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Thursday, July 25, 2013

making a more decent alternative to porn


By some estimations, 85 % of what goes on on the Internet has to do with pornography.  It is a vast world of executives, mob figures, money, police and prosecutors {who often look the other way}, models, ``actors’’ and the everyday citizens like you and me, who support the porn system.  By the way back in the 1980’s they were saying that pornography was responsible for more gross receipts {If I may use a pun} than all three network combined.  That’s several billion dollars.  The amount of profits from pornography has only grown over the last 40 years.

The section of the porn industry loosely {if I may use a pun again} called ``gay porn’’ is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative. The funny thing is, they are selling ``gay porn’’ in little townships and villages in the rural south as well as in Big Cities like New York's Manhattan, Harlem and Philadelphia. That’s right, even the so-called Bible Belt is into pornography, although you would never know it from their consistent Conservative ``RED STATE’’ status.

Within the ``Gay Porn’’ industry there exists a sub gerund called ``Black Gay Porn,’’ a sub gerund, but a very viable one. Millions of people across the U.S., not only Black gay males, are interested in buying and enjoying Black Gay pornography. Thus, as you might imagine, this sub-gerund is also lucrative and features many, many of the Big Black names in porn with porn stars such as: ``Sho-Nuff,’’ ``Supreme / Castro,’’ ``Nubia,’’ ``KB,''  ``T-Malone’’ and ``Cameron,’’ {The Original One}, ``Rudy Scott,’’ ``Black Ice,’’ ``Dyllan,’’ ``Altrique,’’ ``Rod Williams,’’ ``Sir Cream,’’ and ``Ocean,’’ just to name a few.

These Black men are out to make a living. They take their clothing off whereas we put clothing on to go to work and make a living. One could say an honest day's pay is an honest day's pay, regardless if one is putting clothing on like a nice dress suite for women or a nice Brooks Brothers suite for men--it is still striving to make ends meet in a world with a shaky economy in many western nations like the U.S..

When we buy pornography, and I have quite a collection myself, we further legitimize the industry--even though it continues to be an underground industry with mysterious financing, shady figures and characters, connections to organized crime, and a lot--a whole lot of money and profits.  One thing I do, to justify my sanctified soul and my strong spiritual sense, is to advocate for better treatment and pay for the Black stars and advocate for a section of pornography films that are equally instructional as they are for just sexual titillation.  I also want to see safe sex {such as always using condoms} and less liberal sharing of body fluids.  There are many Black Gay porn films where they never think of putting on a condom and where body fluids flow freely. I never buy them and have spoken out in letters to the Center for Disease Control and the Federal Health and Human Services Organization. If you are going to enjoy pornography and you are a so-called ``Christian'' it seems to me that this is the correct thing to do.  Let's face it, NOT using and enjoying pornography for the average Black Gay man is like asking a Catholic woman NOT to use birth control.  Yeah, sure right, I don't think so!!!  The reality is that this is the 21st Century and times are changing and have changed drastically from the 1950's.

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Most porn stars also make money as prostitutes or Hustlers. This is where they make most of their money and where they come into direct contact with the public. This is also where some of the most danger of contracting and or spreading STD’s and HIV comes into play.

I would thing that it is a matter now, of building some more diversity of choice and diversity into the porn industry for people like me, and there is a growing number of us, who want to see porn, but want porn that is nor so carless about the acts that are being presented and make a REAL attempt to include more integrity and honesty into the whole process of what it takes to make porn.

There is a segment of the Black Adult film ``Take Em Down Two'' that features two attractive Black men who must have been Lovers in real life long before the cameras started rolling.  Slayer and Juice, the two gentlemen featured in the segment, didn't slap each other on the butt, call each other the ``N'' Word or otherwise physically or verbally abuse each other.  What they did do was made Love to each other in one of the most tender, Loving and intimate sexual exchanges I have ever seen depicted on screen.  They authentically seemed to care about each other as they used condoms in most scenes and took time and patience with each other in a Way I have never, ever seen present between two men before.  The thoughtfulness and kindness that goes into each scene is something other adult film directors should and MUST take note of.  So many new adult male films for the Black male audience show such a high level of abuse and disregard for the actors that I really can't bare to watch them.  There are whole segments of Gay adult porn for Black men that I will NOT purchase or buy.  There is just far too much recklessness as men enter each other without using condoms and hit and slap and curse one another. Slayer and Juice have an extraordinary sense of patience and LOVe with one another.  Such tender interactions are very much needed as We face some stipulations regarding the bedroom that need to be dealt with in a more honest, wholesome and truthful manner.  The days for sleeping with three different partners or men within a six month period for Black Gay Men need to be put to Rest forever.  We, as Black Gay Men, need to take our time and get to know each and every man we become intimate with for at least a month before we enter into any  Level of intimacy with such a partner.  Such things, in this Year of Our Lord 2012, cannot be legislated, but We Must come to terms with the consequences of sharing our bodies with too many partners.  I predict that as marriage equality becomes more popular and advantages of the U.S. military's and Congress' recent rejection of Don't Ask Don't Tell hit home--it Will become more radially evident that a more reasonable history of who we share out beds with is the only path that makes good sense.  

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