If you haven't heard yet, porn performer Mason Wyler has been seropositive-outed by GayPornGossip.com's Mark Wilson and the reaction so far among the pornerati has ranged from the calm voice of reason and equanimity to the reliably overreactive. (Mason has also given an interview to Advocate.com.) And, frankly, if the reaction to all of this on his blog is any indication, that boy is going to get some serious tail! From the comments section:
"This certainly isn't going to change how I feel about you. I still think you are one of the hottest guys around and I hope to continue seeing you perform in the future..."
In other words, I'll still take that beautiful and massive cock of yours down the back of my throat and guzzle your cum in buckets if you want me to, negative or positive. Then there's this:
"[M]ason, i am also HIV+, i found out just over two years ago. it's a daily struggle, but in time it does get easier. i've always wanted to connect with you, and now having such a huge thing in common, i feel so much closer to you. if you ever want to talk to someone who's been through what you're going through, please feel free to get in touch."
In touch with my anus muscles. Here's one from a guy that at least was honest:
"Hang in there. The science community is on the cusp of a true cure. Hold on to family and friends, they will get you past this hump. No one should be vilifying you, don’t take it and slam back. We’re all animals and without barebacking none of us would be alive. :D All my love, Mason. PS: I’d still love to totally do you!"
I especially like the faux sentimentality: We'll get through this hump, you and I. Yeah, you'll get through his hump with your big testies, don't you mean?
As of this draft there are 116 comments, a good many of them essentially offering their well-wishes as well as their milky insides. But I'm sure by the time this sees print, more will have offered their unconditional support (and the depth of their unconditional anal cavities). So, if Mason Wyler somehow thought he might face ostracism by way of a manflesh-drought, boy was he sorely mistaken. In fact, as far as his sex life goes, it would appear his acquiring HIV may have been the best thing for him.
(On a serious note, I thought this was a particularly poignant observation made by blogger Tim of NakedCameI.blogspot.com: "In the end, though, your health may be affected. But the "you" in You isn't. You're still the same smart, funny, even-tempered guy you have always been. Hold on to that. Nothing is changing that." Exactly.)