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Phaedrus

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    Welcome, random visitor! Thanks for dropping by.

    I'm just an average guy, like most of the others here, probably. But I've discovered that I can have lots of fun with lots of very hot people, so... um... that's what I'm doing here. But I guess you're the same, unless you're one of the hot people I might end up having fun with.

    A quick request to the other gentlemen here: please don't ask me whether a particular MA offers extras. I usually don't know, because I've never asked. If you're looking for mileage beyond the usual MA experience, why not go see one of our awesome SPs? That's what I do :)
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  1. Perhaps I'm missing something, but why would you give your account number rather than just an email address and use Interac? I'd have thought that Interac is easier. But I don't do this often, so... Crypto has its fans and also its issues... but that's a whole other thread :)
  2. Thanks, @cassiesteele. Excellent interview! I have to say, I always struggle between the "build a relationship with someone you already know" and "meet someone new". It's definitely a tricky one my side of things...
  3. Yes, I've heard that this is a significant problem. And even if the money doesn't get withheld until after the shoot, anyone who doesn't go along with it is still likely to be labelled "hard to work with" and will find their opportunities drying up. There are some explicitly ethical porn producers, but... not enough. Back to front happens all the time. Again, I think it's safe enough when you've spent enough time sanitizing everything beforehand and you're dealing with a rectum that's clean enough to eat your dinner off. But people forget that, and then start to emulate what they see on screen... I'm not even a fan of pina colada, so I'll definitely steer clear of the hepatitis one....
  4. Thanks, @Clara Fonseca! Definitely an important topic... the stigma around sex work is the root cause of many of the other problems that providers and clients experience.
  5. I think one thing that needs to be called out here is the difference between "not right now" and "never". I suspect - purely from what I've seen in various places - that many people are being told the former and hearing the latter. The big problem right now is that vaccines are still much more scarce than we'd like. And so if it's not hugely urgent that you get vaccinated right now because you're young, low risk, not in a critical job, not likely to expose anyone else who's high-risk... then yes, not giving you the vaccine so that that dose can go to someone else who needs it more is probably the right thing for society in general. This will change in due course as the more vulnerable get fully vaccinated and the overall objective changes from short-term harm reduction to long-term herd immunity. At that point anyone who wants vaccination will be able to get it, doctors will stop telling people to hold off, and the problems will change from "not enough vaccine doses" to overcoming vaccine hesitancy and hostility. That might not be too far off; it sounds like parts of the US are beginning to get there now, and we could be there in a couple of months if things go well with the vaccine rollout. The other issue here is the fact that the clinical trials and approval process have been pushed through as fast as possible, and people fear the consequences of shortcuts that may have been taken. That isn't unreasonable, but hopefully it will subside with time; the process has been pretty good thus far and we are, after all, in the middle of a pandemic. The vaccines may not be perfect, but it's important to maintain perspective: a disease that's still killing thousands and thousands of people every day is way, way more frightening than a vaccine that has caused a small number of blood clots. If we want to wait for full clinical trials to be done as they are for most drugs... well, we could, but that will take *years*, not months, and the current intermittent lockdowns will continue throughout all that time. Is that really what we want? Of course, there will always remain some folks who will never be convinced, whether because they're full-on conspiracy theorists like. The anti-vaxxers were around well before covid and I have no doubt that they won't go away. Hopefully they won't be successful enough to ensure we never come out of the situation we're in now... but it's entirely possible. They have managed to create a huge amount of fear around proven safe vaccines that have been around for decades, and a new vaccine for a new disease is much more fertile ground for them. This could turn out to be a real problem for society in general if it prevents us ever emerging from the pandemic, and if it becomes a serious threat then we will have to decide what to do about it.
  6. That's not the vaccine. That's the disease.
  7. What we really, really need right now is a vaccine against conspiracy theories.
  8. And the usual suspects are complaining about it... https://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/conservatives-call-for-appeal-of-ontario-court-decision-that-found-federal-prostitution-law-unconstitutional/
  9. Thanks for the insights, @Everleigh May! I'm just wondering... what name did you go by back in the CERB days?
  10. Great interview, @Kilt Boy! It was really interesting to find out more about you.
  11. This is interesting https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-56737828
  12. And the war on porn continues: Mastercard is *really* cracking down. That means Visa probably won't be far behind. Of course, this won't just affect the likes of Pornhub; it'll be a real problem for any site that sells adult content, including the sites and services that providers have been using to get through the pandemic.
  13. Oh, gawd... where to start? Double-dipping? Yes, they do it in porn and it's probably safe enough... but you don't get the see the hours of decidedly unsexy cleaning that goes into making sure you can do that without getting infections all over the place. Choking? From what I've read, this is becoming a huge problem. There's an entire generation of men that have grown up believing that grabbing someone's throat while you fuck her is an entirely normal thing to do. Fingering? If you go at someone's ladybits the way they normally do in porn, you're going to hurt her. This is why an increasing number of providers just don't allow it at all. Spit? If the number of "spit is not lube" posts I see on Twitter is anything to go by, this is another big one. And honestly, all the rough sex you see in porn. Hopefully that was all negotiated beforehand, but we keep reading horror stories about people who go beyond what was agreed on shoots. And even when that doesn't happen, it doesn't help with the people who get the idea that you can just start the slapping/jackhammering/whatever else without talking about it first. And on a less serious note: a lot of the positions in porn look really uncomfortable to me. But I guess they're driven by the need to let a camera in to see what's going on, which isn't a concern for most of us.
  14. I get the feeling that these people have been on (or seen what happens on) boards, and just decided they don't want any part of that scene. Which is a shame. Thanks! Actually, for me this is probably the thing I like most about boards: we can have this sort of conversation. The main alternative for communication these days seems to be Twitter, and you just don't get it there. There's a lot of stuff which is too complex or nuanced to go into a tweet. And the other problem with Twitter is that anything you say kinda disappears into the void very quickly; it flies though people's timelines and then... nobody will ever see it, unless they make a point of going to your profile to see what you've been saying. But here, I can respond to a post from five days ago as easily as one from five minutes ago, and I don't miss stuff that happened when I wasn't online.
  15. @Kitten Sorry, I didn't mean to imply you shouldn't post links - more access to information is always good!
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