Mandatory Condoms for Adult Videos Stars?

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December 1, 2011 ‐ By

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is on a mission to force the Adult Videos industry to make  actors wear condoms with a new bill it wants residents to vote on in Los Angeles.

Because LA is the Adult Videos industry hub, AHF has been gathering signatures from residents to get legislation on a voting ballot that would “formally condition the issuance of adult film permits by the City of Los Angeles to condom use in adult films shot and produced in Los Angeles, including collection of a fee from adult film permit recipients to allow for periodic inspections of sets in order to monitor for compliance,” according to a statement. So far 64,000 signatures have been gathered, ahead of the organization’s Dec. 23 deadline.

Mark McGrath, a health consultant working with AHF, said 3,400 cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea infections have been documented in the Adult Videos industry between 2004 and 2008 by the L.A. County Department of Health, and in August an unnamed Adult Videos star tested positive for HIV. Still, the industry has responded with a warning that business could move out of LA or go underground if stars have to wear condoms. It also mantains that the public would not support prophylactic-only Adult Videos.

What’s your take on this? Should Adult Videos stars be forced to wear condoms for their own sexual safety? Do you prefer condom-less Adult Videos flicks?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • IllyPhilly

    Damn, I thought they got tested like monthly. OMG, of all “professions” why wouldn’t they get tested all the damn time?

    • Korey

      Actually, they get tested every three weeks.

  • L-Boogie

    It is necessary.  Cameras and lights do not save you from STDs or STIs. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GTNQFBN4FM6M7UONADCUOPSCWI Whitney

    Safe sex is great sex. Always…

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