Another interesting tidbit:
The owner of Next Door Studios, Stephen Sirard, points out that "in the past 10 years of routine testing for his talent pool, he’s only seen one month in which no models tested positive for an STI."
Not at all surprised, and yet so many fucks out there still insist on more and more bareback porn. Then the talent is basically forced to fuck bareback if they want to work. And people jerk off watching them transmit diseases to each other.
Like 90% of all gay men over 40 are HIV+ but it's not reported because you can get tested anonymously.
[quote]Like 90% of all gay men over 40 are HIV+ but it's not reported because you can get tested anonymously.
I'm sorry, that's simply not true.
r4 is a homophobic troll
You are so wrong, r4.
I wonder which STDs Marcus Mojo and Donnie Wright have taken home.
Not all STDs are HIV and R4 is a stinky straight fat chick who needs to be banned
People who are sexually uninhibited, not very selective about who they have sex with, and pomisous tend to be at high risk of STIs. Moreover, they tend to use drugs and over drink, which are also high risk factors.
Heroin also causes HIV.
Drink and or use drugs and you lose your ability to judge and say NO.
But almost everyone has had an experience when they've drank too much, and they are not proud of. The straight judgmental women who have invaded this place only have to think back to that one abortion or that shit that everyone saw them take on their friend's front lawn.
That's what they think. It's not THEIR disease. Until they get it.
An essay on gay sex, porn, HIV, condoms and STDs written by some doofus hipster straight chick who references a blogger from TheSword.
Useless waste of time to read. Has Salon really sunk this low?
R3 could not agree more! watching BB porn is a complete turn off. i know too many great people no longer with us because of HIV/aids. early death should not be the result of enjoying sex. WEAR THE DAMN CONDOMS! SAVE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR PARTNERS!
condoms can be fun, I know
The Victorians got it right. Ensure your prostitutes are VIRGINS!
I think anyone who goes into porn is playing Russian Roulette. However,why would men have sex without condoms? No amount of money is worth losing your life. Are they willing to go that far because they are drug addicts who are desperate for money? Also, aside from STDs and AIDS there are sex related cancers that you can get as well ,such as,anal cancer, throat cancer,etc.
And this is a surprise, why?
Youth + Promiscuity = HIV + STDs.
On the contrary, R4, I would think just the opposite. Probably 90% of men of 40 are HIV negative which is why they're still alive!
That's my generation. I didn't get to 46 without contracting HIV/AIDS because I know how to protect myself even if through long periods of my adult life that meant abstinence.
It's the younger guys, probably 22 - 30, who are contracting and spreading HIV because they're too stupid. They either think it's all right or that it couldn't possibly happen to them.
R3, it's kind of ridiculous to pretend that people who accept bb work are somehow helpless victims in this scenario, driven on by viewer demand. I mean, they could always get REAL jobs. The world doesn't need manufactured porn, there's plenty of amateur stuff online.
You act like they're Eastern European, human trafficked sex workers with no way out and that is simple not true. Like EVERYONE ELSE they have to take responsibility for their own actions. I don't have any sympathy for a bunch of vain, drug using, promiscuous sex performers. The world has been turning long enough for us to know that nothing good comes out of that equation.
Wow. Rentboy.com and other escort sites sure don't mention that in their brochure when they promote their high profile porn star account members. It sure doesn't encourage me to hire a porn star any time soon.
Only 50-60% of men who have almost constant sex with other men, often unprotected, often offscreen as well as on, often involving drugs and prostitution?
I highly doubt that.
I also doubt that there isn't more hiv then reported among straight sex workers, including porn stars.
According to OP's article, men.com implemented a mandatory testing policy starting in August. Almost every gay porn star who's not signed to an exclusive contract has worked for them.
It will be interesting to see who suddenly stops getting work with them.
Was that an article or an advertisement for studios who represent an ironically dying genre of gay [condom] porn???
So by this article, every guy who has modeled for Next Door Male, except for one magical month, has tested positive for an STI? So that means literally every gay porn star who's come out in the recent past...Marcus Mojo, Christian Wilde, Rick McCoy, James Jamesson, Tyler Torro, Anthony Romero, etc etc etc...the list goes on forever. Basically everyone has come through NDM studio emporium at one point or another.
[quote]Youth + Promiscuity = HIV + STDs.
You're a moron. Age has nothing to do with it. Unsafe sex is what causes HIV and STDs, plain and simple.
You can have safe-sex with a hundred guys and be at less risk than fucking one guy without a condom. Are you a priest or something? Who else would promote such dangerous moralistic tripe?
I like bareback porn.
I saw some photos from SC's latest shoot and it was actually rather depressing. Here you have 3 attractive guys in their early 20s who have no better options than degrading themselves for a pittance. Yeah I'm grateful to them for giving me something to masturbate to during dry spells, but HIV is almost a certainty in their futures.
If gay men would start actively boycotting sites featuring bare-backing and stop purchasing downloads/dvds featuring this activity, then maybe these companies promoting this shit would get the message.
Sadly, in a time when you have so many foolish queens defending borderline homophobic g4p porn actors, what hope can there be of getting that kind of consumer behind anything dealing with the health of the community?
R31 is it enough that I have to wear condoms- really by watching guys fuck without them I am somehow contributing to "the community disease"? They know they rules. If the want to bb ass fuck let them. Frankly I think plenty of people have bareback sex even when cameras are not rolling.
Barebacking is also a great way to get prostatitis, which can ruin your life.
[quote]is also a great way to get prostatitis, which can ruin your life.
You can't just state something like this without any information behind it. Where the hell did you get that?
We the fans control what is popular in porn. If people stop asking for bareback porn, they won't show it anymore. I personally don't get the appeal of bareback...wearing a condom is certainly not less sexy to me.
When I find out a porn star tests positive for HIV, I can't watch any more of his films. I get this guilty, sick feeling. I think the guys who test positive should be limited to working behind the scenes and not on camera.
[quote]I think the guys who test positive should be limited to working behind the scenes and not on camera.
Why stop there? How about separate water fountains? Or making them sit in the balcony at movie theaters or at the back of the bus?
R36, get off your high horse. That's what Pete of Corbin Fisher has been relegated to.
R36, no one forced you to get AIDS you fucking slut.
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LOL R36 you drama fag queen. I want to see healthy individuals having sex. What I'm saying is obviously it would be hard for a former porn star to get another job, so why not let him work behind the scenes? I'm sick of hearing I'm "discriminating". No, I just don't feel comfortable seeing infected guys work with non-infected guys.
It's probably a generational thing. I'm generally uncomfortable watching bb porn. I guess if I can just assume that both guys are poz it won't bother me as much.
There is a new porn star that I liked until I saw that he made a bb film. His partner in it does [italic]tons[/italic] of videos and is (to me) kind of skuzzy.
Big dent in my attraction for the guy. I was actually disappointed. Isn't that silly?
[quote]I'm generally uncomfortable watching bb porn.
me too, came out in the mid-eighties when it was dangerous. I still would never have anal sex without a condom no matter who.
Don´t the HIV+ need the cash more, they have to get the treatment, so they have to keep working in porn. It's a vicious cycle.
Really R3? The "talent is forced to fuck bareback if they want to work"? Really? Don't you mean instead of getting a real job? C'mon.
If you follow any of these guys on Twitter they're hardly paragons of virtue. Sex is currency they exchange quite freely whether its on camera or not, which is fine but given the number of their sexual partners, professional or otherwise, this is not surprising.
Sex workers are at least half hiv positive? Who would have expected such a thing?
I don't like bareback porn. When I watch it, I think, did the bottom sero-convert during this encounter, and it's a total dick wilter. I prefer solo/JO vids.
I feel sorry for Johnny Rapid. So many unwrapped cocks, DP, rape scenes. So young and taking such a chance.
I know a go-go boy in the city. He's straight-identified with a wife and a kid. Even has an assault record against the wife. He began drifting into porn a couple of years ago. He started off with some jerk-off videos, then progressed to oral only, and is now barebacking (as a top) on screen. Scary.
Since most of gay porn performers are gay for pay "straight" homophobes, I have no pity for them. Let them share and die from the most horrible diseases possible!
Why would people consent to have sex with promiscuous people whose HIV status they are not sure of? When you are pairing with porn stars, you are not exactly pairing with selective, conservative people, you are pairing with a group of people who tend to be sexually promiscuous and reckless. I don't get why every studio does not test and disclose to perspective partners.
[quote]Let them share and die from the most horrible diseases possible!
Do you mean Lion's face like syndrome?
R20...please be quiet. Most people who turn to porn for employment are desperate people, usually trying to pay for some kind of addiction. The demand for "bareback" porn has put all of these guys in danger. You could actually care about other human beings, and not be the sort of person who tries to make it sound like they're 'asking for it'. Freeper.
R52, if that can be sexually transimtted. that too
Anybody with any sort of conscience or human feelings has issues with "bareback" porn. My guess is that's self loathing closet cases who are so attracted to it.
I can't name you one 'mo over 40 who isn't HIV+. Of course due to anonymous testing you can't get real figures.
All other STIs are documented by hard stats, but 'Mos, and their leader President Mobama have declared that 'mos can spread AIDS, not only without any repercussions but, he will enable the spread by giving you free healthcare, more welfare and food stamps and easier time getting on SS, so instead of working you can mooch and have sexy more.
r56, what's your damage? You've been posting the same crap over and over in numerous threads since before the election. Go away!
[quote]Heroin also causes HIV.
And when did you come up with this piece of brilliance, Saphire?
Heroin DOES NOT cause HIV. Sharing dirty needles with a person already infected does cause HIV.
I usually literally cringe when I hear people advocate education as a way of stopping the spread of the disease. Thirty years into this epidemic, you'd think, that's totally unnecessary. Then I wander into a thread like this and think that maybe education is warranted.
To be precise, sharing needles with an HIV person is the means of transmission. But we get what you were saying. Her ion is not the cause.
Lack of education and low self esteem are the cause of (young) people to engage in destructive sexual behavior like having sex while being high on drugs, bug chasing, prostitution (You can forget the condom for an extra 50 bucks!), steroids (I've got to look hot or the - potentital - love of my live won't love me!), etc.
What kind of future do 'kids' these days have? Most of the high paying jobs are gone, mommy and daddy tell them they are worthless and downright a (financial) burden if they don't do what they are told or refuse to become what their parents want them to become, adults are fed up with society giving them 'mixed' signals (it's ok to be gay / it's NOT ok to be gay when you want to be a mainstream success / be whoever you want to be / be what I tell you to be or I am going to cut you off!!!), only success, danger, and pain makes you feel alive, etc.
The same rule applies to nonporn stars: it is unwise to have sex with promiscuous people or people whose sexual history you do not know about.
When you see them wearing condoms you get a bit turned off, don't you? I mean you want to see the dick going in there without that thing on. And when they cum you want to see it squirt out, not into a condom. Like in real life. The condom tip part kinda hurts a little, that loose plastic part rubbing on the walls of the anus... it just feels uncomfortable to some. But when its done without the condom on the dick feels better in there, no weird scratchy sensation caused by the condom's cum reservoir tip. And some of us like to FEEL the eruption of cum in our deepest darkest nether regions. That moment when you got him to shoot in you.
Not advocating bareback fucking, but lets be honest that the raw dick's sensation feels better when it's unsheathed, and I think that's why a lot of people hate condom use.
The thing that really turns me off in porn is ASS TO MOUTH. There are germs in the asshole, even after it's douched, that should not be going into the mouth. After all, our body's waste is in the anal tract, the stuff the body doesn't want.
I'm also disturbed by all the porn with men licking ass, or Anilingus. The mouth should not be down there where we shit, it's just extremely vulgar. Sure it feels good, but those germs again. Especially when our immune systems are down from doing all the coke and meth gays do for sex, that lower the immune system. Adding ass eating to the mix is a sure fire way to get HEPATITIS (along with HIV).
It all feels good, but THE GERM factor disturbs me.
Sorry, guys, if I offend some of you, but I'm just trying to be honest here.
Condom sex = When reality clashes with fantasy
Do you want the hot and almost unreal fantasy or do you want politically correct entertainment?
Of course, what makes this so interesting is that most of those gay porn performers use porn as their calling cards for the real money, which is escorting. So do they practice safer sex with their johns?
Well what this all really boils down to, like most of how HIV is dealt with in our community, is HIV+ people in positions of power fight tooth and nail to stamp out any idea that HIV is dangerous or life-altering or that it's fundamentally a disease you DO NOT WANT because if you say these things it is "stigmatizing HIV" or whatever else they want to call it.
That's why they put the kibosh on that really great tv ad that the NYC department of health did. Because it was "scary" and "disturbing.". As if living with HIV is a walk in the park.
This bullshit is why rates are going UP and not down. This is why people in their 20's don't take safe sex messages seriously and think that HIV is just gonna be managed by one pill a day. This is why there is rampant barebacking.
The fucking PC ninnies have made it unacceptable to call HIV out for what it really is: a life altering disease that you DO NOT WANT. Period.
R4 you got that backwards, the largest majority of newly infected gay men are under 24. This is because they think just like you...only older gays have that. In fact its higher in the younger group then when HIV first broke out in the gay community.
I work in the healthcare industry, its a really big problems. Time and time again, the excuse is I though that only older gays had that.
These are facts, not just my opinion.
Google: HIV Infection Rates gay men.
I am sorry, but being afraid of getting any STI is a good way to prevent such infections. It sure has led me to live a cautious, reserved, selective, and discriminating sex life and to remain STI-free. More fear is a great thing.
[quote]Do you want the hot and almost unreal fantasy or do you want politically correct entertainment?
it's not politically correct to use a condom, it's common sense.
With luck, wide spread use of PrEP will stop the majority of new HIV infections in this and other populations in its tracks.
I must be in the minority then because I find it hot when a guy puts on a condom.
Thanks for your input R67. Would you say that lack of available education is the biggest problem? Or is it out there and people are turning a deaf ear?
I came out in the 80s and from then throughout the 90s the danger was in our face, everywhere - the bars, the saunas. Now it's as if young people are supposed to know without any help.
[quote]I must be in the minority then because I find it hot when a guy puts on a condom.
You are sweetie. Just log onto cam4 and see how many guys are asking for tokens to put on condoms, they're all asking for tips for bareback fucking.
I'm assuming they're doing what's in demand.
R73= bug chaser.
R63/64...you're not representing "reality." You're representing self-loathing and mental illness.
Why would HIV-negative performers not want to confirm that their prospective partners are also HIV-negative? I imagine a lot of hot bicurious potential models would be more likely to take the plunge into gay porn if they could be assured they weren't gonna get an STI from it.
R63 not to mention condoms block all sensation. I can never cum with one on.
So are roughly 25% of gay men in NYC
Because the perception, or previously accepted norm, for gay porn throughout the late 80's and 90's was that condoms were going to be used no matter what the performers statuses were.
r80, but I personally would not want to be partnered with someone in the adult business whose status has not been confirmed. That is why the straight industry tests. I am shocked so many of these performers, especially the cleancut jock types at Sean Cody and similar studios, were okay for so long with pairing with guys in the industry whose status they were not aware of. Even with condoms, the average person is not gonna have sex with someone they know has HIV, political correctness be darned.
Porn is filled with very desperate people doing desperate things. It is very tragic.