An unnamed porn performer has tested positive for HIV, causing adult film production to shut down all across Los Angeles. Certain corners of the internet have run with the rumor that Brian Pumper (best known to many of us for putting Montana Fishburne on via his abysmal “Oh, And It’s Shaved” rap debut) is the actor in question; a Google search turns up word that Pumper has been accused of faking negative HIV tests results in the past, but no verifiable sources can confirm this.

Regardless of who the performer is, the fact of the matter remains grim: this person has put many others in danger, perhaps unwittingly. Co-stars, their co-stars, their spouses  and other lovers, etc. The porn world is essentially a sexual social network, one even broader than the ones we have in our communities or campuses. Yet there is a great demand for performers to have unprotected sex, largely because of porn viewers who find safe sex to be a turn-off on screen. No, really.

FAIR (the organization For Adult Industry Responsibilty) lobbied for the production shut down and will notify porn stars who have performed with the actor in question. The organization recently launched a database for performers to see results from varying testing centers; industry standards require that porn actors are voluntarily tested every thirty days.

Whether sex is your businsess, your hobby or your sport, you need to be wearing a condom if you are having multiple partners. PERIOD. DOT. What blows my mind is the callous disgregard for the lives of porn actors from audiences and producers who want to see that raw sex on film. I don’t want or need someone to get sick to entertain me and since it is virtually impossible for us to stop HIV while allowing a large group of people to have promiscious unprotected sex, it is absolutely unconscionable that anyone would advocate that a porn actor put his or her safety in jeapordy so that some jacka$$ at home can have a higher quality jerk off session. Yes, I am clearly pissed off about this. And for those of you riding your high horse above the porn actors, just know that unless you remain celibate for the duration of your life, you don’t know who your partner has been with. It’s not always about who you choose to sleep with, but who they chose before you.

For those of you who watch porn, how often do you observe condom usage? Is it the norm? Do you feel like it kills the fantasy? If so, do you also feel that way when you are having sex?

PS: peep “AIDS (America Is Dying Slowly)”, classic Wu-Tang joint from 1996. Fifteen years ago…BECAUSE PEOPLE STILL DON’T GET IT, APPARENTLY

  • http://clubmagazine tj

    I dont view the actors/actresses as just your normal people, because there not!
    takes alot to take your clothes off in front of the cam everyday and do what they
    do.. with that said condoms dont bother me at all… im more into the ACT itself
    and the female… not if the guy is wearing or not… but i do believe they all should
    thats a no-brainer!!!

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