Multiple eyewitnesses confirm that Mike South, an amateur pornographer from Georgia who regularly lectures the mainstream adult business about health and safety issues, is shooting boy/girl and multiple partner sex scenes without requiring full STD screening — even from amateur male talent “off the street”
South is also accused of not providing his own test results to females before performing condom-less vaginal and oral sex with them; not requiring performer panel testing from female performers hired to have oral sex on multiple men in one scene; and not offering to wear a condom in scenes in which he will engage in vaginal penetration.
Participants in his shoots also claim that the only testing they have seen South require of the males in his bukkake scenes is an ELISA-based OraSure home HIV “swab” test, which the men purchase themselves and bring to set.
Over the years, Georgia gossip blogger and amateur pornographer Mike South has opposed every system of adult performer testing protocols and test result verification — from AIM Healthcare to FSC/PASS.
But it’s guys like South who are the reason the adult business needs such a system.
Mike South in an undated photo
Last week, a dancer and amateur performer from Ohio named Jessica Chase came forward in the wake of an ugly post written by Mike South that referred to her as “Bimbo” and a “dumb bitch.”
Chase demonstrated that South was a vindictive liar and hypocrite, but in the course of researching that article we discovered there was much, much more to this story.
Jessica Chase had met South when he worked as a manager of a strip club in Dayton. Eventually, South released three scenes starring Chase, all of which were shot in Atlanta, Georgia (South’s neck of the woods): a boy/girl scene with South as male talent, and two bukkake scenes featuring multiple males.
On January 6, 2014, before driving to Georgia to work for South, Chase got herself tested through Talent Testing Service.
She recalls, “I went through Talent Testing on my own accord (he had actually told me not to waste the money because he tests everyone with an OraQuick HIV test).
Chase arrived in Georgia on January 10, 2014, and stayed in a room South got for her at the Embassy Suites Atlanta – Perimeter Center.
The Embassy Suites – Perimeter Center
That day, the two taped a condom-less boy/girl scene, including oral and vaginal sex, in her hotel room.
South posted this scene on his stripperfacials website in January, but suspiciously the clip disappeared last week after Jessica Chase’s story appeared on another porn blog
“He did NOT offer to use a condom,” says Chase.
Socks on, condoms off at the Embassy Suites
“He told me he had been tested, and having known him previously [i] did not think he would lie about it. Obviously he did. He NEVER showed me lab results.”
Chase’s first bukkake scene was shot the following day, in the same room. The scene included oral sex with multiple men, and facial pop shots.
Chase says she was never shown lab test results for any of the other participants. The guys came in and were swabbed with an OraQuick test, then South logged the results and ok’d them to work.
As for the actual swab tests, Chase says South “did not provide them. The guys brought them.”
“All the guys apparently aren’t properly tested. I realized this when my partner Brian who was in the bukkake said he saw a written log that looked like testing dates and all were just handwritten OraQuick results. This was when I was in bathroom getting cleaned up after shooting so he and I could leave. I feel like an idiot for having trusted [South].
Just to make sure I have this 100% correct: Are you saying Mike South did not require talent (including yourself) to be tested for other STIs — gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, Hep C, etc…?
No sir, he did not. I’m not kidding. He keeps written notebook records.
How many performers were there?
Including him, 8 or 9. And NOT ONE showed me lab results.
Jessica Chase and Mike South, 2014
On her next trip to Atlanta, Chase shot a second bukkake scene for South on Feb 12 or 13th. But by then her January 6th TTS test result was out of date.
“I was going to get tested again for the second one, and he told me not to because there wasn’t going to be penetration.”
“Penetration” meaning vaginal or anal sex. More on this later….
Once again, Chase was never shown any STD test results for the group of men who participated in the scene.
“I asked if they were tested — he replied yes. I didn’t ask how. I honestly think it’s a money thing. He had made the comment to me to ‘not waste my money.’”
“These guys aren’t getting paid. These are basically shoots he sets up at a hotel — fly-by-night BS. He has a button on southernbukkake. Guy sends pic of himself and [driver's] license. South checks it, if the guy is good, he performs. He gets the date and time a bit in advance and room info same day.”
The scenes involved oral sex, not just ejaculation on you, correct?
Yes, oral sex and facials.
Chase had brought her partner Brian along to perform in the bukkake shoot “because South didn’t think we had enough guys.”
But Brian had never tested at TTS or through FSC/PASS, and is not listed in any performer testing database.
So Brian only tested with the OraQuick, correct?
He [South] didn’t bother to test Brian, even though we asked, because “I knew him.”
Brian was completely untested.
When Brian was asked to confirm the circumstances of his performing in a Mike South bukkake scene.
He replied: “I was not asked to provide or take any test for STDs or otherwise, as I was vouched for by the talent.”
Someone vouched for him, and that was good enough for Mike South.
Lots of people would have vouched for Marc Wallice in 1998, and Mr. Marcus in 2012.
Jessica Chase (Source: Twitter)
As reported previously, when South and Chase traveled to Florida to supposedly do “a bunch of shoots” later in February, South suggested himself as the male talent in an oral sex scene with Chase.
On that trip, did South ever show you a current test or ask you for a current test before he suggested that he do a BJ scene with you?
No, he didn’t show one or ask.
Did he state that the wanted to use condoms?
He DID NOT state he wanted to use condoms.
Did South require condoms or an STD lab test for you, Lindsey Lovehands, and whoever else was involved in the material you shot?
No, he did not.
Victoria Quinn’s bukkake scene, as posted on Mike South’s website[/center]
Victoria Quinn is a dancer and amateur performer from Georgia who performed in a bukkake scene for Mike South in the fall of 2013. Quinn says she had no current STI test at the time of the shoot.
Quinn described the circumstances to:
“He [South] had the guy talents — well, random guys that have shot with him … bring in that ‘at home HIV swab test’ that you can get at local stores,” she recalls. “I saw each of them get swabbed and if they passed they were good.”
“From what I recall I was not asked by Conor [Coxxx, an unlicensed talent agent whom South endorses] nor Mike to get tested.”
In advance of the shoot, one of Coxxx’s “recruiters” asked Quinn if she had a current test.
“I honestly answered no because . . . I wasn’t told [to] and I just was, ‘uh was I supposed to be?’”
“The recruiter’s question got me worried — but Conor had told me in the past that girls weren’t tested (or were [for their pro shoots] since it’s required with Talent Testing), but he told me they do HIV testing [on South's set] and the girls who had done it like XXX and XXXXX said it was fine and never noticed anything internally wrong with themselves or positive test results in the near future.”
Asked if she had ever been swabbed with an OraQuick test for the shoot with South, Quinn replied:
“I was not swabbed on set or asked to provide one to get swabbed.”
He has a notebook,” says Quinn. “He noted down if they passed and put the slip in the binder. Then he returned the used box back to the men, thinking he didn’t want trash in the hotel room.”
“It was a bukkake, so I only did oral, so no condoms were involved, and since I knew the guys were only HIV tested I never swallowed or let anyone shoot in my eyes or mouth.”
The Risk to Performers
Should every partner in a multiple male oral sex / blow bang / bukkake sex scene be tested, as the adult industry’s PASS testing protocols require? And if so, at what kind of risk does Mike South place performers by shooting in this manner?
To answer this question, we reached out to Sixto Pacheco, President & CEO of Talent Testing Service (TTS).
Pacheco kindly referred our questions to Dr. David Smith, M.D., M.A.S., an infectious disease specialist who heads TTS’ Internal Medical Council and Outreach Program
Dr. Smith confirms that there is indeed a risk of transmission of “mucosal STIs: gonorrhea, chlamydia, HSV, HPV and syphilis” during a male/female oral sex performance: to or from the male or the female, from the oral sex itself — and to the female from ejaculation into the mouth or eyes.
When asked whether within a multiple male / single female oral sex performance there existed a possibility of transmission of an STI between males, based upon the males sharing the same female mouth/throat, Dr. Smith answered “yes”, adding that “the woman would also be infected.”
Could an on set transmission via oral sex could make it possible for genitals that come in contact with that mouth/throat to become infected?
Dr. Smith again answered yes. “If [the] genital come into contact with an infected mouth, then it is possible that the genital would become infected.”
And this is precisely why the adult industry testing protocols have required regular testing for multiple STIs for well over twenty years.
The question is: why doesn’t Mike South, who has been shooting porn content for over twenty years, understand this — or care?
While he takes to his website every day to lecture California adult producers — his competitors — about condoms, STIs, performer testing, and Cal/OSHA, Mike South is in Georgia shooting sex scenes without condoms and without STI lab tests.
It’s an outrage, and one might wonder what Georgia OSHA would have to say about it?