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Gay Adult Film Actor Josh Weston Dies

Gay adult film star Josh Weston has died, AVN reports:

WestonHot House Video has confirmed the passing of gay adult performer Josh Weston, who entered the industry in 2001, when he signed with Falcon.

”Adult Superstar Josh Weston succumbed to HIV-related complications on Sunday, December 16,” reported the Hot House company blog.  “He was 39 years old. Weston started his career in 2001 as a Falcon Exclusive, starring some of their biggest hits from the early 2000s. After leaving that contract went on to work with other studios including Hot House where he headlined our hits Trunks 3 and Communion. Always warm and friendly and ready to laugh, Josh was loved by many and will be missed by all.”

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    Posted by: RJP3 | Dec 19, 2012 9:11:13 AM

  2. This now dead porn star did an endless run of Bareback Porn promoting unsafe sex as some holy grail of sex.

    Bareback videos are the shame of the gay community. Fine wack off to them if you want -- but ANY HIV Positive Person who does not actively promote safer sex - by example - is a not someone I respect.

    Posted by: RJP3 | Dec 19, 2012 9:14:43 AM

  3. The life expectancy of gay porn stars...doesn't seem very high. But of course, there are still idiots who claim that many well-adjusted people go into the porn business. They are all just confident, happy people who, unlike the rest of us prudes, are totally in touch with their sexuality. LOL!

    Posted by: kay | Dec 19, 2012 9:28:19 AM

  4. I bet his Manhunt profile said he was "healthy" and "undetectable".

    Posted by: Donald | Dec 19, 2012 9:55:27 AM

  5. For pity's sake people. The man is dead. Show some compassion. I remember seeing him for the first time on screen and tossing off over a dozen loads to his work and regardless of where he worked, he was always providing a relief to his fans and viewers. I will miss the fact he is no longer with us. If you are going to bash him, please move on and do not leave a comment and allow us to mourn his passing.

    Posted by: Dan | Dec 19, 2012 9:59:15 AM

  6. Dan, I think this is a teachable moment. I can think of nothing more compassionate than letting this news story be the cautionary tale that it is. In yesterday's news was a story of an AIDS activist and founder of Act-up who died of AIDS related complications. AIDS still kills. That's a message that needs to be reiterated. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Especially when the "cure" isn't really a cure.

    Posted by: Bill | Dec 19, 2012 10:12:52 AM

  7. It's no big deal to be an hiv+ porn star, or to have bareback porn. These things (HIV, etc.) are manageable. Bareback porn can be made safe. When things like this happen and you want to be outraged, be outraged that the system let someone slip, and you know, HELP repair the system. Make sure the people making these things know how strict they need to be. (Which they do, people die, you guys are the worst)

    Posted by: Fenrox | Dec 19, 2012 10:22:52 AM

  8. FENROX,

    No, you are absolutely delusional on this issue.

    The highest rates of infection are with the young, as they assume that HIV is a manageable decease. No it is not!

    As a physician, I can tell you it is like playing Russian Roulette!

    Bareback sex, unsafe sex practices, and multiple partner gang-bangs WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE!

    Posted by: BRAINS | Dec 19, 2012 11:22:01 AM

  9. Very sadden by this. It is wrong and a mistake to dismiss HIV's lethality.

    Posted by: Gast | Dec 19, 2012 11:56:12 AM

  10. I think what first needs to be a lesson in fighting HIV is that the gay community needs to come together and become a loyal group.
    Too often I read the comments on these news items and the bickering and ridiculous arguing back and forth is really unfortunate.
    For lack of a better example it truly is like a bunch of school girls all trying to be heard.
    The untimely death of any human being is truly unforunate whether you believe in Josh(Chad) way of life or not and does not justify the negative bitching. He deserves to rest in peace .
    And further to fighting HIV I'm finding more and more that less and less people are aware of it as they were years ago.
    It was a death sentence years ago and that has changed so the stigma is dissolving so the younger ones coming of age are not as aware.
    As a community gay men and woman need to come together to teach and help those coming of age. To "pass the torch" of information, guidance and awareness.
    We need to stand together as community not apart as "mean girls"!!!

    Posted by: Darren | Dec 19, 2012 11:59:23 AM

  11. Back when AIDS became acknowledged and known, when there was really zero effective treatment and obscenely short life expectancies, there were many unhealthy institutions and practices that had become the norm in the so-called gay community. When public health officials and other responsible groups [I'm not talking the haters] tried to for example shut down bath house, gay 'advocates' fought them tooth and nail. Almost every practice public health officials commonly and successfully used to combat public health epidemics and hazards was decried by gay 'advocates' as 'homophobic'.

    HIV/AIDS is absolutely still a very.very serious condition and extremely $costly$ to treat. It has not been cured.

    And I don't disrespect or hate porn actors and recognize they're just human beings like everyone else, and I'm certainly not puritanical and anti-sex, but sorry, folks with any other viable alternative to survive in life DO NOT go into porn or prostitution/hustling. Folks who have little other job/life skills and who need quick $, and who [I know some are going to howl in protest at this] generally have substance abuse and mental health issues, get into porn and hustling. And the folks who produce it, often in a predatory fashion, and make good $ off of it, are at best parasitic.

    I hope the dude R.I.P.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Dec 19, 2012 12:02:33 PM

  12. Rumor was that he's been on a path of self-destruction for a while...perhaps even since his days with falcon Studios. If you pay attention, you can see how over the years other Falcon actors stopped having anal sex with him, or even going down on him after a while. And his bareback films just got more and more aggressive and outrageous.

    I've never read where he got AIDS accidentally, or if he purposely sero-converted. Some seek it so they can bareback "safely"...whatever that's supposed to mean...and others just as rebellion or self-destruction of-sorts. I had read once that his gay porn was an act of rebellion/rejection of his straitlaced high-Mormon background, though I never seen that independently-confirmed.

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Dec 19, 2012 12:02:56 PM

  13. She enjoyed some of the most magnificent sizemeat (10 inches minimum) on the face of the earth!!

    Posted by: Mrs Patrick Campbell | Dec 19, 2012 12:28:43 PM

  14. Maybe we as a community should stop glorifying those who have sex with strangers for money - I believe, in the real world, that's called prostitution. Porn "stars" aren't idols - they are, generally, pretty people with low self-esteen who lack the talent and brains to make it in real show business. I'm sorry for the life choices he made that lead to to this end, but I am not surprised.

    Posted by: Tony | Dec 19, 2012 12:30:53 PM

  15. ....and still the idiot gays treat these porn people like celebrities ! No wonder the world doesn't take gay people seriously.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Dec 19, 2012 1:01:54 PM

  16. you know what gets me ... is this constant critcism from this community and judgement ... FACT, we know HIV is still an issue, especially in the porn commnunity however, that community has been trying to send a message for a long time. 2) there are well-adjusted porn actors, not many but some. 3) you know the ones who are so judgemental have a huge collection.. so don't even try to act so innocent!! it always makes me laugh how some of you guys try to make it sound like you are a bove all of that!! Give me a break. I just think anyone who dies and didn't do anything to hurt anyone deserves a little respect!!

    Posted by: tommyboy | Dec 19, 2012 1:03:14 PM

  17. @Tommyboy,

    I'm no angel and readily admit it. Just tried to put some harsh reality into the discussion. It wasn't an attempt to look down on anybody. But we should be open and honest about what's what, and at least attempt to lead a decent and self respecting life, and treat others likewise.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Dec 19, 2012 1:31:07 PM

  18. I'll have to ask, but I think he is my friend's favorite porn star.

    There was a time when porn was the only thing gay men had in terms of movie "romance", so porn stars were held in higher regard. They are probably no more ridiculous than any actors. Lindsey Lohan, anyone?

    Posted by: anon | Dec 19, 2012 1:53:16 PM

  19. One only needs to take a look at the comments here to understand that no one hates gay men as much as gay men.

    You guys are pathetic.

    Do you blame and condemn heterosexual women when they get cervical cancer from heterosexual sex? How is this different? Heterosexual women could prevent cervical cancer by using condoms every single time they have sex, too.

    So why do it to your own people?

    I fear that the majority's compassionless view of gay men has infiltrated the manner in which we treat each other.

    Posted by: Bill | Dec 19, 2012 4:00:20 PM

  20. Nearly every single one of us is the result of bareback sex. Just sayin'

    Posted by: Randy | Dec 19, 2012 5:14:22 PM

  21. According to many outlets, the only thing confirmed was that he died of a heart attack.

    I won't deny that persons with HIV/AIDS have a higher mortality rate due to coronary episodes. However, there's no indication that he might not have been prone to cardiac arrest, hardening of the arteries, substance abuse or related conditions in the first place. AVN, a adult media journal with no ties to the medical community, reporting that he died solely from complications of HIV without confirmation from a reliable source, only increases stigma against persons with HIV and further contributes to infection rates.

    Posted by: Marc C | Dec 19, 2012 5:39:25 PM

  22. Sorry to hear this- Weston was in some good Falcon videos- but those do feature safe sex. Unfortunately there is is idiot market for bareback videos-those productions really should be illegal. Let's not attack porn performers- I doubt there is even one gay man who has not watched, purchased or enjoyed porn.
    I just hope these young men are acting/playing safe- we don't need another senseless death.

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 19, 2012 6:38:50 PM

  23. No one can live a life without regrets. He's gone and cannot care what people say about him. Ultimately, all the negative comments says nothing about him and a lot about the commentators.

    Posted by: Armando | Dec 19, 2012 7:07:55 PM

  24. RIP, Josh. My heart goes out to his friends and family. There is no point tearing him down post death, to those who have made critical comments.

    Posted by: Francis | Dec 19, 2012 7:18:09 PM

  25. I am very saddened to hear of this tragedy. Josh (Chad) was always a very sweet, good natured guy, that I had the privilege of knowing and sharing several production sets with. I will miss him.

    What saddens me more is how vicious the gay community can be over another's choices. Especially when most, if not all, of these people are being hypocritical. I seriously doubt all of the people who sit in judgement of Josh have always used condoms during both anal and oral. Have they always used a dental damn when rimming? Probably not.

    We all make choices in our lives that can be dangerous to our well being, myself included. Some of us just make more of those choices than others. Just because we make fewer bad choices or differing ones does not mean we are better people.

    I hate the term bareback sex and even more so hate the way it is used to demonize what I consider natural sex. You can be responsible and still engage in unprotected sex. Getting tested together with a sexual partner, sharing your results and staying monogamous or polygamous within those tested together is one way.

    The key is being honest with each other over our statuses and being able to stay faithful together or within the agreed group. Bareback sex is not the problem, irresponsible people are.

    I may not have agreed with Josh's choice of doing bareback videos but the choice was his to make and I surely have done enough things in my life to never condemn the actions of another.

    It is disgusting to hear the way many of you have talked about another human being. Especially when almost all of you support the porn industry by buying videos, downloading from the net or what have you.

    There are many porn stars with all types of issues, just as there are many people in the outside world with varying types of issues. We as a community should come together when another human being has succumbed to this terrible disease, not judge and humiliate the dead.

    I know of many people who seek out HIV of their own accord. Why? Is it because they just want to have wild sex parties with multiple partners? I think not! The root of the matter is we are just all tired of being afraid of something so natural and beautiful as sex. Instead of demonizing sex and labeling it, we need to teach person responsibility and how to minimize our risks.

    Safe sex does not mean you will not get HIV. Condoms break, dental dams rip, wear and tear of old condoms improperly stored, etc. There are many risk factors.

    Many people judge and hate on others because they are jealous that they do not have the guts to do the things these people do or have done. You begrudge them for living their lives openly and for participating in activities you long yourself to do.

    As I said earlier, natural sex is not the problem our irresponsibility is. If you engage in natural sex be honest with yourself and your partners about your sexual activities and stay tested within your coupling or group.

    We should all stop judging and hurting each other. That should be the ultimate goal of our or any other community.

    My final word on this posting is: "Josh, I love and will miss you, my friend. I hope you have found the peace you craved in this life in the next." XOXO

    Posted by: Chad Hunt | Dec 19, 2012 7:43:43 PM

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