Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 19.59.22One of the concerns often raised in the regulation of bareback (condomless) pornography is that it puts performers at greater risk and this is a risk that performers are essentially coerced into, in order make money.  As bareback has become increasingly dominant in gay male pornography, so the argument goes, performers have relatively little choice in going bareback.  It’s what studios want so ditch those condoms folks.

Alongside this, the industry has sought to present bareback as truth.  Bareback sex is ‘real’ sex, authentic sex.  Studios such as Treasure Island Media have made great play of depicting bareback sex as authentic, a pure desire and to document that desire in their pornography.

It’s against that backdrop that the Sword (NSFW) recently reported on a new site being launched by porn performer, Billy Santoro.  The site – Leaked and Loaded (NSFW) – is designed to show ‘real’ sex from porn performers and other site users who send in their authentic videos from their phones.  These videos epic bareback sex.

Santoro introduces the site by stating that “there’s a lot of porn stars out there and we are all fucking sluts” and sets out the scenario of finding a porn performers cell phone.  The idea being that if you find their mobile device, you’ll find those fuck videos and cock pics that reveal the ‘true’ self rather than the buffed, edited and photoshopped porn performance that many studios present.

It’s a membership only site, requiring viewers to pay to stream the videos.  Whilst the site will surely find an audience, it remains a fabricated site, noting that it is fully compliant with 18 U.S. Code § 2257, verifying and keeping on record the age of performers.  The site notes:  ‘All actual human beings visually depicted performing actual sexually explicit conduct onwww.leakedandloaded.com were 18 years of age or older at the time of production of the depiction(s). In compliance with the U.S. Federal Labeling and Record-Keeping Law 18 U.S.C. 2257 and 28 C.F.R. 75, all models located within our domain were 18 years of age or older during the time of photography. All models proof of age is held by the custodian of records, which is listed below. All content and images are in full compliance with the requirements of 18 U.S.C. 2257 and 28 C.F.R. 75 and associated regulations.’

At a time when California is debating the introduction of a new condoms in porn law (Proposition 60) this November, asserting the ‘true’ desire of porn performers to fuck bareback ‘off camera’ is perhaps more important than before.  Leaked and Loaded acts not just as an example of punters desire but potentially forms part of a wider cultural war.  I’ll be writing and blowing on Proposition 60 more in the coming days.

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