Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Trans Man Has Baby; HIV and Adult Films; James Franco Roast

Trans Man Has Baby

A transgender man in Germany has given birth, and it's started an uproar. It's interesting to see how little so many know about transgender lifestyles, or what being a transgender is all about.

Though the Berlin man welcomed his child to the world in March, news of the remarkable birth did not make headlines in German media until this week. Now, the new parent is in court petitioning for the right to be called the baby's father, Germany's The Local reports.

The unnamed parent, who has undergone several hormone treatments but still has female reproductive organs, used a sperm donor to become pregnant. He gave birth at his home with the help of a midwife and waited several weeks to inform authorities.

You can read more here.

HIV and Adult Films

There's been an ongoing fight to educate and help those in the adult entertainment industry from getting HIV/AIDS, but in some cases it either falls on deaf ears or it doesn't matter...or they just don't get the magnitude of what it's like to live with HIV and take the serious HIV drugs that cause side effects and are prohibitive in cost.

Amid an ongoing nationwide moratorium on shooting pornography, an AIDS health care advocacy group said Monday that a fourth performer has come forward as HIV-positive.

Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, told HuffPost that a male porn performer approached the group saying he had tested positive for HIV.

"I think he wanted to check out everybody that could be of any help to him. We gave him information but he's not ready to come forward," Weinstein said, adding that it's not clear whether the performer contracted HIV on set or not. Weinstein declined to say when the performer approached AHF and when the performer found out he tested HIV-positive, saying he wants to protect the performer's privacy.

It's almost impossible to police something like this, and I'm not actually sure we should. But this comment was interesting.

Some porn performers say that being forced to wear condoms is a violation of their free speech.

I've noticed that EVERYONE is starting to use the concept of free speech these days, but like this article states you have to be prepared for the consequences as well. With free speech comes the responsibility of all kinds of interesting things.

James Franco Roast

One of the things I'm always trying to do with my books is insert a little humor in the sex scenes when I think it's needed. I don't do it all the time, and especially never with something that's romantic and intimate. However, in a recent book I'm submitting to the publisher this week, Small Town Romance Writer, I wrote one scene where the main character doesn't know who he's in bed with the next morning and they joke around about it and the strange guy "claims" his name is Dick. After that, I wrote a short sex scene, using the fake name, Dick. It's very interesting to see how THAT names works in erotica.

This is a link to a clip that's very funny about gay sex. For James Franco fans (like me), this is excellent.

In case you missed it, last week on "Totally Biased" comedian Guy Branum completely demolished all the gay jokes at the Comedy Central Roast Of James Franco and it was BRILLIANT. Watch his hilarious roast of the roast above.




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