Porn makers challenged for not mandating condoms

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    Porn makers challenged for not mandating condoms - Yahoo! News

    Porn makers challenged for not mandating condoms

    By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER, Associated Press Writer Shaya

    LOS ANGELES – An AIDS advocacy group filed complaints Thursday with state officials against 16 production companies that show unprotected sex in porn movies.

    The AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed the action with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, alleging the practice amounts to unsafe behavior in a California workplace.

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    This is not surprising a lot of pornstars are HIV+ or have AIDS.
     
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    You have the statistics on that? I was told they get regular testing.
     
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    Sure there's regular testing but I remember when some magazine did some article about how most gay porn stars are either Poz or their HIV status is unknown. I don't think I need to tell you how popular barebacking is among gay men or how Bareback porn is being made like wildfire, or how a lot of guys in m2m porn say that they do safer sex and may on screen yet are only into barebacking off screen and are openly Poz. Also just look at how many m2m porn guys start out doing videos that are not Bareback at all and then they quickly move onto doing bareback porn in a year or a few years later. STDs also get spread around in porn A LOT more than people want to admit and than they are reported. It is even like this in str8 porn and there have been outbreaks where people got HIV in straight porn and gay porn.
     
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    "I remember . . . some magazine did some article about how most gays stars are either Poz or their HIV status is uknown." Gosh RedTextBox, can you be any more specific than that?

    I don't doubt that people working in porn without condoms do so at great risk. But what's this emphasis on gay porn? All of the current heterosexual European porn being cranked out in Germany, The Czech Republic, Austria, Spain, and Greece is mostly "condom" free. According to the Adult Erotic News non condom porn simply sells better. Otherwise, the studios taking such risks with their actors would think twice before creating films without condoms; especially the popular gang bang and drunken orgy-style films, of which two or three new ones appear every week in the adult video rental store across the street from my home in Barcelona.

    And let's not forget the American-based Anabolic Studio and Devils Films studios. No one is seen wearing a condom in the 65, 80, and 100 Guy Cream Pie films starring such famous train pullers as Ariana Jolley or the Mike Hott Videos devoted exclusively to five or six guys tag-teaming in vaginas filled one another's spooge without the use of condoms. Rather than HIV I'd be more worried about picking up a yeast infection in my urethra that no current medications can wipe out. But Mike Hott Videos are perennial winners at the AVN Awards held each year in Las Vegas. You should buy expensive tickets and attend that affair sometime.

    Probably the most virulent gay pornographer in the USA is Paul Morris who runs Treasure Island Media. Check out their web site and you'll discover a contact forum where the brave and curious are constantly asking him about the HIV status of his "actors." One of his "actors" is the youngest son of one of my 1st cousins (imagine how proud the family is) and his specialty is driving across the country sucking off every willing guy with a big dick and having his boyfriend film the action and often join in on it. Currently, he is HIV+. He is tested every two weeks to catch any infection early. Otherwise, if he blithly sucks off half of the USA male population of men and thereby risks infecting them with HIV he is subject to serious legal ramifications that will ensure he does jail time.

    Read up on HIV and how it is dealt with, studio by studio, in the Adult Video News and other "industry" publications before you make vague, unsubstantiated claims that "some magazine did some article." If you can't back up your source with specifics and statistics, do some research on the subject and then post what you do know when you can.

    By the way, I'm not in favor on porn without condoms. Done right, showing hot and horny adults creatively putting condoms on one another can be rather erotic.
     
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    Seems impossible to sync up and account for the 4-6 month seroconversion window while meeting film deadlines. Not to mention trusting that someone will have no unprotected contact in between tests. It's very russian roulette.
     
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    Thanks for the magazine article leads. Personally, I practice safe sex -- even with The Squeeze. We get tested every two months (for free at the LGBT Center in Barcelona). Still, I'm interested in the digging up some stats on straight porn stars and their rate of seroconversion. Those amazing European orgy films look fun, but I wouldn't want to be involved with anyone who appears in them.
     
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    I believe that it was last year that when a gay porn site got shut down because some of the models were known to be positive and were bare backing with other models. I am not sure if I can post there name, so I will not.

    About four years ago, there was a straight porn star that came back from Brazil where he had contract HIV and started making adult films and shut the whole industry down in California. They had to start selling the classics again. That is why this news is so disturbing. However, bare backing has made a huge comeback.
     
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