Just because Dean Monroe doesn’t have HIV doesn’t mean that he can’t work for Treasure Island Media.
I have worked in this industry for 13 years and seen it change dramatically. I’ve always been a strong advocate of safe sex and regular testing professionally and privately. When Treasure Island approached me I agreed to only work with them with a solo and oral scene and with a choice of my own scene partner. Harley [Everett] is a friend and model I’ve worked with many times before. I wanted to prove that it’s possible for an HIV negative model to be flexible and versatile in the studios he works with, while feeling comfortable in his actions and being able to choose his partners. I continue to work with condom only studios who require testing and proud of all my work no matter who it’s with.
I think in some ways my affiliation with TIM might be enlightening…The studio provides a fantasy for some people who prefer unprotected sex and my “milking” scene shows a way one can engage in hot sex that is less risky than anal sex. I think it might be helpful for people to see that you can be involved in scenes/communities that are “piggier” than what you’re normally used to and still have hot “safer” sex within those scenes/communities…I’ll continue to advocate that people practice “safer” sex and to be informed in their decisions.
Treasure Island Media: the go-to studio for safe sex advocates with something to prove. Who knew?
Doesn’t anyone do gay porn simply for the fun (or at least the paycheck) anymore?