Category: ‘Rusty Stevens’

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.

Barebacking vs. Safe Sex

February 11, 2013 Posted by suefairview

 

Here are the issues as I see them:

There is a workplace safety issue for the models. Models are able to choose whether they wish to work with condoms or not. Condoms have been shown to provide a large risk reduction of infection for HIV during anal intercourse.

Since we live in a free society, there will always be a demand for bb, which is alright for consenting adults who are in mongamous relationships or who are already HIV+. However, younger people and teens will want it to see bb and use it irresponsibly and that is a problem.

Models may choose to work on bb films, but have to live with the fact that they will influence or are even responisble for young people to have sex without condoms and become HIV+. Same for directors and studios of bb films.

It will be incredibly difficult to rid the system of bb films.

Fair View is a safe sex blog, and no bb films will ever be promoted here.

Safe sex is hot sex!

Raging Stallion’s ANIMUS Reviewed

August 14, 2011 Posted by suefairview

ANIMUS, from Raging Stallion Studios, was directed, videographed, and edited by Steve Cruz and Bruno Bond. The film stars Men of the Year 2011 Adam Champ and D.O., Damien Crosse, Jason Adonis, Rusty Stevens, Logan Scott, Man of the Year 2006 Remy Delaine, and Brock Keller.

“Animus is a no-holds barred exploration of hot leather club sex.  Real men clad in leather and jeans come together for serious rough and intense man-on-man action. Harnesses, leather jackets, jock straps are the order of the day as these animalistic studs give it gritty and rough.  Aggressive tops with huge cocks and hot holed eager bottoms all pay tribute to classic leather and denim action. Body hair, muscles, tattoos and a huge helping of male libido energize every second of this explosive movie.”

Review:

The film opens with a sexy Logan Scott lounging with his leather motorcycle jacket open to reveal his erection. He also wears leather boots and a belt, all à la Tom of Finland and quite hot! Into this scenario, walks Adam Champ, furry muscle stud, wearing a leather motorcycle cap, leather harness, and button-fly blue jeans, opened to expose the root of his thick member. He licks his thumb pad, and seductively runs it around one nipple on his densely furred chest. His hand continues into his pants. [Gasp!] They kiss and we get our first iconic moment of this film. [Gasp!] Let me just say here how hot all of this is – REALLY HOT! It is not just the guys, though of themselves they certainly are hot, but it is the set also, and the costuming! Everything working together just makes this so fucking hot – and all they have done so far is kiss! But my blood is pumping, and I am primed for more!

Adam grabs Logan’s ass and pulls him closer. I just love that move! I love when it is done to me and seeing it in films! So romantic and such a turn-on! Adam then puts his fingers in Logan’s crack and gives him a slap. They exchange blow jobs and Adam reaches down to finger Logan’s hole and Logan plays with Adam’s foreskin. Adam rims Logan, which was well done as was the camera work. Adam doggy-fucks Logan and not only was the penetration shown, but it was intense! Bot men reacted to it with groans and I felt it viscerally myself! Adam then goes on to plow Logan really fast, hanging on to his belt for leverage, with both men groaning with pleasure. They switch to missionary and again Adam fucks him with rapidity until he has to pull out to cum buckets! Logan also cums and they kiss. This scene should be nominated for awards, it was that stellar. What a hot scene!

Only the lower half of Damien Crosse’s über sexy face shows beneath the gray hoodie he wears, as he takes long drags on a cig and jerks off. Into the frame walks a tall and fit Jason Adonis, wearing Nikes, arm bands, and a black jock who stands before him, flexing his firm glutes. Damien raises his hood to get a better look. He licks his lips. Jason walks over and tosses the cig from Damien’s lips. He would like to smoke Damien’s bone! LOL! When it is Damien’s turn, he uses all of his 30 Loads of Facials experience on Jason, whose reaction is just sublime to watch! At one point, Damien seems to expect Jason to cum just from the blow job! Jason rims Damien, using the “long lick” technique and we get a nice view of Damien’s hole. Jason doggie fucks Damien, who makes his usual noise. Jason fucks Damien in the reverse cowboy position, with Damien moving. Jason offers the reach-around. Damien is getting quite a workout, and it is very hot to watch! Damien positions himself with his ass in the air on the arm of the black leather couch and Jason fucks down into it in a missionary style. This seemed a great position and maximized pleasure for both of them. Again, Jason offered the reach-around and Damien cums onto his own pecs. Jason’s shot arcs over Damien’s head onto the couch. A memorable scene as well, this one is a keeper!

Rusty Stevens was wearing arm bands, and a black jock, while Logan Scott wore a harness and a white jock. Both were wearing leather combat boots on the bondage bed. Boots on the bed???? Really? They swapped blow jobs, while Logan was blowing Rusty, Rusty held Logan’s arm behind his back. Rusty rimmed Logan frantically and slapped his ass with both hands. Logan looked back at Rusty as if bored or wondering what was going on. Rusty grunted like an animal. Rusty fucked Logan doggie style over the end of the bed, grabbing the harness for leverage. Rusty seemed to be putting quite a lot of effort into this scene, sweating profusely and at times raging like a bull. His chest blushed with lust and Logan’s ass was red from the slapping. Rusty pounded Logan’s ass in missionary as well, until they both came. It was interesting to compare Logan’s reactions to Rusty to his reactions with Adam. Logan’s reactions to Rusty were far more tepid and reserved than they were with Adam, where he seemed quite moved [almost like a virgin!]. He had to have known that Rusty was working so hard, and Logan’s lack of reaction certainly detracted from the scene. It causes me to wonder if there is any “animus” between the two men. [hardy, har, har…] In any case, again this was just not that good pairing for Rusty. Though he worked very hard, the scene fell flat. It takes two to make a scene work.

We open the final scene with DO, who wears leather arm bands and wrist-lets with combat boots, kissing Remy Delaine who is leather vested and capped. They are being watched by Brock Keller who wears leather boots, button-fly jeans with leather suspenders, leather gloves, and Ray Ban aviator sunglasses. DO pushes Remy to the floor to blow him and fucks his face rhythmically, which was is always hot to see! Meanwhile, Brock unbuttons his fly to play with his sizable erection. DO gets on his knees to reciprocate, and by this time, Brock is naked but for the gloves. DO doggie fucks Remy and penetration is slow and shown. Remy backs onto DO’s erection as if DO’s size might be an issue for him. Once they get going, Remy says “Yeah, give it to me!” and DO calmly does. Remy cums a short time later after only one position [and no rimming] followed by Brock, whose load geysers out of him! DO also cums. This is really the most sedate I have ever seen DO. He looks fabulous, as always, but his panache and ferocity have ebbed in this film. Maybe he was tired? I appreciate the presence of Brock as the voyeur aspect of Steve Cruz films. And wow, what a cum shot Brock had!

ANIMUS has terrific visuals and costuming; the men look great! Kudos to the directors for putting this great concept together and realizing it in film! I found the first two scenes to be quite hot, especially the one with Adam Champ and Logan Scott. The film flounders a bit in scene 3, though Rusty Stevens gave it his all, and could not quite recover in the final scene with a sedate seeming DO. [If you really love Rusty Stevens, you may find my review all wet.] The camera work was wonderful for industry standards. However, this film is still a keeper for the first two scenes, which will be legendary. Adam Champ and Damien Crosse are at their best here and that makes this DVD worth the purchase price! Even if DO is off a bit, he still looks great! So you get him too! What a deal!

Highly, highly recommended.

See the free XXX preview here.

ANIMUS new from Raging Stallion

July 20, 2011 Posted by suefairview

Directed by Steve Cruz and Bruno Bond

Animus is a no-holds barred exploration of hot leather club sex.  Real men clad in leather and jeans come together for serious rough and intense man-on-man action. Harnesses, leather jackets, jock straps are the order of the day as these animalistic studs give it gritty and rough.  Aggressive tops with huge cocks and hot holed eager bottoms all pay tribute to classic leather and denim action. Body hair, muscles, tattoos and a huge helping of male libido energize every second of this explosive movie.

Scene 1 – Adam Champ and Logan Scott

Scene 2 – Jason Adonis and Damien Crosse

Scene 3 – Logan Scott and Rusty Stevens

Scene 4 – Remy Delaine, D.O. and Brock Keller

Hoo boy! Another joint by Steve Cruz and Bruno Bond with Adam Champ, DO and Damien Cross! I cannot wait to see this one! *grin*

See the free XXX preview here.

Giants Part 1 & 2 Summary Review

June 2, 2011 Posted by suefairview

Giants parts 1 & 2 was probably the most difficult review I have ever done. Seeing this extremely enjoyable film was like going to an art show, where the first piece was the ceiling at the Sistine Chapel, and other pieces included some Picasso’s, which are still masterpieces, and then a few other known artists. But how does one write reviews after seeing the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? What does one say after seeing the Sistine Chapel? Wow is just not going to cut it.

The scene that I am equating with Michelangelo’s masterpiece is that of Francesco D’Macho and D.O.. I saw it and was stopped in my tracks. I could go no further. I watched it again to make sure of what I was seeing and it was true; it was the best damn porn I had seen in my life. I had seen heaven on earth and did not want to go further.

Could anyone blame me? But I did continue. To my way of thinking, the Picasso scenes were those that starred Logan McCree with Wilfried Knight and in part 2 with D.O.. Also good were Francesco’s scenes in part 2 with Rusty Stevens and David V, as well as the Damien Crosse 3-way with Tommy Defendi and Donny Wright.

In all, the film continued with strong performances by almost all of the actors and reliably hot sex in the majority of scenes. What else could one ask? Kudos go to the directors, Steve Cruz and Chris Ward. The cinematography afforded all of the desired views from a one camera perspective [no split screens] and the quality was excellent. The film’s theme of industry “Giants” creating spectacularly memorable scenes was most definitely achieved in this film. Ergo, this film is certainly a must have for any serious collector and moreover for anyone who wishes to own or see some damn fine porn.

Highly, highly recommended.

See my reviews of Giants part 1 and part 2.