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I am a gay man with too much time
on my hands right now and bored with everything so I’ve been overdosing in gay
porn and have become disturbed by the gay4pay takeover. I
have been coming to terms with my feelings about it and have decided to share
what I have learned with others in hopes that they will find their own
resolutions or join me in mine. From this experience, I have ascertained the four
elements of quality gay porn and the issues and concerns around them. I have only seen one or two, if any, provider
that does all of it well, but that depends on each viewer’s perspectives. So to begin the discussion, let's lay some groundwork as I define the four qualities that I
have discovered –the four “Cs” of gay porn:
1) Cocks –Everyone loves a hot looking guy with a big
cock. We each have our own opinions on
what we like but there is a general concept of what is hot. Most of the big studio productions focus their
efforts on finding great looking performers, sometimes at the expense of their
performances. I call them the fantasy
providers. I have fallen in love with
some of their models even before I saw them perform like Tayte Hanson from Cockyboys. I haven’t seen his scenes yet, but he takes
my breath away with his beauty. Even if
the sex isn’t great we don’t care, we get off on the guys just seeing them
naked and aroused. The performers don’t
even have to be gay to some fans. They can fake it
all they want, as long as they look hot doing it.
As much as the industry claims to
see past one’s sexual identify differences, it doesn’t see past skin color as
much, but that’s probably due to fan preferences. Black cocks are most often delegated to black
porn productions and Spanish speaking performers work for Latino sites or don’t
speak much in American gay porn. Asian guys are the rarest. I,
myself, am not as familiar with these performers and their sites because I am
one of those fans who prefers white guys which is the largest market. And the porn press covers foreign based white porn well, especially that of European
Large size men (bears) have a place
in porn, but only a small place unique to their own sites. The same for older models in their senior
years, but younger models, twinks, are hugely popular and the concern over some
of them still being in high school has raised some eyebrows. Hairy performers are common but overall used less, but there are
sites dedicated to them. Both cut and
uncut models are used extensively. I
know of no American website that favors one over the other.
Some performers, usually the gay
ones, develop relationships with their fans through social media, like
Twitter. They know that it brings them
loyalty and popularity which helps when they aren’t on an exclusive contract
with a particular company. Then there
are producers like Sean Cody who forbids his performers from any contact with
them. Others like Randy Blue and Corbin Fisher encourage them to go on cam
sites and interact with fans. Some of
the performers also escort through sites like Rentboy.com. The porn is a marketing tool for the
2) Cumshots- Where the cum ends up has always been the central
question of gay porn. Many of us often
just fast-forward to the cumshots. The
action is so defined by it, I find myself mentally checking off which performers
in a scene have cum or not. Even kinkier
scenes, with fisting and torture, usually bring it home somewhere with a
Many porn producers, like Treasure
Island Media, focus more on reality sex than fantasy sex. TIM gives us realistic uninterrupted fucking
even if the cameraman gets in the shot.
Who cares as long as the sex is scorching. They don’t promote their models like stars
and some of them wouldn’t win beauty contests, but they know how to make it
real. Let’s face it bareback is more realistic. It’s sex natural as it was meant to be. The
magical condom doesn’t suddenly appear.
Committed to Treasure Island Media.
Many fans prefer amateur porn, like
those personal sex tapes loaded up to X-tube because they want to see real sex,
not choreographed sex with bad music. Often,
you don't see the actual cumshot in them, you see the facial expression or the top's physical reaction, because true amateurs don’t pull out.
Unknown to us consumers is exactly
how much of the fucking is faked in porn.
Occasionally, a scene will be exposed for trickery or the use of fake
cum. Performer Cody Cummings is said to have faked most of his scenes. Nothing gets a fan angrier than this
deception. Real fucking is core to
porn. The betrayal would be comparable
to watching swimming competitions on TV and then finding out that the cool underwater
footage was pre-taped.
3) Commerce–From the provider’s perspective, their porn has to
be in demand so that they can make a profit. To the consumer, the amount of money invested
in the product, its promotion and distribution shows. Smart providers distribute the product through
multiple channels –their own websites, DVD orders, and through porn streaming
sites like AEBN. They give us high quality video at websites that are easily
navigated and easy to join. They promote their content through trailers and
samples at various industry blogs and through on site tours that show you what
you will get with your subscription.
They make it easy for you cancel your subscription and communicate with
the webmaster. Content is updated frequently
and the price is reasonable for the quality and amount of content. A good porn website will release two-three
scenes per week and charge no more than $30 per month. Lucas Entertainment is probably the best
example at doing all of this well.
The piracy of porn is having a
major effect on the entire porn industry –gay or straight. There is exaggerated talk of it eroding the
industry completely. Producers like
Corbin Fisher have taken consumers to court and companies spend ample resources
trying to keep websites from stealing it and redistributing it. In any case, it gives producers justification
for paying performers less, even though they themselves are living rich. Whether performers are paid fairly is an
issue of discussion, that producers don’t like discussed.
4) Community –The messages that gay porn delivers about and to
the LGBT community are the most often disregarded by the makers of gay porn or
more accurately called –all male porn. It’s hard to balance community concerns
and commerce concerns at the same time, but expert producers can make it
work. They know that history will
reflect on them poorly if they don’t. The porn industry has successfully kept the
talk low on one issue –that of drug use on porn sets. But the two biggest issues that affect the gay
porn industry that they cannot keep quiet are whether performers use condoms or
not and the sexual orientation of performers.
Loyal to bareback. Is it going away?
Barebacking in gay porn, though common
in straight porn, is seen by many as the wrong message to send out, but it is
becoming more and more popular with fans –outselling condom porn even though
there are less providers of it. With new
laws being made that forbid barebacking in porn in California –the capital of
the porn industry- some companies are moving their shops to Vegas. The laws are futile. Barebacking will thrive and expand, and it
won’t have to go underground to do so.
There are negatives to bareback porn makers. The Grabbys awards for the gay porn industry
excludes them and so does the IML. Many
community publications and media won’t promote them. But the increased access to the drug Truvada
will ultimately re-shape this issue, as more companies give up the condoms
trading them for HIV testing. Testing
brings with it issues of privacy and discrimination, which relates to the other
big issue of using straight guys over gay guys –
The gay porn industry is overrun by
gay4pay performers these days creating concerns of how it negatively impacts
the gay community. Only a handful of
companies use few or no straight performers –Lucas, Men at Play, Jake
Cruise/Cocksure Men, Jason Sparks are the most noticeable, but not always for
the community reason but because the action is better performed by true gay or
bisexual men. There are some companies
that pride themselves on using primarily straight men –Corbin Fisher, Sean
Cody, and Broke Straight Boys to name a few, and some that don’t advertise it
like MenDotCom, Sketchy Sex, and Dallas Reeves.
Many performers have wives and kids.
Some of the straightness is just false marketing, while some of the
performers are confused about their own sexuality. Some gay performers have
recently started to come out with their dislike of the practice -Brandon Jones
and Diesel Washington to name two. This issue and its impact I will be
exploring extensively in my next writings.
It is the focus of my efforts.