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DO YOU LOVE MY BAREBACK PORN?

Growing up, did your parents ever tell you “Do as I say, not as I do because it’s best for you?”

Well I’m about to impart the same wisdom on you now, in the past tense sense of things.

Yes, between the ages of 17 and 19 I participated in filming porn without using protection. They call it bareback, but personally I prefer the words “unprotected” or “not safe” – because that’s what it means.

Even though my timeline in porn started when I was 17, I did not begin making intelligent (ish), informed and responsible choices regarding my involvement in the industry until I was 19. It was then and only then that I decided to make the adult industry a career choice (at 19). It was then that I began to understand that this work could be filmed with respect and care to the models. I wanted to prove it possible; models could be paid well, no one needed to be demeaned or degraded (unless they were into that sort of thing), etc. Most importantly: I wanted to be one of the good guys PROVING it could be done successfully without risking the health of the models. Prior to that I’d been involved with a company that manipulated and abused the models. They coerced the young men into participating in unprotected porn. When I set out to produce porn the right way I believed I was attempting to positively influence my little corner of the world. That’s about all we can really hope for in life . . .

When you choose not to use a condom, or not make your top use one, you’re opening your body up to all kinds of potential threats. There’s a strain of gonorrhea today that is resistant to antibiotics. Relayed verbally to me from my doctor (speak to your own healthcare provider for more reliable information): statics say that nearly 10% of people in the US that contract this bacterial infection contract the resistant strain. Or there’s always anal cancer caused by a handful of different HPV strains (the most common venereal disease in the world, so many carry it and don’t even know they do). Syphilis isn’t as common, but the rise of infection among HIV+ people is alarming. This is a disease in which, left untreated, can manifest in very serious neurological disorders (look for the title “Why should MSM be concerned about syphilis?”). The most serious of them all: HIV, the virus that eventually becomes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is still lethal today. If you contract HIV, you will most likely die from an AIDS related sickness.

I’m not going to tell you becoming HIV positive is no longer the death sentence it once was because that is not true. The drug therapy required today can be lethal on it’s own. They obliterate your internal organs, kidneys and liver. They only slow the onslaught of the inevitable. People living with HIV today need to live clean, sober and sexually sterile lives if they expect to experience the glorious lifespan the drug companies claim possible. A little known fact about HIV: once you have it, you have it and that’s the end of it. Not true. There’s such a thing as co-infection and super infection. This virus has mutated and shifted right in front of our very eyes over the past 30 years. There are whole mutated HIV strains that do not respond to drug therapy. You can’t run around having random, unprotected sex with anyone and everyone and not expect to pay for it in some way.

I know this is graphic, and I know it’s a fat ass pill to swallow. But no one is doing you any favors not being straight with you.

When I set out to produce porn, first and foremost I wanted to make sure the young men working under my care were looked after. That meant, above all else, they would be protected. My job, as best as I could, was to minimize the negative blow-back a model might encounter in this industry. Honest, fair producers take this position when running a company. As for the models, the adult industry has been around for ages and willing “actors” along with it. However, just because you’re initially elective in your choice does not necessarily mean you will always maintain that kind of control.

Know this: the rise in unsafe porn being produced today by big, influential companies like Bel Ami, Sean Cody, Corbin Fisher – what many might consider the mainstream vein of of the gay porn world – these guys DO have an impact on your decisions and not just your pocket book. They have an impact on your community. I don’t know their practices on set; I’m sure they do everything they can to protect their models with the related testing. All that aside – what these companies are not considering is the message they are sending to people all over the world. They can put all kinds of disclaimers all over the openings of their scenes. They can even get their models to say “use a condom every time!” but they cannot account for every viewer, all the time. Based purely on their decision to distribute these searing images it’s crystal clear they don’t feel responsible for the well-being of the world-at-large.

This isn’t a question of people thinking for themselves. We can’t expect a 16 year old kid in Ohio or Taiwan meeting men off the internet, to fully understand why it is they can’t get a creampie in their hole because someone on Sean Cody did it and it was hot. This is a question of ethics. Not being a part of a movement that contributes to the decline of health and welfare of the global community.  Think past your bottom line for once and consider the ramifications of your actions. Ever heard of a Carbon Footprint? Consider this concept the Moral Compass Equivalent.

If huge money-making enterprises all of the world are required to dial back their emissions & the impact they have on Earth and the atmosphere, why is it so hard to believe that we should implement similar restrictions on companies that inhibit detrimental behavior in mankind?!

So yes. Once I did unsafe, unprotected porn. I was a kid, I was stupid. Never did I stand back and think about anyone but myself. In fact, I didn’t really even consider the consequences that I might encounter on even a personal level. So in reality, I had my head so far stuck up my ass everyone was at a disadvantage, even me. My personal circumstances for “why” are all my own. I’m not going to launch into a diatribe about who, what, why, when and where because that’s not the point of this. The point is; I made a mistake. I made a bad decision to participate in unsafe porn.

Those images that have been recorded, shared, duplicated, and distributed all over the world are telling people, on some underlying level that it’s sexy, it’s hot, and it’s OKAY to have unprotected sex. We know it’s wrong when we watch it. But somehow it doesn’t stop us from buying it, making it, and encouraging our models to put themselves at risk.

There’s a reality here that no one wants to consider when it comes to porn: the models, the sex and the entire adult community. Countless documentaries, articles, and stupid blogs (this one included) have attempted to communicate what all this really means and have failed.

What we love about porn in so many ways is the very same thing we know we shouldn’t.

After running my company for a year or two, the ramifications of my actions as a 17 year old kid became haltingly clear to me. Countless young men, too young, would write in to me and explain what they loved about my work with Cobra Video. And on the top of that list was the unprotected aspect of it. It scared me. I didn’t know these young men, but they knew me. They’d watched me. And probably, sadly, they probably fashioned their sex lives after the poorest choices I’ve made in my life. Can you imagine how such a thing can weigh on a person?

So I backpedalled. I did everything I could within my power to ensure that people understood my earlier work was not something I was proud of, something to remark upon, and certainly not something to celebrate. All of the new images I wanted people to associate with me were “SAFE”. All this had less to do with my feud with Cobra and more to do with the fear that I knew this unsafe, unprotected material was getting attention for all the wrong reasons.

I was invited to work with a safer sex organization called DC FukIT Org. I did a series of PSA’s with Matthew Rush that were both sexy and informative (funny, even at times). And while today, I stand back and realize just how half baked these efforts seem – I know that I did what I could. And now, I’m beginning to feel like I’m not done yet. Except there’s one problem . . .

No one want’s to hear a “WRAP IT UP!” message from a once underage, barebacking porn star. You think I don’t know that?!

I call bullshit on that little popular point people just love to throw at me. Because if anyone has a point of view on this matter it’s someone who has been there. People want advice from HUMAN BEINGS who have been there.

It’s called perception.

And you can’t have even a bit of it without a sense of foresight. No, not foreskin. FORESIGHT.

If all you’ve ever done is make the right choice in your life, who the hell is going to listen to you? That person has no idea what it’s like to suffer. But, a person who’s made serious blunders, picked themselves up and lived to stand tell to tell a story – THAT, MY FRIENDS – has true merit.

While this “rant” may appear to be coming out nowhere, it isn’t. I’ve been sitting on these thoughts for far too long now. Today I made a mistake when I tweeted an article from Gay.net that pointed out US Statistics from 2010 that show the rise of HIV infections.

“I wrote: “Happy now? I know this isn’t what @RandyBlue @CorbinFisher & @BelamiOnline wanted but you can’t deny their impact: http://www.gay.net/health-fitness/2012/12/06/poll-why-are-hiv-rates-so-high-amongst-young-gay-men”

1) My apologies to Randy Blue – their inclusion was an error on my part (wrote Randy Blue, meant Sean Cody). Being Human and constantly on the record sucks sometimes. Consider this my official retraction. I am sorry for including Randy Blue in error.

2) Yes, these statistics are from 2010. This new wave of unprotected porn, and the mainstream inclusion, inadvertently will have a profound influence on our coming-of-age queer generation. That’s my prophecy.  Maybe there will never be a way to measure or gauge this because we’re talking about inhibiting human behavior on such a level, with imagery and examples, that might not consciously register.

3) I don’t want to hear about how kids can’t afford these websites. There’s a thing called the “trickle down affect”. Even if kids aren’t watching the scenes fresh off the assembly line now, in the coming few short years the pirate torrent websites will be rife with them.

4) WAKE UP AND ACCEPT THAT YOU’RE NOT JUST RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU; but “us” and those that come after.

What’s the point of all this if we all end up sick, tired and too embittered to enjoy any of it? And don’t forget, this is the digital age. The age of the virus. Made in Prague doesn’t just affect Prague.  Made for adults with wallets & credit cards doesn’t mean it’s not going to end up consumed by the very people that should have nothing to do with it.

So please. No matter where you are take care of yourselves and those around you.

Resist the urge.

Know that what these companies are pumping out is The Universe’s way of testing you. Or God’s. Or whatever you want to believe controls cosmic energy, fate and truth.

Be stronger.

Don’t fail.

Roll that condom on.

Live longer.

Fuck longer.

Be happier.

Thank You,
Sean Paul Lockhart aka Brent Corrigan

84 Comments

  1. John's Gravatar John
    December 19, 2012    

    I want to see you making porn again

    • December 20, 2012    

      There comes a time in life where people just had enough of doing porn, as much as I love Brent Corrigan’s pornos I respect his choice to retire besides porn does take alot of your life away. x
      <3 You Sean have a merry Christmas x

  2. December 19, 2012    

    Just Brilliant. All that there is to say.

  3. December 19, 2012    

    Kudos for speaking out, again. The recent report from the CDC should be read by everyone in the LGBTQ community. http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/HIVAmongYouth/index.html With HIV medications and prevention, the disease is coming under control. But with the rise of infections in the US of our young gay men we should be alarmed and take action to educate them and support them in safer sex practices.

  4. tommy's Gravatar tommy
    December 19, 2012    

    Wasn’t in the least surprised when Corbin Fisher went bareback — that’s such a sketch site — but was extremely disappointed when Sean Cody followed suit. I thought they’d take the high-road. They seemed like a classy operation.

    There’s no question in my mind that bareback porn promotes bareback sex, especially since most guys learn about sex by watching internet porn. Sites like Randy Blue, College Dudes, and Men.com, and Channel1 go out of their way to demonstrate that safe sex can be every bit as hot!

    Of course none of them are as hot as your PSA with Matthew Rush!

    Great rant!

  5. CeltboyGary's Gravatar CeltboyGary
    December 19, 2012    

    So profoundly well stated, Sean. You are an excellent writer who has the unique perspective to comment so forcefully on this important issue. I hope that your message gets through to those in need of it, & I hope that you will continue to share your thoughts in this blog.

    Much respect
    Gary

  6. Nanatzaja's Gravatar Nanatzaja
    December 19, 2012    

    For everything we do we have to suffer the consequences. But this is your life, your body.

  7. RZ's Gravatar RZ
    December 19, 2012    

    WOW!! Sean/Brent how profound. Very revealing. Thank you for your effort.

  8. Andrew's Gravatar Andrew
    December 20, 2012    

    This is class. High class. Thanks for what you have written here, Sean… truly.

  9. James Brasil's Gravatar James Brasil
    December 20, 2012    

    People have choices…the improvement in the treatment of HIV and Aids , is directly responsable for the upsurge in bare back sex. You made your choices, yes u where younger, and may have been exploited. But by far the most popular and biggest selling of your porn films are the bareback ones. You are right in saying those actions may influence others, but its still there choice, whie your double anal scenes make them want to do that also, again possibly..where all wise after the event . If actors are tested rigoursly for all std’s and hiv before filming, then its up to them to deide whats best forthem. You have made a lot of money from the industry,and now even at your age, your career as a porn star is on the wane. Sad reality of the world u choose to inhabit.People dont learn and dont listen Newtown school is proof of that.

  10. Gregoire's Gravatar Gregoire
    December 20, 2012    

    Hi Sean.
    Your article shows us us once again that you are a man with balls! (not sure if this expression translated Italian into English works … but it is a compliment.)
    Many have criticized you immediately for your position, it is not severe … they are just a little ‘jealous and ignorant.
    You were able to take your past mistakes, weakness or naivety date on your young age. Today you can be proud to acknowledge that your journey has been evolving, the better!
    Venereal diseases, in fact do many disasters. I am of the generation AIDS … as a boy I also afraid to kiss … has now become quite the opposite …
    Thank you for reminding us all, especially to the new generations the risks involved with certain risky behaviors!
    Greg

  11. Truth Addict's Gravatar Truth Addict
    December 20, 2012    

    Outstanding article. The porn industry wants to be considered a legitimate business, but then they protest against worker safety by using condoms. You can’t have it both ways. Protect your workers.

  12. rocky's Gravatar rocky
    December 20, 2012    

    Thank You! More stars need to speak out in such an eloquent, humble manner. Keep doing what you do!

  13. W_'s Gravatar W_
    December 20, 2012    

    I find it unbelievable how little people accept that humans grow, develop and accumulate knowledge over time but everyone still keeps demanding exactly that. I believe as an adult actor you have just as much credibility talking about this topic as anyone else.

  14. jim's Gravatar jim
    December 20, 2012    

    Excellent, really excellent.
    Thanx very much

  15. Cary's Gravatar Cary
    December 20, 2012    

    Sean, you are so wonderful. I did love your work with Cobra but have loved seeing you grow before our eyes into a handsome, intelligent and wonderful young man. Yes, all of us make stupid choices and I am glad you have realized that you made mistakes. Please don’t beat yourself up too much sweetheart. I see so many boys from out of California come there with a dream. Well rent and everything is expensive in California and there’s lot of rich old dudes with a lot of money to say hey.. you need rent money.. come jack off for me and I can help you out with that. It becomes a pattern and a trap. Then the drugs and everything else come. I have been living with AIDS for 25 years and it’s no fun let me tell you. I have been pretty healthy, but lately feeling lots of arthritis and numbness in my legs and stuff. I love your modeling pictures and I think seeing you on your equestrian pictures is so wonderful. xoxooxo Hugs and love.. from an old fan.

  16. Jaime's Gravatar Jaime
    December 20, 2012    

    i love you Brent…ur my fave porn star, always watching u when i can…<3

  17. George's Gravatar George
    December 20, 2012    

    I just read your blog. You are right, we are all humans and we tend to make mistakes in the course of our lives. I am impressed by the way you ask people to take care of themselves. I am HIV+, just for making the same mistakes you describe when I was a young lad. I am very proud of the positive message you are giving in your blog, despite all mistakes from the past. It makes you more human, more sensitive to a problem we all face. Keep going and good luck in your future projects.

  18. December 20, 2012    

    Thank you for being a strong and clear speaking role model. Your words have great meaning and a strong impact and are very necessary.

    Thank you.

  19. John's Gravatar John
    December 20, 2012    

    Realistic, frank, and bold. This is how educators and parents should be communicating about sex (and other issues) to today’s youth. Great job!

  20. jan's Gravatar jan
    December 20, 2012    

    Thank you Sean! know that you are an inspiration to many especially to me. Your the reason why I wear condom everytime i engage sex with my partner even at first he insisted i remove it, but he got used to it and love it because he knew it’s only for the good. I was inspired by your ad before with the DC Fuckit, that bareback really is not the right path if i want to have a better and healthier life, and a message coming from a role model is powerful, it’s like bad boy gone good, and i believe your message was sincere and it made sense. Keep doing what your doing, because you’re doing good and changing many lives.

  21. December 20, 2012    

    Being 30 and poz sucks .. limits my dating ability ect…. doesn’t mean the end .. wrap it up or don’t .. it’s a in the moment and personal decision … yet my personal decision I made then .. now I pay for .. for those who don’t know or can’t afford meds are the ones we should reach out to …

  22. December 20, 2012    

    I engaged in unprotected sex in my late teens (kind of a late bloomer, I was a virgin until 18yrs), the first time after finally giving into my boyfriend’s numerous requests because “it didn’t feel the same”. i knew it was risky and did it nonetheless.
    Queer As Folk had an impact of my view of the gay community I wasn’t familiar with yet, and in one scene a character chastises his boyfriend for thinking they could have unprotected sex. it IS stupid to trust anyone in that aspect. Your life is part of your loved ones’ lives, and it is careless and moronic to think it’s ever safe. even with that little piece of paper saying it is.
    One encounter is all it can take. 8 years later I know I’ve been lucky, and I plan on being responsible for staying clean until the end of my days.

  23. David's Gravatar David
    December 20, 2012    

    I have followed you since the beginning and I am very happy and proud of the drections you have taken lately! Stay your course and keep spreading the word. Although, I have to admit, I would love seeing you in porn again.

  24. Mike Anderson's Gravatar Mike Anderson
    December 20, 2012    

    Sean, Thanks, I am living with a man who has been fighting HIV for over 25 years. Yes, he is still alive, but he has had to deal with the many side effects of the medications for years. Plus, he is lucky, he has tri-care, and does not have to pay the high cost of his medication. There are many problems with HIV care. I hope and pray that everyone pays attention to you

  25. Dimitrie's Gravatar Dimitrie
    December 20, 2012    

    Realy good to send this message to the world ,
    There are many guys with hiv and there are do it unsafe knowing there having hiv , people just do it safe and think abouth you and al the rest in the world !:-)

  26. Will Keenan's Gravatar Will Keenan
    December 20, 2012    

    First just want to say I am a big fan of yours, and love your new ventures. Voted for you with Andrew Christian, ..with that said I am glad you spoke out. With the recent Death of Josh Weston (Porn Star) which was tragic at such a young age, I don’t understand why Unprotected sex is coming back like a viral flu. To me having sex without protection is playing Russian Roulette, sooner or later your going to get lucky and hit the bullet.

    And I don’t buy or subscribe to any porn that has unprotected actors, my way of speaking out, with my wallet, but unfortunately not enough do that, like you said “Supply and Demand” as long as the gay community supports sites that promote unsafe sex, we are promoting the spread.

    SO STOP…… Hope someday I may meet you, i saw the contest to win a date with you.. I would of entered but being 48 yrs old, I am sure I wouldn’t get picked. Keep going strong..

    • Seaguy's Gravatar Seaguy
      January 9, 2013    

      Being porn is not sex ed I don’t buy into your theory that by purchasing and viewing bareback porn I am somehow contributing to the spread of HIV. That theory basically says that all HIV + gay men are too naive to make their own informed decisions on sex and just do as the pornos do and fuck bareback.

      I am not that stupid and don’t know anyone else who is either.

  27. Marcus's Gravatar Marcus
    December 20, 2012    

    Well written and thought provoking – thankyou :)

  28. Angel's Gravatar Angel
    December 20, 2012    

    Well said, Brent!

    Very well!!!

  29. James's Gravatar James
    December 20, 2012    

    This is probably one of the most intelligent things I’ve read in a long time regarding safe sex. The people who won’t listen to someone who’s been there are stubborn people who will never change.
    Keep fighting the good fight. There are people out there listening.

  30. Dustin's Gravatar Dustin
    December 20, 2012    

    Thank you

  31. Dodge's Gravatar Dodge
    December 20, 2012    

    Wow, Sean. When you get up on that soap box you really go for it. But seriously what you have to say of the subject matter was profound to say the least. Yes there is a rise of HIV, AIDS and STDs in the younger generation. All the efforts to curb the infection seems to have made full circle. We are back where we started. It did surprise me somewhat when Bel Ami started barebacking but then I got to thinking once the “brand new thing” began to wear off it would be a matter of time for them to try and step it up and I suppose stepping it up meant to ditch the protection. I’ve always thought rubbers were sort of fun especially when my aunt who was a nurse first gave me a few condoms when I was 15. How did she know that was the only thing keeping me from going beyond receiving BJs? hahaha. Keep up the crusade, Sean, as the quest is a good one and will benefit everyone. Majour kudos to you and thank you. Best of luck in all you endeavor.

  32. Chuck's Gravatar Chuck
    December 20, 2012    

    I’m not one to comment on blogs, let alone share them on Facebook, but today I did. It’s probably easier to just paste in what I posted with the share:

    “The hardest thing about my job isn’t teaching, or even inspiring a love of design, it’s being a role model – especially within my own community. There are those that would question the wisdom of my ‘sharing’ on FB the advice of an adult industry star (don’t let the title fool you, the blog is a beautiful honest reality check), but the truth is that I’ve been saying these things for years and, clearly, my voice isn’t enough. Maybe the source is the right one to get the message across. If you’re young and gay you know who this is. It’s a message worth reading.”

    Too often we drown out what we don’t want to hear. I’m hoping that you’ll start to be heard, for all the reasons you fear you won’t. My being ‘preachy’ is expected and sadly too easy to ignore. You aren’t who they’re expecting the message from – nor are they expecting it to be so genuine and honest personally. Thank you for your voice.

  33. December 20, 2012    

    I just want to thank all of you for the comments.

    It means more than you will ever know to me that you all have taken the time to read this and digest it.

    Furthermore, the out-pour of support I am getting here from HIV+ men is overwhelming. It shows great courage and wisdom on your parts. The fact that no one has left a comment yet in opposition for anything written here really is encouraging. Please don’t be offended by my “sexually sterile” comment. For the record, I strongly believe that HIV+ men deserve to live full and well fulfilled lives. However, in the context of health and longevity my comment was meant in regards to taking full advantage of advancements in drug therapy and the added lifespan they are believed to offer. Meaning, when you convert you can’t live a long, established life without responsibility and restraint.

    And for everyone else out there, remember: Condoms are still 97% effective when used properly. Hate using them? Try lots on for size. The ribbed ones are kinda fun. And I still like a flavored one every once and a while (it’s best from switching back and forth from anal to oral, just make sure you take the condom off before you deep throat anything . . . . )

    • Al Schweiger's Gravatar Al Schweiger
      December 20, 2012    

      Sean,

      Rember also that you should check your mouth before deep throating and make sure you don’t have any open sores in your mouth or throat and that your gums aren’t inflamed.

    • Big's Gravatar Big
      December 21, 2012    

      as someone who gets off majorly to bareback porn, i manage to keep it a fantasy, thats it…
      What worrys me is, the seeming increase in young guys who are into getting “pozzed up”… or chasers.. i found out about this by chance when i saw a dodgy hashtag on twitter looked on google.. and then there was mention of it in a documentary about HIV/AIDS. Some see it as a gift. some want it so they can get the toxic tattoo.. I really do not understand their mentality!?!

    • Lulu's Gravatar Lulu
      March 16, 2013    

      Hello from Montreal!
      I have been rediscovering thru documentaries how our older gay brothers from other generations have been paving a way for us to be where we are today, and I find it hard that all their effort are for nothing if some of us still feel so much despair that we bury our heads in the sand, and play russian roulette with our lives and others’.

      I urge you to be a crusader, to embolden us, to give us hope for tomorrow, for you are uniquely positioned to have a strong voice in this regard. You have much more credibility than anyone else, more visibility, and certainly the intellect. What I ask of you will be hard, will be especially harshly ridicured by some of our brothers, but it’s needed. Think of the present struggles of LGBT in harsher places like Uganda or East Europe, it’s give you stamina to find a way to move all of us. (Personally I bookmarked this piece so if i get thoughts of having unprotected sex, it helps me a lot) We all die eventually, and lately there has been a great number of porn actors dying, and when I think that they used to be my favorites in bareback scenes and now they’re gone, I am appalled! You did bareback as well, quit it, and now you are putting us all on the road to redemption, to learning how to love ourselves again. You cant have a better destiny than that! Chapeau bas pour ton devouement desinteresse!!!!

  34. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    December 20, 2012    

    I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t post mu comment…and wouldn’t be surprised if you do the majority of the post above were filtered in your favor..kudos..LoL

  35. December 20, 2012    

    This is a great article. I have HIV, i am familiar with the new era of barebacking and how trendy it has become. Some consider it a lifestyle even. Its very easy to be lured into the gutter-glamour of taboo and unsafe/ unconventional sexual practices. I agree with the article that the major aggressors being the large porn companies which have a strong influence on the gay youth is one of the major problems with the spread of dangerous diseases. I know because i was once that young person who grew up having unsafe sex as a common practice and now i have HIV.

  36. December 20, 2012    

    Im currently 24 found out when i was 22, The staple of my sexual rituals were derived from the barebacking culture that i was exposed to ever since i was 13. Even more so know its harder and harder to find safesex videos that portrait healthy practices, not to mention men who are willing to have safe sex.

  37. Guilherme da Fanseca's Gravatar Guilherme da Fanseca
    December 20, 2012    

    Sean Paul Lockhart aka Brent Corriganse, I’m from Brazil, I’m 17 and never had sexual realação. If I may use your words in my college work that speaks about “HIV IN THE WORLD.” I will be honored to use your beautiful words. The data that you speak, the way you talk about something and not really explained, are really interesting.

  38. James E. Forrest's Gravatar James E. Forrest
    December 20, 2012    

    Thanks Sean . . . this is one of the finest statements I have ever read. Love and admire you as Brent . . . Love and admire you as Sean . . . you are a totally admirable, talented person. I will distribute your message far and wide. I hope you continue in a successful and happy career and life. You surely deserve all the best . . . for the pleasure you give us, and for your great attitude.

  39. December 20, 2012    

    Very well said Sean /Brent .
    Been in the Adult industry in Australia for nearly 16 years , (wish i could say in front of the camera , but no, as a buyer , amongst others).
    I am utterley amazed at the number of ,(mainly) younger guys who in this day & age want to fuck raw upon meeting for the first time. As you correctly stated , H.I.V. is just one of the many S.T.D.s that is on the rise , and the Studios, that you have identified, have to accept some of the blame for influencing / encouraging the rise in bareback popularity.
    Well done on at least trying to get the message out there !

  40. Jimmy Gordon's Gravatar Jimmy Gordon
    December 20, 2012    

    Hi Sean
    Thank you and well said…..wanted to wish you and yours a merry Christmas and a happy,healthy
    New Year….again thank you for your positive attitude and all the pleasure you give us.

  41. December 20, 2012    

    As someone who grew up hearing about the new “gay plague” and seeing thousands die as I was first starting to realise I was gay, I have been very careful over the years and struggle with the lack of care about HIV and all the other STD’s out there.

    It’s almost glamorous to bareback and take as many loads as possible for some guys and it terrifies me that they just don’t care for their own health at all. It’s a tough one to balance while still trying to reduce the stigma against those who have HIV.

    Thank you for writing this.

  42. Joe Shaver's Gravatar Joe Shaver
    December 20, 2012    

    Well done! I can’t imagine it said better.This letter should be sent to all porn companies.

  43. eduardo's Gravatar eduardo
    December 20, 2012    

    come back, you are the king of porn

  44. Will's Gravatar Will
    December 20, 2012    

    I love how bold, frank and honest you are Sean. Your post is bang on and should be required reading before any man (young or not) risks having unprotected sex.

  45. bsmith's Gravatar bsmith
    December 20, 2012    

    virus that eventually becomes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is still lethal today. If you contract HIV, you will most likely die from an AIDS related sickness.

    I’m not going to tell you becoming HIV positive is no longer the death sentence it once was because that is not true. The drug therapy required today can be lethal on it’s own. They obliterate your internal organs, kidneys and liver. They only slow the onslaught of the inevitable. People living with HIV today need to live clean, sober and sexually sterile lives if they expect to experience the glorious lifespan the drug companies claim possible

    Look HIV is no bag of candy, but THAT is THE BIGGEST BULL SHIT EVER. It sickens me to see someone say that the drugs only slow the inevitable… Study after study shows that people on HAART do not die of complications related to HIV.
    The drugs themselves are strong, but they also do not fuck your body up the way they did before 1996 when AZT was around.
    I’m not saying go get the virus, but for God’s sake stop fearing it like it’s the plague. HIV is manageable; it sucks; it hurts; but as ANY health professional will tell you, you are more likely to die of the common cold in a develooped country than HIV.
    Yes, there can be superinfection and coinfection but there is SCANT evidence to show that these actually do occurr in an alarming rate.
    And lastly, if HIV drugs were so harmful, why are they being piloted as gels, prophylactics, and preventive measures approved by the FDA so that you don’t contract it? It is this type of mix of fear, pseudo-science, and hyped up celebrity status that lends the disease its power. Educate yourself dude; go read actual articles about HIV instead of just relying what your Dr. says (most Dr’s in fact could not tell you anything about HIV); talk to a specialist; and see that people are actually healthy and alive despite the virus without living your “pristine” sterile view of life. LOL if that was the case, let me tell you, a lot more people would be dead by now.
    Grow up

    • December 20, 2012    

      Are you speaking as a person with HIV or just presenting your own opinions based on what you heard?

  46. Drew Mraz's Gravatar Drew Mraz
    December 20, 2012    

    I’m proud of you, friend :P All the change that you’ve had is amazing, and it’s great, ’cause you’re right in all that you say… You’re really brave and strong to make decisions like this… I repeat it.. I’m proud of my idol Sean Lockhart ^^

  47. December 20, 2012    

    I am glad to be reading this piece. You are the most intelligent guy in the porn industry and I am happy that you are now mainstream. Good luck and have a nice 2013.

  48. Dan's Gravatar Dan
    December 20, 2012    

    Very insightful.
    You have come a long way; I have seen all of your work, I have followed you from the beginning!
    You are a remarkable and talented man.
    Keep up the good work; and good writings on your blog.

    Any plans for The New Year??

    I will be in town, (So. Calif.)

    Making any appearances, anywhere? :)

    Take care,
    and Happy Holidays,
    Dan

  49. davidlondon's Gravatar davidlondon
    December 20, 2012    

    hey Sean/Brent

    Really well written piece there and well done for speaking out.
    I have had unprotected sex in the past (3 times at 18 which is when I first started having sex) but am luckily clean and would deffo not do it again.
    More people in the industry should speak out.
    There are some sites that sumtimes show condom going on or coming off (before cum shot), which is good and also u get lots of sites where you know they are wearing a condom but you hardly notice it and so shows that even wen wearing condoms its possible to not sure them during sex if thats what people want, but ehen doing that needs to be made clear one has been put on.

    Anyway hope this gets ppl talking and maybe helps things change

    Look forward to whatever you do next

    David (london, england)

  50. Don's Gravatar Don
    December 20, 2012    

    I’ve never watched a Brent Corrigan porn. I only know he’s done porn and he’s hot and cute. I read on because I find it fascinating that many porn stars are intelligent people who can survive porn and move on with great success. I find that to be very watchable. How does one move on and what are the ramifications of having done porn, something most guys have fantasized about at some point?

    The story of how Sean Lockhart moves on beyond his young, naive porn past, is fascinating and I enjoy being updated on his progress. Thanks Sean, for sharing.

  51. Yagofran's Gravatar Yagofran
    December 20, 2012    

    Thanks, you are rigth. Merry Christmas

  52. André N.'s Gravatar André N.
    December 20, 2012    

    First of all: Thank you for taking responsability about what you do/did, It’s good to know there’s someone up there who wants to send this kind of message. I believe that as a part of society we have to start taking care of ourselves, and yours is a very good example of how we should start doing it: by taking responsability of our actions to protect others.

    There are some of us on this side of the screen who are aware of this, and we know there’s still job to do, and needs to be done for those who come next.

    Thanks again. Look forward to your great job.

    André,
    Mexico City.

  53. December 20, 2012    

    Sean, You said exactly what needed to be said. Some of these companies aren’t thinking about the after effects of their work. They don’t think that some of the people that see their work don’t have the brains to know any better. They are just thinking about how much money they can make. You should team up with those that care like Chi Chi LaRue and others and start a national campaign.

    Have a good Holiday Sean!!!

    Sincerely,
    Kevin Burr
    Philadelphia Area.

  54. Alonso's Gravatar Alonso
    December 20, 2012    

    Certainly, the world is full of unprotected sex and hot, sexy and accelerate invitations to practice it. It’s duty of all of us to promove a healthy and fun sexual practice.

    Thanks for that wisdom words Sean and best wishes for this Christmas and a very happy and successful year 2013 from my boy and me from Mexico :)

  55. Michael's Gravatar Michael
    December 20, 2012    

    Sean,
    I love you for what you are doing. You are a true role model for hundreds of thousands of men and women worldwide and you are using your voice to create a cultural revolution as well as make many rethink their lifestyle choices. Please never stop using your actions and voice to create this change.
    Thank you
    XOXOXO

  56. Rick X's Gravatar Rick X
    December 20, 2012    

    So eloquent! This should be passed out to all high school students.

  57. Tony H.'s Gravatar Tony H.
    December 20, 2012    

    So eloquent! Exactly one of the many reasons I follow your career.To say you have a great head on your shoulders is an understatement. So many young guys would do well to heed your advice & experience! Keep up the great work, always great to see you on the silver screen, in Andrew Christian videos/underwear or online!

  58. ??'s Gravatar ??
    December 21, 2012    

    Thanks Sean, this article is very profound!
    Your perspective,your analysis….all of these are brilliant!
    Thanks for sharing this,you’re not just cute and hot , and also intelligent and smart!
    This is very meaningful.

    ??
    Shanghai,China

  59. J's Gravatar J
    December 21, 2012    

    What does the industry do as far as testing before an individual enters the porn industry?

  60. Edmond Dantes's Gravatar Edmond Dantes
    December 21, 2012    

    You are definitely a great leader for our generation and community!!! Thanks for sharing, for helping us to reflect…

  61. Rob M's Gravatar Rob M
    December 21, 2012    

    Beautifully written from a beautiful human being. Such an inspiration to so many. Keep being you. Don’t change.

    Much love and respect.

  62. December 21, 2012    

    YOU ARE TOO HARD ON YOURSELF. YOU MADE A MISTAKE, DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP, BUT CONTINUE TO BE AN ADVOCATE FOR SAFE SEX. YOU ARE A GREAT LOOKING MODEL YOUR ANDREW CHRISTIAM BOTTOMS UP IS MY FAVORITE.

  63. Richard's Gravatar Richard
    December 22, 2012    

    Nice one Brent! Good job.
    Merry Christmas to you =)

  64. Fernando's Gravatar Fernando
    December 23, 2012    

    Very lovely your words Sean, time ago that don’t sent me a mail. i love your opinion about sex without condom, and that do to think to the kids and young about of that controversy and yes all we’re been stupids sometimes, nothing is perfect but i’d like to know you someday in what part of USA are you?. I’m from Guayaquil, Ecuador that is to same time with New York.

    Te deseo lo mejor del mundo Brent to ¡¡Merry Christmas!!

    Fernando
    Guayaquil (Ecuador)

  65. Michael Brooks's Gravatar Michael Brooks
    December 24, 2012    

    Sean,

    You’re doing the right thing by working your way away from Porn, and into the Mainstream of Real film production, as an Actor and Producer. Be sane and be Healthy. All it akes is just 1 time barebacking to contract HIV, and yes, you have been Lucky. Thanks for making “Judas Kiss”.

    Michael

    Tucson AZ.

  66. Matt418's Gravatar Matt418
    December 24, 2012    

    Well written and courageous. I’m glad I read this, it could change things.
    -Matthieu

  67. Jon's Gravatar Jon
    December 26, 2012    

    I’m incredibly impressed at the level of intelligent thought put into this. People automatically assume that porn stars are – for lack of a better term – less than human, because of their chosen profession. It’s wonderfully refreshing to see someone in this line of work who is not a just a pretty face who has sex so others can get off.

    Thanks for your words, it’s great to see someone in a position of celebrity status take a stand on such a serious matter.

  68. Roberto's Gravatar Roberto
    December 31, 2012    

    Thanks Sean! You’re a great guy and above all intelligent. I agree with your choice. Best wishes for a happy 2013!! With sympathy.
    Roberto

  69. John Hancock's Gravatar John Hancock
    December 31, 2012    

    Love you Brent and all that you do!! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you & yours!!!

  70. RR's Gravatar RR
    January 3, 2013    

    You are my fav…..hope to see u in person..

  71. Seaguy's Gravatar Seaguy
    January 9, 2013    

    It’s great that you want to share your experience as a young gay man getting into the porn biz but not all bareback studios are run by guys like Brian Kucis who owned Cobra, and this is also the USA we live in a free country where people are allowed to make their own decisions. Just because there are some naive individuals out there who are too stupid to use the internet to learn about the dangers of barebacking does not mean those who enjoy it should not be able too, and porn is fantasy for viewers. Sure it is reality for the actors but they know what they are getting into, and for those too stupid to educate themselves. There is a thing called the darwin theory maybe that is what is going on?

  72. ihih's Gravatar ihih
    January 18, 2013    

    Don’t go too far in the dark

  73. RRR's Gravatar RRR
    February 12, 2013    

    I come from a conservative country where doing porn is unlawful. Watching porn, though, is not penalized. Coming from a conservative background, I didn’t know about porn until I reach the age of 18. Now, I’m 21, and I still watch gay porn. Three years ago, out of curiosity (and perhaps lust), I googled the term “gay porn” and true enough, the digital world connects people all over the world… even through porn. The first entries of the Google search are those clips coming from the US and Europe.

    As a first-time viewer I was of course shocked to see what anal sex was. I didn’t know its consequences then and I didn’t have plans doing it. Actually, until now, I haven’t had sex — straight nor gay. Seeing bareback or unprotected sex was disturbing because I thought of it as dirty and painful. But being exposed to so many gay porn videos doing unprotected sex, my views on it gradually changed and I then thought that perhaps bareback is really sexy. Since I don’t have openly gay friends, I didn’t know to whom I should ask questions about it and so, the Internet was my primary source of information.

    You see, just like every teenager, the Internet is like a double-edged sword which may either inform or misinform the innocent, young and naive ones. That is why it is imperative for the porn industry to be responsible with the kind of videos they upload and make available for purchase. I cannot say more to what’s in this blog already.

    BUt that is the point: Producers must not limit their ethics to the limited few. Ethics may vary from one culture to another. The videos may have a case-to-case or person-to-person impact. One may see it as disturbing, while another may see it as informative. But at the end of the day, producers must make sure that they send the correct message to the viewers.

    Brent is right, by taking care of the models (or employees so to speak), the producers are taking care of the industry. Also important to note is that by being responsible to the viewers, the producers not only protects but also empowers the industry and all its stakeholders.

    I know this is such a long comment. Haha. But before I forget, I would like to congratulate the author for such a profound and remarkable blog entry.

  74. Skip's Gravatar Skip
    February 23, 2013    

    Stunning words, sir. My hat’s off to you, and I look forward to seeing where your career takes you. I have enjoyed your forays into mainstream entertainment. While you admittedly made some less-than-mature judgment calls (my distillation of your commentary above), who among us has not done stupid things when younger. I know I did. You are an inspiration to many, and I’m quite sure you will make your mark. With age most times comes wisdom. You are demonstrating this. As one who has seen on more than one occasion what the ravages of HIV can do, especially among those at the bottom rung of the socioeconomic ladder (I work in HIV/AIDS advocacy), I’m saddened that there are those who would willingly chase down and court this devil. Props to you, Sean.

  75. Tamoso Deep's Gravatar Tamoso Deep
    March 5, 2013    

    I loved your Judas Kiss, and your cuteness in it. And then, I found out the link of this blog. And I liked your article. But my dear, living life doesn’t only mean “fucking”. We do fuck, yes (I do not like that word), but we do so many other things. Life is not at all just about fucking. Anyway, I do enjoy your pictures, and I am planning to check out some of your porn movies if I can. You are one of the sweetest porn star I have ever seen! Keep up making good porn!

  76. mrwhitey50's Gravatar mrwhitey50
    March 5, 2013    

    before i start i want everyone to know your not gonna like what i say.First off i belive that every person should be aware of what they could get into with each and every partner. secondly an i say this with the upmost honesty im 24 hiv postive just got over a round with cancer i dont expect it to stay gone regardless of what the doctor say, and i recently in the last 2 mounths got herpes 2. with that being said i feel qualified to say that if i could go back and do it again i probly wouldnt do a damn thing diffrent id still dip snuff fuck raw an be the man i am today. life isnt easy and never will be what i do no is god gives you nomore than you can handle and your not going till he calls your name. That means weather your fucked up as i am or or A ok if its your time to go ur going dont matter if your lay down go ta sleep and dont wake up or you die of one of the eflictions i have. Now all that said i think people in my boat that no they have this have a duty to let there partner no they do an give them the choose to take a chance or not because this is not an the easyest way to live.

  77. Lulu's Gravatar Lulu
    March 16, 2013    

    Bravo Brent, this really needed telling!
    -Yes bareback feels good , and is done by gays as well as hetero, as many commented. But it does not have to come with an easily avoidable risk!
    -I used to be trapped into unprotected sex, with lots of poppers to numb my senses. It was rooted in the low self esteem, feeling that there is no happiness to expect anyway.
    -I decide to face reality, and no matter how much down I might be, I have to focus on the fact that tomorrow will be brighter, I don’t have to despair that I’ll never meet that stable boyfriend or fuckfriend, and No need to get HIV which is not only deadly, costly, but considerably destroy my sex drive and sex appeal!
    -And yes exposure to BB porn was what allowed me to get excuses to dare put my health and others in danger, and I realised it was all rooted in selfishness, I was another enemy of my gay brothers!!!

  78. Paul's Gravatar Paul
    February 28, 2014    

    Hi Brent,

    Just been looking at your blog and found this (bit late I know!) I’ll hold my hands up and say that I was not a big fan of your because of the Cobra videos (bet I’m in a minority there). I remember reading a post on another blog of your’s asking for people to help your fund against Cobra and posting that you got yourself in that mess you should get out of it without begging for help. I also had ago at Chi Chi for casting you in a film. Her reply was ‘Everyon deserves a second chance’ She was right! Reading this you said why should people listen to a porn star who started doing porn at 17 and doing bareback. Why listen to you? Because who is betterr knowing the consequences than someone in your position? And I have to admit that safe sex video with Matthew Rush was when I started repecting you. It was funny and humourous rather than preachy!

    You are also right having a go at Bel Ami, Sean Cody and the likes. These people see $$$, I wonder if any models contract HIV do they help financially with medical bills? I doubt it! I’m pleased it appease his conscience sticking the little warnings at the start of their films……but lets face it do you read them if you are horny? The first time I saw gay sex was on the internet, it was at a time when condoms were always used and there was no cum eating…..that’s what I thought gay sex was about. I was told any different. So they have to take some responsibility but I also blame people who watch porn.

    I’ve stopped reading porn blogs because all they want is to see young guys taking a load in their asses. They don’t care about the consequences as long as they can have a wank and that is all porn is about. Wanking! I’ve stopped watching it, I don’t want to see guys risking catching something just so I can get off and I really don’t feel part of a community that doesn’t care about it’s own!

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