Category: ‘Matthew Rush’

I am bummed.

September 16, 2014 Posted by suefairview

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.

A Special Episode of Stag TV Reviewed

June 21, 2013 Posted by suefairview

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This hilarious new Special Episode of Stag TV that features a behind the scenes look at the filming of Bruce La Bruce’s LA ZOMBIE reminds me of why everybody should belong to Stag Homme Studios. No other studio has produced such high quality comedy about real life situations relating to the adult entertainment industry as Stag Homme has.

In the photo above, everyone is covered with fake blood and Francesco D’Macho comes up to Adam Killian and says “I don’t feel well. Maybe I need an aspirin. Am I bleeding somewhere?”

In the photo below François Sagat is trying on the prosthetic zombie penis and fake fucks Adam while Erik Rhodes [RIP] tries to blow him.

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In the next two photos, Erik and Adam are playing with another prosthetic penis, probably modeled on a horse, and fill it with milk as fake cum.

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Of course, Adam spits it back at Erik! Priceless!

Here, everyone is covered with fake blood, and François is in Zombie make-up and they wave to Damien Crosse.

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I just had to take this photo of Adam demonstrating his flexibility:

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The LA ZOMBIE movie was made for BTS quips. But to see François with his huge Zombie teeth in calling plaintively for his Minou, French slang for pussy and his nickname for Francesco, was just too much.

This was another very fine episode of Stag TV and illustrates the genius of the Stag Homme Studios vision. Stag Homme is so much more than great adult films, when those alone would be more than enough for many companies.

Highly, highly recommended.

See the free XXX preview here.

2013 Grabby Awards

June 1, 2013 Posted by suefairview

My thanks to the Grabbys for allowing me to attend as press! The 2013 Grabby Award Winners are:

Best New Comer

Max Ryder
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Tate Ryder
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Best Actor

Christian Wilde
Wilde Road – NakedSword
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Best Screenplay

Mr.Pam
Wilde Road – Nakedsword
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Best Fetish

Pantyhos
Lucas Entertainment
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Best Fetish Extreme

Safe Word
Raging Stallion Studios
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Best Versatile Performer

Trenton Ducati
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Hottest Top

Jimmy Durano
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Hottest Bottom

Tate Ryder
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Hottest Cock

Tommy Defendi
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Best Videography

Andre Adair
The Dom – Hot House Entertainment
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Best Group

Tate Ryder, Jake Genesis, Derek Parker
The Dom – Hot House Entertainment
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Best Solo

Adam Killian
Fahrenheit – Falcon
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Best All Sex

To Fuck a Predator Gangbang
Jet Set Men
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Best Duo

Mick Lowell and Kris Evans
American Lovers 2 – Bel Ami
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Jesse Ares and Scott Hunter
Nightfall – Titan Men
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Manly Man

Charlie Harding
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Performer of the Year

Trenton Ducati
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Jimmy Durano
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Best Box Cover

Sniff
Channel 1 Releasing
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Best Art Direction

Incubus 2
Titan Men
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Best Twink Movie

Captain Americock
Boy Crush
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Steamworks Fan Favorite

Project GoGo Boy
Cockyboys
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Best Director

Jake Jaxson
Project GoGo Boy – Cockyboys
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Best Movie

Project GoGo Boy
Cockyboys
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Best Still Photographer

Kent Taylor
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Best Web Original Content

DominicFord.com
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Web Performer of the Year

Austin Wilde
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Best Live Cam

Cam 4
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Best Mega Site

NakedSword.com
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Best Video Company Site

HotHouse.com
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Best Fetish Site

BoundJocks.com
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Best VOD Site

Nakedsword.com
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Lifetime Achievement

Matthew Rush
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Wall of Fame 2013

Adam Robinson

Kristofer Weston

Brent Corrigan

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Douglas Richter of Cameraboys also noted that Adam Champ, with 4% of the market share in online views, was the largest earner in that market and presented him with an award. Winnders are not listed in the same order as presented in the show.

Note that Christopher Daniels is wearing the Slick Tuxedo by Slick It Up.

Lucky Horseshoe Party 2013

May 29, 2013 Posted by suefairview

My thanks to the Grabbys for allowing me to attend as press! See all this year’s winners here.

Notes: It was very crowded and noisy in the backroom of the Lucky Horseshoe bar, but Scotty B got the show started with Jimmy Durano, because Jimmy had to be at Steamworks later that evening; Jimmy stripped, but it was for charity; we were not allowed to show cock, so somebody gave Jimmy a hat; ass was okay though; finally, Jimmy is completely naked and listens with trepidation to what Scotty has planned for him – just remember Jimmy – it is for charity; an audience member rims Jimmy – but it was for charity!; Jimmy’s ass after rimming; Jimmy poses with Scotty; Leo Forte and Mr. Pam; Scotty’s next victims are a tall dude from Canada and Leo Forte who Douglas Richter slaps hard cash on; JR Bronson makes muscles with Leo; JR rims Canada Dude with Leo helping; JR still rimmming; Adam Champ posing with an Indian man who has fantasies of being in porn, fortunately we were able to talk him out it, even though he is a beauty; Adam takes the stage; the money comes flying in for Adam; Adam displays his birthmark to the audience when he shows his gorgeous hairy ass; porn god Adam in all his glory; Adam embraces his agent, Douglas from CameraBoys; porn legend Matthew Rush takes the stage; Matthew strips to show us his “ugly” underwear; his ass is mega hot; Scotty and Matthew pose for the camera.

2013 Grabby Awards Red Carpet Part 1

May 28, 2013 Posted by suefairview

My thanks to the Grabbys for allowing me to attend as press! See all this year’s winners here.

Notes: Interviewer Scotty B et moi in our annual pose; videographer, the lovely Ashley Camerazzi in a fascinator that she created herself; Sister Roma with her glam gams; Leo Forte, Sister Roma and Director extraordinaire, Mr. Pam; same crew, different pose; the ever charming Douglas from Cameraboys; super sweet Armond Rizzo; a close-up of Ashley; Derek Parker pulls up his shirt just for me!; Derek being interviewed by Scotty; Derek pulling his shirt up for Scotty; Shawn Wolf on the red carpet; ex-Marine, and very sweet person, Ryan Rose takes his turn with Scotty; then bares some flesh; Scotty, Ryan, Adam Robinson, Shawn; Chi Chi La Rue and Scotty; Bruno Bond and Steve Cruz; Bruno, Scotty and Steve; Bruno and Steve; the Cocky Boys and Scotty; I never did figure out what this was about; Tommy Defendi with Scotty; same guys; Trenton Ducati arrives in a “Kill Meth” emblazoned leather jacket; porn legend, Matthew Rush with Scotty; portrait of Matthew with Scotty; Honey West with Scotty; Adam Champ laughs at Scotty’s joke; Adam displays his shirt; the wonderful Steven Daigle; I think these are more Cocky Boys.

PART 2