Should Porn Studios Shut Down over a HIV scare?

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in this article a porn industry trade group called for the shutdown of all porn productions because one of the actors of a member film producer tested HIV+.

In a few days, the trade group lifted the shutdown

because

We can now confirm the positive test by an adult film performer on Saturday was from an exposure in their personal life during a hiatus in filming, and did not in any way compromise or affect the performer pool

Phew! Dodged this bullet!

In California, politicos attempted to place a condom safety net on porn actors in a proposition. The industry fought back:

If the industry were to abide by the regulation, condoms would have to be worn not only during anal and vaginal sex, but oral sex as well…facial cumshots, aka the “money shot” for many porn scenes, would either be eradicated or would require the recipient to wear goggles and a surgeon’s mask

but this recently failed .

This crisis didn’t stop some from suggesting other alternatives:

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Christina Parreira is in the process of publishing a study of Nevada brothels. Nevada licensed brothels have regular health inspections of their sex workers. Many #SWs will use douches after each client.  However, it is believed that

douching is harmful and should be discouraged because of its association with pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and perhaps other conditions

The FSC’s Pass System does something similar to the Nevada system. The system is used widely by major porn producers.

Others have suggested all porn actors be required to use PrEP:

 

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PrEP is a costly and a not-completely-effective preventative of HIV, let alone other STI/STD’s.

The Pass System or any other trade group effort is only as effective as it’s participation. A growing number of films are produced by indies who do not belong to FSC or use the Pass System.

what should you do?

If you only watch porn…nothing! (except vote against propositions similar to Cal.’s prop. 60 b/c of the suppression of free speech and support organizations like FSC).

If you’re in a porn film…either work with an industry that uses the Pass System for its actors (and yourself) or check for recent HIV test results of everyone in the film…or use condoms.

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About dave94015

interested in alternative relationships, visual artist, erotic romance writer and reviewer of erotica, drug rehab clinic intern - mid 20's
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