Watch me go from zero to “Magnum” in 5 seconds flat (NSFW video)

Check out the above clip from the set of TitanMen’s Icons in which I demonstrate how easy it is to put on a condom.

… and in the time it took you to read that last sentence, I protected myself against a myriad of sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV. Cool.

My fiancé Dirk Caber and I have always been, and continue to be, outspoken advocates of safer sex, including condom use in porn. While PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) does provide excellent protection from HIV, we believe it’s best to provide a visual representation of safer sex practices in our films (watching us take pills isn’t exactly sexy!), and condoms also provide protection from additional STDs, not just HIV. TitanMen’s viewpoint, I should note, is very much in line with ours, which is one of the reasons why we choose to work them as much as we do.

Dirk and I meet porn consumers all the time who have never heard of PrEP, or live in a place where it’s either not yet available or too expensive to procure. Someone who watches bareback porn has no way of knowing if the actors are on PrEP, or are positive but undetectable on medication. Instead, viewers may be led to assume that there are no precautions being taken whatsoever.

Lots of people, for better or for worse, get their sex education by watching porn (as I did!) and end up emulating it in real life. Dirk and I are committed to demonstrating that protecting yourself is very important, no matter what form that protection takes. That’s why, in addition to advocating for various resources like PrEP, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis), and regular testing, we always wear condoms in our scenes, and will definitely continue to do so.

The above behind-the-scenes clip is also from the set of Icons; watch my scene with Colt Rivers here.

7 replies
  1. nineinchgirthy
    nineinchgirthy says:

    been a longtime fan of you (and that sexy husband of yours, Dirk) and to hear you tirelessly speak about safer sex practices is a breath of fresh air in an industry that divides itself by sub-culturing it’s type of genres. I’m no prude (far from it actually!!) but it still is troublesome when people only rely on PrEP to keep them safe wothout thinking / knowing there are other things that can be caught. Anyway, I applaud your speaking out and continuing to raise awareness!
    BTW, ‘Out’ is hot so far!!!

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    • Jesse
      Jesse says:

      Thank you! We try to stick to an positive message when discussing these things… we just want people to understand the risks and know what resources are available to help mitigate them. It’s something we’re proud to do!

      By the way, if you liked the first two scenes in Out, I think you’re definitely gonna like the last two. 😉

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  2. LondonFan
    LondonFan says:

    More power to your… erm… elbow in the cause of safer sex.

    But if I can just wander totally off the point, what’s the significance of the “war paint” under the eyes in US sports? Is that all it is, or is it supposed to have some specific function? I’ve often wondered.

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    • Jesse
      Jesse says:

      Haha… thanks!

      That under-eye stuff is called “eye black” and it’s supposed to reduce glare. I don’t notice the difference personally, but some people swear by it.

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  3. Matt
    Matt says:

    Porn directors should find a way to more frequently show the condom being put on. Some films do this in an erotic way. You’re right that porn is a way many men find out and and learn about gay sex. The high proliferation of bareback sex is disturbing. But it’s also weird when models suddenly have a condom on after a brief cutaway. As you said, it’s quick to put on so why not show it. Teach people how they can get creative and how it doesn’t have to ruin the mood or interrupt the Sexual dynamic and chemistry

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  4. Adam
    Adam says:

    Since I still have no gay/bi friends yet, save for the one (first) guy I dated for a bit this past summer/fall, your blog continues to be a huge resource for me. Im not on Prep, and don’t plan on it, but when I do play I always play safe and wear protection. I’d be completely lost if I never stumbled upon your blog. Everything from learning anal hygiene to having the courage to come out to my Irish catholic father would’ve taken much longer for me to do without this blog. Thank you for continuing to be a valuable resource for me and I’m sure countless other guys starting to navigate their newfound sexual identity.

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