When it comes to porn, people often forget that they are viewing a sort of illusion, not taking into consideration the amount of behind-the-scenes work. Now, gay film producer Falcon Studios is using new tech skills to further create an idealized version of sex: advanced Photoshop to digitally remove condoms from the final cut.

While Falcon Studios’ upcoming release, “California Dreamin,” was shot with the actors using condoms, the end result appears as if they are going condom-less, commonly known as bareback.

The new creative direction stems from two trends in the porn industry: consumer demands that want their porn sans-condoms, while satisfying state regulatory agencies that have fined adult film producers for going without.

Falcon itself has used condoms in all its features since the late 80s. In an interview with the consumer-facing blog, GPB, director Tony Dimarco described it as “a throwback to the classic, pre-condom Falcon poolside movies from the 70′s and 80′s.” 

“With this movie I really wanted to capture the essence of that time, when life seemed more carefree and spontaneous. In keeping with this concept, I felt that condoms need to be addressed. I wanted to give the impression of a pre-condom movie, but use condoms as we do in every scene we film. I found a way to film the movie safely and effectively, while giving the experience that I had intended and using the hottest modern stars.”

Given recent events where several porn actors have tested positive for HIV, the bareback ban is in place for the safety and health of the actors; but now, thanks to the magic of Photoshop and editing, Falcon Studios can keep both their fans and feds satisfied.