Welcome to a June 2021 surprise update! This year is flying by so fast and it’s hard to believe we have already reached the middle of the year. While it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere, hopefully the weather is perfect wherever you are. It has been a while since I have touched based with you on a more personal level through an update like this one, so I wanted to reach out to say hello and provide you with some news.
One thing you don’t need to be reminded of is that it has been over a year since the world changed as a result of COVID-19 and the gay porn industry hasn’t been immune to the effects of this pandemic. The world has changed dramatically in the past year, as the virus was spreading across the world infecting people at a rapid pace. Thankfully, scientists have worked quickly to develop vaccines that will hopefully bring some normality back to our world, although the vaccines have been too late for some, who have sadly passed away. The world will probably never be the same again after this, but we have to make the most of every day, because even though terrible things are happening around the world each day, the way we think shapes the way we feel and how we live our lives.
So many industries have been impacted by this virus, and if you have been affected in any way, I hope you have found new opportunities, and if you have lost any friends or loved ones, I am genuinely sorry for your loss. I am very thankful that my employment was not affected by shutdowns and restrictions and I did not lose any family or friends to the virus, but I know some of you have not been this fortunate, so I am thinking about you and hoping things are beginning to improve for you. If you need to talk, you’re welcome to send me a message, and even though I do have time pressures, I always make time to respond to messages I receive.
Google Feedburner advised its users in April that they will commence moving Feedburner to new infrastructure in July to make the service more stable. Sounds great, but they are ‘turning down most non-core feed management features’ in the process, including email subscriptions. This is sad news, because I have been using the Feedburner email subscription service for over ten years. A few years ago I started using the mailing list subscription service powered by JetPack (which is owned by WordPress) as an additional way to receive email notifications. Both services have been working side-by-side sending out new post notifications, but from July those of you receiving email notifications through Feedburner will stop receiving email updates once Google deactivates the service. If you are only receiving email subscriptions via Feedburner and would like to continue receiving email notifications, please click here and follow the prompts to set this up using the Jetpack email subscription service.
You may have noticed that I have been ‘dressing up’ Brad Bare over the past few months by making some subtle design changes. I will continue enhancing the look and feel of my blog by ensuring the design looks sleek and remains easy to use. To help you find what you’re looking for more quickly and easily (considering there are now over 3,500 posts published at my blog), you can click on the name of a site or studio to browse all scenes featuring the site or studio and you can do the very same thing for performers. This will filter scenes featuring what you’re looking for, showing the latest updates first and any updates that might be applicable all the way back to when my blog was first published in 2010 (over ten years ago). A powerful search option is also available at the top of every page. I have been focusing on the bareback porn site listing page, including subscription prices and soon other relevant information will also be added, including video formats to make this a really useful page. You can check it out here if you want to take a look.
In the current climate, you might think it would be difficult producing content to launch new bareback porn sites, but that’s not stopping some studios from releasing new sites. It’s also great to see some studios that stopped production have restarted and are once again releasing new scenes. A couple of notable new sites released in the past couple of months include Masonic Boys from the creators of Mormon Boyz (now known as Missionary Boys). Legrand Wolf and his husband Jay Wolf created Mormon Boys back in 2009 and Masonic Boys has the authentic feel of the original site (I have just showcased one of their scenes here today). Raw Road Nation is another new site from British porn model and producer Mikey Lee. I have been following Mikey on Twitter for a while now and I know he has been filming scenes in preparation for the launch of his site, which is now online featuring tradesmen and regular British guys who love fucking raw and swapping loads. The site has a similar feel to Hung Young Brit and is definitely worth checking out.
Writing this update has helped me feel as though I am better connecting with you and although I still personally publish every post featured here, this feels more personal and brings me back to the roots of Brad Bare where I shared more of a personal connection with you. I would like to start including more personal elements with you, as the direction of this blog has slightly shifted over time, since barebacking is becoming more mainstream and everyone is talking about it or doing it. I am really happy with scientific discoveries such as PrEP making bareback sex safer, but at the same time, bareback sex is something everyone seems to be doing these days. Since so many gay porn blogs are showcasing bareback porn and appear to have more resources than I do, you might notice that I showcase scenes in a less timely manner than other bloggers who may have more contributors or put less effort into producing posts that feature text, photo and video elements. To make Brad Bare more unique, I might start including some personal elements or other things you would like to see to keep this a place you enjoy visiting, because I love spending time with you all. Thanks again for reading this (rather long) update and I look forward to sharing more with you again soon. – Brad.
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