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: ‘Steve Cruz’
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.
Tony Dimarco and Steve Cruz. For these seven studs, the sting of a new tattoo is a thrill that can only be exceeded by a rough and raunchy pounding. Damien Crosse and Nick Cross discover what happens when two inked studs cross swords in a dark alley after dark. Christian Wilde and James Ryder repurpose the tattoo parlor’s chair to satisfy their sexual urges. Nick Cross, no stranger to the pain of the tattoo gun, gets pushed to his limits when he takes a ride on Boomer Banks’ massive cock. Trenton Ducati and Seven Dixon engage in animalistic fucking that ends in a blast of cum and sweat. You won’t believe the intensity when ink, muscle, and pheromones fuel the primal sex in ‘Under My Skin’.
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The sensation of penetration is indelible: once experienced, it changes the attitude of every man at his core. Relenting control gives way to a release unlike any other, just as enduring the sting of a tattoo machine penetrating beneath the skin yields a lifetime of gratification. In Under My Skin, Part 2, directors Tony Dimarco and Steve Cruz document spontaneous, anonymous, testosterone-drenched sex featuring nine horny studs for whom ink is an irresistible aphrodisiac. Draven Torres, FX Rijos and Derek Parker dive into a three-way fuck that thoroughly drains their balls. Jake Jammer speaks the dirty language of sex, urging bull-balled Ryan Patrix to fuck him harder and deeper. Beefy Damien Crosse and Seven Dixon lure each other with muscle and ink; who will take the bait? Boomer Banks, equipped with a massive ten-inch cock, utilizes a tattoo parlorï¿½s reclining chair to pummel even deeper inside Cam Christouï’s eager hole, stimulating the tender, sensitive places no one else could reach. In these back alleys and tattoo parlors, making the first move is a sign of submission, but the men of Under My Skin, Part 2 seduce each other with offers impossible to refuse.
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Get ready for four body-slammin’ rounds of sex combat to determine the hottest fucker in Raging Stallion’s stable of studs. You decide when you watch Cock Fight!, the latest big dick, energized wet dream from Monster Bang and the cutting edge and fertile imagination of award-winning director Steve Cruz . Three incredible men lay it all on the line. Former Men of the Year Shawn Wolfe and Landon Conrad, plus riveting newcomer Adam Ramzi, fuck off in every carnal combination three head-to-head matches and one all-out, winner-take-all three way. The goal is to out-suck, out-kiss, out-rim, out-fuck and be the last man cumming in the final round. This XXX sendup of trash-talking, man-on-man competition adds cheering audience sounds and trainers who get their guys psyched up. When the sexual sparring begins, it’s not so much who does what as it is who does it first, and when the trainer throws in the towel, it’s to mop up the heavy loads of jizz.. Adam is ripped and pounces with boundless sexual gusto, and a hard on to outlast the any contender. Will that win him the coveted prize? Landon is massively muscular and magnificently ferocious. He gets what he wants…will he take home the trophy? Shawn is the dark horse, a power sexual beast who knows where his strengths lie. Will he rise to the top and win it all? Pounding, slamming and drilling with high intensity and physical sex. The harder they fuck the harder they cum. Watch it, then cast your vote for the Cock Fight! Champion at cockfightxxx.com.
All of the competitors, Shawn Wolfe, Adam Ramzi and Landon Conrad, are at the top of their game and quite expert in the sex “arena”. Landon has advanced his talents and is now one of the better versatile performers in the adult entertainment industry. Landon brought most of the intensity to each match and blended this with his sophistication and style. These mens’ talents combined make COCK FIGHT! a must see!
Steve Cruz has directed a film that has a novel and hugely compelling concept and theme, a perfect set with terrific lighting, wonderful casting, and added two flip-fucks and a threesome, that combined, just make COCK FIGHT! an awesome viewing experience. The sexual choreography of the threesome was very effective and hot. I loved how the competitors did a little “fight-talk” in between rounds and the action at the corners during the breaks. Great job Steve!
[Now I just need to see a sequel with the Champion, Landon Conrad, versus Ryan Rose, or Rogan Richards. Ryan and/or Rogan would wipe the mat with Landon, and I am sure that Landon would love it! I would love to see who wins between Ryan and Rogan! Ha!]
Highly, highly recommended.
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Armond Rizzo fists Byron Saint at the Fisting Warehouse. Armond also seems to enjoy the silks!
Bondage photos from Arnaud Leather Amsterdam.
Go-go boy Chase Hostler can slam dunk!!!!
Topher Dimaggio poses with a snake!
Draven Torres has been competing in bodybuilding and doesn’t he look great!
Hans Berlin has been toning up and it shows!
Gorgeous stud-muffin Pavel Petel poses naked.
Pedro Andreas with his big chest hanging out and in a selfie. Pedro has just opened a new twitter account!
For all of you ginger lovers, Seth Fornea is now working for Colt Studios.
Steve Cruz stars in Focus/Refocus and in one of the best of all time orgies with Francesco D’Macho, Damien Crosse, Wilfriedn Knight and Angelo Marconi. See a great interview of Steve at the Falcon Studio’s blog.
One of my all-time favorite Tom of Finland drawings!
Some photos are from Queer Me Now.