Looking over the press release from APAC I noticed a few very interesting comments. Just the fact that APAC acknowledges certain realities in the industry is a breath of fresh air. Now lets take a very close look at one of the realities that APAC acknowledges.
“The blending of gay and staight performers; transgenders and cisgenders performers’ queer, homo- and heterosexual sexualities; is an increasing reality in our business. THERE IS NO “GAY” AND “STRAIGHT” INDUSTRY, even if their are gay and straight audiences.
I absolutely agree with this statement. But I think this truthful statement poses a problem for the often repeated FSC claim of ‘no onset transmissions.” Certainly the FSC is fully aware, as is virtually every peformer, gay or straight, that the “gay” industry has ALOT of HIV infected performers. Does the FSC recognize, as the PERFORMERS do, that their is no seperation of the industries, and does that no onset transmission statement include the gay industry? Of course not. The sheer number of HIV positive gay performers is something you will never hear the FSC talk about, especially when talking about condoms, and on set transmissions.
But there is another industry that the APAC press release does not mention, and that is the escort industry. Everytime HIV happens, escorting, and unsafe sex “outside” the industry becomes a hot topic. But with the huge percentage of performers, male and female, gay and straight who escort it is time for the porn industry, and APAC to acknowledge that their is no seperation between porn and escorting either. How many members of APAC can be found on escort sites? And another well known reality is that escorting is often done with the assistance of the porn industry talent agents. Escorting has become as common as herpes. It is the same people, having multiple partner sex, sometimes with a camera and sometimes without. STD’s do not know if their is a camera in the room.
So have your cake and eat it too, but this statement from APAC is far more telling when you dig just a few inches below the surface. I congradulate APAC for being honest about the gay and straight indsutries, now lets see APAC take on the escorting issue. Better yet, lets see the FSC address these issues that the performers have recognized publicly.