis just waxes me, and a $10 tub of wax will do about 2.5 sessions, so there wouldn’t be much to deduct! 😛
I’m thinking about picking up a laser hair removal machine though. Pew Pew Pew! 😉
Out of all of the people that you knew in high school, who would be the most surprised to find out that you are now doing porn?
I don’t think anyone would be surprised really! We were both really weird, and still are 😛
How does it feel to make money by literally just having sex? Is it as cool as one might expect, or does it get stressful?
Oh no, it’s like super awesome. Every day were so happy with our lives! It’s crazy! 🙂
Would you encourage trying to make my own porn? Or is it a hard business to break into?
If you’re a dude alone it might be a bit more difficult, but really if you’ve got an idea for a good series of clips, you might as well try it out and see if it sells! Just take a look at Mark’s Head Bobber’s and Hand Jobber’s, he’s just a guy who gets blown by random low to mid level porn girls and he’s topping the charts! 😛
When did you lose your virginity? Was it a good experience for you? (just curious as to if it sparked your love for sex at an early age)
I was 18! I think I was about 8 when I first started to touch myself though. Fun fact: Dennis is only the second guy I’ve ever had sex with! 🙂
I noticed that you aren’t afraid to put your face in your product. What do the people around you In your personal life think of your profession?
The only people around me are my husband and my puppies, and they’re pretty cool with it. We live on the internet! 🙂
How did you get into the industry? How did you feel in your first ever video?
We just started making videos and people started buying them! The very first videos I ever did were just some really simple foot tease videos, and we were nervous just because we had no idea what we were doing 🙂
I’ve seen a few of your videos and was wondering, what is your husbands diet like? He seems to cum in slightly larger loads, and even multiple times. Or is it just a natural thing for him?
Completely natural talent! We used to have a poor diet and now we have a healthy diet, and he’s always cum the same! 🙂
If your husband suddenly acquired permanent, irreversible ED, how would you handle this?
I would of course still love him! I was with him way before the porn, and I’ll be with him way after! We’d probably change focus on our videos, and expand more rapidly into our future plans. I know that he’d always take care of my needs in whatever way he could so I’m sure I wouldn’t be left unsatisfied. 🙂
How does it feel to know 10 million people have had a wank to your work?
Amazing! I like imagining how much cum that would actually be, and I figure it’s got to be at least a couple bath tubs worth 😛
Do you guys think it would be weird or awkward if you had a kid, knowing that when they grow up they could potentially see your content?
Oh we’re never having kids, so that should never be a problem! 🙂
Is piracy a problem? How do you protect content on your private sites, or is it just not worth worrying about?
I don’t really worry about it much, I’m just glad people like sharing my videos! 🙂
Being a 35 male born with a high level sex addiction, what’s the best way to meet a girl like yourself? I’d always wanted to get into porn but I’ll take a equal partner too.
Okcupid! Just be honest in your profile and give people a shot! They may surprise you 😉
What is with the obsession in porn to constantly show the penetration? Are there really that many people who prefer to watch a ball sack slap against an asshole over actually seeing the porn stars themselves? Does the average porn viewer have the memory of a goldfish and forget they’re watching actual porn if there’s more than 5 seconds without a closeup of the penetration?
I completely agree with everything you just said! I think we have similar tastes in porn. 🙂
I personally don’t like the clinical close ups of everything, I like to leave a little to the imagination. Close ups should be used sparingly IMO. 🙂
How do you see yourself 10 years from now? Would you still be into the pornography business or do you see yourselves in a more “regular” job/office setting?
We’re never going back to work for any one else! We plan to keep shooting as long as possible, building our website and a network of sites. The Bacchus Empire! We have so many related business plans that don’t involve me getting naked, so we’ll be in the adult business even if not in front of the camera. 🙂
Pipes, Water Pipes, or rolled?
Oh man! It depends! I try picking a favourite but can’t. I think each has their place; I love a joint in the tub, I love celebrating something with bong hits, edibles are awesome for an all day high, small pipes are great for a quick pick me up… It really depends on the mood I’m in!