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The Harms of Gay Male Pornography

 

NOTE: Just to be clear, we are not "anti-gay" and we are not against porn performers. We are anti-porn, because porn harms the performers and users. We are against all types of porn because all types of porn harm people -- whether made with straight or gay people, or men or women.

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This page addresses the harms of gay male pornography.

See "Harms of Lesbian Porn" page for the harms of lesbian pornography, and see "Men in Pornography" page for the harms of pornography on men in heterosexual pornography.

Please scroll down the page to see videos about an HIV outbreak in gay pornography, the "Gay for Pay" Tyra Show episode, and our own interview with ex porn actor LeNair Xavier on the harms of "gay for pay" pornography.  Thank you.

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"Whatever the gender of the participants, all pornography is an imitation of the male-female, conqueror-victim paradigm, and almost all of it actually portrays or implies enslaved women and master."


Gloria Steinem

 

Quotes from author and attorney Dr. Christopher N. Kendall: (a gay man against gay pornography)

From the chapter "The Harms of Gay Male Pornography: A Sex Equality Perspective," from the Captive Daughters Media book:

Pornography: Driving the Demand in International Sex Trafficking

"To the extent that women are not used or ridiculed in the pornography sold as gay male, the effects of sexism and misogyny evident in those that do are not eliminated.  These materials continue to promote violence and/or the sexual degradation of others along the lines of gender.  Many sexualized large, hyper-masculine man, many of whom are described as "straight" men who are sexually aroused by inflicting pain on sexual subordinates (read: gay men) who, in turn are described as enjoying the pain, humiliation, and degradation to which they are subjected. This is a common theme." Pg. 158 

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"Frequently, sexual subordination is enforced through extreme forms of torture and violence, with masculinity again epitomized and celebrated in men who ridicule and emasculate others in the name of sexual pleasure.  Humor, we are told, is found in the sexual debasement of another, assertiveness tied to aggression, resulting in an identity politics that creates, packages and re-sells a sexuality that epitomizes male supremacy.  Femininity in turn is linked with emasculation, linked with inferiority, linked with inequality on the basis of sex.  Indeed, those who are emasculated in these materials are often specifically described as gay male, while those who abuse them and are iconicized as sexual role models are are described as heterosexual.  Note, for example, MAC II 19: A Drummer Super Publication Volume 19. 332 This magazine contains an article entitled "Prisoner" that details the torture and sexual mutilation of prisoners of war during a fictional military coup.  Many of the prison offenders officers are described as "straight" and "real men" whose masculinity is shown through the sexual abuse of their prisoners, most of whom are belittled as gays, queens, sissies, etc."  Pg. 160

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"What all of these examples provide is a sexualized identity politics that relies on the inequality found between those with power and those without it; between those who are dominant and those who are submissive; between those who are top and those who are bottom; between straight men and gay men; between men and women.  From these and other materials, we are told to glorify masculinity and men who meet a hyper-masculine, muscular ideal.  The result is such that men who are more feminine are degraded as "queer" and "faggots" and are subjected to degrading and dehumanizing epithets usually used against women, such as "bitch," c*nt" and "whore."  These men are in turn presented as enjoying this degradation.  In sum, these materials reinforce the system in which, as (author Catharine) MacKinnon explains, "a victim, usually female, always femininized" is actualized.  336 Hence, far from the fantasy or mere fictional representation that its promoters would have us believe it is, gay male pornography presents and therefore is a form of male sexuality and male power.
 
It is this sexuality of dominance, of hierarchy, through which women are sexually violated.  It is this sexuality that leads to the oppression of gay men as well.  To talk of sex discrimination is to talk of gender and the inequalities that arise within a society in which gender differences are polarized and hierarchical, a society in which those who are "male" get privilege and those who are not, do not. I refer here not to gender as biologically determined but rather gender differences as socially constructed and as defined by specific behaviors that ultimately result in the gender categories "male" and "female." Pg. 161
 

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Interview by Justin Samuels (Selected excerpts)
 
Justin Samuels: How do you think the porn industry harms its actors and gays in general? 

LeNair Xavier: The porn industry in general preys upon one's desperation for validation. For who else would put themselves through the torture and humiliation that porn actors, especially females and bottoms are put through? So for gays, who isn't more desperate for that validation that a gay male. When gay media makes sexualizing anything possible being the only way to acceptance. Or as a gay person feels ostracized by family and friends due to a homophobic home or religious upbringing. I am definitely the latter, which explains my late coming out, followed by my road to porn 3 years after that. 

JS:Could it be that these alleged downlow guys are just acting? How closeted can they be if they are willing to have sex on tape? 

LX: Possibly, but that proves to you what's wrong with the industry. If you're doing that much acting, then your greed and narcissism made you forget how porn teaches questioning gay males how to sexually interact. For gay porn picks up in those lessons of sex where their straight parents are naturally void of the information. But more importantly, porn is like every other business. You have to be mindful of what other companies are doing. So with so many other companies using guys who actually define themselves as "gay for pay", you can't be the one studio out of a gazillion where your guys are just acting straight. If a questioning gay male hears all of these "gay for pay" marketing ploys, then finds that video of gay guys acting straight on Pornhub, he doesn't see the difference. 
 
JS: What would you tell any young person who wants to play the role of a thug in a gay porn? What would you suggest he do instead? 

LX:To any Black or Latino, wanting to play a thug, I might first ask them. To be honest, I know my temper, especially towards such ignorance. So let's hope I would ask them that before telling them how much of a sellout to their own they are being. I would also tell them that if you find that lowering yourself is your only way into a certain circle, then it's not a circle worth being in. For I lowered myself when I worked for Pitbull Productions doing 2 movies, then became a blogger on their ThugPornBlog. I was giving fuel to a bad image of us Blatinos that needs to disappear, and the sooner it's gone, the better. Luckily, I took those lessons, and did better for myself. But not everyone is as blessed as I am to come to that needed realization. 
 
 

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Porn... What it did to me

by Jamie De-Bro (Formerly known as gay porn performer "Taylor Wade")

I started porn when I was like 18 and a half, and did it until I was around 20. I have already done articles about my porn past; but this is to express how doing such a career can make you feel... Make your friends and family think of you, and just how hard it is to explain it to a new partner.

So firstly porn at the time made me feel good and in a totally different world. We called it "Porn World." At the time when you all go out and you're in a group of porn stars, it's amazing. The feeling you get in the club is awesome. But then when you all leave and go back to reality... you actually sit there and think... Have I actually just done that?

Once you've done it and have been paid for it, that's it... You know people are going to be watching it. You start to look at yourself differently and you start to wonder why the hell you did it. All my respect for myself went... And even though my friends were like, "We don't think of you any different," you can see it... that they have lost respect for you as well.

You do not realize all this until you stop doing it. Some people can deal with it and can be very successful in the porn world, but myself... It's just not for me. I really did love myself and really look after myself before I did porn. Porn changed me. I do still look after myself, etc... But it just makes you feel worthless... Instead of speaking about it... It's easier to just smile and be happy. I have not told anyone how porn made me feel. This is the first time I have mentioned how porn made me actually feel. I was not that happy person who everyone saw. I was someone who had lost all respect and all hopes for myself.

Now doing porn is very risky. Even though you do wear protection, there is still that risk of the condom breaking. And if that person has something, then you're going to have it too... I never caught anything from doing porn, but there's a much higher chance if you do porn.

Now every porno I did, you met the person on the day. You did not know anything about them apart from their porn name and picture. If you are going to do porn, go with a respectful company... a company who won't just see you as a porn star, but will look after you.

Read more about Jamie's experiences in the gay porn industry at his blog

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VIDEOS:

CHECK OUT OUR OWN VIDEO ON THE HARMS OF "GAY FOR PAY" PORNOGRAPHY:

INTERVIEW WITH EX PORN ACTOR LENAIR XAVIER 

 

 

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"Gay for Pay" Episode of the Tyra Banks Show (Playlist of 5 videos)

 

 

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VIDEOS: HIV OUTBREAK IN GAY PORN: Parts 1 and 2

 

 


 

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WOMEN AND GIRLS FOCUSED RESOURCES:  

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ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ORGANIZATIONS GROUPS AND WEBSITES:  

*Stop Porn Culture    *Anti-Porn Activist Network    *No Porn Northampton

No Porn Pledge   One Angry Girl Anti-Porn Resource Center    *Against Pornography

*Anti-Porn Feminists (Anti-Porn London)   Playboy: Talkin' Trash  *Girls Against Porn  

Pink Cross Foundation  Bin the Bunny    *The Rise of Eros    Stop Patriarchy

*JoinPornBusters YouTube Channel    The Price of Pleasure Documentary Film Website  

*Make Love Not Porn (Not technically anti-porn but shows differences of porn vs. real life.)

Somebody's Daughter   *Fight the New Drug  *pornTRUTH

*Feminist Against Porn Alliance

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'ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ACTIVIST INDIVIDUALS, AUTHORS AND FILMMAKERS:  
 
 
 
 

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ANTI-PROSTITUTION/TRAFFICKING/SEXUAL EXPLOITATION/ABUSE SITES, ETC:
 
 
The above channels are AntiPornography.org pjts with MANY videos & helpful resources! 
 
 
 

Polaris Project     Breaking Free     SAGE (Standing Against Global Exploitation)  

The Lola Green Baldwin Foundation    Stop Demand Foundation  Genderberg

*SCASE (Scottish Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation)    Our Voices Matter   

*CAASE  (Chicago Coalition against Sexual Exploitation)  StopTraffickingDemand.com

*BSCC (Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition)  Beauty from Ashes   *Not for Sale Campaign 

New York Anti-Trafficking Coalition   Coalition for Action on Sexism and True Equality

*Is There Something I Can Do?  *StAT (Stand Against Trafficking)  *Stop Slavery Here

*Artists United for Social Justice  Freedom & Justice Center (For Prostitution Resources)

Donna M. Hughes, PhD  (Dignity List)   Chicago Coalition for the Homeless  

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault    Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

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FEMINIST, WOMEN & GIRLS ADVOCATE ORGANIZATIONS & GROUPS, ETC:

*Equality Now    *The F-Word    *Off Our Backs     *Women for Women International

Object (UK)     *Global Fund for Women  *London Feminist Network  *Feminist.com

*The National Organization for Women (NOW)    Feminist Majority Foundation  (FMF)

*Feminist Campus   Ms. Magazine  *Safe World 4 Women   *Women's Law Society

*WomensLaw.org   *U.S. Department of State's Office of Global Women's Issues  

*SIGI.org  *GlobalSister.org  FeministGifts.com  *The Date Safe Project  *VAWNet  

*No Statute of Limitations   *RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) 

*The National Domestic Violence Hotline  *Guard Yourself Now  *UK Feminista

Chicago Foundation for Women    *The Women's Media Center  The F-Files

*Free Girl Foundation  *Girls Fight Back   *The Girl Effect   *Girls for Gender Equity   

*Girl Fest Hawaii    *Girl Fest Bay Area   *Rain & Thunder  *Women's Space

 
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MEN AGAINST SEXISM, VIOLENCE, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION  & ABUSE, ETC.

NOMAS (National Organization of Men Against Sexism )  *NOMAS Boston  

*Men Can Stop Rape   *My Strength Campaign   *Men Stopping Violence  

*MASV (Men Against Sexual Violence)   *The White Ribbon Campaign (CA)  

*Allies Against Rape Culture   *Men Against Rape and Sexism   

*Feminist Fred    Stan Goff     *Byron Hurt     The Anti Porn Men Project

Jackson Katz   10 Things Men Can Do to Prevent Gender Violence  

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*Media Watch  *Media Education Foundation Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press

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ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ORGANIZATIONS, GROUPS, AND WEBSITES: 

*Pornography Harms    *Enough Is Enough   *CP80 Internet Porn Solution

ProtectKids.com     Victims of Pornography     Citizens Against Pornography    

National Law Center  for Children and Families    *Traffic Control, the Movie  

*Porn Nation    Morality in Media     Maryland Coalition Against Pornography   

*Teens Against Porn     Utah Coalition Against Pornography    BraveHearts

Report Online Child Pornography/Exploitation at CyberTipLine.com or 1-800-843-5678

*Darkness 2 Light    *XXX Church    Department of Justice  ThePornTalk.com  

Social Costs of PornographyConference Videos   Papers   Report of Findings

*Safe Eyes (InternetSafety.com)  *Convenant Eyes   Internet Filter Review   

*Women for Decency     AntiChildPorn.org    *Fathers Against Pornography

Vice Report - News on impact of pornography & sex addiction, new technology, legal issues for employers, etc.

Say No to Pornography Pakistan - Let's Wage a War Against Pornography Blogspot

Canadians Addressing Sexual Exploitation  (C.A.S.E.) (Canada)

CANADA - List of other anti-pornography and related Canadian organizations

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ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ACTIVIST INDIVIDUALS, AUTHORS, AND THERAPISTS:  

*Pat Trueman  (Founder of Pornography Harms) Pamela Paul  (Author of "Pornified")

Dr. Jill C. Manning (Author:"What's the Big Deal about Pornography? A Guide for the Internet Generation")

Dr. Judith Reisman   *Dr. Robi Sonderegger

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ANTI-PROSTITUTION/TRAFFICKING/SEXUAL EXPLOITATION/ABUSE SITES, ETC:  

*Shared Hope International   EndDemand.org    *The Defenders USA    Free the Slaves

*IJM Institute (International Justice Mission)   *Global Centurion   *Live2free

*ECPAT - USA (End Child Prostitution & Trafficking)  *Beyond Borders (ECPATCanada)

*T-Stop (Texas Sex Trafficking Obliteration Project)   *Love146 NYC Task Force

*End Slavery NT (End Slavery in Tennessee and Beyond)   *Chab Dai Coalition

*Justice and Care (South Asia)  *Rock Against Slavery   End Demand

Overexposed, the Movie   Call and Response, the Movie    *Nowhere2Hide

CASEY (Community Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth. Canada)   

 
 

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*Parents Television Council   *Web Wise Kids   *InternetSafety.com

*ClearInternational   *Cyber Safety Book  (Ken Knapton)   *Optenet PC

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*PornAddictionHelp YouTube Channel - AntiPornography.org project with MANY videos & resources!

*Inner Gold    *Fight the New Drug   *Through the Flame   *Compulsions Solutions   The Mindful Habit

*Porn Game Over    MeadowCrest   Your Brain on Porn    HealthySex.com (Wendy Maltz)   Reboot Nation

Sexual Recovery Institute    *Just Be Well    *No-Porn.com  No-Porn.com Message Board

*Impulse Treatment Center (Sex Addict Treatment - Don L. Matthews)   *Covenant Eyes   *Stepping Inward

*Mindful Recovery   My Porn Addiction Story - Porn Addiction Help from a Former Addict

Porn Addicts Anonymous  Porn & Relationships Q&A (By "Porn Trap's'" Wendy Maltz) 

Porn Addict Hubby  (Relationship Rescue for Wives & Girlfriends of Internet Porn Addicts)

Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center    The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)

Don't Reward Bad Behaviour - Guidance for Partners of Porn Addicts  Desert Solace

Petra Bueskens of PPMD Therapy (Australia)   PPMD Therapy Facebook   Guilty Pleasure

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ACCOUNTABILITY SOFTWARE:

Saavi Accountability -- The only online accountability program that works with all online addictions. It is also the only program that sends notifications instantly via text message to an accountability partner so that they can be supportive when an individual needs it the most at the point of weakness, while they are accessing the online content. The software was created by a young man (26) who overcame his addiction and is trying to help others.  

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ADDICTION MESSAGE BOARDS & DISCUSSION FORUMS FOR HELP & SUPPORT:

Relationships Damaged By Pornography (iVillage.com)  *No-Porn.com Message Board

Porn Addict Hubby Discussion Board  (For Wives & Girlfriends of Internet Porn Addicts)

NOTE: There are MANY anti-porn and porn addiciton discussion groups and pages at Facebook.

Just search GROUPS and PAGES for "porn addiction", "pornography addiction", "sex addiction", "anti-porn," "antiporn," "anti-pornography" & "antipornography"

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For more than 50 personal stories documenting the harms of compulsive and/or excessive pornography use and/or pornography addiction please see our "Porn Harm Stories" page.  Thank you.

 

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OTHER HELPFUL FAQs & Q&As: (By other anti-pornography organizations, etc) 

*Stop Porn Culture FAQ   Porn & Relationships Q&A (By "Porn Trap's'" Wendy Maltz) 

One Angry Girl Anti-Porn Resource Center FAQ  ("One Angry Girl Answers the FAQs")

*Gail Dines Q&A  *Against Pornography FAQ   *Shelley Lubben Q&A (Ex-Porn Star)

Prostitution FAQ at Genderberg   Fight the New Drug FAQ    *No Porn Northampton FAQ

(Note: The No Porn Northampton FAQ is in the bottom half of their sidebar. In addition to the usual questions about pornography it addresses questions and concerns about activism against sexually oriented businesses such as "adult bookstores.")

AntiPornography.org's "Frequently Asked Questions & Responses to Pro-Pornography Arguments"

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"The only way to impede sex trafficking is to end demand — to stop buyers from buying."

Shared Hope International, "DEMAND: A Comparative Examination of Sex Tourism and Trafficking in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States"

"DEMAND: A Comparative Examination of Sex Tourism and Trafficking in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States" - by Shared Hope International 

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"DEMAND" - A Documentary by Shared Hope International

This excellent documentary by the anti-sex trafficking organization Shared Hope International is about demand factors for sex trafficking, one of the most significant of which is pornography. It also addresses how all forms of commercial sexual exploitation such as pornography, stripping and prostitution are connected to all other forms such as sex trafficking and sex slavery. Please visit EndDemand.org to learn more about how demand for sex trafficking is created by those individuals (mostly men) who purchase women and children for sex.

DEMAND. Documentary (43-minute version) from Shared Hope on Vimeo.

 

For 2 minute and 12 minute versions of the above video, as well as more information from Shared Hope about demand, please click here.

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Shared Hope International specifically focuses on fighting the demand for commercial sexual exploitaiton, including addressing pornography as a very significant demand factor for sex trafficking. 

Please see their excellent report on this issue:

Pornography: Creating Demand for International Sex Trafficking

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"Pornography is a marketing device for sex trafficking: It normalizes degradation and violence as acceptable and even inevitable parts of sex, and uses the bodies of real women and children as objects. The difference between pornography and erotica is clear in the roots of the words themselves -- porne means females slaves, eros means love -- so pornography, like rape, is about violence and domination, not sex. Millions of lives depend on our ability to separate pornography from erotica, and to disentangle violence from sexuality."

Gloria Steinem, 2006

For information about Gloria Steinem's important work of fighting against the harms of pornography, sex trafficking and other forms of sexual exploitation and abuse, including videos and an audio interview, please see our page on Gloria Steinem. Click here.

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