Bareback Jack Sets Us Straight on Sex

by Liam Scheff

Jack goes on the record about sex, sex and sex in in this month’s Rolling Stone interview:

Interviewer Erik Hedegaard: ”[W]hen the AIDS crisis started, he [Nicholson] tried wearing condoms, but they prevented him from feeling the “full catasrophe” of the sex act, so he went to a doctor, who told him not to worry about getting AIDS, so he no longer wears condoms.”

The reporter fails to add, “And is just faaaan-tastic.” The journalist lets us know he feels the need to parse Nicholson, as though Nicholson couldn’t be saying what he’s saying.

But he’s saying it:

Nicholson: “I went to my doctor and got a very specific scientific analysis, which boiled down to, unless you’re a shooter or something else, you’re as likely to have this problem as to have a safe fall on your head. I mean, look at it logically. If you understand numbers at all, just by geometrical progression, if it were all true, everybody’s dead by now.”

The nervous, frightened reporter states: “He continues like this, leaving me frantically trying to parse his words.”

Why not just report what he said?

I mean, so what? So he has some crazy ideas. He’s not the only one. Try this:

From the study called “Heterosexual Transmission of HIV in Northern California: Results from a Ten-Year Study.” (Padian, et al. American Journal of Epidemiology. August, 1997.)

We followed up 175 HIV-discordant couples [one partner tests positive, one negative] over time, for a total of approximately 282 couple-years of follow up… No transmission [of HIV] occurred among the 25% of couples who did not use their condoms consistently, nor among the 47 couples who intermittently practiced unsafe sex during the entire duration of follow-up…”

“We observed no seroconversions after entry into the study [nobody became HIV positive]…This evidence argues for low infectivity in the absence of either needle sharing and/or other cofactors.”

And how do we measure transmission? With HIV tests. Let’s look at Abbot Laboratories 2006 HIV Test Update to see what we can learn:

“At present there is no recognized standard for establishing the presence or absence of antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human blood.”

Wow, No standards! Crazy, huh! (I wonder how Eric Hedegaard would parse that?)

I knew there was a reason I liked Jack Nicholson. What is he, the last honest man on Earth (or just in the US)?

Now, imagine somebody else saying the exact, same thing….let’s say, oh, a Wesley Snipes…or Bill Cosby…or Magic Johnson

…Or Thabo Mbeki? (President of South Africa?)

Yeah, that’s the kind of racism I’m talking about, mes amis.

More on the ultra-taboo subject Here (pt 1) | Here (pt 2) and Here (pt 3)

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