Barebacking In Gay Porn

3763412456_fa37b1c49aNo more controversial topic exists in Gay Porn than Barebacking or condom less porn. A deeply polarizing issue that shows no sign of resolution and one that poses the most direct threat to the future of Gay Porn production in the United States.

My position is clear and unequivocal all gay men should know their HIV/STD status and be tested frequently, more so if you have multiple partners. The responsibility for Safer Sex Practices rests solely with the individual.

Normal practice in Straight porn this past decade has been condom less porn with AIM testing, thus insuring that Adult Sex Workers and models are know their sex partners status.

Practice in Gay Porn has not been so enlightened, the attitude of most “old school” Gay Studios is the mantra of “Roll it on” SafeSexor “Wrap it up” and hell no we wont pay for AIM testing, who needs an HIV test if we are all wearing condoms!

Of course the same studios,producers and directors proceed to condemn any Studio that films Bareback content as irresponsible despite the use of frequent and expensive AIM testing at Studios who film such content!

What we have here is an issue of “Dollars and cents” wrapped into some kind of moral argument.

My position on this blog is clear, I will post reviews and links to Bareback content produced by responsible adult producers who use AIM Testing on there models. Such producers include Jake Cruise Media,BareTwinks,Chaosmen,Active Duty and Hot Desert Knights.

I do not post most European Bareback content because of questions I have about their testing practice. I also refuse to post or discuss content from Treasure Island Media since the studio is notorious for open opposition to testing or knowing ones status.

All Choices in life bring risk sex, drinking,drugs and extreme sports can all be dangerous, the responsibility for safety rests with the individual, not government or self-appointed moral watchdogs!

We are Adults not Children!

Jake Cruise has very similar views so I include his statement from Jake Crusie Media.

DeWayne Helms

BAREBACK SCENES

First of all I want to urge everyone to always practice safe sex in their personal lives. My movies are meant to be entertaining and not instructional. In other words, “don’t do this at home!” What you see in my movies are not strangers who have just met and don’t know each other’s status. In the adult industry we take precautions to increase the safety of our performers.

All actors who are not HIV+ are tested for HIV and other STD’s through the Adult Industry Medical Clinic. This is the same clinic and testing methods used by the straight porn studios for movies they make without condoms. It is not the safest way to have sex, but it is much safer than not testing at all. These tests are valid only for a 30 day period, so performers are always being tested. Performers get to see the test results of their partners. The same can’t be said about a man you meet at a bar or at the supermarket. So in real life you should always have the safest sex possible, and that means using a condom.

The HIV test used is the PCR test which is very different then the Elisa tests you can get at your doctor’s office or local free clinic. The PCR test is much more accurate, has a shorter window of infection opportunity, and is also a lot more expensive then the Elisa test. See below for more information on these tests.

The only time an exception is made to testing is when the actors are real life lovers and they do not use condoms in their daily life. When models know they are HIV+, they are given a choice of having unprotected sex with another HIV+ man.

All models are given the choice whether or not to use condoms. No one is forced or coerced into doing something they don’t feel safe about.

MY VIEWS ON THE ETHICS OF BAREBACK MOVIES
There are many people in our community who believe that it is dangerous to either produce or watch movies when condoms are not used. I have a different point of view.

My view is that I am producing movies to sexually stimulate the viewer. Bringing a condom into the picture will remind the viewer of disease and death, which are not going to turn them on (I hope). I am not producing educational or instructional movies on how to have sex. This is not the “Kama Sutra of Jake Cruise.”

Over the past 25 years everyone has been educated on how HIV is transmitted. Everyone knows how to practice safe sex. And everyone should know that what they see in the movies is not always what they should do in real life. If they see a movie about robbing a bank they don’t go out and rob a bank.

The critics of condom-free porn state over and over that if an adult person sees bareback sex, they will mimic what they’ve seen in their real life, as if they were impressionable children. They will then put themselves at risk by practicing unsafe sex.

But this premise is false. Think about what would have happened if it were true that people acted out what they saw in porn. There would have been no AIDS epidemic. There still would have been HIV and AIDS, but not an epidemic. How can I make such a ridiculous statement? Because if their premise were true everyone would have been shooting their loads on their partners’ backs, bellies, and mouths. HIV would not have spread so quickly because the infectious bodily fluids would have been outside the body.

This is why I produce, and will continue to produce, movies without condoms. I do it to entertain my viewers. I do it as safely as the producers of straight porn do using the highest quality testing available. And I do it with the belief that my adult viewers will not imitate what they see, disregarding the knowledge they have about safe sex.

From the WebMD Article

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This test finds either the genetic material RNA of HIV. PCR testing is not done as frequently as antibody testing because it requires technical skill and expensive equipment. This test may be done in the days or weeks after exposure to the virus. Genetic material may be found even if other tests are negative for the virus. The PCR test is very useful to find a very recent infection, determine if an HIV infection is present when antibody test results were uncertain, and screen blood or organs for HIV before donation.

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). This test is usually the first one used to detect infection with HIV. If antibodies to HIV are present (positive), the test is usually repeated to confirm the diagnosis. If ELISA is negative, other tests are not usually needed. This test has a low chance of having a false result after the first few weeks that a person is infected.

Jake Cruise 2008

AIM Testing for Models

3 Comments

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  2. Those who call for a ban on bareback porn are nothing but hypocrit censors who should move to China if they want to live under censorship.

  3. Barebacking is a fantasy many gay men cannot engage in for fear of HIV infection and adult films serve the function of addressing that fantasy. Adult movies are fantasy and no one will look at bareback porn and go “Oh it must be OK to bareback.” With the safeguards employed within the industry, I don’t see any problem.
    Matt Darringer

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