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Proposed law change may ban production of bareback porn

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  1. Shouldn’t the headline end “… in the USA” ?

  2. tsuchan, where you expecting pinknews not to be a sensationalist rag?

  3. Isn’t this sort of thing gay men’s sexual health charities such as GMFA and THT should be pushing for in the UK? Not just to protect vulnerable actors persuaded to risk their healthy with the promise of a few hundred quid but also for the way it mormalises and legitimises unsafe sex? A recent survey revealed that bareback porn is the key factor influencing gay men into abandoning condoms. Why are these charities not speaking out publicly about this serious problem?

  4. What survey was that, Codex?

    Let’s hope the Californian legislation is passed and catches on everywhere and that the vast quantity of bareback porn is really minimised, so that it cannot be found unless individuals really have to hunt it out.

    Most punters take from what is easily available, from what they find on the shelves of sex shops, or what they find on the pages of internet sites. If they don’t become accustomed to bareback porn they won’t seek it out.

    A person has a brain and he or she should DECIDE carefully what to fill it with. Unfortunately a lot of people don’t decide what to fill their heads with: instead they simply fill their heads with whatever is to hand, with whatever is advertised.

    It’s a pity that porn, bareback or non-bareback, is so “on hand” at the moment. So many people are thus filling their heads with it. They could put their brains (and their lives) to such better and more rewarding use.

    (And by the way I am not the slightest bit religious or puritanical!)

  5. Artful Roger™ 21 Dec 2009, 5:38pm

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMEN! I cannot believe that their hasn’t been riots in the streets over this very issue. Producers of this, along with people who make money off of unsupervised sex clubs have blood on their hands.

    And I don’t buy the ‘personal choices’ argument (present posters excluded) for one darn minute. People are generally stupid, even stupider when they’re drunk and stoned. Not to mention how teenagers and young people think that they’re invincible. The HIV seroconversion rates in the UK are back to 1982 levels in some areas. It’s time…

    Now, they need to crack down on the underage ‘barely legal’ sex slave trafficking form Eastern Europe, and everyone who buys it. Those kids can’t all be 18 – it ain;t that hard to fake an ID in Serbia, now is it?

  6. You guys are ridiculous. Sex without condoms is legal. Filming sex is legal. The combination should not be illegal.

    Many people are NOT INTERESTED in porn movies unless they do not have condoms. This is a fact — go to a porn torrent sign and watch the comments. People ask before downloading because they are not interested.

    Gee, I guess if I wanted to make a porn with my wife, I’d have to wear a condom on your eyes?

    Ridiculous fascists. Keep your laws off of other people’s bodies. If you don’t like it — don’t watch it.

    Utterly ridiculous contemptable fascist morality legislating anti-freedom trash.

  7. … So why not make all sex for the purpose of pleasure illegal without a condom?

    Hurr, honestly.

  8. Just another sign of how oppressed and suppressed we have become. The worst thing is the gay community becoming mainstream. We are now sexually and socially oppressed and suppressed with the loss of the gay scene and HIV/AIDS. There is no point in being gay any more. Everyone is pushing us into this pitiful and pathetic mentality of getting married, breeding and being normal like god forsaken heterosexuals. Wish we can get our lives back.

  9. Jean-Paul Bentham 22 Dec 2009, 8:27am

    @Eddy 4:

    DITTO ! 100% Ditto. Good man.

    You and I have obviously lost a dear one to AIDS. Those who haven’t seen the ravages it causes just can’t imagine it…and think they are invincible.

    A law may create a black market; what else is new?

  10. Thanks Jean-Paul. Get that comment from John at #8. He says, “Wish we can get our lives back.” Presumably by “our lives” he means endless circuit parties, orgies, bath-houses, promiscuous sex, non-stop me-me-me pleasure. That’s not “being gay”, John, that’s being “hedonistic”. Don’t equate being gay with being hedonistic. You can be hedonistic if you want. No-one can stop you, but there is a finer and more rewarding way to live your life, you know. Can you listen to a complex piece of symphonic music and feel the rapture of it? Can you conceive of writing such a piece? OK, OK, maybe that’s asking way too much too soon? Do you think you could sit at the piano and knock out a jingle? If you tried, you’ld be surprised at how rewarding that is in comparison to wanking over bare-back porn and seeing how many orgasms you can manage in one evening!

    But if that’s how you want to spend you life, that’s your choice.

  11. Im torn on this issue since this kinda falls into the old ideology of “if somone sees it then they will do it”

    Sure lots of us out there have done some unsafe stuff (myself admittedly) but ya know, it was my choice and I knew the risks.

    The way people are going at this is sorta like North Americas logic towards EVERYTHING, smoking in a movie = everyone will do it
    Violent scenes in shows and movies = every kid is gonna go out and do it… sure some few tards will do it, I wouldn’t mind it if it was like some sorta disclaimer before such a video, but I just really dont know on this issue.. It seems just so aggressively paced and aimed.

    Im not saying AIDS is not a big issue, I myself do honestly support any effort, but this one does seem kinda on the line, cause usually most people engaging would be aware of such risks and just trying hard to take it all away seems kind of a heavy handed maneuver

  12. “Sure lots of us out there have done some unsafe stuff (myself admittedly) but ya know, it was my choice and I knew the risks.”

    Aside from the fact that clearly everyone is not aware of the risks (a recent survey of 500 gay men found that over a quarter of all participants regard HIV as no more serious a condition than contracting any other STI, rising to over a third of under-25s), it falls incumbent on a society to protect those who may be aware of the risks but who are too weak-willed or lacking in self-esteem to always make the best decisions, and who may regard incitements like bareback porn as their green light to take the risks that they know may lead to infection. In a society that has legitimized and glamorized bareback sex, it is so much easier for gay men to follow the herd mentality and ditch condoms “because everybody else is doing it so why shouldn’t I?” Common sense is gradually being usurped by this prevailing drip drip attitude, and unless we decide to clamp down and get tough on HIV and barebacking in HIV campaigns, then one day soon negative men who play safe will be in the minority in London. It happened in gay ghettos in the US, and it will happen here.

  13. Oh, what survey was that exactly, “Rob”?

  14. So now the excuse is “the porno made me do it”? While AIDS is still a pandemic, so is obesity but there is no proposed law to ban the production of cookies. Cancer kills more people than AIDS but smoking, while prohibited in certain areas is legal. Complications from diabetes kills more people than AIDS yet sugar is still legal. How about investing in a cure as opposed to just possibly managing the disease? Oh yeah, because there’s a larger profit margin in management. How about focusing on the real reason why people engage in self-destructive health practices; church and state sanctioned bigotry and homophobia. Constantly beating the life out of people with faux morality and then telling not to drink, do drugs and wear a condom is pretty hypocritical. Laws like Prop 8, DADT, DOM and other forms of institutionalized homophobia do far more harm than any porn video. Bareback porn is the symptom, not the cause. Right string, wrong yo-yo.

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