Notes: Two amazing photos shot and styled by Aaron Cobbett; Adam Champ jerks off for a crowd in Monteray; Alex Marte boobies and feels like he is OLD!!!!!; two shots of BDSM from Arnaud Leather Amsterdam; Boomer Banks poses provocatively; model Brock is too hot for words; Bruno Bond and Steve Cruz in one of their first films; Model Bulrog Ludovic; Colby Keller rimmed by an aligator; damn, Damany is tops!; Damien Crosse poses in front of a cathedral; Diego Lauzen and Wagner Victoria fuck; five shots from Parliment House in Florida feature Diesel Washington, Colby Keller, Jarec Wentworth, Ryan Rose and bf; two photos of Dirk Caber at Folsom Berlin, the last one with Ben Brown; Dirk is tied up at the moment…; a hottie in Ibiza photographed by Dylan Rosser; FABIO in the shower; Francesco D’Macho with a friend; three go-go boys at Revolver; Hans Berlin; five photos of Harry Louis, the last with Spartacus; Ian; Jessie Jackson in hot pink, Jessie with Dirk and Leo Forte; Johnny Hazzard in a selfie; hot bear Laurent Teddybeard; Lee; Martin Mazza in Venice, Italy; Pedro Andreas is getting intense; an extreme close-up of François Sagat; Sergei by Michael Stokes; patriotic Seth Fornea; Pavel Petel with Stalin make-up by Sergey Ostrikov; five photos of hottie Steve Raider; Tony Orion can’t sleep and tries to look cute; Topher Dimaggio chills on the beach.
Category: ‘Johnny Hazzard’
First let me explain my credentials to discuss the issue of condom versus bare back sex in porn.
I worked for 22 years at big pharma, some of it in the lab as a chemist, some of it as a safety coordinator, some as a clinical research auditor, and some as a clinical research protocol manager. During that time, I worked on all phases of clinical trials that led to the final approval of a novel antiretroviral therapy. I also worked on an anticancer agent to fight Kaposi’s Sarcoma. I had dedicated my life to fighting HIV and cancer. Unfortunately, this all ended after my brain hemorrhage disabled me.
During the time I was working on the antiretroviral therapy, I traveled across the country and saw very disturbing things. I saw men [some women and children also] who were being robbed of their lives by AIDS and its related illnesses. I saw people who could not walk across the room and were blue with lack of oxygen in their blood due to AIDS related anemia. I saw people covered in Kaposi’s lesions, which along with the accompanying edema crippled them. I saw patients who were on oxygen because of pneumocystis pneumonia. I could go on and on with the scary instances of concomitant illnesses common in AIDS patients. Back then, AIDS was a death sentence. I saw brave patients go with us to the FDA to plead for drug approvals, which we were fortunate enough to obtain.
Young people, through no fault of their own, have no idea how terrible AIDS can be as they didn’t live through that time. Some people think, “Oh, if I find that I am HIV+, I will just take some pills and be okay.” But think a minute about that. How many pills? [And they will be for the rest of your life.] What will they cost? How will you pay for them? How much will you worry at every cough that you have? Or worry with any symptom that you have? Of course, you may be immunosuppressed as well, and therefore have increased susceptibility to other diseases, including STD’s. I have suffered with a chronic illness and complying with the medication is not easy and can be depressing. From thereon forward, you will be HIV+, and need to take precautions such as telling your sexual partners that you are positive and having regular blood testing for CD4 counts and HIV levels. And of course as you get older, being HIV+ can complicate diseases of aging. Oh, and did I mention the possible side effects of HIV therapies that you will have to tolerate for the rest of your life?
Yes, I mean to scare you.
I was also a safety coordinator for about 600 employees. At big pharma we worked with all kinds of infectious diseases [including HIV] as well as toxic and radioactive chemicals. We followed OSHA and NRC procedures and were audited for same. I personally maintained records of exposure to radiation for every employee who worked with it, as was required by regulation. I also maintained accident records for the site. I did laboratory inspections and made reports. I headed both the safety and radiation safety committees and in this capacity, wrote safety procedures to improve our safety and standards.
So, my views of safe versus unsafe sex are formed by these experiences in the scientific, medical and professional safety capacities.
I have been reviewing gay pornography since 2008. Of course I adore gay porn!!!! I thought that my blog would be a good way to spread the message that safe sex is hot sex.
In the past year or two however, many of my industry friends have opted to the bare backing scene. I too have been approached by studios who have bareback sex for reviews and promotion and I have always said “No thank you”. A well known director who has won awards told me in confidence that he believed that studios in the future would all be bareback.
My opinion is that what one does at home is one’s own business. But once a sex worker steps into a studio, that employee’s safety should be protected by the employer. Period. It is totally a question of employee safety in my mind. The entire freedom of speech argument is a non-sequitor and illogical. The studio is a workplace; the employee is given instructions to follow by the employer. It is all a question of safety. I could not go into big pharma and say whatever I wanted for fear of being fired. Or, I could not choose not to follow safety requirements because of free speech. I would be at risk of being fired. Plus I could endanger fellow employees and the property. Using condoms in porn is the only known way to protect employees from HIV and STD’s.
When AB1576 was introduced in California, I was hopeful! Finally condoms would be required in porn in California.
Resistance was fierce. Most of it was for financial reasons though; never a good slant for safety. I could recount many times that safety was sacrificed for the almighty dollar.
It was true though that sex workers’ records would have to be maintained at the studio under AB1576. But this was never a problem at our company. Personal information was kept confidential at all costs. A responsible employee would not have trouble with doing this. Also, there would be no need to sero-sort performers who were using condoms. If bare backing companies are sero-sorting, don’t they already have personal medical information? Why isn’t it a problem if BB studios do it, but as soon as it is done for safe sex, privacy is an issue.
Unfortunately, the bill failed. That is why I am so bummed.
I am against bare backing because of my concern for employee safety and also because I believe that influenceable viewers may copy what they see their favorite porn star doing on-screen. The CDC reports that HIV infections are up in the US. Infection rates are also up in Europe and Asia. Here is another article on the matter. Though no scientific study has proven the association to be true I feel the association is a no-brainer. Besides, shouldn’t we err on the side of safety?
I feel that the real heroes of this story are those sex workers who refuse to take the bigger paycheck that bare backing offers, which can easily be more than $1,000 per scene plus airfare. For many of these people, that is a huge amount of money. Also worthy of note are the studios that refuse to go to raw sex, even given the greater financial rewards available.
Part of the problem is that the porn market is changing and salaries are far lower than they were in the past for sex workers. At one time, a sex worker would earn $2,000 per scene, now that has dropped to $400 to $600. Plus amenities such as airfare are not paid out anymore.
All of these problems could be solved if there was a sex worker union formed. Salaries are determined by unions as are worker safety standards. But forming a sex worker union is quite problematic when escorting is not legal in many states. Even if it was, still the organizing and signing up of sex workers would be a monumental task.
So, I am bummed. Majorly. I have lost interest in doing reviews and even in watching porn altogether.
All I can say is that if you are a sex worker who is bare backing, take Truvada. It should protect you from sero-converting if you can tolerate it. Unfortunately it will not protect you from other STD’s.
Notes: Armond Rizzo is pretty as a picture; in this old Black Party photo Diesel Washington and François Sagat performed together with a large diamond; Boomer Banks will be in Loverboy Magazine; Bruno Bond naked; Chase R-E-P-R-E-S-E-N-T-S! woof; Colby Keller offers spanking at the Eagle; Damien Crosse in a selfie; Damien with Paddy O’Brian; Dato Foland tries on fedoras; Damien and Dato out and about, two photos; Dato at the beach in a swimsuit; Dillon Buck rams it into Kurt Rogers; Dionisio strikes a pose or two; Jessie Jackman gets a blow job from his man Dirk Caber; Dirk shows that he know how to wear a kilt; Dirk naked in a pool; Francesco D’Macho snuggles up to his pup, Benji; Francesco takes a post workout selfie; François as a fetish love god; François from the Exterface Kick calendar shoot; Hans Berlin shows why he is famous [slurp!]; Jessie Jackman as a bear; Ryan Rose models for John Galliano; did you know that Johnny Hazzard was in your kitchen?; Landon Conrad hugs Dato; a squatting Logan McCree; Lucio Saints is ready for Spring; Marcd Dylan’s penis is ready for action; Marco Rubio poses with Francesco; Marcus Ruhl naked front and back; Martin Mazza is looking very fit these days; I would know that ass anywhere – it is Pavel Petel!; LOVE those cut off shorts!; Pavel as Stalin is a bit scary; Pedro Andreas smiling and happy and then seductive on the beach; Ray Han twerking; Rogan has been crowned Miss Universe, or something…; Ryan Rose with love Ethan Slade; Ryan, bearded, at the gym; Ryan in a photo that got him banned from Facebook; Samuel Colt in full leather; Samuel all pumped up; Splash stars Tom Daley and Joey Essex pose together; Steve Cruz rocks his new look; Tommi Defendi and Liam Magnusson compare abs; Topher Dimaggio models and is in China for Andrew Christian as we speak.
Notes: Adam Champ with his soft, furry chest showing; would you give this guy a ride?; Carlo Masi springs out of Adam’s cake last year; my dear friend Alexsander Freitas; Angel Rock getting a smooch and some roses from Boomer Banks; Colby Keller with a full beard and looking out a hotel window; Damien Crosse and Dato Foland during their whirlwind tour of Miami; David Mason Chlopecki on Fire Island this past Summer; Derek Parker is king of ‘fill in the blank'; a lovely portrait of Diesel Washington and Chris Harder from CockyBoys’ THE HEALER; Dionisio on horseback; Jonathan Agassi flirts with Draven Torres on set; François Sagat has incredibly suckable lips; Stag Homme Studios executives Francesco D’Macho and Damien Crosse in Paris – Today is Francesco’s birthday!; Hans Berlin doing his thing; the yowza of Goran; Congratulations to Jessy Ares for winning best porn star at the XBiz Awards [and for his engagement]!; Jessy singing one of his songs with Jesse Jackman in the background; couple of the moment Jesse Jackman and Dirk Caber; Johnny Hazzard and an equine friend; where is Kurt Rogers – he is so missed in the porn world!; Marcus Ruhl plays the middleman for Landon Conrad and Jimmy Durano; Liam Magnusson in his birthday suit; Logan McCree is a bit tied up right now, but his new episode features Sami; Lucio Saints looking fine in a selfie; Paddy O’Brian is all set to go on a hike in the woods; Pavel Petel looking bronze and muscular; beauty thou art Pedro Andreas; Angel Rock fools around with Ray Han in a pool; Ray go-go dancing; Ray naked; Ray cuffed to a small table; Rogan Richards during his live flex show that went out on Skype; Ryan Rose snorkeling and posing for what he wants; Samuel Colt in an award nominated photo by Matt Spike; Tom Wolfe with a furry pillow; Marc Dylan and Topher Dimaggio; Hot couple Damien Crosse & Dato Foland pose with hot couple Diego Lauzen & Wagner Victorio.