Do Bareback Gay Porn Fans Care About Industry STD Testing Protocols?

Posted December 10, 2013 by with 50 comments

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As bareback sex becomes increasingly popular among gay porn consumers, many studios are coming up with creative (and not so creative) ways to produce and market it to holdouts and critics who still might not be 100% on board with watching unsafe sex. Some studios fetishize barebacking to such an extent that they fetishize the actual contracting of HIV. Others tell consumers that, don’t worry, their performers are “informed” of the risks they’re taking, which is one of the more retarded things I heard in a year rife with retards.

Another marketing technique has been the “boyfriends” strategy: Yes, you’re watching two men fuck without a condom, but since they’re boyfriends, this is how they have sex in their own bedroom when the cameras are off. After all, you’re not seeing anything they wouldn’t already be doing in their personal lives.

A fourth technique, if you’re a bareback gay porn studio, is to tell your audience all about the STD tests your performers take, and how they’re so super accurate, there’s no way they could catch anything. After all, what could go wrong?

bb-e1325450501269Sean Cody’s testing disclaimer (not to mention their “we don’t recommend or endorse” line) has always rubbed me the wrong way, even though I’ll be the first to admit to rubbing one out to a Sean Cody cum dump orgy. 99.9% of consumers have no idea what an “RNA PCR” even means (if they’re even reading the disclaimer and aren’t fast-forwarding), so why placate them (not to mention bore them with science!) when all they want to do as paid members, obviously, is watch bareback gay porn?

The “boyfriend” model, as seen in today’s GuysInSweatpants update, is in my opinion the most honest and the least problematic (and it has the benefit of being much hotter, if you’re into boyfriends). This is in fact what Tyler Morgan and Kip Ryker do by themselves, behind closed doors. Also, it doesn’t try to reassure us of anything or assuage our guilt with disclaimers (even though GuysInSweatpants actually does test its models, for both bareback and condom scenes). Bareback sex will never be safe sex, so why suggest or mislead people into thinking it could be?

If you’re a bareback gay porn fan who’s watching bareback gay porn in order to get off, you probably don’t care to hear about who’s been tested for what, which medical facility issued the results, and what the window periods are. You don’t read disclaimers, and you definitely aren’t reading this blog post. You don’t want to be informed of who’s informed. You’ll just watch the bareback gay porn, and hopefully get off.

Here’s real life boyfriends Tyler Morgan and Kip Ryker flip-fucking bareback on GuysInSweatpants.

[GuysInSweatpants: Tyler Morgan and Kip Ryker Flip-Fuck Bareback]

 

  • Cosmic

    I can’t watch bareback porn because I always assume(rightly or wrongly) the models must be HIV+ if they’re doing it bareback and that’s just not erotic.

    • zach

      Was one (or both) of your parents HIV+ when you were conceived?

    • Bastian

      Watching hot guys having sex with condoms, is like watching them swimming in the pool fully clothed.
      Bareback sex seems more natural to me, so I find it more exciting to watch. Figuring out whether the actors are HIV+ makes no sense, in the end it’s just porn.

      • Cosmic

        That’s fine,it’s just not for me.

  • Cosmic

    I’m just expressing my gut reaction to seeing bareback porn,no need to get nasty.

    • zach

      Nasty??

      • Cosmic

        Mean,Catty which ever word you prefer.

        • zach

          Not sure what’s mean or catty about my response to you below, but you must not know me very well if you think that’s “nasty.” LOL

          • sbd

            It was catty. You yourself stated that “bareback sex will never be safe sex, so why suggest or mislead people into thinking it could be?” Why give him shit about the fact that he doesn’t find watching unsafe sex to be erotic?

          • sxg

            There’s a difference to finding unsafe sex between couples to not be erotic because it’s unhealthy, and to not finding it erotic because you believe both of the models are HIV and that’s the only reason they’re doing bareback sex. The bitchier comment belonged to cosmic, and Zach pointed out the flaw in his logic.

          • Cosmic

            It’s not just me,if you go on any gay porn message board everyone assumes that a model that has begun doing or is exclusively doing bareback porn is HIV+ I wasn’t trying to be bitchy,I was just saying that watching bareback porn makes me feel uncomfortable because I can’t separate the sex from knowing how dangerous what they’re doing on screen really is.

          • James Withers

            It’s probably not a good idea to use the “everybody else is doing it” defense. The message boards defense is weak also. There’s a lot of slut shaming on message boards (IRONY ALERT), but it doesn’t mean you should follow the same logic.

          • Cosmic

            I’m not a porn insider I’m just going by what I’ve read online posted by others who claim to have knowledge of the business.I know it’s not all bareback performers but aren’t a significant number of them HIV+ especially if they’re filming for sites like TIM? Also how is TIM able to get away with showing a guy shooting up in a video?

          • JoshChicago

            As much as we all know how dangerous smoking is and always has been – I still love seeing and watching Bette Davis smoke a cigarette in film or in interviews. I give myself permission to do that. Don’t put yourself in a HIV wheelchair Blanche. :-)

          • James Withers

            Where are you getting the idea that a significant number of bareback performers are HIV+? I’ve never seen such figures. In fact, I’m not sure how anyone knows the status of anyone. One of the many reasons to practice safer sex. As for TIM, can’t say how it gets away with the things it does. Try not to pay the studio much attention.

          • Cosmic

            Like I said I don’t have any insider info I’m just going by what has been said on other porn blogs.

          • James Withers

            Any links where people are giving the numbers of half of bareback performers being HIV+?

          • Cosmic

            No one gave numbers they just said that a large percentage of bareback performers were HIV+ and that’s why many went into bareback porn in the first place.

          • Pascal

            I think that pointing the flaw in Cosmic’s logic would have been to write “Hope neither of your parents were sex workers”.
            Because STDs and sex work tend to go hand in hand, whereas procreative sex and STDs don’t generally.

          • GN

            That, pascal, is also absurd–As it is the act of having sex that puts you at risk of STDS, not the act of being paid for it (sex workers)…If you’re presuming that sex workers have more sex than non-sex workers–That is just that: a presumption.

          • Pascal

            Your position, GN, is also a presumption I might also point out.
            I’m surprised that you see no difference in the quantity of partners (not just the number of times you have sex, but with a different person) and their quality (i.e. personal appeal) in sex work and again sex for reproduction (not sex for fun/relaxation which I made no mention of).
            Zach was clearly talking about procreative sex, not just straight sex. Those two things are not the same.

          • Marko

            What’s absurd about the observation that sex workers and men who have sex with men are high-risk groups for STIs?

          • Pascal

            I found an summary from a UCLA research on another blog. Here goes :

            Rodriguez-Hart, Cristina MPH; Chitale, Rohit A. PhD, MPH; Rigg, Robert MD; Goldstein, Binh Y. PhD; Kerndt, Peter R. MD, MPH; Tavrow, Paula PhD

            Background: Undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may be common in the adult film industry because performers frequently engage in unprotected oral and anal intercourse, STIs are often asymptomatic, and the industry relies on urine-based testing.
            Methods: Between mid-May and mid-September 2010, a consecutive sample of adult film industry performers recruited from a clinic in Los Angeles, California, that provides medical care to performers was offered oropharyngeal, rectal, and urogenital testing for Gonorrhea, and rectal and urogenital testing for Chlamydia.
            Results: During the 4-month study period, 168 participants were enrolled: 112 (67%) were female and 56 (33%) were male. Of the 47 (28%) who tested positive for Gonorrhea and/or Chlamydia, 11 (23%) cases had been detected through urogenital testing alone. Gonorrhea was the most common STI (42/168; 25%) and the oropharynx the most common site of infection (37/47; 79%). Thirty-five (95%) oropharyngeal and 21 (91%) rectal infections were asymptomatic. Few participants reported using condoms consistently while performing or with their personal sex partners.
            Conclusions: Adult film industry performers had a high burden of STIs. Undiagnosed asymptomatic rectal and oropharyngeal STIs were common and are likely reservoirs for transmission to sexual partners inside and outside the workplace.
            (C) Copyright 2012 American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association

            Sp porn performers are small sub-set of sex workers but it would appear that my presumption stands when faced by figures.

            What are the numbers for expecting couples, who were the ones referenced by Zach?

        • GN

          How is posing a question, being catty? Your parents produced you by barebacking. And if we are to follow your assumption, if people bareback, then by necessity, at least one of them is HIV positive. So, Zash is asking–Which one of your parents (if not both) is HIV positive? It’s a perfectly reasonable question, (based on the stipulation that YOU provided, not Zach). If your logic does not stand up to scrutiny, then dont put it out there.

          • Cosmic

            Lets be honest a heterosexual couple barebacking is way different than a gay porn star or escort barebacking. The point could have been made without bringing my parents into it.

          • GN

            The AIDS virus does not see the difference…Perhaps you should explain it to ‘it’…

          • Cosmic

            The Aids virus wasn’t here in 1970 so I think my parents were pretty safe GN.And there are such things as infection vectors gay men have far more partners than most straight men simply for the fact that women don’t give it up as easy plus anal sex is just about the most effective way to transmit the virus between sexual partners.

          • GN

            Here we go again with more ignorant presumptions ‘women dont give it up as easy’ “only gays have anal sex”, “gays fuck more than straights”..You’re either a self-hating gay man, or a troll, not sure which..Dunno why you watch gay porn at all. but whatever, peace.

          • Cosmic

            Are you honestly going to sit there and tell me HIV is as big a problem in the straight community as it is in the gay community? And if I was a self hating gay man then I’d be all for guys barebacking their brains out. Yeah Peace.

          • James Withers

            Sure. If you look at the problem globally. Look at the HIV/AIDS numbers is South Africa and Zambia.

          • Cosmic

            I agree that’s true in many countries but in the US it’s still an illness that effects the gay community far more than the straight community.

  • Aramis

    People are allways writting in their comments that porn isn’t here to educate the watcher because it’s a business and as a business it’s all about to make a profit . I desagree because I know, people ( especially the young, naive ignorant ones ) will fill the void to emulate what they watch in porn as baraback is presented as a good and desirable sexual practice. So, yes porn has the power to educate but doesnt do it. I don’t have a way to add some moral reasons to stop this unhealth and dangerous flesh business as porn, for definition is so against moral issues. As the best enlighted ones know the best businesses today are those who regard ethical, moral and ecological issues.

    • Aaron Hutson

      There will always be those idiots who do stupid things and as a society we can’t go around banning everything because of that.

  • berkeley

    yes. i’m sorry but hiv is very unsexy. i would rather fuck a monkey.

    • sxg

      You do realize that’s how HIV possibly started? Or is this meant to be an ironic post?

      • Bull

        LMAO….you’re right, many theorize that HIV did come from primates

        • M1

          From non-human primates. Humans (species) are also primates (order).

          • Bull

            lol thanks for the clarification

      • sbd

        A theory is that HIV developed in humans in Africa via bushmeat that was tainted with SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus). I’m not aware of any theory that attributes the development of HIV to humans having fucked monkeys–but please speak up if you know of one.

        http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100521/full/news.2010.259.html

  • M1

    At this point, I think if you bb with random people and get STDs its your fault, not porn industry’s. Porn is an adult-oriented product, like tobacco, alcohol, casinos, cars, etc. If people are not properly informed about STDs, then parents, schools, health specialists, and Govenment are not doing their job.

    If concern is about performers’ health, then is a problem of regulation (or lack of-), specially regarding hiring drug-abusers.

    BTW, that ‘boyfriends’ thing sounds no less hypocrite to me.

  • sxg

    I practice safe anal sex in my personal life, but I admittedly enjoy barebacking sex. And barebacking to me is no different than watching condom sex, so long as the models are hot. I would never watch the scene between Tyler and Kip because they are so unattractive to me, would definitely stick to a studio like Sean Cody that uses models that are athletic and hot.

    And I don’t believe the couples bareback sex is that much safer than 2 random pornstars having bareback sex. Things can still happen, especially if they play with others bareback outside of their relationship.

  • Tom

    When I hear of performers, who do condom porn testing positive, I begin to wonder what they are doing off camera, especially when it comes to escorting. Granted, what they do in the privacy of their own bedroom is their business, but blaming porn jobs for infection is sometimes silly.

  • GN

    Safety is not absolute, there’s DEGREES of safety. The highest degree being, (of course) abstinence. Followed by 2. Both partners tested, monogamous, wearing condoms 3. Tested, wearing condoms 4. tested, but bareback 5. Not tested, but wearing condoms 6. Not tested, bareback, no protection at all. (Notice that I am asserting that two tested people barebacking is SAFER than two untested people wearing condoms)

  • Bull

    I have serious issues with barebacking. In spite of that, the only time watching BB REALLY bothers me is the inside cum shot/cream pie stuff. Otherwise, it doesn’t. However, I do think that porn should be a 100% condom zone. It won’t happen. Can’t unring the BB trend.

    Regardless of what some claim, people do emulate what they see, especially the young. The old argument about violence in media not affecting real life violence so risky unsafe sex won’t affect people either, carries no water because even the most ignorant know it’s against the law and they have a very high risk of being caught and held accountable. I also believe that most people seeing a real violent crime not a simulated version of one, whether in person or on TV, would be horrified. Only a truly criminal person will try to mimic the crimes and violence they see.

    Barebacking doesn’t have the same effect. They see no or very little negative results to deter them from doing it. They don’t see just how destructive it can be.

  • GN

    Why don’t pro-condom people insist on dental dams for rimming and flavored rubbers for oral? I mean, you’re advocating complete safety, arent ya?

  • Aaron Hutson

    I don’t watch any porn or entertainment at all to wonder or speculate about the health of the actors as it iks none of my damn business. I was porn to get off and use it as a fantasy as it was produced for and if it is bareback that is all the better because that to me is hotter.

  • Pudgester

    I’m ambivalent about BB. Real affection between the partners, such as Tyler & Kip, IS a major turn-on to me and would be even if they were wearing condoms. On the other hand, I’m glad condoms are used (at least so far) on my favorite site at which I was a witness since its birth.

  • JoePorn

    FYI people you call GayPornFans are not the largest % of those who buy gay porn. Most who buy gayporn have no connection to being a fan or to blogs or to comments sections. The small % that comment on blogs are typically a small group of people they likely have few memberships and want to voice their opinion on long standing issues in the gay community simply because this or any blog gives them a ‘voice’.

  • Fábio Ferreira

    You are being so hypocrite and superficial in your text. As if modes arent exposed to the HIV virus taping oral sex scenes, bukakke and so on…
    You see, each one has the freedom to do what they want, and those guys taping condom free scenes dont have a gun pointed to their heads. They do it cause they are adults and know what they are doing. They would behave this way with cameras off. Some people enjoy watching it so they put the cameras on.
    The society tends to think that gay sex are outrageous, so you have to repress yourself and do not show what really attracts you. Does it prevent any gay from feeling attracted by another man? No. But as long as we dont see it, its fine!
    Dont label people this or that. Insinuating that condom free gay porn watcher are dumb and desinformed is, at least, an ingorance.

  • rawTOP

    Do Bareback Gay Porn Fans Care About Industry STD Testing Protocols?

    One word answer: NO.

    Porn is fantasy. People don’t want to think about how the sausage is made.