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Published:December 8th, 2010 18:06 EST
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Porn is Great, and You Can't Change That

By Inactive Writer

Derrick Burts, the 24 year old straight and gay porn film actor has finally spoken about his HIV-positive encounters, and not shockingly, to save his image has called for mandatory condom usage in porn.

WTFSince the news broke of this, people have been demeaning the porn industry further for not making condom use mandatory in the first place. And, of course, they demeaned it for the usual hyper-Christian "moral" reasons as well. The fact remains - porn is being cast in a darker shadow now that one of its performers tested HIV positive. Well, let me let you in on something - the man was TESTED HIV positive, which means he was getting regular tests in the first place. That`s pretty much where I could wrap this argument up. However, I must press on!

Try telling an avid viewer of porn that a shadow has been cast over it, and they... Well, let`s just say they`d be too busy doing  something else to care about your sententious ramblings. I know I would.

Yes, I watch porn and I don`t give a damn what anyone thinks of it. It`s just me partaking in this far-fetched notion of "living my life," you know? Some people are really nervous about mentioning porn; they shy away from it. Why? MORALS. There`s a big word - morals. People will tell you  that you`re immoral for viewing such cursed, smutty filth. Listen people - we`re watching what men and women do to procreate! Leave us alone! Would you rather us watch the Sunday morning beg-athon in place of porn? Then  we`d NEVER get anything done!

Returning from that tangent - I seriously doubt anything will change as a result of this idiot being tested positive for HIV. Performers are tested regularly and usually get to know who they`re working with beforehand. If they want to wear a condom, good for them. If not, who really needs to care? The people against porn supposedly don`t watch it anyway, and they certainly could give three damns and a couple of hoots less about the well-being of these immoral, hedonistic bastards - why is it any concern of theirs? What is it with these people trying to get everything censored and scrubbed? The biggest problem here is that these anti-porn people are usually anti-swearing and anti-violence. They want to rid the world of filth in accordance with their OWN beliefs and according to what suits THEMSELVES. That`s the scary part, folks. Thousands of moral crusaders scrubbing this and cleaning that - and eventually, they`re going to rigorously try to close in on your porn and have it taken away. Well, I hate to rain on your halo, Mr. Morals, but you`re overlooking something here. It rhymes with "The Worst Amendment," which many of you think in the first place.

Yes, the First Amendment, which basically means buzz off and go watch what pleases you, and we`ll watch what pleases us. That`s what you need to remember about porn - the ideology isn`t much different from people that watch the Sunday morning give-me-your-money snooze fest. We`re watching what suits us in accordance with our ideas, beliefs, opinions and convictions - just like them! Why even have censorship when people can simply turn the channel when something they dislike pops up?

Sadly folks, it`s because we`re a "Christian" nation, and the "moral" majority always wins. We have leaders who let their faith dictate their decisions, which is why stem-call research, gay marriage and  abortion are either illegal or frowned upon. Luckily, for those of us who rely on logic, these moral crusaders in Washington can`t take away our right to free speech - yet.

So, let me simplify this - if you like porn, good, keep up the good work. If you don`t like porn - DON`T WATCH IT. That`s simple enough for anyone to understand - and yet, some will still overlook it.

As far as I`m concerned, the HIV-positive guy contracted it on his own time from a private sexual encounter and as long as the industry keeps testing LIKE HE WAS TESTED TO BEGIN WITH, I don`t care. Porn is just something people like, period. Hell, I`m going to be even more open and say I would do porn if I was given the chance. My question to you is - does that make me such a bad, bad person?

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