It Makes Good Copy BT Writes

BT Writes:

So, I read this morning that Mark Spiegler is offering Cameron Reid $1,000 to take a lie detector test about how he contracted HIV.

I’m not sure that porn understands that how he contracted HIV is beside the point.

Everyone in porn has professional sex – the sex they get paid to have on the set – and has private sex. That may be the sex they have with their significant others, straight gay or otherwise. It could be sex they have for pay through escorting. It could be recreational sex they have with someone they meet at a bar, a party or a mile high in an airplane. It could be from sharing dirty needles. It doesn’t matter.

What matters is that an infected performer may end up infecting someone else as a result of unprotected, professional sex.

The notion that ridding straight porn of gay or bi male performers would solve the problem, as some seem to suggest, doesn’t solve the problem. Let’s say you have a female performer who limits her off-set sexual activity to her husband. She’s completely monogamous. What happens if she shares a dirty needle? Let’s say she’s completely monogamous and drug free. What happens if her husband cheats? What happens if her husband shares a dirty needle?

The $1,000 offer makes good copy. But it proves nothing, regardless of the outcome of the lie detector test.

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It Makes Good Copy BT Writes

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  1. BT’s point is a valid one. In the overall scheme of things it proves nothing, other than perhaps Derrick isn’t telling the full story. But that’s not news either. We already know that neither Derrick nor AIM really know how he became infected unless they’ve tracked it to a single specific source, which is not the case or we’d have seen that in one or more of the press releases already.

    This topic ties in to comments I’ve read in a number of places regarding testing giving an inflated sense of safety to the performers. Unless all performers are observing safe sex practices when off-set for at least 30 days prior to their last test and through to the time they’re performing, the test is pretty much meaningless.

    Many of these people aren’t very good at keeping their private lives private, so we’ve already have seen overwhelming evidence that safe sex off-set is hit and miss.

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