Quick Poll: Which Condom Studio Would You MOST Like To See Switching Over To Bareback?

Posted September 22, 2017 by with 93 comments

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At last count on the list of bareback vs. condom studios, there were just seven gay porn studios producing gay porn scenes with condoms (or eight studios if you count Men.com, even though their parent company produces bareback content at its sister studios Bromo/SeanCody/RealityDudes) compared to nearly 40 gay porn studios producing gay porn scenes without condoms. One of the condom studios will likely switch over to bareback at some point next year (and director Chi Chi LaRue might be involved, if her recent tweets are any indication), but which studio do you think would make the best bareback gay porn? Vote in the poll below!


  • Cosmic

    Does it matter, don’t all performers bareback off camera?

    • scooternva

      A fat lot of good that does!

    • Jace

      They want you to pay them to see it on Only Fans. Ain’t no way the likes of Austin Wolf are going to go bare for Falcon when they can get that sweet money plugging bareback exclusives on Only Fans.

  • Maximus

    I voted for MEN because they already have a protocol for testing models; and also because I want to see Paddy O’Brien get fucked raw and bred. (I don’t claim to be a man without flaws.)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6637530a73243cf311cc4774137b8034002c0263fd78134432720c30def0e7f3.gif

  • nick

    Titan would make the best bareback porn, but I hope they don’t, what they do now is plenty good.

  • Scrapple

    All of these studios have issues, of varying degrees. It would be better for them to focus on rectifying those issues, rather than jump on the bareback bandwagon. Is going bare going to make Falcon’s box sex less boxy? Will the removal of condoms create a less douchey fratbro environment at GH? Is bare sex going to make Pride Studios relevant? Can the promise of breedings help Men sell a gay parody series based on Dollhouse?

    • Jason

      …but i have a thing for douchey fratbros.

      • Scrapple

        And it’s good you can own it. Just make sure you alert the authorities when they commit that hate crime.

        • NIFP

          That’s why you kick them out as soon as you get off. “Well, I’ve got a thing. Had a great time. Text me.” And by the time you’ve said all that, they are outside holding their clothes. LOL

          • McM.

            It’s fucked up to develop an exit strategy to avoid being assaulted by a man after having sex.

          • NIFP

            The world is a “fucked up” place. We all have specific preferences or kinks, and I think we need to know how to fulfill them as safely as we can. Personally, I like “rough” sex, either before, during, or after; I’d probably let him stay for a while as long as I was sure I could get him out once I’d had enough and there were no immediate weapons (other than mine) available to the guy. “Beat me up, and put me down. I’ll kiss your boots if you kick me around,” as the song “Man in Your Life” by English Boy on the Love Ranch goes.

          • Dulcis Memoria

            I think your awareness and consciousness around your kink belies your sanity. I wish all people dealt with their “kinks” in such an adult manner. I commend you! Stay on the safe side of the line for as long as it’s still interesting for you!

          • Infinite Jest

            *blushing* Thanks!

          • Scrapple

            Lol. But they still know where you live.

          • Infinite Jest

            SORRY! I accidentally down voted you, and I’m not sure if I undid it or not. I was trying to up vote you. Again, sorry.

            No, part of making it safe (at least for me) is that I keep that kind of scene AWAY from where I live. Hotels are great, because you can have security there quickly, and (hopefully) not involve the popo. And never give the trick your real name, either.

          • Scrapple

            Spoken like a hoe in the know. lol

          • Infinite Jest

            You got it in one! LOL

        • WhimsyCotton

          What if I get off to the hate crime after that guilt kicks in? Give them a couple of body blows to make them think they’re in control and keep them coming back.

          This is all just hypothetical mind you. I don’t think I’d let that actually happen.

          • NIFP

            If that’s your kink, then that’s your kink. I know exactly where all of mine come from, and I’m fine with it. I’ve seen a shrink a few times to make sure I’m otherwise “normal” and the verdict is yes. One of my kinks is I like to get beat up as part of the experience (I try to avoid getting a black eye; not that I don’t like it, but it’s hard to explain to others, and there are dangers such as a detached retina). I’m sure the danger just adds to the enjoyment. You just need to ensure your ultimate safety.

            Unfortunately, my partner has gotten to the point where he says he loves me too much to do that. I completely understand. He fulfills all of my other kinks, and I do the same for him. I just have to go outside of our relationship to get that particular kink fulfilled, and he is okay with it as long as I am in control. And I am ALWAYS in control. ;-).

            I am very lucky to have a doctor who understands everything. He is straight as an arrow, but not narrow minded. He just has to go thru his spiel about how I’m putting my life in jeopardy every time I see him, so he is covered legally. I try not to engage in that particular kink for a while before my appts with him, just so the bruises are gone. I really like his attitude and the care I receive at his practice. He always offers testing, for not only the usual STI’s but also all 3 of the major hepatitis viruses. Has never once blinked an eye about the fact that I am gay and have some kinks.

            I think it may be a pretty common fantasy, but not often acted out. I can’t stand the prolonged rituals of actual leather S&M, altho the outfits look hot! I’ve tried it, but I can only play along as “boy” or “slave” for about 2 hrs before I start to get the giggles. And don’t even get me started about “puppy play”. I’m not really sure this kink falls into the leather scene at all. When I engage in it, I always try to have my underwear back on, but that’s it. I’m fit enough and trained enough to be able to control the situation. I’m always moving the guy toward the door, picking up his stuff along the way. Once I’ve got what I want, I just get him out. The trick doesn’t know my real name or where I live. The texts I get after can be hilarious. They usually are all hate hate hate gonna call the cops on you oh wait PLEASE don’t call the cops on me! Then silence for a while, and then do you wanna meet up? I do get complete silence sometimes, which is fine.

          • WhimsyCotton

            Interesting and “not often acted out” very true. That’s the kind of taboo kink that comes with mental hurdles.

          • Mr. X

            Where does this type of behavior stem from? What happened during your upbringing that you enjoy getting the shit beat out of you?

          • Scrapple

            A closet case with violent tendencies? Yeah, that hypothetical story should end well.

          • WhimsyCotton

            You get them hooked until they can’t afford to stay in the closet. Sounds like the makings of a gay 50 Shades Darkest… A Yaoi fangirl’s wet dream.

    • McM.

      This is why I don’t think it matters whether a studio goes bareback. The ones that switched over and “suddenly became better” really didn’t become better. Their content was good to begin with, and I often watch earlier scenes with the same enthusiasm. Guys in Sweatpants, Sean Cody before MindGeek, Randy Blue before it went bust.

      MEN bought JuicyBoys and changed the name to Bromo; the quality is the same at both lines. Bromo is the same dole with a sloppy butthole.

      • Scrapple

        The absence or presence of a condom really doesn’t make a scene hotter based on that one detail alone. And I still maintain you see more limp/spongey dicks in bare scenes than condom ones. Probably more fake fucking too, but I haven’t reviewed enough data to make that determination.

    • cluelesswitness

      Dollhouse was my show!!!! R.I.P.

      • Scrapple

        Mine too. But I’m happy Amy is going to be on Gifted. Can’t wait.

        • cluelesswitness

          E.X.C.I.T.E.D!
          Also I need more Eliza Dushku on my television —preferably kicking butt

          • Scrapple

            Agreed. I’m not sure when Eliza’s next show is supposed to premiere.

  • sxg

    For sure Titan Men! Seeing all those hot daddies and pups getting their sloppy holes fucked raw like in their personal lives and oozing with delicous cum would be hot to see!

    More likely though it would never happen as the current studio owners and director are adamant of keeping the studio a condom-only one. Unfortunately since hearing the same exact claims made by former Randy Blue models about the studio and how adamant the studio owner and employees were about keeping it a condom-only one, I take Titan Men’s claim with a grain of salt.

    • GayhawkAZ

      Plus, I would imagine if Titan did go bareback, they would lose out on some of their most iconic models like Jesse Jackman, Dirk Caber and others who have been pretty anti-bareback with the roles they’ve taken.

  • Xzamilloh

    Cockyboys… because if I’m going to be bored with 10 minutes of shots of woods or empty tables with generic music playing in the background couped with pointless introductory expositional dialogue badly acted by paid models who “made a connection”, like anyone gives a shit, you might as well raw dog it. If they’re not gonna drop the pretenses, drop the rubbers. Maybe Boomer can actually put out a decent performance. Just kidding… he’s not gonna put out a decent performance

  • CamCam

    How about None?

    • TrueWords

      Thank you there are countless studios that have switched after SWEARING that they would never…in addition there is countless amounts of bareback videos on the internet for FREE…so I am in agreement condoms should still be advocated for…

      If you are going to switch BE HONEST and say, “the money is there and that is the reason”…

  • peter

    Obviously GayHoopla since, being straight, they don’t get infected with HIV, right?

  • WhimsyCotton

    I would go with ColbyKnox, but I prefer the way they occasionally tease bareback more than I would like the actual thing. For some reason it’s just so hot the way they go about it.

  • Jose

    MAP has the most handsome men, period.

    • Russell47

      If they lost the damn black socks along with the condoms….fine.

      • Xzamilloh

        NOOOOOOO!!! Never. Men at play is the only studio that is like watching a fetish of mine come to life. Watching dudes in well fitted suits get fucked in the office is like catnip for me. It’s the only reason I got a Masters in IT Project Management, because I want to get fucked in an office!!

        • nick

          I’ve worked in an office my entire working life and I have never seen one guy in the office that I would like to fuck, the repair guy that fixes the photocopier however is another story,

          • Xzamilloh

            Make it happen. And then send the video to me :)

          • nick

            If it did happen I like to think it would be like the Jeff Stronger & Spencer Reed scene by Cazzo.

          • McM.

            Fuck, that was a hot scene! Jeff Stronger can get it.

    • NIFP

      I wish they’d do some other professions. Doctors and nurses, firemen, popo. Poor Hot House tries to do some medical kink, but OMG is it awful. Many of the performers just look so odd. And if you know anything at all about the profession it is just painful to hear the “acting” part.

  • Cockyboys for sure.

  • bsdetector

    MenAtPlay all the way

  • none

  • D.P. Welles

    Personally condoms or not doesn’t affect my enjoyment of the scene but thanks for using a pic from UltraFan!!!

  • Candymantrr

    Agree None!!!

  • Pinko of the Grange

    Is there no room for variety in porn. Are we becoming so polarized that it has to filter down to gay porn?

    Conform or die?

    Being queer used to mean being an outlier and with that came some freedoms that no “in” group got. In the race for acceptance, skipping over tolerance, have we given up any chance for diversity of markets?

    Next thing I am going to get told to be gay I have to drink “white” zinfandel with ice, and give rye whisky in favor of vodka.

    • Ulf Raynor
      • Pinko of the Grange

        that’s like having to be tolerant of the intolerant.

        • Ulf Raynor

          Maybe you should heed your own advice then.

          • Pinko of the Grange

            How am I not being tolerant.
            Am I demanding the BB sites use condoms?
            Did I advocate for CA Ballot Initiative 60 in 2016?

            But the BB brigade is demanding every thing go bare back. How is that tolerant?

            Not joining the site is a personal choice, and if the sites have to bow to market pressers, sobeit, but to claim I am intolerant because my opinion differs from yours…(even this isn’t real intolerance) go frack yourself.

          • Ulf Raynor

            And if you think my comment was a response about something you said about condom use, then your denser than your original rant (the real one, not the bullsh!t condom one) and all subsequent comments.
            Eat me, see I can be juvenile too.

          • Pinko of the Grange

            sure Jan

          • Ulf Raynor

            Ouch, I know when I’ve been licked…all over.

          • Pinko of the Grange

            But your profile said you liked that. :)

          • Ulf Raynor
  • All of them. There’s no excuse for condoms in porn in 2017. Take ’em off!

  • BLACKjHAMMER

    Where was the option for none ???

  • IdeasforSale

    GayHoopla, because Sean Costin.

  • czer

    If it’s not bareback, I’m not interested.

  • peter

    What I’d love to see come to an end are dreadful ‘magic condoms’ like in the recent Justin Matthews-Diego Sans scene on Men. One second we see an unsheathed dick approaching an exposed hole and the next it being penetrated with a gloved one. It’s like these producers are taking us for fools. If you’re going to use a condom, show it being put on. I’d much prefer that to knowing that there’s been a break in the action.

    One of the things I love about the Helix safe scenes was having the top grab the condom, ripping the package open with his teeth, and then not being able to get it on fast enough, so eager is he to fuck! I also like watching bottoms put on the condom — with their mouths best of all! — and then anointing the boner with lube!

    • NIFP

      There was a big push for that kind of action in porn, but it didn’t seem to take. And then came Truvada.

    • Ulf Raynor

      Couldn’t agree more, condom porn can be just as hot as bareback.
      One scene from an old Cazzo film (can’t recall the title) had a big Spanish guy blowing a fat dicked, younger, beefy (Greek maybe) guy who then whipped out a condom, stretched the condom wide open and engulfed the kids dick with it, before turning up his ass to be mounted and pounded.
      The fuck was awesome but what was even hotter, when the kid came, he didn’t pull out, the camera was underneath between his legs and showed his balls contracting while he tightly pumped the guys hole…after he orgasm, they switched to a close up side shot as the kid withdrew his still hard, condom sheathed cock replete with a very full cum reservoir, that just kinda plopped out of his hole, but best yet, the bottom reached back, guided that still stiff, wrapped dick back to his hole and the kid plunged back in for a few more long, deep dicking strokes, before the two uncoupled and kissed passionately.
      Studios just don’t try to make it hot or just lack a true sense of eroticism.

  • Todd B

    All of them, especially since being on PrEP and zero viral loads have proven to actually be safer than condom alone sex. And don’t give me the bullshit about getting other stds. When is the last time you saw a gay porn use a condom for oral sex or dental dam for rimming?

    • NIFP

      The other STI’s are a real problem. Perhaps with honest communication among the performers (and perhaps a good medical exam) exposure can be limited. Once you get herpes, for instance, you always have it, but with the right medication you can reduce the risk of transmission (altho not nearly to the incidence as PrEP or poz people with zero viral loads). But syphilis, chlamydia, and chlamydia’s best friend and frequent co-disease gonorrhea are constant threats. And let’s not even get into HPV (genital/anal/oral warts), which even condoms can’t fully protect you from (it’s THE most common STI in the United States, and even the world).

      There is NO vaccine work for chlamydia that I am aware of. The farthest along herpes vax is still in Phase II (you have to have successful Phase III studies to go to market). Syph and gonorrhea vaxs are still in animal models (in other words, haven’t even been tested in humans yet, and may be a long way from doing so, if ever). I expect chlamydia to soon become as antibiotic-resistant as gonorrhea, in that it is often a co-infection and will be exposed to those drugs.

      I’ll admit I got oral chlamydia from sucking a guy’s dick as a baby gayling. He was completely asymptomatic. I got a sore throat from hell, and the culture showed chlamydia instead of the strep I was expecting. Fortunately, taking antibiotics cleared it right up. My partner at the time (thankfully long gone from my life) tested neg, so I told the guy we’d partied with. He went to his doc and he had it. He was SO embarrassed and apologetic, which was kind of sweet, but his guilt never left him and I never got to hook up with him again. Like you pointed out, we fucked with condoms, but who the hell wants to get or give a BJ with a condom on?

      Who knows if these guys later get an STI from sucking dick, whether they swallow or not? Is that sort of thing reported to the porn company? IF they even become symptomatic later, might they think it is from their sex life outside of porn? Personally, to keep working, I think I would privately (or better yet, anonymously) contact the dude from the porn shoot and tell him he might need some blood work.

      I find bareback porn a very interesting thing to consider ethically (by the way, I’m a fan of it). Are we paying to watch these guys risk an STI, treatable or not (remember, gonorrhea is working it’s way up there to total antibiotic resistance, and personally I think it will take chlamydia along with it)? Or are we paying to see them perform just as we would if we had the chance?

      • Todd B

        All I know is emotionally Prep has freed me of my adult lifelong fear of dying from sex. I was 18 when AIDS came on. I am in my 50s now and have been having sex as if in my 20s, mostly bare. Thankfully that fear of death and even fear of hurting hiv+ guys feelings are completely gone. The other diseases are what they are. Having to be tested every 3 months helps in that respect also.

        • NIFP

          I’m glad to hear you take care of yourself and get checked Q3M. A lot of my friends are on Truvada, and do the same thing as you, often at a STD clinic so it stays off their insurance record. Out of curiosity I called my insurance co., and they would cover it if I was prescribed it. I am seriously considering it, but I’m not crazy about the side effects. Have you had any trouble with it?

          Right now I am in a mostly monogamous relationship of over 22 yrs. We got tested for everything early on (and I mean EVERYTHING, they pushed a brush up our penises; I liked it, he didn’t) and have been bare ever since. Condoms outside always with anyone else. We get tested for everything again Q3-4M (scheduling for both of us can be a bitch, and like I said he doesn’t dig the brush up his penis part).

          I’m only a few years younger than you, and I remember the fear of getting AIDS. And then that goddamn made-for-TV special came on, “Doing Time on Maple Drive”. My mother made me watch it with her, and kept looking at me. How do you explain that to your parents if you’re still in the closet because you’re already getting the hell beat out of you at school? This was before they knew what caused it. I tried to imagine a life of monogamy. Fortunately they figured out what caused it, and I was careful AND lucky.

          I totally get your feeling of freedom, and I hope you don’t think I’m putting you down in any way for that. From your icon, I can tell I’d let you do me ;-).

  • Edward

    Even if Gayhoopla was bareback, they still don’t know how to fuck without all the straight Guy awkwardness. As if the viewer made them fuck. Lol. All that hotness wasted. I applaud Leo for keeping the condoms and sticking to his word. Hot guys will open wallets as will all the bro-ing out.

  • NIFP

    SO true!

  • Why go bareback? It’s not like the models perform better that way.

  • W Murphy

    I’d say none. Most of the bareback studios make shitty porn. Apparently throwing average to below average looking guys in front of the camera in a bedroom and having them fuck bareback is enough for some people… I find it completely unimaginative. Even Kristen Bjorn has gone down this route since going bareback.

  • Scrapple

    That’s not entirely true, since Kink isn’t opposed to shooting straight scenes with condoms, if that’s what the model (male or female) wants. It happens rarely, but every now and then you’ll see a straight scene with condoms.

    • Ulf Raynor

      Shooting a straight scene now and then with a condom is hardly comparable since they have never, ever filmed a condom free gay scene… sorry that smacks of Kink policy and kind of borders on homophobic (in my opinion)

      • Scrapple

        I wasn’t addressing the gay scenes. I was addressing the statement that kink disregards safety concerns with respect to the female talent. The inference being the women are made to perform without condoms. That isn’t true.

        • Ulf Raynor

          My misunderstanding and like you doubt they try to coerce their female models to do condom free, since a number of them also publicly stated they were for the freedom of choice to do either.

  • peter

    IN honor of the Folsom Street Fair, the poll I’d like to see is which Vanilla sex porn company (safe or raw) would you like to see introduce BDSM? Fisting? WS?

    I love it that vanilla stars like Michael Delray, Alex Mecum, etc, indulge their sub-kinky side.

    There’s fisting on Staxus. Why not on Helix? Seeing Brad Chase’ rectum get punched-out by Max in a Trump mask was a missed opportunity :(

    CockyBoys could retain Deviant Otter to introduce repurposed beer to the menu.

    • GayhawkAZ

      God, no. Let the Otter die.

  • aagold76 .

    no option for ‘NONE of Them!’

  • Kevin Jones

    And Cockyboys is in the lead!

  • Dulcis Memoria
  • Troy MacGyver SP

    People who bareback should have to watch an AIDS patient die a slow painful death. Yes, it still happens, except now also you have the group of men passing away from heart problems brought on by the years of drug cocktails used to treat HIV infection(so they don’t die od AIDS,WTF?). Even the panacea drug PREP is rough on your organs. Especially when you’re just doing it to pay your rent by working for Duck Face. Have a little self respect. Porn is like the NFL ,not for long.