We've made it to a new FINAL! Who do you think deserves the title of Porn Star of the Year for 2014/2015?
Gabriel Clark is a cocky Canadian who will hit your he-spot every time! Kevin Warhol is here to represent Eastern Europe with his sexy body and uncut cock! Sean Cody's Dean is that cutie from next door you can't stop checking out. And Luke Adams is not afraid of being on the top or the bottom in the bedroom!
Click the pics to see each contender's galleries, then vote for your favorite.
Gabriel Clark: Finalist!
Kevin Warhol: Finalist!
Dean - Sean Cody: Finalist!
Luke Adams: Finalist!
Who is the HOTTEST?
Dean - Sean Cody
For the last two and a half years, San Francisco has been running a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) program with Truvada. Of the 600 men who are taking part, none have contracted HIV.
Of course, one of the draws of PrEP for some men is the chance to lose the condom, and many of the individuals in the program admit to just that. But as they seem to be protected from HIV, the group is possibly contracting more STIs (sexually transmitted infections.)
Kaiser Permanente published its findings in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The paper indicates that there may be some very positive protections afforded people on the PrEP program.
“Our study is the first to extend the understanding of the use of PrEP in a real-world setting and suggests that the treatment may prevent new HIV infections even in a high-risk setting,” explained Jonathan Volk, MD, MPH, a physician and epidemiologist at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. “Until now, evidence supporting the efficacy of PrEP to prevent HIV infection had come from clinical trials and a demonstration project.”
Those who went on PrEP were more likely to admit to multiple sex partners than a comparison sample of subjects who opted not to use Truvada.
It is also clear that these same men were at increased risk of acquiring HIV; their reliance on Truvada seemed to protect them from it, but it did not protect them from other STIs. Within the first six months, 30 percent had been diagnosed with at least one STI. After a year, half of them had contracted one or more STIs, with 33 percent diagnosed with a rectal STI, 33 percent with chlamydia, 28 percent with gonorrhea, and 5.5 percent with syphilis. Two of them contracted hep C.
“Without a control group, we don’t know if these STI rates were higher than what we would have seen without PrEP,” Julia Marcus, PhD, MPH, postdoctoral fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, acknowledged. “Ongoing screening and treatments for STIs, including hepatitis C, are an essential component of a PrEP treatment program.”
That there is no love lost between the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) should not come as a surprise. The two groups have been at each other's throats over issues of condom use in porn and how best to handle HIV testing and other health issues related to models within the industry.
Of course, the two groups have slightly different mandates, which can explain some of the conflict. The FSC is an adult trade organization designed to be the voice of the adult industry and its models. The AHF, on the other hand, was created to work with and for individuals with HIV/AIDS, and to work towards reducing the spread of sexually transmitted infections.
Most recently AHF successfully helped pass Measure B, which made condom use mandatory in XXX shoots that take place within LA County, California. The group is now pushing for a similar law to be enacted statewide, one that would even allow citizens to sue production companies and models for bareback porn.
The FSC is now arguing that AHF has violated its standing as a non-profit organization and should be investigated by California’s attorney general.
“[The AHF] appear to have grossly underreported political expenditures to the IRS,” the adult trade organization said in a statement. “Many people have wondered how a non-profit like AHF could spend so much money in politics, given the strict limitations placed on non-profit political activity by the IRS and the State of California.
“The answer appears to be by underreporting campaign expenditures on tax forms, even while filing much higher numbers on state lobbying disclosure forms."
The group concluded: "We have reviewed multiple newspaper reports and publicly available documents that appear to indicate that AHF has spent nearly $7 million over the past 4 years on lobbying/political activities, in excess of legal limits."
The AHF has yet to respond.
Maybe one day the two groups will patch things up, but we're not holding our breaths!
Clothing retailer Rufskin producers a lot of sexy clothing for men, from super tight leggings to Tom of Finland muscle shirts.
So it may seem a little odd that the company would create a limited edition postcard series showcasing a hot and very naked Logan Swiecki-Taylor. Yep, he's not wearing a single item from Rufskin's catalogue.
But we think it's marketing genius. We're talking about the company, after all!
Californians may soon be empowered to sue porn models who perform in bareback scenes. The ballot initiative is part of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's push to force condom use in all porn productions, by any means necessary.
In 2016, people will be voting on a law to mandate condom use on the set of adult productions in the state. A similar law was passed in 2012 in LA County; however, the state-wide legislation would be a lot stronger and would allow individuals to sue over condomless scenes.
Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), said the intended goal was to “[enable] whistleblowers and private citizens to enforce the Act when the state fails to do so.”
“This bill puts performers at the mercy of any citizen, including those who misjudge and scorn the adult film industry,” argued porn star Chanel Preston, president of the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee. “Any person or group with an anti-porn agenda, anyone with a personal issue with a specific performer, or an overly zealous fan could use this power as a means to attack performers in the industry.”
In most cases, it would be a studio that would be sued (with a quarter of any fines levied against the studio going to the plaintiff, who may also be able to recoup court fees). Depending on how the law is written, though, models could be named in the lawsuit and face massive fines. As well, models and amateurs who create their own material also face legal action if the scenes are raw.
“All I have to do as a private citizen is see a performer not using a condom in a video, and I get to haul them into court,” the Free Speech Coalition’s Mike Stabile explained. “It opens up the door for stalkers, anti-porn activists, moral zealots and conservative family members to harass performers with legal impunity.”
Weinstein always claims to be pushing for stronger workplace laws in the adult industry in order to protect the health of models. Based on this punitive ballot initiative, it would seem that the overall well-being of models is the least of his concerns.
At 34, Jake Gyllenhaal has become a staple of the big screen. And he's not only nice to look at, but this boy can act!
Although he appeared on screen as early as 1991 (in a small part in City Slickers as Billy Crystal's son), he landed his first major role in 1999 in the biopic October Sky. He has made 26 films in total.
Back when Jake first started his career, he was a handsome young stud with a slim build and boy next door good looks. Last year, he appeared in Nightcrawler and lost a lot of weight, looking even skinnier than he did 10 years earlier. And then this year, in Southpaw, he not only bulked up, but also became quite ripped and chiselled.
Gay hip hop artist Le1f has just released his latest single called "Koi" from his upcoming album Riot Boi.
The video was directed by Simon Ward, and follows Le1f and his dance crew on beaches and through jungles as giant koi, miniature koi, cartoon eyes and disembodied lips make various appearances. Fun times!
Tyler, The Creator has been forced to cancel all of his upcoming concerts in the UK, and won't be able to perform anytime soon.
The 24 year-old rapper used the word "faggot" and similar words a total of 213 times on his 2011 album Goblin. Because of this, he has been banned from entering the UK for up to five years.
"Coming to the UK is a privilege, and we expect those who come here to respect our shared values," said a spokesperson for the U.K. Home Office. "The Home Secretary has the power to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good or if their exclusion is justified on public policy grounds."
His manager, Christian Clancy, said that he received a note from the UK government stating that his client's music "encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality."
Clancy said he was completely surprised by the ban. "Can you imagine being beholden to things you said when you were 18? Tyler has been to the UK over 20 [times] in the last 5 years without incident [for shows, in stores, and meet and greets]," he wrote on Tumblr.
Clancy acknowledged that the words made him "cringe" but said the bigger issue was one of free speech. He said Tyler had grown a lot since 2011 and his work reflected that growth.
"What I do know is Tyler is part of an argument that is counter to who he has become. How do you punish someone for growing up?"
Tyler had a similar issue with Australia; he was banned from entering that country last month because his lyrics were believed to promote violence against women.
Tyler, The Creator has been banned from the U.K. over old lyrics [The AV Club]
UK Officials Explain Why They Denied a Visa to Tyler the Creator [TIME]
By now you've heard all about the "wonderful" Christian soldier known as Josh Duggar, who admitted to molesting a baby sitter and some of his sisters when he was a teen. He got "help" from a Christ-focused therapy center. It then came out this month that he was a member of cheater website Ashley Madison, and was so horny for some action he needed TWO accounts! He even admitted to being addicted to sex and porn.
"Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center," the family revealed on its website, duggarfamily.com. "For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change."
The name of the institution has not been released, leaving us to wonder if it is the same place he was sent to before (which obviously worked wonders).
But the news doesn't end there. This week, porn star and stripper Danica Dillon claimed she had met up with Duggar as an escort. The two allegedly hooked-up when Josh's wife his wife, Anna, was pregnant with their fourth child.
The encounter was not enjoyable.“He was manhandling me, basically tossing me around like I was a rag doll,” Danica claimed. And though she said it was all consensual, "it was very traumatic. I’ve had rough sex before, but this was terrifying.”
So Josh, still think gay weddings are the biggest threat to your marriage?
RentBoy.com CEO Jeffery Hurant, who was arrested this week along with six employees at RentBoy's home offices in New York City, has yet to make an official statement on the raid of his company's headquarters. When approached by reporters, he would only say, "I don't think that we do anything to promote prostitution. I think we do good things for good people, and we bring good people together."
People in the porn biz, understandably, had something to say:
And Florida attorney and South Florida Gay News editor Norm Kent has added his voice to the growing criticism of the arrests, characterizing the affair as a "national disgrace."
Is that why we mobilized a federal agency to combat international terrorism? To use those ass-ets to targets boy’s ass-es? Our nation, our government, those prosecutors should be so ashamed of themselves. It is unconscionable, unbelievable, and almost surreal.
Some people want to buy couches; other people cocks. Deal with it. The matter is not for you to judge. Adult men seeking masseurs and escorts should have that unfettered right. Rentboy.com provided the Internet a vehicle wherein consenting adults made free choices.
If there is a story here, it is not about gay men seeking hookups. It is about a national security agency so misdirecting its energies, efforts, and equipment that we should all be astonished and appalled.