Category: HEALTH

HEADLINESHEALTHT.I.M. News and Events

Our Bodies, Our Choices

Barebackers get a bad rap because we don’t wrap it up. And the guys who bare it all on camera come under extra scrutiny from all sides – viewers, critics, studios, even other porn stars.

There’s even flak on the other side — condom-only actors who are harassed to do bare porn. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

Just like who you fuck is your business, how you fuck is also your business. No one else’s. And that right extends to those who show off for your entertainment.

I get truly angry when I see men on Twitter go after someone who uses condoms – “you’d look great getting your ass rammed by a bare cock! Why don’t you cross over to [insert studio name here]” I might see. Or, alternatively, a bareback star gets raked over the coals because he’s leaving himself open to all kinds of diseases. Or because he’s been in a bareback flick he’s corrupted or dirty – studios in particular are guilty of this one.

Those who say things like that clearly don’t get the ethos that Treasure Island Media has been preaching for ages. They don’t get the mission statement. Men doing what they want the way they want to do it. And believe it or not, that mantra goes for guys who wrap it up too.

The beauty of sex is that you can explore and make conscious choices about how you enjoy your body. You weigh the risks and make your decisions, prepared to deal with any consequences that may arise. And lucky us, we’re in the 21st century, where medical science is helping us treat and prevent many of the things that scared men off in the 80s and 90s.

And if you still wish to have that extra layer of protection – that’s cool too. Preference begets choice. Choice begets freedom. We are all free to do whatever the fuck we want.

I once got lectured on a dating site about my Built to Fuck tattoo. The guy said I’ve “ruined my life forever.” Sure, I may not be able to go to a public pool shirtless anymore, but I’ve made a statement. I’ve declared my sexual liberation. Plus it really turns guys on when it comes down to it. I have yet to play with a guy that was repelled by it.

Let your flag fly, fuckers – however you choose to run your life is cool with me.

05Nov
HEALTH

Guest Post: The Bugchasing Project

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HEALTHNEWS

#NoProp60: San Francisco Chronicle Tells Californians to “Vote No”

“This is a job for state regulators, not a narrow mandate through the initiative process.” SAN FRANCISCO — In a direct and unequivocal editorial, the San Francisco Chronicle came out in opposition...

No on Prop 60
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HEALTHNEWS

Condom Initiative Isn’t a ‘Safe Sex’ Law

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HEADLINESHEALTHNEWS

Attention California: Vote NO on Prop 60!

Vote NO on Prop 60. It’s that simple. If Prop 60 was meant to protect public health against the threat of HIV then it is (at best) highly misguided. In the hope that Prop 60 could pioneer safe...

01Jul
HEADLINESHEALTH

The Impact of Bareback Porn (from the Advocate)

BY BRENDEN SHUCART In the immediate wake of the AIDS crisis, penises in porn were almost uniformly wrapped up. This was initially for the protection of the performers — an effective HIV test would not...

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Cal/OSHA standards board votes down additional safety equipment use in porn

Condom nazis tried yesterday to make it illegal to suck dick without safety goggles. They failed…again. After a 5 hour public comments hearing yesterday in Oakland, the Cal/OSHA standards board...

01Sep
HEADLINESHEALTHNEWSPAUL MORRIST.I.M. News and Events

“1000 Load Fuck” the most valuable porn scene in history

To be honest, I’m sorry to have to write this press release.  Yes, TIM successfully defended the work that we do and the culture that we represent. And yes, this was against the combined forces of...

26Aug
HEALTHNEWS

FSC: THE LANDMARK CAL/OSHA RULING ON CONDOMS

    Yesterday, Treasure Island Media announced that their six-  year investigation with Cal/OSHA over the use of condoms had  concluded with a whopping $685 fine for the company. In a press...

25Aug
HEADLINESHEALTHNEWS

The Verdict is in: Condoms not that serious anymore!

Lack of condoms not a serious violation, panel says in three judge ruling   SAN FRANCISCO — A three person panel has ruled that Treasure Island Media’s failure to use a condom in a 2009 adult...

19Jun
HEALTH

Thoughts on this Ad by the AHF (Aids Healthcare Foundation)

We received this from one of our fans. Not surprised with the AHF's attempt to grasp onto what is a monetizing attempt to keep their multi-billion dollar foundation strong. With the the end of HIV is...

AHF Scandal
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HEALTHNEWS

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Has A $100 Million Scandal That It Really Doesn’t Want To Talk About

Originally Published On Queerty Three former managers at AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Inc. (AHF) have come forward alleging the organization has been defrauding federal healthcare programs for the past...

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