What goes up must come down: it's an adage equally applicable to Sir Isaac Newton's theory of gravity, Gwyneth Paltrow's career and hardcore pornography. According to Silicone Valley legend, a "fluffer" is the person on a smut set who uses his or her oral skills to keep thespians in the mood to emote. But trying to track one down proved nearly impossible. According to the skin traders I spoke with, the professional fluffer is a media-perpetrated myth. Thankfully, my wild goose chase around the San Fernando Valley came to fruition in the voluptuous shape of Hunter Skott (pictured above), an adult performer and dancer who is frequently called to improve morale among the droops. A thirteen-year veteran of films such as Stop! My Ass is on Fire 5 and Team Shag's Big Tittie Search, she was more than happy to give us the lowdown. — Grant Stoddard

Nerve: I've spoken to a lot of people in trying to hunt down a fluffer, and many have told me there is no such thing. How do you feel about your occupation being swept under the carpet?
Skott: Well, fluffers are only used for a gangbang or bukkake [film consisting primarily of facial come shots], not for regular movies. When more than ten guys are on a set, they're going to need that. One girl can only do one guy at a time. You know what I mean?

Word. How did you get involved?
A friend of mine directs for [the XXX distributor] Metro, and he asked me if I would come down and be a fluffer for the day. And I'm like, all right, I've never done it, so I'll do it. [laughs]

Did they ask you because you were obviously really good at it?
Yes, I'm actually really good at giving head. It's one of my best qualities.

What is your first memory of hearing about oral sex?
I think it was the third grade. I remember this boy named Teddy asked me to give him head. I thought he wanted me to decapitate someone and give him the head, or bump into him like a raging bull. When it was explained to me, I got grossed out. [pause] I was very young.

When was your first time?
I first gave oral sex when I was about fifteen. It was cool. I was a little nervous at first, but then I got the hang of it.

When did you perfect your technique?
When I was eighteen. Actually, make that sixteen.
[filthy laughter]

For you, is bigger better when it comes to oral?
I don't like small or average. I prefer a little above average and a little less than big. Like about eight inches. I don't know if that is above or below.

Has anyone ever choked you?
Guys have choked me with their hands. But cock-wise, no. I have a pretty big mouth.

Have you ever injured somebody through fluffing?
Uh. . . I've given a hickey on somebody's dick before.

But you've never bitten too hard?
Oh no no no no. My teeth never scrape. That's amateur shit.

Do certain guys have special requests, say, the old finger-in-the-bum, perhaps?
Yeah, I get that. And they say, "Stroke it at the same time you're sucking it." They also like taking it all the way down and licking the balls at the same time.

You can do that?
I'm telling you, I'm perfect at this.

Have you ever been too good and accidentally made someone come?
Yeah, that happens a lot, a lot lot.

Do you get blamed for holding up production?
No, not at all. Usually they can stop you, but it feels so good they go with it. So it's their fault.

Do you maintain regular relationships?
Oh, yeah. I date three guys outside of the industry, and I think they all know what I do too. They've at least got a vague idea. I don't brag.

Do you get satisfaction from doing what you do?
[moans] Oh, definitely. I'm a giver, so that's like my favorite thing to do anyway.

Do you get paid per guy or per movie?
Per movie. I figure I should get paid well if I'm going to have ten dicks in my mouth.

Is there such a thing as a fluffer for girls?
I wish. But usually the person you work with will go down there. If he has a problem with wood [getting an erection], that'll usually get him going again.

After you've been doing this all day, do you ever go home to one of the guys you're dating and think, "Oh, not again…"
Well, sometimes. I mean, it's like being a mechanic and going home and somebody saying, "Can you fix my car?" I would never set up a date after doing that all day. It's not fair to them, and it's sure unfair to me. I'm not going to be up to par, and I like to be perfect.

Any tricks of the trade?
It's so hard to say it over the phone. When I come to New York, maybe you can film me with a popsicle or something.

That would be great, actually.
Or if you have somebody that would do it … you know, would let me …

[splutters] Do you use any kind of spray or mint to create a kind of tingly sensation?
Believe me, I don't need to. That's cheating.

Do Viagra and penile injections threaten your livelihood?
Umm… I don't think that many guys use Viagra in the industry. I find that Viagra is usually for older people. I'm sorry, it's like putting a brand-new flagpost on an old, condemned building. I think women need it most, especially older women. A lot of women don't care to have sex with their husbands or boyfriends or whoever. Men are horny all the time.

Do you chat the guys up a little bit, or do you just get straight to it?
Oh no, we always talk. We get there a couple of hours beforehand, because we have to go through makeup and stuff.

What's the biggest mistake a fluffer can make?
Scraping, biting. Acting like, "Do I really have to give this guy head?" That's probably the biggest mistake: it's not going to do anything for the guy, and that means it's going to slow everything down. Everything goes in line in porn: if someone is late or not into it, everyone has to wait. You know what I mean? Time is of the essence.

What do you say to women who don't like to give oral sex?
Become a lesbian. I know a couple of girls who don't like to give head, and I just can't understand.  

© 2002 Grant Stoddard and Nerve.com, Inc.

Commentarium (21 Comments)

Sep 18 02 - 12:33am

Grant seems to be walking on the wilder side lately.... was this an editorial decision?

Sep 17 02 - 3:24pm

grant's a sexy beast.

Sep 17 02 - 7:56pm

Grant, if she ever comes into town to film a fluffing scene for you, you know who to call.

Sep 18 02 - 2:19pm

I think the interview with "Skott" was hilarious. Her comment about Viagra being for often impotent men was funny--it is like planting a flagpole in an old condemned building. I think about sex often,and this girl really must be good at raising flagpoles! See the Better Sex videos, esp the one on "Advanced Oral Sex Techniques" which I enjoy with my girlfriend on a sofa after a soapy shower. No woman has ever kept me harder longer than her! She really loves it and she is very enthused about keeping her man happy!

Sep 19 02 - 9:47am

Grant, you need to read nerve.com more frequently :-P! But of course there are fluffers--see Lief Uleland's Daytona 500 story.

Sep 19 02 - 9:58am

I didn't want to take his word for it!

Sep 19 02 - 7:43pm

My girlfriend read this by Skott and thought it was great. One of her favorite fantasies she has shared with her girlfriends is to be a nude dancer with another babe, naked in heels and under a glaring spotlight on a stage, perform for four naked studs sitting on sofas in the dark. Then they slowly work their way down and sit between them for some naked foreplay, hands first and then lick and suck to their hearts content. The guys are masturbated and then the two fluffers return to the stage, dance again, and then bow out! Actually, she loves to make out with me after we go out to dinner, and then she fluffs me up in the car before we go inside our home. .

Sep 19 02 - 7:56pm

I am amazed at the number of demure, attractive, lovely women who are expert fluffers. I know there are classes for women on how to strip and dance for the man, but a class on fluffing? Skott must be great. My latest girlfriend showed me how skilled she was on our third date. Starting with her hand and fingers, she pulled away the towel after we showered and then pulled me into the living room for a seminar on oral sex. She put on a porno video featuring Marilyn Chambers, a classic, and my girl kept nibbling on my earlobe between squeezing the tip so I wouldnt cum too fast. No intercourse for that night, just oral loving.

Sep 20 02 - 1:10am

i think grant has some more time to himself these days......

Sep 20 02 - 1:11am

(in responce to the first post)

Sep 20 02 - 9:08am

I volunteer! For when Hunter comes to New York! I volunteer!

Sep 21 02 - 12:27am

One of the annoying things about Nerve is its inability to take criticism. I think this column is poorly researched, and that it shows the romanticized and parasitic relationship of Nerve to the sex industry. Nerve is stylized and "intellectual" but it thrives on the outr

Sep 21 02 - 4:10pm

PLMI just dont get the posting from ZC about Nerve being parasitic to the porn industry. When my wife and me buy and enjoy a porn video, we know what we are doing, and we have fun. We try some of the sex positions which change daily, and I guess some people intellectualize sex so fervently that they forget to have fun, to play with a sex partner. Loosen up! Skotts comment about Viagra being like a flagpole stuck in a condemned building was funny. We are in our early 40s and I never get bored with my wife and her oral skills, besides ogling her naked, in her stilettos as she welcomes me home with two stiff drinks and an order to get in the shower for some hot sex before dinner!

Sep 24 02 - 4:24pm

Back in the 70s we had a neighborhood theater that featured hard core pornos on weekend nights. A woman who worked the snack bar intrigued me, so she was approachable so I asked her out. She was very friendly, and was blase about the sex features she had seen often. After drinks and dinner, we went back to her house and she admitted she loved to fluff, so we stripped and showered and I got the oral sex experience of my life. She learned from some of the porns, but men hung like John Holmes were too much for her. She teased me and then after much foreplay, took most of me and then we engaged in some hot 69 fun. My current wife likes the Better Sex video series, "Advanced Oral Sex Techniques"

Nov 09 02 - 7:30pm

Dear Skott,
I'm from Westchester County in N.Y.. Personaly I lived with a female who loved utilizing her taste buds on my scrotum it was an every night thing. In fact the thing about it was that she would tease me to the point of regret were the next morning I would plead with her to get a late start for another shot of nudity with her. It was something of a fright that teased me into submission to want her to start undressing after morning coffee. Then she would quickly get dressed after my wad was tossed. Then the evening came around were a fitfull three couse meal was cooked for another oral evening were she teased to the point and stopped was the endeavor of are being together was a load an evening in a Queen sized bed were the aroma of nuetrogenna was used to capture my bed wridden eyes and lul me to sleep. After seven years and an empty sack per evening and portions towards the AM. There was a point to break up and sights on new adventure was a hibitual three to four evenigs a week of bliss for with traffic it took 30 to 45 minutes to arrive at her door step. Then the keys were returned were it didn't prevent the evening of scrabble, chess, upwords or an occasional bottle of wine with the home cooked meal from a culinary geniouse.
It has been about 8 months and a lot of self gratitude jerking off on my part were looking just got side tracked to my position of a lonely guy who uses the E-Mail address of drearygoneby@hotmail.com in hope of a future where i don't know of an approach to use for all the time being shot down with lines that i figured would entrap evenings of pleasure were to roll-over alone was of pride being crushed and new lines had dried up like the desert sweltering for water. Chaped is a miled word for the touch of moistness was a far away adventure with dim lights to finish the job.
A story of truth told by me. If I bored you, ponder this the word Anacanda verse the word boa there was a possible cheat in that game of scrabble in a bookstore. Were delemas just keep popping up to the point that the mistakes were brought on by me in aboundance for the possible evenings were frieghtfully made into imbarrising moments
Gregory McBride

Nov 20 02 - 8:48pm

A delightful article. Would love to meet her and applaud her work ethic

Nov 21 02 - 2:49am

I love this girl. Great attitude, great skills. I wish there were more like her.

Apr 11 03 - 6:12pm

LOVE HER! Excellent, fun interview. Now this is "sex-positive!"

Nov 15 10 - 8:10am

This article was pure bullshit, and so were the comments. There are fluffers... but this article was a "fluff piece" in and of itself.

Jan 13 11 - 9:09pm

you are just a hooker. you get paid to suck dick. thats not a career, its sucking dick. do you fail at everything in life so bad that all you can do is suck dick?

Feb 02 12 - 4:43am

Ah, to be slowly, slowly tounged, bathed with her tongue, brought repeatedly within inches of orgasm, to have her let you down & start over again slowly...To find a female who would do this, and then eventually let one bust in her throat, not her mouth, which she would noisily & with great gusto swallow. Are there ladies like this in real life?