Articles tagged with: gay porn

More gay men say bareback porn is to blame for riskier sex...

published: September, 07, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Youth, Research, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From FS Magazine, Iain Howley on the results of the big 2016 FS porn survey

More gay men say bareback porn is to blame for riskier sex...

This article by Iain Howley originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  Back in 2012, FS conducted what was then its biggest ever survey. We asked over 1,000 gay and bisexual men to tell us all about their porn habits. One question we asked was: Do you think watching bareback porn has led to you personally having unprotected sex? Back then six percent of the men who responded said yes, while another seven percent said they didn’t know. Fast forward to 2016, and we d

A page from the book of life

published: June, 08, 2015 Categories // Gay Men, Lifestyle, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Marc-André LeBlanc with memories of growing up gay, the discovery of porn – and of community

A page from the book of life

Like many gay folks, I knew I was gay before I understood the concept or knew the name for it. I didn’t necessarily know I was gay, but I knew I was “different”.  I remember the moment when I realized how and why I was different, and said very clearly in my own head, “Oh I see. I’m gay. I like guys.”  It was 1983 and I was 13 years old. Like most horny teenage boys, I was rifling through my father’s bedroom looking for pornographic magazines. (Yes, this is pre-interwebz, folk

Dead porn stars society: HIV heroes of the arts: (6)

published: May, 01, 2014 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Movies, Health, International , Sexual Health, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Dave R: Underestimated social workers or salacious sexual deviants? Gay porn stars are subject to huge pressures to stay on top of their game. What happens when their looks fade, or worse, they fall foul of HIV?

Dead porn stars society: HIV heroes of the arts:  (6)

You know how it is. You’re eyes are glazed over from watching the box all evening but you’re not quite tired enough to go to bed, so you decide to sit behind the computer a while and do a bit of mindless surfing, checking mails etc. If you’re also in a ‘feeling sorry for yourself’ kind of mood, you check out the gay sites in search of a bit of affirmation or distraction and gradually depress the hell out of yourself as the same old, same old, flashes in front of your eyes. So it was

Porn: the good four letter word

published: September, 24, 2013 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Movies, Health, Sexual Health, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

“Bareback pornography is hot” says the controiversial Josh Kruger in this original piece for PositiveLite.com

Bareback pornography is hot. As gay men, we must get that very necessary affirmation out of the way before we start dissecting the actual issues surrounding condoms or a lack thereof in porn.  In fact, if we keep droning on and on about how the appearance makes no difference, and basically lying to ourselves and others, we're going to continue to reinforce the problems currently inherent in the institutions of modern HIV prevention. After all, if condoms were, in fact, so desirable, we woul

Why do porn actors kill themselves?

published: March, 12, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

An essay by the well known writer, gay porn star, and lecturer Conner Habib who asks "why do porn actors kill themselves? And who is responsible?"

Why do porn actors kill themselves?

This article first appeared on ConnerHabib’sBlog here. Republished with permission. You can follow Conner on twitter at @ConnerHabib Why do porn actors kill themselves?  Who is responsible? Whenever a porn star – especially a gay porn star – commits suicide, theories show up, and people act very, very certain about them.  Arpad Miklos, who was as much as a porn “star” as anyone can be in a time when we are hyper-saturated with porn, killed himself on February 3rd, 2013, at the a

More Homoerotic Ads

published: July, 07, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy with more ads that mine the gay porn theme. But do they turn off straight buyers?

More Homoerotic Ads

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that ads like the first one below are designed to appeal directly to the gay market.  But straight men wear jeans too, we hear, and one wonders to what extent savvy marketers appeal to their inner homo. Or alternatively, risk their cold shoulder. Does too gay an ad would turn uber-straight buyers off? No way would some buy a product that looks – well – gay.  Metrosexuals on the other hand– and this writer suspects that’s a growing market  - d

Confessions from a New Comic: Set 2

published: March, 26, 2012 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Performances, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Brian Finch

The world of stand-up has been a crazy ride. I can’t think of anything else I’ve done that makes me so incredibly anxious, yet when I’m doing I feel like I’m alive. I guess that’s what it takes.

The world of stand-up has been a crazy ride. I can’t think of anything else I’ve done that makes me so incredibly anxious, yet when I’m doing it I feel like I’m alive. I guess that’s what it takes.  There was a time when I was very timid about being out in straight crowds. It’s not like they didn’t know, but I’d make no mention of it whatsoever.  Oh, how the times are changing. Most of my time on a mic has been in Hamilton. I have two comic friends out there, one of which h

Gay for Pay. Straight or gay - does it matter?

published: March, 13, 2012 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Movies, Population Specific

Devan Nambiar says "Dakota Cochrane is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion who disclosed his controversial past before venturing into the fight for Ultimate Fight Club (UFC). His “controversial” past was a brief stint in gay porn."

Dakota Cochrane  was a favourite of the Sean Cody gay porn studio, performing under the stage name of "Danny". Cody’s porn mostly features straight men who act ‘gay for pay.’  I looked up Danny. He is adorable, sexy, a sculptured body, butt and dick.  Totally yummy!  As I looked up Danny’s performance at Cody’s site,  I had to keep my own biases in check.  Is he really straight?   What is so controversial about porn? It is a multi-billion dollar industry. Many people of all

Almost losing my virginity in Hamilton: The Stephen Lewis Foundation Dare

published: January, 09, 2012 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Community Events, Events, Brian Finch

I decided to partially lose my stand-up virginity to do a set at my friend’s open mic in Hamilton, Brenda Lennie at The Augusta House last night.

Almost losing my virginity in Hamilton: The Stephen Lewis Foundation Dare

  Most people know I’ve taken on a dare as part of The Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Dare Campaign. An individual or group takes on a dare in order to raise money for the great work in Africa that the foundation does. Get the background here on how I got doing stand-up comedy as my dare. To donate and get me past my target you can support me here. Even with the crazy stuff I've done in the past......just look at the main photo, a still taken out of my "contest" winning video for ticke

Gay men and the internet.. What kind of HIV prevention messages work.

published: December, 14, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder, Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Conferences, Gay Men, Events, Features and Interviews, Health, Sexual Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Population Specific , Brian Finch

Simon Rosser discusses HIV Online Prevention for Gay men with Brian Finch of Positive Lite at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network 2011 Research Conference.

Gay men and the internet..  What kind of HIV prevention messages work.

Explicit or not? Simon Rosser discusses online HIV prevention programming with Brian Finch of PositiveLite.com at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Research Conference in Toronto, 2011.

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