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A Gay Porn Studio Is Going to “Digitally Remove Condoms” From Its Films

There's a lot to take in here.

All smiles! (Photo: Falcon Studios)

All smiles! (Photo: Falcon Studios)

Gay porn producer Falcon Studios is digitally removing the condoms out of its upcoming film in what appears to be the hardest task ever.

In its newest release California Dreamin’ 1 (we’re already excited for the sequel!), the company said it’s going to shoot the video with the models using protection, but will use Photoshop to give the impression it was shot without condoms.

The film is a hom(o)age to the pre-protection era, you know before safety and common sense ruined everything. The studio explains in a NSFW blog post that the experiment “was to provide the pre-condom fantasy and remain true to the safe sex philosophy.” 

There are a few reasons why Falcon Studios made this decision, per Queerty. First, pornos featuring the said “stunning studs” having unprotected sex (a.k.a. going bareback) tend to sell better. Second, the San Francisco-based company has to abide by its state’s laws of requiring the actors to wear condoms so filming without them is not an option unless it wants to face a bevy of fines.

Lastly, Falcon Studios wants to maintain its good guy image:

The logic behind asking models to wear condoms and then spending a large amount of time removing them in post-production, obviously, is to sell more copies of a film while still being able to coin it as “safe.” “Safe,” here, implying that performers have little risk of transmitting HIV or other STDs while wearing condoms.

Sometimes you can have it both ways, huh?

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