condoms on porn stars

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  1. longozzy

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    I read several reports in the press over here, Australia, about potential legislation requiring condoms to be used and this enforced by law.

    A few questions hit my small brain about this, and I dont pretend to be a superbrain like some on here, but would this really help?

    Would it send the industry underground so to speak to avoid the new laws? What has been done so wrong to warrant these proposed new laws? Why is it just condoms?, is that a form of discrimination where by the men have to wear some sort of protection and not women,? dunno, but just asking the question.

    Also,.....which poor company picks up the bill for Mandingo and Shane Diesels condoms, assuming they find ones that fit...!

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    I think realistically that sort of thing could only be enforced in relation to films made in Australia. Although no expert on the subject I'm doubtful whether it could be enforced in relation to imported films and DVDs.
     
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    I haven't checked but I would guess to venture that people in the porn industry are tested for STD's on average more than the general public.
     
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    How is this any different from requiring safety equipment for tradespeople?

    This isn't a bad thing at all. It is an enforcer of safer-sex practices and given that pornography has a large influence on what many consumers deem to be normal in the bedroom, it may go a long way to encourage condom use in personal sex lives.
     
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    It's a stupid law because it would prohibit two poz people from doing porn without a condom. These tradespeople are not welding without a glove or mask. Many have unsafe sex in their personal lives. There are STD tests in place to minimize the risk.
     
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    Soooo let me get this straight. Many have unsafe sex in their personal lives, but you would rely on STI screening that takes place on an unknown regularity to effectively catch all cases of possible STI's? As you outlined in your own post, screenings for viral infections are merely to reduce risk, they cannot prevent it. Addition of a condom would significantly reduce the probability of transmission.

    Also, there is something called HIV reinfection or superinfection. Just because two people are HIV positive doesn't mean it isn't smart to wear a condom. There's more than one HIV strain...

    And you're right, this isn't like a welder who isn't wearing a mask. It's a parallel work-related scenario that can carry health penalties that are just as severe, or worse.
     
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    It seems like, if enforced, it could affect commercially produced porn, but would have no impact at all on amateur porn at all...
     
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    id say its a good law, but its not going to work.

    its not right that these people are forced to choose between being safe(er) and being employed.

    and its exactly the same as welding without a mask, or working a a smoke filled bar, or being exposed to asbestos.
     
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    Well said paige. Not requiring standards in the porn industry is the same as not requiring standards in any other job field. It would be like not asking doctors and surgeons to sterilize themselves before examining or operating on a patient.

    Saying its ok for two positive actors to work without a condom is just plain ignorance. Health and safety laws are paramount to the well being of people. Just because their in a industry that many find unseemly doesnt make them any less deserving.

    They are required to have regular testing and wear condoms but the problem is that employers dont enforce it because the state doesnt. There are no real consequences for breaking these laws except for the unfortunate persons that contract a disease.

    As far as Los Angeles is concerned its not their place to say anything about it. The law comes from a state level. The state should be handling it. This is just another thing the LA city council is doing to draw attention away from the SEVERE mismanagement of the city.
     
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    All in all it's not gonna affect gay porn. Some producers only do condom (voluntarily) and some only do bareback. People will film elsewhere if they have to.

    I'd like to see straight porn be forced to use condoms for blowjobs and dental dams for cunny.
     
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