Home > News > AdamMale Drops Bareback Video Titles • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


AdamMale Drops Bareback Video Titles

AdamMale Drops Bareback Video Titles
Get XBIZ News
Feb 12, 2009 9:45 AM PST    Text size: 
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — AdamMale.com has decided to drop bareback titles from its product line, a move some in the gay adult entertainment industry hailed.

AdamMale.com’s Molly Fisher told XBIZ that the 12-year-old division of PHE Inc. decided to stop selling the titles because it was incongruous with its mission.

"We started selling bareback sex video titles in 2006 because it seemed our customers were demanding it,” Fisher said. “We felt pressured. But our group recently met as a team, and we all agreed: This just doesn’t gel. And we never quite saw the sales with bareback [films].

"It never made sense within the standards we set for our brand to sell videos that glamorize unsafe sex practices," said Fisher, noting the company has marketed only 20 bareback titles but has never produced or co-produced them.

Additionally, Fisher said HIV/AIDS prevention through condom use “has become an easy practice in modern gay adult sex films and we feel there is no reason to continue to put gay adult film stars at risk.”

“We would like to apologize publicly to the gay community and gay sex industry for what was clearly a misstep in the history of our company,” she said. “AdamMale will continue to be an organization that actively encourages fun, safe sex through its charitable contributions, its products and its marketing."

Keith Webb, Titan Media’s vice president, gave kudos to AdamMale for its decision on bareback films.

“Phil Harvey and his team at Adam & Eve have always been leaders within the industry, especially when it comes to use of condoms,” Webb told XBIZ. “The very beginnings of their company started with selling condoms through mail order, a violation of the law at that time.

“As an HIV-positive gay man,” he said. “I would like to personally thank AdamMale for doing the right thing and dropping gay bareback/unsafe sex films from their product line.

“This shows AdamMale’s commitment to the gay community and they should be applauded for putting protection of the community ahead of profit.“

Fisher said PHE continues to donate a portion of each AdamMale sale to charities, including those that promote HIV prevention and safe sex education.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.



Nov 04 - Nov 06
Edison, New Jersey

2016 Inked Awards

Nov 05 - Nov 05
Edison, New Jersey

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!