A KONGRESSIONAL contestant took part in an online sex video featuring famous pornstar Nicole Sage to promote his “sex-positive” platform.
The 13-minute video, titled “Bucket List Bonanza,” featured New York City third hopeful Mike Itkis, 53.
“Sex between two people who are not married or involved in a long-term relationship is still very valuable to the people involved,” reads one of the talking points posted alongside the video on Itkis’ Pornhub account.
“Restrictions on sexual behavior based on marital status are outdated and harmful.
“Consent is a complicated concept and not well defined legally. It is better understood as a process than as a statement.”
Sage, who directed the video, referenced it through screenshots on her Instagram story, along with a comment from another creator who called her “a true icon.”
She appears to have only been in the adult entertainment industry for the past year, but has already amassed over 50,000 followers on Instagram.
Sage also has an OnlyFans account, where she describes herself as “your naughty online friend.”
She explained at the beginning of the video that she and Itkis both agreed to act out the scene without using condoms.
She added that both had been tested beforehand and agreed on a safe word.
According to the discussion points, this was done deliberately, adding that the systems in place in the sex industry to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections could be used to guide public health policy.
“Currently, the medical community generally does not advise the public on the availability of such tests. Instead, patients are advised to reduce their risk of infection through abstinence, monogamy or the use of condoms,” the statement read on Pornhub.
“This advice completely ignores the benefits of more satisfying sexual activity that can occur as testing protocols become more widely available.”
Itkis, who is expected to lose to incumbent Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler in New York’s 12th district, tried to stand by his “sex-positive” platform, which includes advocating for the legalization of sex work.
“Just talking about it wouldn’t show my commitment to the issue,” he told City & State.
“And the fact that I actually did it was a tremendous learning experience, and it actually impacted elements on my platform.”
According to Itkis, the salacious video was posted as “a conversation starter.”
Itkis, whose campaign page describes him as “not married”. No children. Not celibate. Atheist” has said that he works to make sexual rights explicit by “ending adultery laws” and “decriminalizing and legalizing sex work.”
He has also commented on child support, writing that “men should not be required to support biological children without prior consent.”
A self-proclaimed introvert, Itkis revealed that this was his first sex on camera.
“I’m kind of a nerd who doesn’t like to be the center of attention if I can help it. But I thought the issues I want to address are so important,” he said.
“I wanted my problems to be talked about.”
The US Sun has reached out to Sage and Itkis for comment.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6448126/mike-itkis-sex-tape-porn-nicole-sage-nyc-candidate/ Pornstar Nicole Sage made the 13-minute sextape Bucket List Bonanza with congressional candidate Mike Itkis