Porn star, Mr. Marcus (real name: Jesse Spenser), did an interview where he talked about contracting syphilis a year ago and how it effect his life and what the industry does to stars. Rumors spread on twitter and other sites saying he infected world renowned video vixen, Karrine "Superhead" Stephens, with the disease, but it came out to be false. He was, however, sentenced to jail for infecting other co-stars. He says he didn't really know he had the disease and thought it was just a rash. He admits to going out and buying lotion to cover it up because he looked up how to get rid of it "I went out and brought some damn Carmex lotion (it's an everyday hydrating lotion), I put it on my penis and I thought it made it look better," said Mr. Marcus.
He's been involved in this industry for 20 years and was only aware of a few STDs but syphilis wasn't one of them. He says that when he gets tested, he usually has a clean bill of health so therefore he didn't realize he was infecting anybody or caught anything unusual. He does admit to regretting catching it and infecting others, but he wish he knew a long time ago. When listening to his interview he sounded sincere and wanted to bring awareness to people out there that there is a dark side to the adult industry. He mentions that STDs spread quick and often and his life has definitely turned around once he went to jail. Check out his interview above.