THIS news story:
Michael Lucas: “Gay Bareback Porn Is Hotter And I Don’t Use Condoms With My HIV-Positive Partner.”
WELL! I know one too many men – two to whom I’m related and a few others I have as friends who are HIV positive. I lost two friends many years ago to AIDS. HIV is no joke, people! While those men I know may agree that bareback sex is hot (or was hot at the time before they learned they had contracted HIV), each of them will tell you that having to LIVE WITH HIV is NOT “hot” – nor is it “hot” being willing or selfish to expose any HIV-negative person to the disease.
If this interview with Michael Lucas is true – as it is written (because some things are taken out of context in an interview and I’m finding it difficult to believe Lucas said all of this); if these are his words then, as a world-renowned and respected gay porn mogul, I think Lucas has a certain responsibility to sexually active people who watch and buy his work. Lucas has a certain responsibility – not just to gay men but also to bisexual and straight men to promote the use of condoms in his film work, regardless of how he personally chooses to live and conduct his sex life.
Lucas should not be one of the many people and porn filmmakers/producers responsible for setting back the decades-long efforts of doctors, disease control, prevention and awareness organizations and health clinics that have worked hard – and are still working hard to encourage the use of condoms during casual sexual activity with men and/or with women. That work includes the promotion for sexually active people to get regularly tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and infections. All of this is in the effort to curtail – and someday eradicate those diseases, including HIV which eventually causes AIDS when it goes untreated.
Again, if the words in this story are verbatim, then I must ask: What the fuck is Lucas thinking? Oh, that’s right: the MONEY and to hell with human lives!