Good news for those who really, really like adult film star Mason Wyler

Mason Wyler may have quit doing adult films full time, but he still knows how to give a good tease. And for just $50 a month, he’ll back it up. Wyler tweeted today that if you’d like to talk to him on the phone or even hang out, that now you can! On his website, he’s posted all the information you need to get started to make him your new BFF, but with a price tag. It’s a pretty innovative way to make some extra cash and we only figure it’s to help pay his tuition as he heads back to school at UNT per our conversation this past June.

When you join his Members Club for $49.99 a month, you’ll be privy to all of his new services, which are shown after the jump. And although there are no pic after the jump, I’d play it safe as NSFW.

—  Rich Lopez

Mason Wyler declares his porn career dead

Former Dallasite says HIV-positive status led to cancellation of contract

RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer
lopez@dallasvoice.com

QUIETER LIFE | Wyler figures life out as he’s lost his healthy salary from making adult films and tending to his HIV poz status. (Courtesty WylerNation.com)

Mason Wyler can be a hard man to figure out. He could be smarter than people give him credit for. After causing a frenzy last year coming out as HIV-positive, he’s received both criticism for irresponsibility in the industry but also reassuring feedback from his fans.

As he sees his career options dwindle, Wyler now has to figure what his next role will be — not in film, but in life.

“I would say my career as a porn performer is dead. I’m calling it. Mason Wyler as a porn performer is dead,” he declares.

Porn stars work in an industry that doesn’t garner them a lot of sympathy from society, but Wyler likes to remind people that he’s a human with real-life issues. Stating his career is dead lends itself to the same worries other people losing their job would feel. Following disclosure of his HIV status, his studio, Next Door, fizzled out his contract; his last “job” was the end of May. All as a result of his status.

“Because of my work, I’ve been able to not give a thought about money or bills or savings,” he admits. “But it’s been unreal. I’m sad and it is worrisome.”

During his contract for the past four years, Wyler says he was earning between $50,000 and $75,000 a year, but since coming out, he has been relegated to just webcam shows, clocking time until his contract was met. And as he saw it, the other studios were done with him.

“I worked with every major studio under the sun,” the former Dallasite says. “Now it’s a different story. But also, the industry is struggling due to the Internet.”

So maybe ending his career, by choice or not, is a smart move. Wyler considered his options and finds himself approaching an entirely new career path. Part of that includes moving back to the Dallas area away from his Houston suburban home with his partner.

“I’m sort of an idiot,” he laughs. “I had one semester left at UNT to graduate so it looks like in the near future I’ll be trekking my ass back up to DFW area and finishing my degree at UNT. Thankfully I left in good standing and able to be readmitted. For some reason I thought I had two years left and it turns out I only have 15 hours.”

He was working his way toward a teaching certificate initially, but now plans to finish his schooling and receive a bachelor’s degree in history. His goal: To work in a museum.

As for his health, he says he’s fine.

“I had a massive infection after just getting my wisdom teeth out but that had nothing to do with the HIV,” he says. “I go to my doc once a month to get my blood screened. People ask me what meds I’m on but my doc says as long as I feel healthy, my immune system is working, my T-cells are high and my viral load is down, I don’t need to be on any right now.”

Although a public person of sorts, Wyler has yet to resolve his position as any kind of spokesman for HIV prevention. He’s aware of the likely societal impression a former porn star would make, but he’s also conflicted about the messages already out there.

“There are two message the community wants to put out there: Know your status, play safe, etcetera. And then, from the poz side, the message is to stay healthy, live your life, what not,” he says. “If I’m trying to get rid of any stigma, I think it cancels out the ‘safe sex message.’ Then it doesn’t show how devastating it can be. As a positive person, when I hear those reassuring messages about feeling fine, I think it lends to actually making people feel worse about the situation. It’s very difficult for me to resolve it all.”

There is a certain earnest and conflict in his voice with an added confusion. This is why he hasn’t attempted to be any sort of activist. Additionally, his decision not to be on medication may be controversial for others. He’s still figuring it out.

“In terms of any kind of platform, I still write on my site, but I don’t think I’m the person to turn to for any sort of legitimate advice,” he acknowledges. “Hopefully I can just tell people that everybody should know the risks and act accordingly. I think it’s a personal responsibility.”

So what does the future hold for “Mason Wyler” now that he’s been publicly announced as dead by his creator.

“Maybe one of the Caven clubs can host a funeral for him,” he laughs. “I’d attend that for sure. That could be fun as I return to Dallas!”

For more on Wyler, visit his blog WylerNation.com.

—  Rich Lopez

EXCLUSIVE: Do you recognize this man? (Hint: You usually see him wearing LESS clothing)

The head has been shaved and the body is leaner, but the man is still hot. North Texas native Jeremy Sons, who does gay porn under the name Mark Dalton, placed second in the open heavyweight division of the Ronnie Coleman Classic bodybuilding competition last weekend. The first and second place winners automatically qualify to compete in the USA Championships in Las Vegas on July 28. He can also participate in the National Championships in Florida on Nov. 18.

This is the second time Dalton has competed in the Ronnie Coleman; last year, he also did well, placing first in the novice division.

Dalton was also recently nominated for a “Grabby Award” for gay adult films for his solo performance in Getting Levi’s Johnson. Dalton has appeared extensively in gay porn, always in solo work.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones