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Mason Wyler: Why I’m Returning To Porn As An HIV+ Bareback Performer

On Sunday Queerty published a post about the hypocrisy shown by some gay porn studios who claim to care about their performers’ HIV health while not insisting on universal condom use. Mason Wyler, the HIV-positive porn star, drafted a response.

Last week, RawFuckClub.com released a scene I did in December with owner Owen Hawk and his boyfriend Brandon Hawk. Condoms were not used during the shoot. I don’t have any sort of ideological reason behind why I chose to do what I did but I do have reasons.

I did it because my career had been at a standstill (or dead) for nearly nine months. I sent out emails, made phone calls, and tweeted to little or no avail. I got offers from plenty of bareback studios but the big studios, which are “safe-sex” studios, weren’t interested. There are many justifications as to why my time in the mainstream part of the industry is seemingly over. I don’t look as good as I used to… especially compared to who’s out there today. I’ve worked for nearly every major studio/website there is when companies covet exclusivity. I make headlines and gain attention for horrible things. I’m HIV Positive and everybody knows it. I’ve been in this business for six years, that’s a long time for porn, maybe too long but I can’t bring myself to throw in the towel so when RawFuckClub.com gave me an offer too good to refuse, I took it. I love having sex on camera and I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do. Not yet anyway.

I did it because I wanted to get fucked by Owen Hawk. Out of all the performers in all of gay porn, bareback and condom, Owen has always been and will always be my ideal top. I have spent the last few years getting to know Owen and in that time my desire to work with him has only grown stronger. He has created a bareback production company which shares similarities in quality with the bigger “safe-sex” studios. His roster of attractive models (his boyfriend and himself included) buck the ugly trend that a lot of the other American Bareback studios create and perpetuate. And his pay scale is inline with what I’m used to, which contrary to popular belief, bareback porn usually pays far less than condom porn. But above all that, Owen Hawk is simply one hot man who on many levels, fully understands me. Ultimately, I chose to go with Owen Hawk and RawFuckClub.com over the other studios because his offer was far more appealing all-around.

I did it because I prefer bareback sex and I’d rather be with other openly HIV positive men. It’s understandable for HIV negative people to fear working with me due to my status, even when a condom is part of the equation, but that fear also turns me off to them. If everyone is turned off then why bother? Even if a major “safe-sex” studio wanted me, I’m not sure I could shoot with a HIV negative partner or with a partner of unknown status (unlike my situation, most models HIV statuses are not revealed to the public or within the industry itself), even if said partner was totally fine with me. A part of me would be afraid I could possibly spread infection to them which would hinder my performance. As it stands right now, I feel more comfortable being in bareback with models who I know are positive.

My video has reinvigorated online debate about the role gay porn serves in the gay community and the correlation between bareback porn and viewers participating in bareback sex. My opinion is that porn’s role is to entertain not to educate and that bareback sex does not influence real life behaviors. I truly enjoyed making the video with Owen and Brandon. I hope some of you take it for what it is (entertainment) and enjoy watching it.

This post originally appeared on WylerNation.com (NSFW) and is republished here with permission.

[photo via MasonWyler.com]

By:           Mason Wyler is a 27-year-old gay porn star who currently resides in a suburb of Houston, Texas. He's a self-described hedonistic guy with a nerd-centric personality and a slight addiction to fornication. He has been in the adult film industry since 2005 and has appeared in over 200 videos. When he isn't on set, he enjoys playing video games, reading books, and working out. He also writes his own blog on WylerNation.com and does live shows every week on MasonWyler.com (links NSFW).
On:           Feb 16, 2011
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  • 109 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      The guy needed a job, he was offered one, like his “Office” and took it. I’m not sure why this is a shock.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      Maybe it’s time for him to get another job. Any other job.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      I don’t look as good as I used to–especially compared to who’s out there today.

      Frankly, I think he looks better than many peformers out there today–especially the gay for pay trash.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Drake
      Drake

      “Porn’s role is to entertain, not educate..” YOU are obviously uneducated, even after infection. There are many different strains of HIV,. and you can pick up a new one, or transmit a new one to someone who is positive. Your attitude is that of an addict defending his addiction.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair
      WillBFair

      After thirty years, I shouldn’t be surprised at this kind of selfishness and contempt for others. Nothing has changed. The community is still hopelessly self destructive. And it looks like nothing will change for another thirty years.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @WillBFair:

      This isn’t “The Community”. your comment, in my opinion is like listening to a prostitute with herpes talk about how she doesn’t care if she gives it to her customers and then saying that that reflects on the entire hetrosexual community.

      This is a porn actor who was jobless talking about why he is shooting a bareback scene. This isn’t a referendom on gaydom.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 1:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jay_max
      jay_max

      I absolutely love the sanctimonius bullshit from those holier-than-thou that post in the comments to stories like this.

      If two HIV+ people want to have consensual sex on their own terms, that’s their fucking business. Who the hell are you all to sit there and say that they can’t? Obviously that’s very different from a couple with mixed-sero status or those who aren’t fully informed.

      As I’ve said before, the worst discrimination and attitudes towards poz people come from within the gay community. It’s sad.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 1:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tazz602
      tazz602

      @Drake:

      Spot on – I was going to say the exact same thing myself.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      @jay_max: Whether he have a right to do it is one thing: clearly he does. Whether it’s a smart thing to do is another matter altogether.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair
      WillBFair

      @Cam: Nice metaphore. And you’re right. It’s only a chip in the flood of evidence showing that the community hasn’t dealt with aids.
      But I like how you ignore the rest of the evidence, the mountains of facts, endless excuses, heartless contempt, venom, and self righteous bull—- used to distract attention from the real issues.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oprah
      Oprah

      Mason Wyler has HIV? Wow, i am speechless. Kudos to him for disclosing but i dont feel sorry for him.And besides why should we care? Judging from his quotes- he seems -Yes, introspective,articulate,self intuned, and realistic.Well, good for him.I guess, thats what an HIV diagnosis does to you.But my beef with him is,from his quotes, he comes off as disappointed or shocked at his diminished state of ‘sexy-ness’.He clevely phrases it under the illusion of philosophical self-musings or self analysis-but its a load of crap. I remember the first time i saw him-he was fresh,young,masculine,muscular,and a straigh up-farm boy looking. He was the ideal ‘Top’, if he ever was one. Not long after, i discovered he was a verocious ‘Bottom’.I was Somewhat disappointed of course, but i got over it. He appeared in countless porn, almost becoming the proverbial ubiquitous porn slut.What do you expect? Proiscuous un-Safe SEX- means capital STD. Simple as that.
      HIV is a serious illness, so sad to see such a former hot, hunky sexy guy become a sort of ‘damaged goods’.

      PS: Caution to Brandon Hawk, boyfriend of Owen Hawk- Wyler is after your man dude. Watch out! In the post above he actually mentioned the name of your man–SIX TIMES!!!!! Mason is in love with Owen Hawk! he he he he he

      Feb 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Qjersey
      Qjersey

      Duh, we all commented a few months back that he’d wind up doing bareback porn.

      And sorry, no pity for Mason or Owen, both of them ran around having unprotected sex with many many partners. They ain’t no innocent victim who got infected through a slip or lying partner.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Montana Joe
      Montana Joe

      He’s boring to watch anyway. What good is a great scene with a disappointing money shot? At least it was in “Just Add Water.”

      Feb 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Seriously
      Seriously

      @Drake: absolutely!!!

      Mason always came off as a little sad and a little desperate for attention. Now, he can add vain, pathetic and, like Drake said, uneducated to the list.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oprah
      Oprah

      OMG!!! I just google Owen Hawk. He was a tiny,tiny,tiny penis. lol

      Feb 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim
      Jim

      I agree whole-heartedly with #7 @jay_max.

      If two consenting adults who are positive want to have unprotected sex with each other, it’s their business.

      If they film it, and others pay to watch it, then that’s also a personal decision. Everyone knows the facts.

      If you choose to always have protected sex, that is also a personal decision.

      Condemning others for their informed decision making just because you disagree with it is bigoted and has no place in our community.

      My personal opinion has absolutely nothing to do with what Mason Wyler chooses to do. I applaud him for coming across as honest and informed about what he is doing now.

      His past is something no one can change, no matter how sanctimonious you want to be about it.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • j
      j

      @Oprah: Oh clear off. Being a bottom shouldn’t make someone less hot. Do you ever get laid? Why are people so disgusted by gayness that they idealize one sexual role (top) to a level that’s cartoonish in its ridiculousness (I’ve heard the word “heroic” being used) and then show such contempt for the other in a way that would be funny if it weren’t just so tragic.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @WillBFair: said….


      Nice metaphore. And you’re right. It’s only a chip in the flood of evidence showing that the community hasn’t dealt with aids.
      But I like how you ignore the rest of the evidence, the mountains of facts, endless excuses, heartless contempt, venom, and self righteous bull—- used to distract attention from the real issues.”
      __________________________________

      I am not the one ignoring anything. I am merely saying this. I would not let this guy housesit for me. He is an actor in porn films, traditionally a very oversexed, partying, drug using, unconcerned demographic when it comes to things. Using his wanting to continue earning money by doing bareback films as a commentary on the entire “Gay community” is completely offbase. You then gon on to list off a bunch of adjectives with no backing as some sort of evidence that everything you claim is correct.

      Well Once again, the fact that AIDS is still around is awful, the fact that the majority of gays in America don’t have it would seem to indicate that to a certain extent the community has made progress in dealing with it. Using words like “Heartless contempt, Venom, etc… just make it seem like this is personal to you and not really about facts or what is going on in this posting.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kurt
      Kurt

      Mason,

      You’re a jerk

      Feb 16, 2011 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lemon-lime
      lemon-lime

      @Drake‘s got it right. There are more than 1 strain of HIV and the more you have the faster you will get AIDs. I’m all about personal choices, but that implies that you know the facts, and these folks clearly aren’t educated about their own disease.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oprah
      Oprah

      @J

      I didnt say, Mason is less hot because he is a bottom.I mean, sure i would have preferred him to be a top, but thats beside the point. He is less hot now-because–he is older, HIV positive and obviously dumb. Dumb because even after infection, he wants to do porn. How retarded is that? J, i think you over-reacted because you are uncomfortable with your own ‘bottom’ self. I say, its time for you to accept yourself dear. lol

      Feb 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheRealAdam
      TheRealAdam

      @Cam: The majority of gay people in America may not have AIDS, yet the percentages of Americans with AIDS or who are HIV+, and the number of new cases, all indicate that the gay community hasn’t dealt with this issue at all. How has progress been made when gays account for over 50% of new HIV cases?

      And what kind of message is this young man sending to the world about gays and the lives we lead? He is, in effect, glorifying AIDS and sex. Like it or not, this can be used against the gay community at large and justify keeping us as second-class citizens. Maybe that is why some gays are so quick to come down on individuals like this who bask in their irresponsibility and try to pardon their destructive ways.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie
      Charlie

      Well if you’re going to be in favor of bareback porn this is pretty much an ideal situation. EVERYBODY’s status in this scene is known. It’s completely honest; there is no “what if.” It doesn’t make sense to be in favor of having models do Bareback videos until they get infected and then kick them to the curb once they are infected.

      Personally I’m in favor of condoms in porn but I’m not the thought police.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Enufothis
      Enufothis

      I wonder if Mason Wyler even has HIV. That might sound absurd to ask, but I wouldn’t put anything past a guy who made up the story about being beaten and raped and was caught using a fake photoshopped black eye pic to “prove” it. He’s just a porn kook.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheRealAdam
      TheRealAdam

      @Jim: What you appear to be missing is that he is not concerned about changing his past or making his life better in the present or future. He did what he wanted to do and is doing what he wants to do, knowing the health risks, and he has no regrets. There is no remorse or guilt, only a misguided pride in his diseased body.

      He doesn’t need to be making porn. He needs counseling and to be cut off from his HIV meds. Maybe that will be the wake up call to him, because right now, he is just being enabled by the porn industry and by medicine.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @TheRealAdam: said..

      @Cam: The majority of gay people in America may not have AIDS, yet the percentages of Americans with AIDS or who are HIV+, and the number of new cases, all indicate that the gay community hasn’t dealt with this issue at all. How has progress been made when gays account for over 50% of new HIV cases?
      _____________________________________

      Yes, but in your numbers you are also trying to mask the truth. While gays may make up around 50% of AIDS diagnosis, what you fail to state are the actual number of people getting diagnosed.

      According to the CDC in 2008 aproximately 23,000 gays were diagnosed. Out of a population of say 300 million in the United states. that is 0.007666666666666667 of the Country.

      Lets also figure out an estimate for gays in America. Some studies say 10%, some claim 20%, the christian right claims like 4% lets say somewhere in the middle, 7%. So out of a population of 300,000,000 the number of gays would be estimated at 21,000,000.

      Out of that number, the 23,000 diagnosed in 2008 account for 0.10952380952380952.

      Lastly, according to 2006 stats, the latest the CDC has that I can see, 1, 106, 400 people are living in the U.S. with AIDS. Lets pretend that ALL of them are gay. Even if that was the case…which it isn’t, that would still only be 5% of the gay population in the country if you think gays make up 7% of the population. If you think they make up 10% it’s even lower. And since gays make up around half of the AIDS cases, it is really more like 2-2.5%

      So again, yes, it is horrible that people are still getting AIDS, but to try to pretend that what has happend to this porn actor reflects on the entire gay community is ridiculous.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh Boy
      Oh Boy

      “I love having sex on camera and I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do. Not yet anyway.”

      Well – that is the root of the problem right there.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ian
      Ian

      There are just some porn performers that don’t want to accept that the porn star ride ALWAYS ends eventually. It’s just NOT a lifetime career. You fuck for a few years, squirrel away some cash, and move on to other endeavors. Jeez Mason, first you do come across as someone who is clinically addicted to sex so I would hope that at some point you find a sex addicts anonymous meeting somewhere for some support. Secondly, start to find another career already!!! If you take care of your health you have a long life ahead of you and a few more months of bareback cash ISN’T going to last the rest of your life!

      Feb 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • soakman
      soakman

      Are you guys really that ignorant? PLEASE READ THIS POST!

      “If two HIV+ people want to have consensual sex on their own terms, that’s their fucking business. Who the hell are you all to sit there and say that they can’t? Obviously that’s very different from a couple with mixed-sero status or those who aren’t fully informed.”

      The above statement makes sense if HIV didn’t rapidly evolve to create more resistant strains of the disease. When one strain of HIV that is resistant to two kinds of medications and another strain of HIV, which is resistant to three kinds of medications, combine, they produce a strain of HIV that is resistant to ALL FIVE TYPES OF MEDICATION.

      This may not be a big deal for you and your partner of choice if you already have the disease and don’t mind shaving some time off your life, but if you then have bareback sex with someone else, YOU ARE TRANSFERRING ALL OF THOSE RESISTANCES.

      HIV medications are NOT cures. Overtime, the disease identifies the medications, how they work, and responds to them. You have to continuously switch your line-up of drugs. If you run out, you run out. There’s nothing left to do.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 6:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stop H8
      Stop H8

      @Cam:

      don’t you have any newer CDC statistics? 1 in 5 men who have sex with men have HIV, and more than half are unaware of their status.

      not to mention those who bring back the bug to their wives or girlfriends.

      http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/Newsroom/ngmHAAD2010PressRelease.html

      Feb 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Maxx E Padd
      Maxx E Padd

      I don’t get the anger. This is a man who lives his life in the open. These are conscenting positive men. If you don’t like the website don’t watch it. This isn’t about you, its about Mason and his partners.

      There are niches for everyone. Some like over 40’s. Some like bondage. Does anyone think ‘I wonder if they are HIV postive’ when watching these films? Porn is to get people off. If you don’t like the porn don’t watch it. If you don’t like the man don’t listen. There is a difference from expressing an opinion about his status and risk from just being mean.

      I don’t know Mason but it amazing to me how much he is vilified. Whatever makes him happy and as long as he is honest to his partner is none of my business. I remember when he first reported his status. I felt bad for him but he owned up to it. What more do you want?

      All I can do is wish him well and let him know that not everyone in our community is so judgemental. For those who don’t like him why do you bother to even read his post? But not just read it but then to have to post something vitriolic. I just don’t get it. If you don’t like him why are you putting so much effort into him? Mason, I wish you well.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eminent Victorian
      Eminent Victorian

      Wyler comes across as a garden variety idiot. I’m supposed to feel what, exactly, about his situation or his justifications?

      Feb 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Silent J
      Silent J

      @jay_max

      YOU ARE SO RIGHT!

      “the worst discrimination and attitudes against poz people come from within the gay community.”

      It’s REALLY sad.

      Everyone should start analyzing their own head and ask why they are so self-hating and stop critiquing Wyler’s every word.

      More power to you Wyler. I know you’ll survive this like so many others with your condition have.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Seaguy
      Seaguy

      I could not agree with Mason more when he states that porn should be for entertainment not education. I don’t know of anyone who is so naive, stupid, or pathetic that they rented porn and watched it to then repeat when they saw in porn before having a sexual encounter with someone else. Sex Ed should be taught in school to prevent unwanted pregnancies and STD’s. It should not be taught watching porn!

      But most of all we live in America which is a free country and therefore If a gay man wants to have bareback sex, or work for a bareback studio he is free do to that.

      Groups like AIM waste funds trying to ban bb porn and other radical ideas that would be better spent on researching a cure for HIV/AIDS

      Feb 16, 2011 at 8:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Seaguy
      Seaguy

      @Drake: The research into how much that really is a problem with people catching different strains and then becoming resistant to the medications is still not conclusive so I don’t think most HIV Positive people who bareback with other poz people are not aware of the possibility they could end up catching another strain of HIV and it could lead them to no longer being able to take the newest meds. They just have yet to see the science to back that assertion up and why should someone live in fear of a virus they already bave?

      Feb 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair
      WillBFair

      @TheRealAdam: Thanks a ton. I’ve been waiting thirty years for the community to a set reasonable standard and enforce it with peer group pressure. Instead, we get endless excuses and rationalizations.
      Well, anyway, thanks again.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 8:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oprah
      Oprah

      “why should someone live in fear of a virus they already bave?”

      SEAGUY

      Well, they actually dont give a damn. POZ porn stars like Mason know very well what they can catch from bareback. Their mentality is: You got the disease–heck–you might as well have fun until you drop dead.And NO- they dont live in fear of catching the virus they already have. In fact, the fear of HIV, according to these dumb folks–stops at initial HIV diagnosis. Sad, but a typical selfish human knee jack reaction.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 8:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair
      WillBFair

      @Maxx E Padd: Of course, it’s all about him. Did it ever occur to you that there are young people and lonely people and emotionally weak people who are influenced by those videos? But of course, let’s not spend one second worrying about anyone else, or taking responsibility for the community.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 8:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vern
      Vern

      It really comes down to the fact the Mason is freakin’ hot and most of the guys on this forum would take him home in a heartbeat if they didn’t know his story–and probably let him f*ck them without asking for a condom. And that scares the crap out of them because it makes their risk for HIV way too real. HIV is only accepted in the gay community when it’s relegated to the old and undesirable. It’s no fun when pretty people get it.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 8:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Enufothis
      Enufothis

      Vern : IF Mason Wyler has HIV. Do we have any proof of that except for his claiming it? (Not that this question is meant to negate the very legitimate subject of HIV, porn, safe sex, etc).

      Feb 16, 2011 at 9:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      Wow is the gay community really this harsh and mean spirited about POZ people? im not eventalking about the porn star, from these comments its basically its your fault, educate yourself, and you deserve what u got! yikes!

      one slip doing something that most of the world does every day does NOT make you a low life who deserves to be shunned or live without love or sexual passion (condoms, ever heard of em>) … i mean do any of you have any poz friends? or any friends at all?

      cant we leave this harshness to the evangelicals?

      Feb 16, 2011 at 11:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      and by the way, hopefully with good self care, you live for years basically healthy and ‘normal’ why on earth would you suddenly allow anyone to treat you like a second class citizen who has to go around life with a sign on your forehead? this isnt even a topic anymore in my relationships, it just is, I take care of me and life is good, use condoms, be honest and hold your head up and tell judgmental self loathing idiots where to go ..

      sure the irresopnsible poz people deserve a tongue lashing or worse, but this stigma coloring most of these commnents is disappointing to say the least

      Feb 16, 2011 at 11:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      @Silent J: well said, and the most basic psychology says that the more you judge and criticize others, is the same amout you hold and direct silently at yourself …

      i dont agree with this guys’ choices but who am I to question his or anyone’s choices in how to make a living? its all willing adults, i guess at that point it stops becoming my business …

      I think bb is stupid when its easy enough to just use condoms and not have the issue, regardless of status …

      Feb 16, 2011 at 11:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathan
      Jonathan

      whatever happened to “better safe than sorry?” i definitely think that applies here. mason is just being selfish

      Feb 16, 2011 at 11:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathonz
      Jonathonz

      @Drake: Yup.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 1:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom [Different person #1 using similar name]

      “HIV is a serious illness, so sad to see such a former hot, hunky sexy guy become a sort of ‘damaged goods’.”

      “They ain’t no innocent victim who got infected through a slip or lying partner.”

      “There are more than 1 strain of HIV and the more you have the faster you will get AIDs.”

      “There is no remorse or guilt, only a misguided pride in his diseased body.”

      “He doesn’t need to be making porn. He needs counseling and to be cut off from his HIV meds.”

      “AIDS is not due to your sexual orientation. It is due to promiscuity, drug use and all-round poor lifestyle choices such as poor diet.”

      “If you choose a path of moderation – which I myself have – you will lead a more fulfilling life in that you will remain healthy. The anemic druggie, promiscuous set can dig its own hole.”

      I could have kept going. Is it any wonder that HIV+ people in this country feel defensive? There’s a lot to be defensive about. Particularly when the members of our own “community” perpetuate stigma, shame, fear, condemnation and force us to have to answer and suffer for your loathing of your own (homo)sexuality. The messages pulled out of these quotes suggest that we are diseased, damaged goods who deserve what we get and are not deserving of compassion or understanding. We should even be denied treatment and left to die.

      Unless and until the myths, half-truths, and misinformation that has gained a major foothold in the psyche of America’s gay population is acknowledged and addressed, HIV will still flourish, born from ignorance, fear and repression. And the stigmatization of HIV+ people, both by our own people and by those who seek to erdicate homosexuality altogether, will continue unabated.

      That’s what we should be ashamed of.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 2:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Glenn Beck
      Glenn Beck

      When he and other HIV positive porn stars start creating and spreading new SUPER strains HIV viruses like it happened in NYC’s gay scene, then don’t worry people Obamacare will fund all of your $100,000 yearly antiviral drugs on the tax payers dime.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 3:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dennis
      Dennis

      Burn the witch! Burn the witch! Kill the monster!

      What a load of moralizing crap….I’ll bet that at least HALF of the holier-than-thou “quarantine all hiv+ people” posters on this thread have engaged in unprotected sex at some time, and/or jacked off to bareback porn on occasion.

      How about a little hypocrisy with your hysteria? Mason’s body is his own to do with as he pleases, and everybody’s status in this porn shoot was understood by the performers. If it’s not your “standards”, then don’t watch it.

      Honestly, if you have a PERFECT safer-sex and condom-only porn viewing policy, fine, then bitch away…you Judgemental Judys.

      If your OWN track record is less than perfect, look in the mirror and fix THAT mess first.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 3:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Enufothis
      Enufothis

      IF Mason Wyler even has HIV, of course.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 4:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheRealAdam
      TheRealAdam

      @Tom: “The messages pulled out of these quotes suggest that we are diseased, damaged goods who deserve what we get and are not deserving of compassion or understanding. We should even be denied treatment and left to die.”

      You are confusing and distorting what I said. Most SANE, healthy people would do whatever they could to AVOID HIV infection. For those who are/were unfortunate enough to contract HIV/AIDS despite taking precautions, my comments were not directed at them.

      Mason is the exception because he deliberately chose not to give a fuck with his “anything goes” mentality toward sex. Knowing the risks, and knowing what the repercussions would be, he threw it all to the wind and welcomed a deadly disease into his body.

      It is a damn shame that you would even type anything in his defense and play the victim card for him, and furthermore try to paint those of us who criticize his self-destructive ways as somehow inhumane. That is completely unfair. We should all be entitled to respond the way we feel is necessary to a dangerous threat like Mason.

      I will not be ashamed for what I said. I will not retract it. Glorifying addictions, reckless hedonism, and self-destruction is not something that anyone should be advocating, especially when it could have horrid consequences for the rest of humanity and its grapple with disease. People like you and Mason are the problem, not the solution.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 5:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vern
      Vern

      @Tom: Exactly, it’s also this kind of stigma that keeps people from getting tested. If this board is any sign of how their peers may react to a positive test, it easy to see why people would rather not know.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 5:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steven
      Steven

      @Tom:

      I don’t loathe my own homosexuality, I loathe the irresponsibility that leads to contracting HIV in the West. Barring sexual assault at this point, HIV is 100% preventable. I’m not sure how that’s a ‘myth’ or a ‘half-truth'; it’s factually accurate.

      HIV+ gay men may be stigmatized to an unfair degree, but you don’t get away with recklessness and then blame someone else, or pretend it was inevitable. Same shit I heard for years – years from guys acting like it was bound to happen. Bull. Shit. Maybe 1 in 20 men actually own up to their own stupidity and take something positive from it. The rest go on their meds and continue to bareback – or don’t go on their meds and continue to bareback.

      The gay community is letting HIV+ people down? Fine, well HIV+ people and current barebackers are letting the gay community down.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 6:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steven
      Steven

      @Dennis:

      I have never barebacked and I don’t watch bareback porn. And you know what? That really doesn’t make me better than the average person, because those are really easy things to do. Very easy to not bareback, and it’s very easy to avoid watching bareback porn.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 6:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      @Tom: compassion, consideration, empathy… it would be nice to see more of that in more people. But, alas…

      Feb 17, 2011 at 8:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Franco
      Franco

      When will he begin to ask himself some pretty serious questions? I think he has a sex addiction that is destroying his life. Life is more than looking good, being naked and having sex. He’s very immature.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 9:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever
      whatever

      he must have been molested.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 9:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      @Drake: I can’t believe you accomplished the impossible and made me stick up for Mason Wylder, who I completely and utterly hate. However, why the hell does it matter to you if he does bareback while being HIV+. If you don’t like it then don’t sleep with him or buy his videos. I swear, this backlash of “you must always use a condom” comes from jealous people, who can’t hold a relationship and sleep with 3-5 different guys a week, who are upset that long lasting relationships consist of partners that can bareback, and they realize that bareback really does feel best.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Glenn Beck: said..


      When he and other HIV positive porn stars start creating and spreading new SUPER strains HIV viruses like it happened in NYC’s gay scene, ”
      ______________________________-

      There was no superstraing of AIDS int he NYC party scene. What happened was, a few people got infected and progressed amazingly fast into full blown AIDS so there was an assumption that there was a newer much more agressive strain. What actually happened was that all of the people had really crushed their immune systems with meth etc… and so already were in a weakened state when they became infected and that is what let to the much quicker progression.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 11:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Russell
      Russell

      I was ok with his diatribe until “buck the ugly trend perpetuated by other studios”. He clearly has WAY too high an opinion of himself. It’s nice that gay folk value pretty wrapping paper so highly. The problem however is when the box it covers is empty which is all too often the case. Instead of focusing on the “pretty” he should have focused on the rational reasons for his work. Sadly he’s just another vapid “look at me I’m pretty” queen. Yawn.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 11:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Miles
      Miles

      Owen Hawk is his ideal man?! Seriously??!!

      Feb 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @Steven: “The above statement makes sense if HIV didn’t rapidly evolve to create more resistant strains of the disease. When one strain of HIV that is resistant to two kinds of medications and another strain of HIV, which is resistant to three kinds of medications, combine, they produce a strain of HIV that is resistant to ALL FIVE TYPES OF MEDICATION.
      This may not be a big deal for you and your partner of choice if you already have the disease and don’t mind shaving some time off your life, but if you then have bareback sex with someone else, YOU ARE TRANSFERRING ALL OF THOSE RESISTANCES.
      HIV medications are NOT cures. Overtime, the disease identifies the medications, how they work, and responds to them. You have to continuously switch your line-up of drugs. If you run out, you run out. There’s nothing left to do.” – This is a myth. Often repeated, stated as fact. Completely untrue.

      “AIDS … is due to promiscuity, drug use and all-round poor lifestyle choices such as poor diet.” – This is misinformation.

      “Maybe 1 in 20 men actually own up to their own stupidity and take something positive from it. The rest go on their meds and continue to bareback – or don’t go on their meds and continue to bareback.” – This is misinformation, a lie, impossible to back up with actual facts, and a clear example of bigotry and internalized homophobia.

      “You are confusing and distorting what I said. Most SANE, healthy people would do whatever they could to AVOID HIV infection. For those who are/were unfortunate enough to contract HIV/AIDS despite taking precautions, my comments were not directed at them.” – I am confused. So CERTAIN people that contract HIV a CERTAIN way that is acceptable to you deserve to be treated, and the HIV+ people that don’t meet this acceptable standard need “to be cut off from his HIV meds”. So who will decide who gets HIV the “right” way and who dies a drawn-out, preventable death? Moreover, where does that road lead? When do we begin to refuse insulin to fat diabetic Medicaid recipients? When do we with-hold morphine and treatment to cancer patients who refused to stop smoking? Who decides who lives or dies and who is “worthy” of treatment and compassion?

      Luckily for me, it’s not up to any of you.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheRealAdam
      TheRealAdam

      @Tom: Like I said, enough with the victim card. You get no sympathies with your outrageous pleas for mercy when you are willing to apparently justify ANY destructive sexual behavior. My comments were specifically directed at Mason.

      And nowhere did I advocate Mason’s “drawn out, preventable death.” I advocate intervention to deal with his addictions and self-destructive behavior, rather than enabling them through porn, medicine, and a “who gives a fuck” attitude. It is a much larger issue than just an HIV infection that is the principle, here, and I’m sorry that you fail to see that.

      But, continue to play the victim card and make excuses. It’s like talking to a brick wall.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @TheRealAdam: Apparently, we interpret “he needs to be cut off from his HIV meds” differently.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 7:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lemon-lime
      lemon-lime

      @Tom: The subtext of that statement was so that he can have a wakeup call and realize this isn’t some little cold he accidentally caught for not washing his hands enough. I thought it was 100% clear that @TheRealAdam wasn’t calling for him to actually be cut off from his meds, but was merely saying that Mason has demonstrated a lack of understanding about the gravity of his disease, and continues to display his flippant attitude as evidenced by his desire to continue making pornography despite his serostatus.

      People here seem to be mistaking folk’s condemnation of his attitude towards the disease, being a ‘public figure’, as being the same thing as condemnation of people who have HIV in general. This is not the case. It is right to encourage people to be educated about their diseases so that they can make informed decisions in their lives. Just like we would condemn someone with a deadly flu virus to stay home and recover so they don’t spread it to the rest of us, I think it is fair for society to put the pressure on Mason to rubber up.

      It’s still his choice in the end, and I don’t think anyone here has said it shouldn’t be his choice.

      Mason has demonstrated he is neither informed about his disease, nor cautious in his sexual exploits, and that puts everyone he hooks up with at risk of being mislead and making a poorly informed decision.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheRealAdam
      TheRealAdam

      @lemon-lime: Exactly. Thank you.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 7:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jillian
      Jillian

      Someone should REALLY tell these people that it doesn’t matter if you AND your partner are BOTH HIV+. Having sex without a condom can DEFINITELY lead to one partner spreading more of the virus to the other, and vice versa. Also, HIV has more mutations than almost any other virus on this planet; there is no guarantee that your positive partner and you have the same strain of the virus, and so you can become infected with several different strains. Two HIV positive partners having sex without a barrier method can and will increase viral load in both partners, leading to faster debilitation and annihilation of the immune system and therefore will put you on the fast track to developing AIDS.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 4 · Drake wrote, “”Porn’s role is to entertain, not educate..” YOU are obviously uneducated, even after infection. There are many different strains of HIV,. and you can pick up a new one, or transmit a new one to someone who is positive. Your attitude is that of an addict defending his addiction.”

      … I’d disagree with the last sentence – his [the porn star's] attitude is more that of a person with little understanding of medicine or biology. The people at the company he signed up with may have told him it was safe if both were positive (they may not know anything about biology either but if they do, the profit motive could take precedence over looking after the welfare of some not-very-educated young adults).

      Feb 17, 2011 at 10:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      I think the guy is brave as hell, and his ethics deserve some reflection. Poz guys are by and large ‘untouchables’ to non-poz guys, and I’m sure Mason’s public status, combined with his decision to continue pursuing his work, is too much for many (both for porn producers, and consumers). But regardless of status, the dude remains human, and remains a sexually desiring being; and from this perspective, how excellent is it that there are people who aren’t afraid to help him achieve his desire? I’d hope that if I were in his position, I’d be so lucky. Of course, serostatus is tricky (if I can be coyly understating) and the possibility of contracting (or transmitting) another strain is always there; but my oh my, there are people fearless of this, or who are at least able prioritize their own status apart from the norm; these people aren’t stupid, or criminals, or douchebags just for approaching these matters differently. To the contrary, the deliberateness and considered consciousness of their actions is something many of the rest of us lack. Cheers to Mason Wyler, for refusing to reside silently in the poz ghetto.

      Feb 18, 2011 at 12:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott
      Scott

      Man, I just love comment sections of any website. They are filled with the most judgmental and hateful folks. And, I’m not being judgmental.

      Who cares whether he is having sex with other HIVers. He should be applauded for only having bareback sex with other poz people. Do some research on “super-infection”. Read what people like Dr. Gallant at John Hopkins has to say. All the experts I’ve read say this is believed to ONLY happen soon after initial infection–within the first year, if at all. If you’re on meds with an undetectable viral load, your chances of infecting someone goes down to 1-3%. Besides, they are adults and are keeping the virus within those already infected. The real problem are all the people who go around fucking everyone bareback and probably have HIV, but tell their partners they are negative and “I don’t ever do this, but you were so hot.” They know they have a good chance of being poz, but they lie and say they just got tested. That is where the real problem is. If someone is going to bareback and just won’t use a condom, it seems like the socially moral thing to do to only have sex with other poz folks.

      Oh, let’s also get the difference between HIV and AIDS right. And, the NYC story of a “Super Virus” ended up being incorrect. And, no one deserves the virus no matter if they had 1,000 partners. They certainly may have to pay a price for those 1,000 partners, but they don’t deserve it.

      Feb 18, 2011 at 1:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tendlou2
      tendlou2

      Wyler and his kind make me sick.

      Feb 18, 2011 at 2:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • aztecan
      aztecan

      You deserve everything you get, Scotty boy.

      Feb 18, 2011 at 3:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kae
      kae

      He doesn’t seem at all concerned that he has HIV; he seems to be more worried about his so-called career. Usually when people are diagnosed, it is a sobering experience which causes them to pause and think about their behaviour; it tends to bring about an abrupt change in their attitude to casual sex. This guy seems to be living in cloud cuckoo land.

      Feb 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • soakman
      soakman

      There’s a huge difference between moral contempt, and a loss of respect for people who knowingly enhance the chance and speed of their own death for no other reason that they would prefer to have sex as a job than look elsewhere for work.

      Yes, they’re consenting adults. And they should do what they want with their own bodies. But despite the best intentions, someone will always be walking around carrying a deadlier version of HIV with them. The chance that something may spread that disease to someone else is slim, and I’m not afraid of it per se, but it is rather reckless to accept blindly without a thought the fact that your body is potentially becoming more dangerous to yourself and others.

      If you’re okay with that, fine. But please don’t deny and people that you are “not diseased.” This is a false sense of security. That’s what HIV is. Its transmission enters your body via some exterior means. It doesn’t just show up and suddenly your life is harder. Somebody made a reckless decision. Whether it was you, a sexual partner, the simple forgetfulness of not wearing gloves etc in at-risk occupations, needle-sharing, blood transfusions, or for any given reason, somebody made a bad judgment call.

      The only exception is when exposure is necessary to save another life. And even then (at the alternate risk of an IMMEDIATE loss of life), you can’t deny that you have a strain of something that is transmittable.

      I think continuing sex work (especially bareback sex work) is one of those reckless decisions. There is nothing that I can think of that is so fulfilling that I would choose to endanger another human life for the simple sake of its continued enjoyment. Especially when there are precautionary measures available.

      What it comes down to is that I think it is a selfish decision. I don’t think it should be illegal, but it seems reckless and I should not have to hold the situation in high esteem simply because of it sucks to have HIV.

      Pos people don’t make any more or less reckless decisions than others, but this IS a reckless decision.

      Feb 18, 2011 at 8:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair
      WillBFair

      @Glenn Beck: F— Y–, sick f–. This is a forum for decent people. And if they’re a tad uneducated, they’re not sadististic rubes like you. Go back to, you know what, I can’t even imagine what lowlife swamp you come from.

      Feb 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Richard
      Richard

      @Cam:

      Oh, gawd, thats a tired claim. Look Mary, 20% of the freaking country isn’t gay. No one since Kinsey has seriously thought that 10% was gay, and even that statistic relied on shades of bisexuality that few acted on. There is no reasonable research that exceeds 5%. Exit polling from elections, which is likely to overrepresent gays, hovers around 4%. You can’t water down HIV’s impact on the gay community by inflating our numbers. At least 1/5 of gay men are infected, and that number is climbing. 28000 diagnosis is a fraction of the number of actual infections, and numbers pre-2008 are widely criticized as lowballing the number. Stop trying to rationalize the problem away.

      Feb 19, 2011 at 2:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aussie Col
      Aussie Col

      Mason is being honest. He always seems to have been in his attitude towards sex. However, this is HIS truth, based on HIS life experience. More power to him. Truth is in short supply in most of these posts that want the world to only agree with them and their views.
      I find Mason hot and always have, I am saddened by his HIV status, but he doesn’t seem to be – so what right have I to grieve on his behalf – None. What right do you have to judge him in any way – none.
      But it makes the posts interesting and fun to see others opinions and their need to see themselves as ‘right’.

      Feb 19, 2011 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aussie Col
      Aussie Col

      Mason is being honest. He always seems to have been in his attitude towards sex and his job. However, this is HIS truth, based on HIS life experience. More power to him. Truth is in short supply in most of these posts that want the world to only agree with them and their views.
      I find Mason hot and always have, I am saddened by his HIV status, but he doesn’t seem to be – so what right have I to grieve on his behalf – None. What right do you have to judge him in any way – none.
      But it makes the posts interesting and fun to see others opinions and their need to see themselves as ‘right’.

      Feb 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Leftatalbuquerque
      Leftatalbuquerque

      The fact that current studies showing that meds and undetectable viral load result in zero transmission risk is being willfully ignored – so that sexless prudes once again can rule the world.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 9:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Richard
      Richard

      “Oh NO! Mason Wyler is getting on with his life, getting f****d and making money! Doesn’t he care what people THINK? He should curl up into a corner and DIE to show people how AWFUL life is with Teh Aids! Where is his sense of responsibility? Isn’t he worried that people might see him and think that life goes on? Why hasn’t he made an example of himself? WE DEMAND CONTRITION FOR HIS PERSONAL MISTAKES! WE DEMAND MORE THAN THE EXEMPLARY HONESTY HE’S ALREADY DEMONSTRATED He owes us all so much or what he’s done! Why doesn’t he understand that HE OWES THE PRECIOUS GAY COMMUNITY!”

      Feb 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Richard: said..

      Oh, gawd, thats a tired claim. Look Mary, 20% of the freaking country isn’t gay. No one since Kinsey has seriously thought that 10% was gay, and even that statistic relied on shades of bisexuality that few acted on.
      __________________________

      Oh please troll, lets think….Gee, why would anybody have any reason to hide being gay. I mean of COURSE all closet cases asked the question are going to be honest and say that they are gay….aren’t they? (Eye Roll)

      Mar 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Labinot Ajeti
      Labinot Ajeti

      shum interesante..

      Mar 13, 2011 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tapn2me
      Tapn2me

      Good luck with your new outlook. You’ve always been a great performer and from what I could always tell a genuinely nice guy.

      Keep up the good work and I’ll be in a scene with you anytime. :)

      Mar 19, 2011 at 10:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Richard
      Richard

      @Cam:

      LMFAO, you casually assert that because “all gays” don’t have HIV we’ve made progress against it, shutting out and down the huge contingent of the gay population that does with faulty reasoning. Then you claim that some unimaginably large portion of the general population is gay and is so closeted that they lie on anonymous surveys, as if there were any logical or biological foundation for that opinion. Then you accuse ME of being a troll? Dude, get over yourself. Look, gays are a small part of the population. HIV is a big problem in the gay community. Ultimately, we’ll never know what percentage of gay men are infected, but trying to inflate the number of homosexuals to lowball the infection rate to…what was your claim…2.5%…is a ridiculous tactic which no one with a brain on any side of the political or viral divide can take seriously. Like all the jackasses who claim that its “not a gay disease”, you just come off as someone who wants to push out those who happened to get infected for doing what we all do. There’s no shame in being infected. Its not just a disease of promiscuity and substance abuse. Our infection rate doesn’t say anything about the state of modern gay culture. Running from it as if it does paints those who are infected in an unenviable light while adding to the potential for those most at risk to become infected. I’m not a troll Cam, I’m just someone who called you out on what you’re doing. Too bad you have to go on the attack with more unbalanced reasoning.

      Mar 23, 2011 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GM
      GM

      You “Play with fire, Your Going To Eventually Get Burned”
      Take RESPONSIBILITY for your actions and educate yourself on IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR!!!

      Mar 25, 2011 at 2:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ragou
      ragou

      I would almost have no problem with HIV+ performers having bareback sex were it not for the dangers of cross-infecting one another.

      To that end, and looking practically at the matter, two individuals who have the exact same strain of HIV cannot reinfect themselves with a different virus – and thus should be able to do whatever the hell they want, on camera or otherwise. Denying this particular case would be synonymous to denying the right of any HIV positive couple to engage with one another romantically. As always, the viewing public in those instances should be well informed before each scene (and possibly intermittently as well) of the importance of maintaning safe sexual practices in those cases where STD transmission is still a possibility.

      Apr 9, 2011 at 9:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zonk
      Zonk

      Debating HIV is good. But, maybe ironially, Wyler only MIGHT have it. I wouldn’t doubt he’d lie for the publicity. If he would photoshoppe a black eye on his face to go with a tale that he’d been beaten and raped, he’s deadly ruthless.

      Apr 9, 2011 at 10:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlogShag
      BlogShag

      @jay_max: Gee there’s a reason that people are judgmental against people with HIV. I see it in Palm Springs, California all the time. Night after night people having unprotected sex with drug use at those resorts not caring who they give their disease to or what they get, And if you want to use condoms they get mad. These people are sickening. Some of us care about our health and are not bent on destroying it

      Apr 10, 2011 at 12:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • frenky
      frenky

      djGDwB http://gdjI3b7VaWpU1m0dGpvjRrcu9Fk.com

      May 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dayvid
      Dayvid

      To say that “My opinion is that porn’s role is to entertain not to educate and that bareback sex does not influence real life behaviors.”

      Is truly and totally absurd!

      Jun 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Commenter
      Commenter

      Who cares whether porn actors are or aren’t HIV-positive? Who cares if they possibly infect or re-infect one another in the course of making bareback movies? Why should that even be our concern? Porn is only entertainment and has no bearing on what happens in real life, so it doesn’t matter what it depicts. (Bring on the sexual snuff films!). Those who choose to participate in making bareback porn do so for our entertainment (and for a few bucks), and it doesn’t matter what could happen to them while they do so. Why waste any time caring about them as human beings? That’s time we could spend watching more bareback porn!

      Yeah, right…

      Jul 23, 2011 at 9:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Hollister
      John Hollister

      @Drake: No, I’d say you were the uneducated one. Although there are many strains of hiv out there have been so few cases of superinfection (multiple strains) that it’s almost unheard of. As of 2005, with complete statistics on the 80’s and 90’s, there were 16 confirmed superinfections WORLDWIDE.

      Get a grip, HIV isn’t what it used to be. It’s not a death sentence, it’s not a life-ending crisis and I’m glad Mason can get on with his life and move on. Hey Mason, I’d fuck you raw any day.

      Sep 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gry
      Gry

      This is one of the saddest things I’ve ever read — full of self-deluded, not-long-for-this-world desperation.

      Oct 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim
      Jim [Different person #1 using similar name]

      Wow! 92 posts on this issue and only 1 post mentions the most important part of the entire discussion. Viral Load. That is the actual number of HIV cells in the bloodstream. Usually measured as parts per milliliter. A successful drug regimen, usually of 3 different anti-hiv drugs, reduces the viral load to UNDETECTABLE.

      You don’t transmit the HIV disease during sex when no measurable virus is left in your blood to give it to someone else. This is why taking your meds is so important. It stops a person’s HIV from further damaging one’s immune system. At that point the HIV virus is only alive in a person’s body in certain hard to reach places, places not directly fed by one’s own circulatory system.

      An HIV+ person with an undetectable viral load is as safe to have sex with as any other non-infected person. There isn’t any AVAILABLE virus to do the infecting.

      AND, as far as the multiple strain question. There are only a couple of strains of the virus. Most people with HIV in the U.S. have the strain known as HIV-1. Unless a U.S. citizen has unprotected sex with a person with a viral load above UNDETECTABLE who has HIV-2, which is the most common AFRICAN strain, the U.S. person will continue to have the HIV-1 strain. Even persons with the two different strains don’t usually crossinfect one another. As someone wrote earlier, less than 20 cases worldwide since the beginning of this disease.

      Oct 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stas Zhid
      Stas Zhid

      All I can say is this…it’s amazing how people will come to the rescue/support someone knowing that what they have done is WRONG.

      If you have protected sex and the condom burst I will have sympathy for you. If you are married and believe that your husband is in a monogamous relationship with you and he gives you the disease I feel your pain…

      HOWEVER, if you live a life of a porn star/having multiple sex partners, and DELIBERATELY doing unprotected sex (knowing the consequences?) then you put yourself in arms way and I cannot feel sorry for you.

      To all those who speak about judgmental because people refuse to feel sorry for him because he deliberately don’t give a fuck about his status you can go and fucking kill yourselves, I want to hear nothing from you bitches.

      They have a saying “Sick no care, doctor worse” It translates this “If this sick doesn’t care about themself, why the hell should the doctor go all the way out on a limb to care about that person?”

      Oct 27, 2011 at 8:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tim
      tim

      Lmfao. This pathetic faggot was never hot. One look and the words low life trailer trash come to mind. Crawl back into the underground with the rest of your kind loser. Any luck and your pathetic ass will be dead soon.

      Nov 5, 2011 at 11:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      Good on you Mason, I wouldn’t be looking at this if I didn’t love and concern about your quietness, but am worried about you condition. I, if anyone, should have HIV, but for some fookin reason dont, I am also a PHd in virology, namely HIV, which I spend every day trying to cure/prevent.

      I would always do anything to play with your cock and ass (hehe), but hope you will become the gay porn face of HIV. It isn’t the plague, or other such transmittable disease, but it is serious. I spent 12 months in central Africa nursing children to death to know that, but you just need to take your meds and be sensible to prevent spreading it. The future (seemingly very nery) holds the cure, just everyone be careful,
      as its a cnnt to health care everywhere if your arent on insurance.

      And mason, will you marry me? x

      Dec 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • omar fidel espinosa
      omar fidel espinosa

      It’s sort of irresponsible in another way.

      When various strains of HIV get together in those already infected, and then mutate with some players on meds and others not…. I just see a fast mutating super bug emerging that will soon make all the meds useless…

      This would be a different story if they would stay to themselves, or would be tested for new mutated strains afterwords… but thats not going to happen…

      hapi nu ur kwer…

      Hapi end of the world… the end of the world starts now… woohoo..

      Dec 31, 2011 at 11:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevin
      kevin

      Why does a man who makes porn for a living have to do things “just so the general public will have a better opinion of the gay community at large.” Mason Wyler’s choice to engage in bareback porn, and so is his on screen partner making a personal choice. If you don’t like the product, or don’t endorse the concent of bareback – then don’t buy the video. I’ve never scene a Mason Wyler porn vieeo, but he looks pretty effing hot to me, and as I myself a poz guy, it is encouraging to know that their is life after a diagnosis, regardless of (a) how you got it, (whether you are young a pretty, and (c) (what your chosen “career” happens to be.

      Jan 29, 2012 at 9:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iloveredheads
      iloveredheads

      Do you think Paula Deen (another Southerner) should be “cut off” from diabetes meds just because she eats a pound of butter every day? What’s the diff? Not much compassion in your tone. Furthermore, I continue to make the case that if all participants in the bareback gay sex video are both poz, and have been given full disclosure prior to the sex, that is their choice. Also, if the viewer does not approve, then cast your “economic vote” at the checkout counter, and don’t buy it. If their is no demand, the producers will stop making it. But in reality, gay poz guys have BB sex all the time. But you already knew that.

      Jan 29, 2012 at 9:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SeeItFirst
      SeeItFirst

      Poor dude.. Living in denial,that’s porn to you. Die by yourself with that illness! Why can’t you just stick with solo from the very beginning? Your fault.. Porns are bad,even as a gay I still hate it.

      May 16, 2012 at 6:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Waz
      Waz

      HIV people should be quarantined. If they try to escape, blow off their head. Simple.

      May 21, 2012 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Waz
      Waz

      @Jim: Disgusting. This is why everyone with HIV lies about their status and tries to “gift” the non-infected. HIV fuckers think stupid shit like they are “safe” because their viral load is undetectable. So it is ok to lie and continue their whore lifestyle that got them infected to begin with.

      Just because a virus load is not sensitive enough for scientific detection DOES NOT mean it is not infectious. Herpes viruses ARE UNDETECTABLE during the first MONTHS of infection, when the person IS MOST INFECTIOUS.

      Viral load is for a doctor to determine your health. FUCKING IDIOTS make assumptions and spread false information, while spreading AIDS.

      Unless you have HIV because your partner cheated or from a botched medical practice/mistake, you deserve whatever judgements people make. Wyler got himself infected from being nasty in his personal life.

      Hell, everyone with HIV should be quarantined until death from normal society. If they refuse, kill them.

      May 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Waz
      Waz

      @Tom: People with HIV get it because they seek it out on purpose or don’t care about getting it. Very very very few are truly innocent.

      You say we should be ashamed for vilifying HIV people? No. They turned it into a fetish and badge of pride. It IS disgusting.

      Work at an HIV clinic. Watch how many fags come in and don’t give a damn. Look at their questionnaire and how they slept around and then suddenly wonder “why me?”

      HIV people are disgusting because they have disgusting personality traits, morals, and empathy. They are void of being human and just want to fuck to death and take as many others with them.

      Pass out condoms at a bath house. Look at the fags going around. Look at HOW MANY THERE ARE seeking raw random sex. Then wonder why normal people find gays disgusting? Cause a large minority of gays ARE DISGUSTING.

      Here is a hint: take that person you met on Manhunt or A4A or whatever hookup site you use, and go to an STD clinic and get tested IN EACH OTHER’S PRESENCE. Fuck privacy. If you want to sleep around, make them prove to you EACH TIME they are clean. And so are you.

      Oh but that isn’t sexy? Neither is hooking up with a dirty fucker. It shows you care about your health and they care about theirs, and you can still end up fucking around (still at risk mind you).

      HIV people don’t need sympathy or understanding. The only change needed is for everyone to force their sexual partners to get tested while they watch.

      May 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OptimisticRealist
      OptimisticRealist

      Actually it’s been proven in numerous studies, without a viral load HIV is non-transmissible almost 99.9%. That’s about the same as a condom. So if someone is on medications and without a viral load, you’re more likely to probably win the lottery and get hit by a tsunami than get HIV from a person who is undetectable. Sure lock up and shoot all the people with HIV, but being that gonorrhea is almost completely resistant to antibiotics; something new will come up. Everyone should be responsible for themselves and assume everyone has something. If you take the risk, own it as it is your responsibility and don’t blame it on someone else or judge others behaviors. These are personal choices that each of us makes and if Mason wants to keep fucking that his choice. I think he’s still a hottie whom happens to be poz now. Something else to note is with current treatment he’ll probably live longer and healthier than most people on this blog.

      Jun 21, 2012 at 5:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marc in CT
      Marc in CT

      @Waz: I’ll bet you’re a real party in bed! Nothing like a self loathing homo lecturing everyone to kill a boner.

      Jun 24, 2012 at 9:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JT
      JT

      I didn’t know what happen for Mason Wyler has HIV positive last year. He has no longer porn for 2006 thru 2010 they don’t know how many young people and any friends. If Mason has another job and get business. He doesn’t have AIDS. I know what is young people since 1980’s for 31 years, because there are safe young people and people life forever. If take medication every day for life.

      Jul 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Martin. Dietzler.
      Martin. Dietzler.

      I have read all the reviews I have seen & I must say, good for you man! You do it because you enjoy what you do and you enjoy the people you work with. the gay community has turned cold & heartless when it should strong & united.
      I wish I could be in a porn film but with me being HIV+ myself I can never hope to. I wish you all the luck in the world.
      Marty.

      Jul 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nothanks
      nothanks

      WHO exactly is suppose to pay the health-care costs of these walking bio-hazards with self-inflicted illnesses because these pigs have no morals and are mentally disabled dogs running around spreading rabies and creating new viruses by their continual deviance?

      The responsible ones quietly OD and do it right.

      Mar 29, 2013 at 9:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac
      Isaac

      I’ve never had an STD, and yeah, I’m kinda proud of it (I’m not wealthy, so my health and fitness are important to me and others). But, Mason is hot, he’s doing what he does best, and he can probably pay for his own healthcare. It’s not 1985. The irresponsible ones are the ones who don’t do bareback porn and, oops, still find ways to get sick.

      Jul 27, 2014 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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