Category: ‘Ricky Sinz’

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.

Stag Homme Studio’s Stag TV Season 2, Episode 4: Wir Sind Berliner Reviewed

December 21, 2012 Posted by suefairview

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Stag TV – Episode 4 Wir Sind Berliner (We’re Berliners)

To celebrate 4 years since we started Stag Homme Studios we are bringing back original episodes of our popular series Stag TV. This is how it all started, sexy, funny, raunchy show perspective of how our lives used to be while traveling around the globe and starting our first business in the adult industry. These episodes where users favorites and each one is unique and original.

In this, Damien Crosse and Francesco D’Macho take you backstage to the Hustaball party in Berlin and filming their XXX-feature for STAGHOMME.COM. There are so many gay porn stars in these videos; Ricky Sinz, Ross Hurston, Steve Cruz, Darius Falke, Pistol Pete and even Visconti Triplets!

Stag TV takes you to the land of beer, sausages and Darius Falke. But there’s a lot more Hustlaball than Oktoberfest going on here. We’ll take you backstage to the filming of our XXX-Feature “Armed” starring Pistol Pete as well as backstage to the legendary Hustlaball party. This episode features a filthy erotic performance between Ricky Sinz, Ross Hurston and Steve Cruz as well as appearances by loads more of familiar faces. Stag TV is your VIP access.

Review:

There are two parts to Episode 4 of WIR SIND BERLINER and in 2008 we were shown part 1, in this offering, both parts are available. These hilarious Stag TV episodes are one of the reasons that Stag Homme is worth watching, especially if one enjoys seeing behind the scenes action and hijinks; these guys are really funny. Plus, you get to see so many porn stars, as mentioned in the above introduction. No where else on the planet is there in existence a production like Stag TV, that is both humorous and pornographic, as well as with high production quality. I REALLY enjoyed this film, and you will too. I took a few screen captures, but when I saw the ones that Toni of ATTEMPTED ENTERTAINMENT took, I felt mine were very inadequate! If you think that my review is glowing, than go read Doug’s at A PLACE IN THE SUN. For what it is worth, here are my pathetic screen captures:

wirsindberlinerviscontiHighly, highly recommended. See the free XXX preview here.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

September 27, 2012 Posted by suefairview

This is a video from a “How I roll” campaign made in 2008 that is relevant today as we all struggle to keep the number of new cases of HIV down. Find out more here.

 

Lucky Horseshoe Party, Friday May 25th, part 4

June 2, 2012 Posted by suefairview

The Lucky Horseshoe Party was another Grabby hosted party, so I got in for FREE with my press pass! Yay! This one was billed as “Meet porn stars and cam stars!”. They sure did hold up to that promise!

Fleshjack was holding a giveaway and the LIVE sex show was ably run by Scotty B. I took TONS of photos, so that you wouldn’t miss ANYTHING! So there are the final 16 in this installment:

1) Alexsander Freitas realizes that Topher DiMaggio is taking a bite out of his ass as the new hot contestant cracks up. Scotty B still selling that Fleshjack!

2) Scotty manages to bare Tom Wolfe‘s beautiful buns!!! slurp! As Tom and Alex pull down the hot contestant’s briefs.

3) We have peen! And it is a nice one! Topher leans in to taste Wolfe ass! LOL!

4) Contestant looks happy, proud, embarrassed? You make the call! But the crowd was cheering him!

5) Tom wasted no time examining the new toy!

6) Tom seems impressed!

7) Not bad at all for flaccid!

8) Orgy time! Topher kisses Alex while shoving his fingers into Alex’s ass! LOL! Austin kisses a Cam boi, Dean Monroe kisses a contestant, and Cal Skye kisses Tom Wolfe.What a great job Scotty did running the show! Kudos!

The party broke up shortly after that and Alex and I wanted to go to the Forsaken party about 5 miles North at the Jackhammer Club that was being DJ’d by Ricky Sinz, where Spencer Reed was a special guest. But we were out voted by the group, which decided to walk the few blocks up to Hydrate and see what was happening there. So, that’s where we went.

9) It turned out to be a good call, because Leo Forte was just finishing up his act with this really attractive beefy, tattooed, puppy dog eyed sub, whom he had just had suspended from a ring rigged to the ceiling of the club. I wish I knew the model’s name!!! Look how hot Leo looks in his military styled hat! Woof!

10) Leo untying his sub.

11) I could die, this is so hot! What a reward for being tied up by Leo! I feel faint!

12) Once more with feeling… Ahhhhh!

13) The sub is in ecstasy!

14) What a beautiful face on the sub! I must know his name!

15) You did well boy!

16) Daddy still loves you!

 

GRABBY & IML Weekend Party Plans! UPDATED!!!

May 23, 2012 Posted by suefairview

I’m so excited! I cannot believe I am going to Chicago for the 2012 Grabby Awards and the International Mr. Leather Competition. I will be there as press, to take photos, just like I did in 2010 for the GAYVNs and the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco.

I arrive early in the afternoon on THURSDAY, May 24th. The first party is this one:

Sounds like tons of porn stars will be there, so I will probably go and take some photos.

On FRIDAY the 25th, the Leather Market opens at the Hyatt Regency Chicago at Noon, and I need to check that out, since I have never been.

FIRDAY night however, is the busiest night of the weekend! IML Opening Ceremonies begin at 9 PM in the Hyatt Regency Chicago Grand Ballroom, but at the same time, there are the following parties:

The Tim & Roma Show is from 6 – 9 PM, but is 5 miles North of where the IML Opening ceremonies is held at 9; but I do love Roma! However, the Forsaken party is only a further 4 miles North of the show:

And I have yet to meet Ricky and Spencer. I would love to meet Draven!

PLUS THERE IS A PARTY AT THE LUCKY HORSESHOE AT WHICH ALEXSANDER FREITAS WILL BE.

PLUS THERE IS A PARTY FOR HOT HOUSE:

THAT BOASTS A LIVE SEX SHOW BEGINNING AT MIDNIGHT! OH MY GOD! CHOICES!

The following day is of course, the GRABBYS! Doors open at the Park West Theater at 6, and I have to be there early to photograph the red carpet.The show begins at 7:30. [Unfortunately, the Grabbys conflicts with the Pecs and Physical Competition Portion of IML! That just sucks!]

Then there is an after party at the Lucky Horseshoe Lounge on 3169 N. Halsted that begins at 9pm.

I will probably return to the hotel and get changed first if I attend this party at all.

The following day, is huge for IML, as the final 34th Annual Competition is held in the Hyatt Regency Chicago Ballroom. Doors open at 5, event begins at 6.

After the IML Competition, I plan to head to the after party at the House of Blues on 329 North Dearborn. This means that I will forgo these two parties:

Sometimes I wish I could clone myself – this is one of those times.