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Gay bareback porn star dies of HIV related complications

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  1. Very sad. I’ve seen some of these bareback films and they can be scary with the celebration of the exchange of LOTS of body fluids from LOTS of different men. In time, resistance to HIV meds will occur, followed by sickness and in this case death. It’s very sad that some gay men hit such lows they care so little about themselves. I wish this was addressed more rather than the celebration of the promiscuous life that we often see.

    1. Jock S. Trap 19 Dec 2012, 5:00pm

      Many people suffer resistence to HIV meds, it’s not, to many, because of ‘LOTS of body fluids from LOTS of different men’ sadly it the way it goes for some.

      Please be careful not to use this sad, tragic death to spread mis-information.

      1. I thought Robert was trying to say that bareback porn is more likely to give porn star actors HIV if there are ridiculous numbers of men all f*&king each other without protection. Not that exposure to semen correlates to a resistance to HIV meds.

        At least I hope that is not what he was saying…

        “I wish this was addressed more rather than the celebration of the promiscuous life that we often see.”

        You don’t have to be promiscuous to get HIV is the thing I would take umbrage with.

      2. jock s trap, you’re reading something into robert’s comment that is simply not there. you did the very same with one of mine a while ago. read properly before you respond – especially given your rather superior tone!

        1. Roberts comment is valid but the way it was written I can see how Jock put the two sentences together and misunderstood.

          This is still a sad thing for someone to die.
          I’m glad that places are choosing not to shoot bareback scenes as there is no need.

          There should however continue to be tight screening measures in place for all people in the adult film industry. Staff and actors alike.

      3. vversatile 20 Dec 2012, 1:27pm

        Sad to see again that someone with very little knowledge of science regarding HIV getting lots of votes up.
        And someone (Jock) correcting him getting lots of votes of down.

        Josh’s death is very sad – but being ignorant of the facts is the best way to ensure that HIV continues to spread.

        1. i acquired drug-resistant hiv from a single exposure. jock s trap is correct in saying that resistance doesn’t require lots of fluids or lots of exposures. but nowhere does robert say it does. jock s trap’s response, therefore, has no bearing on the comment to which it supposedly refers. it’s not a question of the facts of hiv, it’s a question of basic reading and understanding.

  2. Perhaps it’s a generational thing but I still find it shocking that so many companies and inviduals (eg the Corbin Fisher or Sean Cody sites, the latter of which continues to promote bareback sex despite being based in California), which continue celebrate or even fetishise unsafe sex when, clearly, HIV isn’t something that should be risked lightly.

    1. *that there are so many companies etc

    2. From what I understand of the business situation, bareback pornography greatly outsells pornography with condoms. It gives studios immense commercial incentive to produce it. And if a studio uses condoms, they lose revenue to other studios elsewhere who do not use condoms. It seems that an audience’s pornographic interest tends not to correlate with considerations of social responsibility, because the audience is interested in what’s hottest, not what’s most reasonable.

      I do not seek to ethically justify the situation at all – I agree it is very sad and socially irresponsible – but my point is that social responsibility tends not to be relevant enough to what people want in pornography, and that may remain true as a fundamental matter of human male nature. Hot vs. wise is an age-old dilemma.

      1. You’re right, and what’s so depressing is the utterly airheaded way so many gay men evidently consider bareback sex “hotter” without considering the implications or even, for that matter, seeing the performers as humans susceptible to a life-threatening disease.

    3. The whole purpose of porn is to excite. Bareback is hotter. Get over it.

        1. I can understand it – because it’s more ‘in the moment’ without, and less spontaneous-feeling /with/ – I don’t agree with it though and I would rather all porn stars used condoms. However, it’s not going to happen given that there’s lots of amateur, ‘unregulated’ stuff out there.

          1. I don’t find the thought of men risking their health or even their lives “hot” at all, but perhaps I don’t objectify people enough. As for condoms, wasn’t most porn safe through the 90s until the internet came along? It’s all very well ‘amateurs’ filming themselves, but I think it’s a disgrace that people who’re profiting from filming others are so irresponsible.

        2. Spanner1960 9 Feb 2013, 2:55pm

          Because it implies risk. Taking gambles is sexually exciting to many. Ask anybody that cruises public parks instead of picking up on the net.

    4. The performers are the morons if you ask me, and mourning a psychopath who is responsible for untold damage is more than just s challenge, it’s a mockery.

      For the record i have refused to view bb porn movies, and i’ve distanced myself from one of my friends because he collected and distributed bb gay porn.

      Innocent victims of gross injustice, say those killed in Iran, Iraq, Africa, etc. deserve sincere sympathy.

      And fcuk those who support the bb gay porn industry in any way.

      This is not news.

  3. And Millivres/Prowler are still shamelessly selling bareback movies!
    http://www.prowlerdvd.com/shop/category/bareback

    1. Samuel B. 7 Feb 2013, 9:08am

      And THT and GMFA are still looking the other way and not speaking out about something that is incentivising a section of our community to emulate…

  4. Jock S. Trap 19 Dec 2012, 4:56pm

    Always Very sad to hear and my heart goes out to his family and all who knew him.

  5. The writer of the report has written “He had previously starred in a string of bareback porn films for a variety of different porn houses.” I would wish for a name other than “porn houses”, which in my view rather dignifies porn. “Porn sheds” would be more appropriate. But at least simply say “porn producers”.

    Anyway, surely this man was on HIV treatment? But maybe he was a denialist and not on any treatment at all?

    1. what’s wrong with dignifiying porn? It’s a legitimate career choice, and every man I know watches it…

  6. it’s always sad when anyone dies, good person or otherwise.

    but honestly, is this news worthy?

    1. it’s a shame that those who felt the need to thumb-down my comment didn’t have the courage of their convictions to at least tell us WHY they disagreed with my relatively innocent comment.

      1. Perhaps the people who thumbed you down thought your comment seemed to flippantly dismiss a man’s death and was therefore callous to them or maybe because they think that this is a topical news worthy item.

        I thumbed your above comment down because, “courage of their convictions” smacks to me of melodrama, and the whole thing seems a little attention seeking. That’s just my subjective opinion feel free to thumb me down without reply if you wish.

        1. “it’s always sad when someone dies, good person or otherwise”.

          I’m sorry, I just don’t understand what is “flippant” about that?

          And I don’t understand why there is a big article about a porn star dying of AIDS-related complications, who was involved in bareback porn. I don’t understand why THAT is “news worthy”. There are certainly other LGBT people who passed recently more worthy of recognition?

          1. Perhaps it might be useful in generating some awareness of the consequences of bareback sex? A number of people (as even this thread shows) appear to believe it’s not worth worrying about safe sex any more.

    2. vversatile 20 Dec 2012, 1:36pm

      It’s “newsworthy” because while you might not have heard of him there will be others who have.

      It’s “newsworthy” because it’s a reminder that for some people HIV medication is still a problem and not 100% effective.

      And despite your “It’s always sad” comment, the “good person or otherwise” part came across as rather unpleasantly judgemental.

  7. Is it “self-loathing” why they do it?

    1. equineprof 23 Feb 2013, 9:16pm

      No it is MONEY they do it for. Most are already HIV infected, in their 30’s and have been in the life all their lives. One receives considerable more for doing bareback movies than they do for sex shots with rubbers. And it is us, the porn purchasing public that makes it all possible. Don’t buy BB porn and the BB porn industry will dry up. As an HIV educator, I can not begin to tell you of the level of ignorance about HIV that is out there in the white, educated, monied gay community. Multiply that ignorance by 3 or 4 and you have all those hot black, latino and racially mixed porn stars that we increasingly see on BB films. If there is someone uneducated and emotionally immature enough to be exploited, there is someone out there that will find them and exploit them. That’s a fact of life. Educate yourselves people! Then pass it on.

  8. I’m monogamous, i’m in a monogamous relationship, and we have unprotected sex as we have both been tested and know the status of each other
    What do i prefer to watch? Bareback

    Please don’t treat us like kids. Just because some guys go clubbing or use grindr to have unprotected sex non-stop, it doesn’t mean bareback porn causes it.
    Blame the people doing these things and creating the epidemic, anything else is a smokescreen to shift the blame

    1. actually, yes, media representations (in this case: porn) help create a “need” and fuel a desire for the activity which is in and of itself dangerous.

      If it wasn’t for the amount of bareback gay porn that is available (this includes old porn from before the era of HIV/AIDS), then people MIGHT develop a healthy respect for safe sex and an attraction to it.

      1. It’s their decision to do it. If they were being careful off the camera then they wouldn’t have HIV/AIDS in the first place Joss. The film set is just a place they trade it if they haven’t been safe.

        Mikey, bareback itself is not unsafe. Not knowing your own and your partner’s sexual history is. No one should have unprotected sex (gay or straight) without knowing a decent amount of your and your partners sexual history and having both been tested.

        People need to take responsibility for their protection. It’s not Terrence Higgins fault if you get an STI/STD, but it is partly the governments fault (for education).
        There’s only three things it can be blamed on; The first is rape, which is pretty much unpreventable, the second is sex education, which didn’t cover gays at all when i was at school (in the last 10 years, although hopefully this has changed (bit of common sense is also a good solution)) and the last is just promiscuity with some people.

        1. And what exactly do you think the likelihood of being aware of an up-to-date status is for people who’re sex workers? We’re talking here about people who have sex for a living for God’s sake, often many times a day with people they’ve never met before, not sexually-exclusive couples!

          1. It’s a risk they do for a market, which buys their product.
            If they don’t have HIV or AIDS, then they can’t pass it on.
            The logical conclusion here is that someone was doing these antics off the camera without protection and gave it to people on the set.

            This man may well have been the culprit, but then he may have also been the victim to someone else. Impossible to know unless someone creates a biography and reveals the answer.

          2. Yes, and if they didn’t have unprotected sex onscreen they would neither run that risk nor promote unsafe sex. An infinitely preferable option, wouldn’t you agree?

    2. “What do i prefer to watch? Bareback”

      So you don’t care about the men who make the porn as long as you are still titillated?

      1. I replied to you above, can’t miss it.

        Bareback doesn’t create any need which isn’t already there.

        I didn’t get ANY gay sexual education at school. The only thing of use was the names for things and to use a condom.
        The rest is picked up here and there, and it’s frightening how many myths exist about HIV / AIDS, and other diseases.
        That needs better education. Banning porn just won’t work, especially in just one country (and just for gays, which is discriminatory)

        1. No one here has said that porn should be banned. They’ve said that bareback porn is unsafe. No one has mentioned banning gay porn either.

          Above you mentioned regular testing. Porn stars have to have a STI test every 30 days and have to produce a certificate to say they have a clean bill of health. If they don’t have one or it is over 30 days old they are not allowed to take part in the shoot. Yet still ppl contract HIV so that people like you can get off because you can’t deal with the image of a condom. What’s the matter does it make you limp?

          I went to school at the tail end of section 28. Gay sex was not directly mentioned but anal sex was and it was made clear that anal sex carries a higher risk of contracting HIV because of the more delicate tissue and lack of natural lubrication compared to vaginal sex. It was emphasised that condom use was vital to prevent HIV contraction. Section 28 is not a good enough excuse for ignorance in this matter.

          1. That’s baloney
            Bareback sex is no less safe than safe sex, it’s unsafe sex which isn’t

            Two people in a relationship without STIs or STDs cannot get HIV or AIDS from bareback

            Two people who have never met or do not know their or their partners status and have unprotected sex are both stupid and at risk of HIV, AIDS, or any other STI or STD.

            I did already comment about the stupid myths in the gay community and you’re pushing one of them there.
            And the worst thing is i’m correcting your misinformation, when i didn’t have good sex ed at my school

            If you haven’t been tested and you want casual sex, wear a Condom
            If you have been tested but your partner hasn’t, Condom
            If you have doubts, CONDOM
            SIMPLE

          2. You have not read what I’ve written at all and you are completely off topic. This article is about the porn industry it is not about your personal relationship.

            “Two people in a relationship without STIs or STDs cannot get HIV or AIDS from bareback”

            Well no $h¡t Sherlock. Where did I say that HIV spontaneously occurs?

            Porn stars are not in relationships they are acting. They deserve protection at work. You think that they don’t because condoms do not turn you on. You are selfishly stating that porn stars should take risks however big or small with their sexual health for your arousal.

    3. And you really think glamorising and even fetishing an activity doesn’t generate an interest in it in viewers? Do you believe that ultra-violent movies have no impact on viewers either?

      What about practises like rimming then, do you believe that porn reflects common practice? Personally I believe it’s the other way round.

      1. Although I agree with you Rehan, I do think there is a difference between porn and ultra violent movies.

        People are aroused by porn, which is more likely lead them to want to emulate what they see than an ultra violent movie. It depends on your definition of ultra violent but I doubt anyone has watched ‘the human centipede’ and thought, “Oh that looks like a good idea. I’ll give that a go”.

        I’m not entirely convince that banning bareback porn will help the audience as much as some people seem to think but I don’t see why the audience want people to risk contracting HIV so they can have a w@nk. Even if you think that HIV is perfectly manageable, these actors, whether they live to be 100 with HIV or not, still lose their livelihood as ‘porn stars’. It will effect their lives in one way or another.

        1. I take your point Joss, it was an extreme analogy, but my point was more that repeated exposure to something that you wouldn’t consider independently can, even with otherwise strong-minded individuals, dull the resistance to it. The way some bareback porn is glamorised these days can well given the impression that it’s no longer considered unsafe at all.

    4. @Tigra 07, well sir you are lucky that you and your partner are monogamous and don’t cheat on each other. Unfortunately, I still think people should NOT TAKE THE RISK. It doesn’t matter if you have a long term partner, I think people should be using condoms ALL THE TIME. You never know, there are plenty of sad stories of people in long term relationships they think are monogamous and they end up HIV positive.

    5. I agree with you , tigra, except that the word ‘imbecile’ is quite apprpriate for filming companies who pay more to performers who will have bb gay sex on screen.

      The bb gay sex industry as a whole offers NOTHING to the common good oh humanity… Nothing at all.

  9. This sad news is a reminder that HIV is NOT the common cold and that the medications sometimes don’t work (assuming he received the best medical care available); dying of HIV/AIDS didn’t end in the 1990s. Safe sex and regular HIV testing need to be reinforced for those who think HIV is a “treatable disease.”

  10. What did he expect if he bare backed? Sorry, but rubber up guys. We need to stamp out hiv not spread it.

    1. Well said.
      The story isn’t clear on if he continued having unprotected sex after he found out he had HIV.
      If that’s the case then he could have infected countless others

    2. Well that’s an ignorant remark.
      a couple having bareback sex might know each others status and so there is no “spreading” of HIV if that is the case.

      There are so many sanctimonious comments on here, and generally ill informed.

      Tigra 07’s post is the most accurate when they say “bareback itself is not unsafe. Not knowing your own and your partner’s sexual history is”

      1. Very well said………get tested, know your status & make decisions based on what you know, not what you think you know!

        All too often I see guys stating they are clean & disease free followed by “UB2 looking for bb sex” who are these guys kidding when this applies to random hook ups on dating sites?

      2. As I’ve said above, we’re talking here about sex workers who sometimes have sex several times a day, often with strangers: what’s the likelihood of knowing each other’s sex history in detail is, do you think?

      3. There’s a lot of ignorant myths to safe sex in the gay community and a lot have appeared on this thread.

        If you want casual sex, then use a condom
        If you want a monogamous relationship and your partner does too, BOTH GET TESTED, then you can have all the bareback you want AND IT’S SAFE and you have peace of mind!

        1. @Tigra 07 I disagree EVEN IF you are in a so called monogamous relationship I really don’t agree with you spreading this message. SOME partners lie and CHEAT on each other and still spread disease. You obviously haven’t been paying attention to the news plenty of people gay and straight get infected with HIV because they think they are in monogamous relationships. Just because people think they have monogamy doesn’t mean their partner isn’t going to cheat. I think people should use condoms ALL THE TIME.

          1. turddd disease rectum 21 Dec 2012, 5:57pm

            Wrong. HPV is always a risk even between monogamous homodeviants and hetero.

      4. Spanner1960 9 Feb 2013, 2:59pm

        “Tigra 07′s post is the most accurate when they say “bareback itself is not unsafe. Not knowing your own and your partner’s sexual history is””

        Except he wasn’t shagging partners, he was shagging “actors” ( use that term very loosely)

        The porn industry is a very lucrative and high earning one, and most people really don’t give a toss as long as they make money. This guy took the gamble and paid with his life. Sorry, but he knew the risks so I have zero sympathy.

  11. It’s sad that so many people don’t believe that if they put their hand in a blender while its on they will get hurt.

    Most children learn not to put their hands on a live fire.

    This should be as obvious but it isnt.

  12. Bareback porn promotes unsafe sex. it puts the fantasy in someones mind set.

    Less would partake in the activity if it wasn’t advertised like it was.HIV still kills and the stigma still remains.

    1. No, it sells because the market wants it.
      If anyone has unprotected sex ad blames films for encouraging them, then they’re too mentally immature to have sex in the first place

      Bareback is fine, unsafe sex with untested people is not, there’s a difference

      1. We cannot legislate taste or sex for that matter. If you don’t like bb, don’t do it and don’t watch it.

        I am neg and a strong believer that safe sex works….AND I love my bb porn…that’s all.

        BB porn will never change my attitude towards safe sex because I have a brain.

        If an adult wants to watch or even have bb sex with other consenting adults that’s their own fucking business.

        We don’t need bans and laws, what we need is new campaigns and education so the young generation can make an informed decision.

        Skrew censorship and laws that tell us what we can watch.

        We do have freedom of speech as well as freedom of expression.

        1. Allex, I agree with you 100%. I love BB porn, but I always use condoms when I have sex, which is maybe once per year. Porn is about fantasy, and in my fantasies, there are no condoms. But in reality, I always use them. As one poster already mentioned, if the porn actors always used condoms off the set, then there would be less of a problem with it in the industry.

          One day when I’m in a long monogamous relationship, and both me and my partner have been tested, condoms will be a thing of the past for me, but until then, I will use them religiously.

  13. Bareback sex is fine so long as it is two healthy people doing it. Men often have bareback sex with women and neither of them become infected with HIV. It’s no different if it’s two men.

    The problem is when one or both partners has a promiscuous sexual history. If you’re carrying a long history with you, it increases the chances of you passing something on to another person. It’s the promiscuity, not the anal sex, that is to blame.

    1. It’s no different if it’s two men.

      Actually I think you’ll find the likelihood of infection is far higher in anal sex than in vaginal sex.

      1. EducatingIgnorance 22 Mar 2013, 9:43pm

        You are DEAD WRONG. Actuallly 86% of ALL new infections in the US are between HETEROSEXUAL partners. Stop spreading inaccurate dangerous information and educate yourself.

    2. and the difination of promiscuis is….someone who has slept with one more person than you…its a judgement term…’I’ve slept with 5 people I’m good…you;’ve slept with 10…your a whore!’ at least that what i was taught when I worked in the field of HIV support

    3. “Men often have bareback sex with women and neither of them become infected with HIV”

      This is complete bs. Heterosexuals who engage in bareback anal sex are at risk of contracting HIV. The magic of heterosexuality is not a special barrier. Both straight and gay porn star actors deserve to be protected at work.

      “It’s the promiscuity, not the anal sex, that is to blame.”

      No it’s the lack of a condom. It’s 2012 we should be beyond thinking that only sexually promiscuous people are at risk of HIV.

      1. Spanner1960 9 Feb 2013, 3:05pm

        “It’s the promiscuity, not the anal sex, that is to blame.”
        It is promiscuity, anal sex AND unsafe sex.
        Even wearing a condom has risks attached.

      2. EducatingIgnorance 22 Mar 2013, 9:46pm

        THANK YOU. I cannot believe the amount of ignorant posters on here. It is FACT that 86% of ALL new HIV infections in the US are from unsafe HETEROSEXUAL vaginal sex.

    4. Robert in S. Kensington 3 Mar 2013, 2:15pm

      It’s not entirely true that men having bareback sex with women don’t become infected. There are many instances in which it has happened. Heterosexuals aren’t immune if they too lead a promiscuous sex life and many of them do. Some even engage in anal sex that isn’t an exclusively gay phenomenon, never has been. The rise in HIV infections in emerging nations, especially on the African continent is alarmingly high among heterosexuals, in fact surpassed that of gay people infected in that part of the world. Let’s be realistic.

      If you recall, Pope Benedict railed against the use of condoms in Africa claiming they often lead to HIV and promiscuity and was lambasted by the World Health Organisation for saying it as well as the majority of infectious disease specialists around the world. He wasn’t only addressing gay people you know.

      1. EducatingIgnorance 22 Mar 2013, 9:55pm

        86% of all new HIV infections are from heterosexual unsafe sex. The other 14% is comprised of anyone else including IV drug users. Thank you for spreading correct information. I’m appalled at some of the comments on here filled with myth and misinformation.

  14. Education is always the key. I don’t buy the “promotion” argument if that carried then all moves would be rated for children. There would be no violence, sex, drug taking etc in main line cinema so how far should censorship go? Banning “bareback” in porn be it straight, gay or other will not have the impact I think some believe it will. What I think is the ‘elephant in the room’ is a frustration that 30 years on there is a lack of publicly funded and very available messages on safer sex. Also, having watched and read many articles, it seems to me that the porn industry is often very ‘clued up’ on STD’s and HIV. Note the sensationalism of the headline … its not until you read into the story that its not know if this poor chap was HIV+ when performing, he was an escort and no doubt had a personal sex life. HIV infection can come from being ‘safer’ i.e. condoms bursting etc.
    A strong public ongoing health campaign ought to be what is fought for here.

  15. In every other occupation, we accept that employers have to provide a safe work environment. I can’t imagine many PN commenters defending a building company asking staff to remove asbestos without protective gear – even if all the employees had volunteered to do so.

    Of course there’s no risk when barebacking if neither partner has an STI. I would no more use a dental dam with my wife than I would ask to see her driving licence before giving her the car keys.

    But until there is an infallible instant HIV test that reads positive as soon as the virus can be transmitted, we’re all relying on trust when having unsafe sex. And I don’t see how any employer can ask employees to place that level of trust in their colleagues – least of all when there’s a huge financial incentive to lie.

    If you want to film yourself and a friend barebacking and stick it on the internet, go right ahead. But the second you employ performers to take that risk for you, you should be breaking the law.

    1. EducatingIgnorance 22 Mar 2013, 9:52pm

      What many people do not know is that performers ARE regularly tested. In fact you must provide proof of good health and be free of any STD in order to even AUDITION for major porn producers. And if hired you must get tested regularly, usually twice a month to continue performing. Again another ignorant post.

  16. It’s a very complicated issue. HIV can be controlled and treated with regular medication, however, if you are exposed to different strains (of which there are many) and/or other STIs, you’re going to damage your immune system. This, I think is unclear. Everyone has breathed a sigh of relief and believes ‘you don’t die of it’ any more. Quite possibly not, but promiscuity can still kill you. My issue is the attitudes on the gay scene. There is no call for loyalty or monogamy and single, independent, promiscous men are accepted as the norm and even celebrated. Many people coming out believe they have to fall into this as this is what being gay means. There are also issues of homophobia, internalised homophobia and the lack of education and acceptance in the world and underneath it all is low self-esteem which can lead to dangerous behaviour due to a lack of respect for oneself. I still think though, that the gay press and community should be speaking out more for less promiscuity.

  17. And let’s face it, it’s a known fact that when something becomes forbidden, it becomes more attractive.

  18. It really is bad when telling people to wear condoms if they want unsafe sex with strangers gets a thumbs down here

    1. Where has anyone thumbed you/anyone down for that?

    2. Spanner1960 7 Feb 2013, 12:14am

      Its not bad. It’s just classic gay male hypocrisy.
      “Do as I say, not as I do.”

  19. These bareback porn films should be banned. The problem is though,so many gay men love bareback movies and they push the porn stars to do them. The thing is, the porn actors are really putting themselves at risk every single time they do a bareback movie. This is very sad indeed. Glad California is saying that porn movies must use condoms. Plenty of gay porn films use condoms I don’t see why there is a need for bareback porn.

  20. i acquired drug-resistant hiv from a single exposure. jock s trap is correct in saying that resistance doesn’t require lots of fluids or lots of exposures. but nowhere does robert say it does. jock s trap’s response, therefore, has no bearing on the comment to which it supposedly refers. it’s not a question of the facts of hiv, it’s a question of basic reading and understanding.

    1. sorry, this was in reply to one of the responses to the first very comment but i posted it here by mistake – see above for what it refers to

  21. I don’t think bareback porn should be banned.

    personally I don’t think many things should be banned – people should be treated as adults, and given education not dictats.

    then if they make the wrong decisions they only have themselves to blame and have to deal with the consequences.

    1. Spanner1960 9 Feb 2013, 3:03pm

      I totally agree.
      I imagine all the people that voted you down are the same ones that would complain there was no bareback porn available any more.

  22. turddd disease rectum 21 Dec 2012, 5:48pm

    Professional butt buggering deviant sodomizes many without a condom and dies from AIDS. How could this happen?

    As sure as the -s=cat community have foul breath, the homo–devi’ant communityd ie from AIDS. What do they expect, long life and prosperity?
    Gay males are 50 times more likely to have HIV than hetero males…fact!

    1. Mister Fister 21 Dec 2012, 7:21pm

      Please crawl back under your stone.

    2. All the bickering on here plays into the hands of these trolls. I wish we could have a bit more consensus and understanding on PN comments.

    3. EducatingIgnorance 22 Mar 2013, 10:03pm

      You “fact” is completely WRONG. 86% of all new infections come from unsafe HETEROSEXUAL sex. Get an education Mr. HOMOPHOBE and protect yourself.

  23. This is what happened when you live carelessly!!! For crying out loud, AIDS is still a reality and while sex is not the cause, promiscuity and a careless lifestyle are the main contributors. If you are going to be promiscuous, WEAR CONDOMS! If you can’t devote yourself to one partner and enjoys random sex, WEAR A CONDOM! What is so hard in that?

  24. Frank N Gallo 22 Dec 2012, 5:31pm

    Another queer bites the dust from DSPS……Disgusting Sexual Practice Syndrome

    1. quit playing the phobe card frankie – just ask and i’ll shove it right up ya

  25. Paul from Tacoma, WA 23 Dec 2012, 7:02am

    I was a fan too of his videos and acting so to speak!

    RIP you will be missed!

    1. Josh was a fine Human being and I will miss him!

  26. Although it’s a sad story you would expect these types of people to face such an end!

  27. Spanner1960 7 Feb 2013, 12:12am

    Oh dear, how sad, what a pity, never mind.

    Sorry, zero sympathy; we all know the risks, as did he.

    1. Samuel B. 7 Feb 2013, 9:10am

      Bareback movies are now known to influence some gay men to follow suit and dispense with condoms.

      Where are THT and “health charity” GMFA’s voices in all of this?

      They are damned by their silence.

  28. Bareback sex, a Russian roulette game with a full loaded revolver.

  29. Christopher in Canada 9 Feb 2013, 4:39pm

    As a porn performer, did he have access to any drug therapies? How would he have payed for them if not insured? Porn does not pay all that much in $$, and he would have rent and food, etc in New York or LA. I don’t know that America is the place to get pharma if you can’t pay for it…

    1. Spanner1960 10 Feb 2013, 1:18pm

      “Porn doesn’t pay?” Are you kidding?
      A male friend of mine does straight porn in the US and gets $3000 a scene.

      I can assure you girls and gay men get a load more, and even higher rates for bareback.

      1. Christopher in Canada 10 Feb 2013, 5:40pm

        Unless he is filming weekly, that’s still on an income to live off of. The cost of living in NY and LA is not cheap.

  30. David Shepherd 10 Feb 2013, 4:15pm

    From the Gay Mens Sex Survey responses of those who were either positive or unknown HIV status:
    Ejaculating in the mouth of a partner of unknown or HIV-negative status. 46% of men in their thirties reported this – higher than any other age group.

    Insertive unprotected anal intercourse with a partner of unknown or HIV-negative status. 28% of men in their thirties reported this – again higher than any other age group.

    Josh Weston is their hero.

    1. Enough Said 17 Feb 2013, 2:03pm

      And you are someone I’m glad not to know. How dare you blanket a group of people you know nothing about like that. So long as you continue in your cloistered, holier than thou life with whatever you’ve settled for as a life partner, well, go right ahead. Stop tarring others because they choose to have something different than you.

  31. Lion in Winter 17 Feb 2013, 2:00pm

    The man was at the height of his health and beauty. Perhaps he decided that he’d rather go now than face the aging with HIV process. Vain? Perhaps. Brain muddled by meth? Some people say so. But you can’t deny he made a decision and carried it through.

  32. would love to know if he was hiv+ when he made the films or if he became hiv as a result of doing bareback? we need more info on this but i would love to know if his agents, the other guys he filmed with and the company knew? if they did and did nothing to help they could be in trouble. presume he knew too? we should be told all this

    1. EducatingIgnorance 22 Mar 2013, 10:12pm

      From other articles I’ve read he stopped performing before contracting the disease AND also stopped escorting when he found out he was positive.

  33. I think suicide is the wrong choice, especially when you are young.

    Bareback=Suicide

    Bareback is widespread among 20’s men.
    Gay blogs need to do more than making it seem like a life style choice.
    Putting your hand in a blender while it is on is also a choice, but everyone should tell that person not to.

    1. Enough Said 4 Mar 2013, 11:50pm

      Give your head a shake. What is this, 1984? Combo therapy allows a person with HIV to live to their natural length of life. While a life on meds is not necessarily something to strive for, your misinformation does more harm than good.

      Guess what else? If you floss, you’ll keep your gums! And laser surgery is now available for poor eyesight. Do try to keep up.

  34. EducatingIgnorance 22 Mar 2013, 10:10pm

    Ok so after reading many of the comments on here (and replying to some ignorant people) I feel I need to educate a whole lot of commenters. Number ONE you must be tested regularly to work in the porn industry, it is required by ALL reputable porn companies because of insurance liabilities. Number TWO 86% of ALL new HIV infections are occurring amonst the HETEROSEXUAL population. Don’t believe me? Google it and do your own research for a change. The amount of misinformation and myth about HIV in these comments is appalling!!! Tigra07 is the most accurate poster on here. As he said if in a monogamous relationship and both are tested regularly (in case of cheating) then bareback is totally acceptable, just as it would be for monogamous heterosexuals. If you are a porn performer you MUST be tested and provide recent (no more than one week old) proof that you are STD free just to AUDITION, and then tested regularly every two weeks while you are employed. This is the industry STANDARD.

  35. Mmm… Get a real job?…

  36. As I understand it, he died of an overwhelming bacterial infection affecting the valves of the heart. This is not a routine complication of HIV disease. It would be helpful to know the full story, but there are things that are not being said.

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