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Bareback Studio Treasure Island Fined $21k For Not Using Condoms

Treasure Island Media, the California porn studio that specializes in bareback flicks like Breeding Season 2 and Dawson’s 20 Load Weekend, cannot simply claim it warns performers of the risks of HIV transmission by having sex without condoms, says the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA). Which is why it fined Treasure Island $21,470, issuing three citations after a five-month study that concluded the studio violated workplace safety standards. Basically, it traffics in condom-free porn, and that’s not safe.

How OSHA found only three instances worth noting is beyond me, since a quick look at the studio’s website (seriously NSFW) blatantly shows condomless sex for sale, but agency’s 23-page report says the porn outfit “had failed to write or otherwise establish, implement and maintain an effective exposure control plan. Employees were exposed to semen and other potentially infectious materials, due to work activities during filming and set cleaning.” Further, notes XBIZ Treasure Island “does not observe universal precautions during the production of their films. They have not instituted engineering and work practices controls to eliminate or minimize contact with blood and semen, including, but not limited to, the use of barrier protection such as condoms.”

Either way, Treasure Island is appealing the fines.

By:           JD
On:           Dec 6, 2010
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  • 53 Comments
    • tony x
      tony x

      Good — this is an evil company promoting stupidity as normal

      Dec 6, 2010 at 5:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gregger
      gregger

      I’m giggling over the thought of someone from OSHA having to sit through and really watch any of their “movies.”

      Dec 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Qjersey
      Qjersey

      Agreed, TIM needs to be slammed. The guys in charge basically don’t care if anyone gets infected with HIV or an STI on one of their shoots.

      Other companies that shoot BB porn require HIV testing and STI screening (just like the straight porn companies do).

      Dec 6, 2010 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert Jones
      Robert Jones

      To those who posted above,

      Get off your freaking high horses. Really – you sanctimonious queens! There is a real market for bare back films. Actually this market out performs the condom production in sales – by far. (To prove my point, go to your local “bookstore” and see the amount of shelf space devoted to bareback productions. You will notice that it takes up much more space than in previous years – hence a huge demand.)

      There are a lot of HIV positive & negative men who DO NOT want to watch condom porn.

      For those who are negative, this market provides a save outlet to fantasize about raw sex, but do not want to actually do it.

      Secondly, I have talked to an inside source, and they tell me that the performers are HIV positive already. The sex shown on film is what these guys are already doing in their personal lives. If you actually took the time to talk to the performers of a Treasure Island video, you would perhaps not be so hysterical and judgmental. It is easy to be sanctimonious when you have no idea about the reality of an actual production — as clearly shown by the contents of the above posts.

      In the early days of HIV, the industry rightfully went to condom productions. That was the 80’s and early 90’s. Times have changed, attitudes have changed, and the nature of adult entertainment has changed. I would suggest to all those would be judgmental queens out there to calm down and take a moment to reflect on the past 30+ years and how today is nothing like the early days of HIV.

      Lastly, don’t watch bareback porn if you are against it.

      Those who shoot bareback videos, FREELY CHOOSE to perform in them, and who enjoy watching them have different attitudes than yours and they are just as valid.

      Dec 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe
      Joe

      Robert Jones: the previous post to yours said that TMI did not offer HIV testing and STI screening. I think that was his concern.

      And second, you said that people freely choose to be in these bare back scenarios…well I take issue with that. I am quite sure that these BB studios pay MUCH less than others such as perhaps Titan, etc. I would imagine that the actors in BB videos and are desperate for money and thus are doing things they may not normally do.

      Dec 6, 2010 at 6:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gregger
      Gregger

      @Robert Jones: Hi, I never commented on the studio, just the amusing thought of OSHA workers having to watch the movies.

      Relax a bit, you’re sounding more pissy than the other two guys.

      Dec 6, 2010 at 6:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      Major fail: 1) People are responsible for their own behavior. 2) Rapid testing could be done ON SET in about 15 minutes, 3) all this does is push filming offshore. I don’t care that the pron actors speak English, I just care about hot sex. And.. sorry guys, 3) I do NOT find condom sex hot. So, as someone who does sometimes rent porn, I am willing to buy offshore if I need to get what I want. There isn’t much room for OSHA in my fantasy life.

      Dec 6, 2010 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad
      Chad

      @Fitz: I’m pretty sure the vast majority of TIM performers are HIV+. Regardless, the 15 minute rapid test is only an antibody test. You can be in HIV+ and test antibody negative during acute infection. Keep in mind that during acute infection you’re more likely to transmit the virus because your body has yet to mount an immune response.

      Dec 6, 2010 at 7:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert Jones
      Robert Jones

      I was upset with the first and third posts. I happen to know people who performed in TI videos. These guys tell me that they did it because really wanted to be in them. They were not coerced or hard up for money. They love Treasure Island videos and it was their choice, more importantly their desire to be in them.

      Secondly the guys I know fully disclosed their status, and told me that were paired with guys of like status. It just upsets me that people can jump to conclusions when they have absolutely no idea about the reality of the situation, or what they are talking about.

      Living in San Francisco (where a lot of condom and non-condom porn is shot), I happen to have friends in the adult industry. In addition, having been in a town that has been at the forefront of HIV research & studies, I understand that the issues are very complex. To broadly brushstroke Treasure Island Media as evil shows a complete lack of understanding of the realty of gay sex & HIV in this modern day world.

      Dec 6, 2010 at 8:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      No sympathy for the film company. They knew what the law was, they didn’t abide by it. They knew people would go after them. What did they expect? If they don’t like the law, go some place where the rules are different.

      Dec 6, 2010 at 8:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe
      Joe

      I just went to the TIM website. There is a section to apply for jobs. One of the questions asks if you are negative will you appear with a positive man?
      WTF?
      I have NO problem with BB movies, not in the least.
      But, I do not think it’s a good idea to either encourage or allow a HIV negative man to film with a HIV positive man.
      Surely not for a few hundred dollars.
      Maybe this is why OSHA is asking them do police themselves. Because it in the end its Medicaid that has to shell out the costs of people playing Russian Roulette.
      I think there is a lot less fear now about becoming positive because people can live seemingly forever now.

      Dec 6, 2010 at 8:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathan
      Jonathan

      Promoting condom-free success is a moral imperative that cannot be justified regardless of the actors’ HIV status. The fact that a market exists for the product does not justify its availability.

      Dec 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ugh
      ugh

      This is strange either way you look at it.

      I could understand a libertarian attitude toward this–the performers are informed and can subject themselves to risk if they choose.

      But, taking the view that the studio is negligently exposing its workers to incurable disease as a standard business practice, $21,000 is a ludicrously low number for the fine.

      The judgment should either have been for $0 or in the millions, enough to effectively shut the studio down.

      Dec 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      @Chad: You ain’t going to perform in a porn film while you are in acute seroconversion. Have you ever seen anyone in that state? It’s like the flu x 100.

      Dec 6, 2010 at 10:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • edfu
      edfu

      “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
      –George Santayana

      Dec 6, 2010 at 11:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pfitzner
      pfitzner

      @EDFU: What Santayana wrote was “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.

      Dec 6, 2010 at 11:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      I personally find bareback porn to be scary and nasty.

      It’s clear that the men in Treasure Island and Hot Desert Knights videos and all the other raw/bareback video companies clearly do not care about their health let alone the health of whoever they are having sex with.

      You can get and give people multiple strains of HIV and yes people do get reinfected with other strains of HIV.

      Being Poz does not give you an excuse or a license to bareback.

      An entire generation or two of bisexual and gay men died because of bareback sex in the 70s and 80s, have we learned nothing from this?

      Younger gay and bisexual men do view bareback porn and figure that it’s OK to bareback or that they think that they’re not going to get HIV if they bareback.

      What’s scary are the young bisexual and gay men who think that becoming Poz is just going to happen to them so they might as well get it over with or they think that if they become Poz they can easily take meds that do not have any side effects and that everyone can easily afford meds and that being Poz is no big deal since it’s apparently like diabetes in their mind.

      Dec 7, 2010 at 12:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Me
      Me

      First of all, I feel that people who don’t want to view raw sex should simply not watch it. Don’t mess it up for those who want to see it. The argument that people think it’s OK to do because of seeing these movies is ludicris. People die from drinking and driving…should we not permit alcohol commercials on television. There have been people die from trying to do wrestling moves they’ve seen on TV…should we ban the WWF. There have been people killed just for being gay…should we ban homosexuality? Cigarettes, alcohol, fast food (obesity has become the number 1 killer in the USA…even topping cigarettes!) Are all the fast food restaurants, donut shops, Candy stores and cookie companies evil? More people die from complications from obesity than aids. Should we ban all this stuff and never allow commercials on TV. MANY MORE FALL VICTIM TO depression, gallbladder disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, stroke, impotence, osteoarthritis (especially in lower extremities) because of obesity……and I could go on and on……We have to stop all this censorship and remember that their are going to be people in this world who don’t agree with you…but you just have to agree to disagree….Let me believe, do, say, watch, drink, smoke and spend my time doing WHAT I WANT…..AND YOU DO YOU !!!

      Dec 7, 2010 at 1:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James
      James

      Robert Jones my friend, I am pretty sure you are the same person who has posted on several different gay porn sites calling people who are against bareback “queens” and saying “most performers in gay porn are already HIV positive.” First of all, none of us are “queens” because we are against nasty ass bareback shit, and secondly, I think you’re talking crap by saying most people in condom porn are already positive and that they bareback in their personal lives. You are massively generalizing and trying to get us sensible people to think the way you do. If so many gay porn performers were already positive, then why was Mason Wyler recently cast out by the industry for catching HIV whilst barebacking?

      There might be some people on here stupid enough to believe you, but I don’t accept generalizations.

      Dec 7, 2010 at 2:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AdonisOfFire
      AdonisOfFire

      If you don’t like it then don’t watch it, but I have the right to enjoy it if I want. I do not find condom porn hot AT ALL, and if there’s hot bareback porn with internal cumshots and cream pies…I prefer that.

      Dec 7, 2010 at 3:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James
      James

      Go and film your own bareback porn then and you can watch it over and over again Adonis. “Creampies” lol, how cheap and nasty.

      Dec 7, 2010 at 4:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tim
      Tim

      The “sanctimonity” comes from those who feel it is not their responsibility to take care of themselves and protect others.

      Public health is not about “don’t like – don’t watch it” it is about these people taking unnecessary risks despite the high risk. They role model unsafe casual sex.

      James wrote: “There might be some people on here stupid enough to believe you, but I don’t accept generalizations.”

      WELL SAID

      Ugh wrote: “the studio is negligently exposing its workers to incurable disease as a standard business practice, $21,000 is a ludicrously low number for the fine.”

      AGREED

      Dave wrote: “gay/bi view bareback porn and figure that it’s OK to bareback…… men who think that becoming Poz is just going to happen to them so they might as well get it over with or they think that if they become Poz they can easily take meds…..”

      TOO OFTEN THIS IS THE MESSAGE THEY ABSORB

      Dec 7, 2010 at 6:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ollie
      Ollie

      I think the abundance of BB porn out there shows that there is a massive demand for it. The reasons for the demand are complicated, its not as simple as only nasty people like BB or only prissy queens are against it. Generally though everyone could try being less judgmental and aggressive, the current approach really isn’t getting the message through to younger gay guys.

      Dec 7, 2010 at 7:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      How is condom-free porn “not safe”? It’s absolutely safe if the performers are healthy. The problem isn’t the sex act, it’s the sexual history of the performers. Again, let me repeat: condom-free sex acts are absolutely safe if the participants are healthy.

      OSHA seems to be discriminating against gay and bisexual men. Why doesn’t it go after all the bareback sex that occurs in the “straight” porn industry. The sleazy straight guys and their whores are known to indulge in anal sex on a frequent basis. What makes them so special?

      Message to OSHA: fuck off. We’re planning to bring a discrimination lawsuit against you. Stop demonizing male-male sexuality, OSHA.

      Dec 7, 2010 at 7:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Keep in mind that the “straight” porn industry is exceptionally homophobic towards male-male sexuality. It completely bans it. On the other hand, it welcomes female-female sexuality, a form of homosexuality that is accepted within the heterosexual mainstream of the porn world.

      You have all these sleazy straight guys and their bisexual female enablers casting aspersions on us not using condoms in porn. And yet these creepy guys and creepy gals think it’s perfectly OK to occupy a position of moral hypocrisy wherein their condom-free sex goes unchallenged.

      Dec 7, 2010 at 7:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Enron
      Enron

      I am going to admit, I like bareback porn (the ones from the 70’s and early 80’s) when the actors looked healthy, muscular, don’t have that weird flushed face look. Also, the bareback in those days exuded a natural aurora, like you know they were doing it out of what just came natural, no knowledge of a deadly virus.

      When you watch bb on sites like TI today, there is this almost raunchy I want the love bug. Its like an aim to get infected and infect others. You see it in ones like Dawsons 20 load weekend and climaxing by 20 guys up his shoot. It does not come across as normal.

      Dec 7, 2010 at 8:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ollie
      Ollie

      @jason: I totally get what you’re saying and why you think it. I also think that the years of HIV related terror have had a massively damaging impact on gay male sexuality and behaviour, but surely the ultimate policy has to be about trying to prevent transmissions? Is shouting discrimination or pointing out double standards really the best way to do that? Not trying to be confrontational, but how can you seriously promote the view that bareback is safe “if both partners are healthy” – its the “if” that is the problem. The whole point is that you just don’t know, a lot of the time. I guess the conflict is really between sexual freedom and health, and I reckon health policy should be promoted first.

      Dec 7, 2010 at 8:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Enron
      Enron

      The difference with straight vs gay porn and bareback is, the Gays seem to be the highest statistic in HIV infection rates. Its a problem too in straight porn, but when you look at figures that over 1 million persons are infected with HIV, with half of that being persons who identify as Gay, its sad. Remember, Gays are already a minority, so when you read stories about the high infection rates amongst gay men, it certainly is call for alarm.

      When you have studios like TI promoting it in a way that makes it look attractive (to be honest its not), its basically sending the wrong message, especially to impressionable young men who are still trying to understand their sexuality.

      The only way I can approve of bareback in today’s modern porn is through more monogamous type scenes, where maybe real life partners or two men who give the impression that they are committed to each other and are not involved in a 20 load weekend in the next scene. Also, strong advisories that encourage knowing your status and the risk of STD’s and HIV.

      Dec 7, 2010 at 9:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Max Campbell
      Max Campbell

      Jason, totally agree with you! Support from Russia.

      Dec 7, 2010 at 3:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ruddigore
      Ruddigore

      If the performers were already HIV-positve would that be a loophole in OSHA’s policy? Should Treasure Island or any other studio be fined for not protecting a performer from a disease they already have? HIV-negative performers should be protected in the workplace, but if a studio had a stable of HIV-positive performers doing scenes together would the same policy apply?

      Dec 7, 2010 at 3:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • no thanks
      no thanks

      I think it’s fine to be libertarian about the media, after all, Dawson only has himself to answer to regarding his health and how he got there.

      What I find frightening is the lazzes-faire attitude of posters on here regarding unprotected sex and disclosing your status. If you are hiv positive and engage in sex with people of unknown (unknown to them or you) or negative status, that could be grounds for willful endangerment.

      And save me the 1970’s liberation talk, we all know how that turned out, even if Rawtop wants to act like AIDS and diabetes are so similar and easily managed.

      We

      Will

      Never

      Learn.

      Dec 7, 2010 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neesa
      Neesa

      this is awesome! Hahaha.So glad they got fined such a large amt too.I will keep fighting the fight against the porn industry.www.youtube.com/CreamCheeseIsTasty..
      I represent thepinkcross.org

      Dec 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      IMO they should have been fined more and shut down.

      This has happened to Hetero porn studios/porn companies that do not use condoms. I remember reading about a female actress in straight porn that contracted HIV from bareback anal sex and the studio/company that this happened with basically got their ass handed to them.

      Even in straight porn it’s apparently very rare that you see sex without condoms.

      What’s so sexy about watching bareback porn that’s death on screen?

      Dawson and the guys into bareback porn are all going to be dead and gone or not doing any porn at all within less than a decade from complications of having multiple strains of HIV, having multiple types of Hepatitis including C, and from having bacterial infections from felching.

      Yes even in mainstream gay porn where condoms are used you do see men who are clearly Poz with sunk in faces or bio hazard tattoos but even they use condoms and sometimes they’ll just suck the one guy and don’t let him suck them. You can have sex with someone that’s Poz and have safer sex and not become Poz.

      Dec 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      I find Treasure Island’s videos to be a total turn off. The guys look obviously ill and whacked out of their minds. All the models that appear in these videos are obviously POZ.

      I think CAL has a right to enforce the laws in this country. Let them go to some island to shoot these videos where people live like animals.

      Dec 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      Mike that’s also what I’ve noticed about the men in bareback videos, it makes me wonder how many of them are high on crystal meth at the time?

      Dec 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_porn_industry_hiv

      HIV-positive LA porn actor calls for condom use

      LOS ANGELES – A clinic frequented by porn stars stood by findings that an adult film actor contracted HIV through personal sexual activity, contradicting his claims that he was infected through work.

      Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation spokeswoman Jennifer Miller said Wednesday that the San Fernando Valley clinic stands by its testing, which resulted in the quarantine of an unknown number of actors and found no other cases of the disease.

      “It’s going to come down to `he said, she said,`” said Miller.

      At a news conference Wednesday, Derrick Burts came forward for the first time since news of his illness rattled the multibillion dollar adult film industry and shut down a handful of productions for several weeks earlier this year.

      Burts, previously known as Patient Zeta, said he was identifying himself after reading last month that Miller said his illness was contracted outside the porn industry “through private, personal activity.” Productions resumed after Miller’s announcement.

      Burts said that he was faithful to his HIV-negative girlfriend except for his work, and that he believes he was infected during a shoot in Florida. He said he used condoms for intercourse, but they aren’t foolproof and he may have contracted the disease through other on-camera sexual contact.

      The boyishly handsome 24-year-old, who performed in straight films as Cameron Reid and gay films as Derek Chambers, broke down in tears while recalling the frustration he felt after his diagnosis.

      The clinic failed to return calls, e-mails and text messages for weeks, Burts said, adding: “I felt neglected. AIM wasn’t there to protect me.”

      Burts said instead of providing the follow-up he needed, Miller, who is also the clinic’s HIV/STD counselor, advised him to avoid media, change his phone number and leave town.

      In a statement, lawyers for AIM said Patient Zeta was offered counseling, test results and information on how to get treatment.

      “Any statements made by Patient Zeta which portray AIM as not providing appropriate and proper services are not truthful and are self-serving,” the clinic’s statement said.

      When he first began working in the industry in June, Burts said agents “loved my look and said I had money written all over me.”

      He said he began to have doubts about the business after contracting chlamydia, gonorrhea and herpes in his first month of work, but was convinced to keep working.

      “I wasn’t stupid or oblivious, I knew what was out there. But it’s not something you think about when they fill your head” with lucrative offers and promises that the work is safe, he said.

      Burts said after his initial diagnosis Oct. 9, the clinic conducted a follow-up test and began testing performers he’d worked with since he lasted tested negative for HIV on Sept. 3.

      On Oct. 23, the positive diagnosis was confirmed, and he said the clinic had traced his infection to an HIV-positive performer with whom he had worked.

      After weeks of no response from the clinic, on Nov. 24 Burts said he visited an AIDS Healthcare Foundation center in Los Angeles but didn’t identify himself as Patient Zeta.

      Burts contacted the head of the organization last week and identified himself as Patient Zeta, as first reported by The Los Angeles Times. He said he wanted to speak out in favor of enforcing mandatory condom use in porn productions.

      “I don’t want this to happen to anyone else,” said Burts. “We need to come up with a system that works.”

      Dec 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • teacherabc123
      teacherabc123

      Everybody working for this company is poz already. No one is Neg. It’s just disgusting to see infected people have sex.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 2:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Why are we even considering what these prostitutes say or do for a living? They’re prostitutes, period. If you do porn and get paid for it, you’re a prostitute. Let’s not adhere to the notion that these prostitutes are paragons of our sexuality.

      Again, let me stress to all those PC gays out there: the sex act is NOT risky, your sexuality is NOT risky. What’s risky is promiscuity. It’s the promiscuity, stupids.

      No sexually transmitted illness has the ability to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender. Stop demonizing yourselves by playing the “I’m a gay guy and therefore a high risk”. Also, don’t you realize that you are playing right into the hands of the anti-gays like Sarah Palin and Tony Perkins? You’re playing right into their hands.

      Again, porn performers are not stars and they are not paragons of our sexuality. They are vile prostitutes – that’s all.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • I5.
      I5.

      HIV has never been proven to cause AIDS, so condoms are unnecessary for AIDS prevention.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 11:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      LMAO what’s with all of these HIV/AIDS denialists who pop up out of the woodwork whenever this topic comes up?

      Talk to some people who are Poz or who have AIDS and watch your friends die from AIDS and you’ll realize how foolish you sound claiming that HIV does not cause AIDS.

      I agree that everyone is at risk for HIV no matter what their gender/sexuality and whatever sex acts they are doing as all sex carries risk.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neesa
      Neesa

      @Robert Jones:

      It’s not about no buying the porn if we’re not into bareback.It’s about HEALTH and SAFETY for the talent.Porn companies,directors,AIM clinic doesn’t care.Most the time I shot porn they tested for 5 STD’s.Now it’s only HIV,Clam&Gon. The talent spends on average $120 for that test.Why can’t these multi million$ companies pay for the tests? If you don’t know,the AIM clinic(Where the porn actresses/actors get testedwas shut don a few days ago.I have been fighting against the owner,Sharon Mitchell for yrs. now

      .She fucked me over when I was in the biz.I was at that CALOSHA meeting in L.A> in June,The porn industry was offered better ways to keep the industry safe.They didn’t want to compromise,now they are losing big time.They had to be little porn brats about it.Karma.Gotta love it. The straight porn business is blaming gay porn for all this.Thats pretty fucked up.Check this

      out..http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=7065&MediaType=1&Category=26 He finally speaks out! The latest HIV infected person.He talks about how AIM didn’t take his calls/the porn industry did NOT take care of him,offer guidance.I know what that’s like.I contracted Clamydia& Gonn in the throat from the porn I did.It was an oral scene only.They don’t test for that orally.Ignorance.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neesa
      Neesa

      @justiceontherocks:
      I agree!

      Dec 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neesa
      Neesa

      @I5.:
      You’re just a stupid bugchaser than.I know you don’t really believe this.You are just looking to fight.When I was at the CALOSHA meeting,fighting for mandatory condom use..Nina Hartley(50 something yr. old porn star dumbass hag) said something similar.She said,”I don’t feel any safer w/ condoms”.You both should fuck eachother w/o a condom.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neesa
      Neesa

      @Robert Jones:

      Who cares if Bareback sells more.We’re talking about talent getting life threatening diseases.”If u don’t like,don’t watch/buy”..Avoiding the film doesn’t mean HIV is going to go away.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 6:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neesa
      Neesa

      @jason:
      I was at the CALOSHA meeting.There were gay legislators on the panal.SO they are not discriminating.The straight porn industry is in alot of trouble.I know this,I am helping out by fighting against the porn industry w/ my team http://www.thepinkcross.org .ALso,I am an STD educator .You may want to watch my YouTube vids about STD’s.You are wrong and that’s a fact,son.No condoms is NEVER safe.You don’t know what they did 5 hrs ago-30 days ago.Also,some std’s such as herpes,HPV,and HIV can take months-yrs. to show.Google and find out this bitch is right.I was a porn actress and I was infected w 3 curable diseases.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 6:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neesa
      Neesa

      @jason: @Ruddigore:
      There r different strains of HIV/AIDS.Your chances of getting sicker are higher when doing AIDS on AIDS porn.I suggest killing yourself if u wanna do that.Yeah,I said it.Educate yourself before you post,people.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neesa
      Neesa

      someone on this site needs to interview me.Its scary to know how many ppl are not informed about STD’s,etc.If you were born in the late 70s,u should have learned about it in school.AT least a little bit.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 6:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tre Xavier
      Tre Xavier

      As someone who once considered working with the branch of Treasure Island based here in New York, to some of the accusations made about Treasure Island Media in some of these comments, I can testify that:

      1) I was on a so-called “paid experiment” and go ripped-off
      2) Our working conditions were not a concern, and when I brought this to the attention of their California branch, no response was given. And I made no secret of this as it is documented on my blog, posted in a comments on MOC Blog, and Treasure Island Media’s blog site.
      3) I later learned that ACTUAL film shoots DO NOT pay much. In fact, the pay rate is as shameful as that of the “ethnic porn” genre. And BOTH genres make a lot more more than the porn industry would lead you to believe. Hence why it’s so shameful.

      I was trying it of my own free will, and it show itself to not be worth my time and energy for so many reasons stated here. Do I regret it? NOT AT ALL. I take my misjudging of their character as a lesson I can learn from. One that has made me stick more so to my plan of retiring from the porn industry.

      Dec 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • I5.
      I5.

      @Dave: Your friends didn’t die from AIDS, they died from AZT poisoning.

      Dec 15, 2010 at 3:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tony X
      Tony X

      Hey number 49 —

      I hope you can feel the psychic punch in the face you deserve and I am sending you for your comment to Dave.

      Dec 15, 2010 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adam
      adam

      i don’t take issue with bareback porn in general but fucking hate Treasure Island Media because I think they are fetishisizing HIV and making it seem like cum is like this incredible drug that will make you profoundly high. All the language they employ “loads, breeding, plantin’ seed”. this studio is so cheesy. they’re like those dungeons and dragons kids from high school but focused on catching HIV instead of wizards and shit.

      fuck, their main logo is a skull and bones image that looks like a combo of blood and semen. i imagine treasure island media would hate for an HIV cure to come out because it would ruin their bullshit mystique.

      Dec 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dekota fanning bitch
      dekota fanning bitch

      wow, i think we all can agree poz people are bad and should be burned in an oven. tee hee, so that way we “negative” guys can fuck without rubbers like we’ve been doing and then looking down on people who don’t lie about such things. Yay!!!! –

      now that i’ve gotten the sarcasm and snark out of the way. I personally like bareback porn… i don’t like how as a community we have to all think the same thing. “oh bareback porn is bad because it’s so wrong health wise and makes us look like sex fiends to the heteros!!!” ugh whatever. Look it’s just porn. those people get paid to fuck bareback if you don’t like it don’t watch and certainly don’t judge all because you play it safe and use a rubber. It doesn’t make you better… people who bareback go in knowing the danger that comes with it. I find it surprising how many people bareback and lie about it, feign disgust in public yet behind closed doors you just love getting a load in you. I so fucking hate the duplicitous nature of the gay community.

      Dec 29, 2010 at 5:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • beingkind
      beingkind

      Well I have something to say about this.. I think that young gay men usually have no one to teach them about sex and relationships and love. We can even be excluded from sex ed in school (9 years ago my public high school couldn’t legally discuss using condoms nevermind discussions about gay sex, can you imagine?) I know pornography can often be the only exposure to gay sex a kid can easily obtain.
      And Lets not forget that so many things in our early lives can give us the idea that we’re less than human. Not off to a good start right? It could be why these disturbing fantasies have become a distraction for those involved.
      I’m sure that even the guys involved in making these movies have been affected by those same problems and that’s not okay man. But their audience can be young men who are impressionable. And strict guidelines should be enforced. I think it’s a matter of responsibility and not rights to entertainment. That’s more important. Moral standards need to be applied to the internet and entertainment.

      Personally I have this beef with TI. Their studio should be shut down.. they violate human rights and I feel that way because I had a friend who did a movie with ti. . They made him a lot of promises, told him they would film him with another neg guy and instead they got him too high to function and let several old men with HIV have their way. Then they wrote some sick description basically making fun of him. He was 21 and yeah you might say stupid but he was a kid. He is now a ghost of what he once was. Its so sad that these people have no regard for life no respect for youth. Why is that?

      Mar 3, 2014 at 11:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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