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Porn Industry May Have to Strap on Some Goggles

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Worried about being hit and infected by another human being’s bodily fluids?

California porn stars need not fret, for lawmakers wish to update AB 640, a bill that will make adult performers strap on protected eyewear during the filming of their sex scenes. Like Measure B before it, AB 640 requires condoms and other sexual barriers to be used in adult films, but while Measure B enforces Los Angeles County to abide by condom usage, AB 640 is state-wide. The bill also requires that employers “pay the costs of required medical monitoring, such as STD testing, and keep confidential employee records.”

According to Salon, AB 640 “would not only require condoms during intercourse but also prohibit ejaculation onto the genitals, mouth or eyes, and instruct employers to provide performers with protective eye wear to avoid ocular contact with semen.”

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The draft comes from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) a Los Angeles California assembly member, introduced AB 640, where it  is currently awaiting review in the Senate.

According to fair4ca.org, the bill’s website, “AB 640 will require condom or other sexual barrier use in all adult films produced in California.  This measure, consistent with Los Angeles County’s recent voter approved Measure B (requiring condom use in adult films produced within the county), will provide state-wide uniformity needed to ensure that the thousands of actors employed in this multi-billion dollar industry are given reasonable workplace safety protections needed to reduce exposure to HIV and other communicable diseases.”

The intent of AB 640 is to insure “safety protections needed to reduce exposure to HIV and other communicable diseases.” The bill states that “Actors are entitled to HEALTH, SAFEY, and PROTECTION. Adult film actors deserve respect and fairness, here in California.”

Rarely, though, in pornography is Measure B ever practiced or enforced. Peter Acworth, the owner of fetish site Kink.com, told Tracy Clark-Flory at Salon that the draft regulations “basically criminalize the production of porn” in California. Acworth is considering selling the Armory, an infamous San Francisco porn palace/club/cocktail lounge if AB 640 passes, and that he’ll “have to invest in a warehouse in Nevada or Europe” for production where laws aren’t as tight.

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(Picture via WikiCommons, Remmet Studios)

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  • http://n/a rocky

    I think this is great.
    This is what happens when you don’t pay off the right politicians and judges of the corrupt politburo-judicial complex.

  • Yep

    If you don’t like porn, just don’t watch it. I find the whole porn issue to be so hypocritical. This country is ALL about sex and there is so much homemade porn out there that it isn’t even funny. Yet, publicly we try to vilify sex. Half the people trying to ban porn are doing their own porn at home, using escorts, cheating on their spouses or some other dirty thing behind closed doors.

    We try to convince ourselves though that our society isn’t about sex. I will give you an example of something ordinary that illustrates this concept well. Cheerleaders. Every week across America, there are football games. Pretty cheerleaders in short skirts do modified stripper moves to support their team. No one really follows the cheers. But they do comment on how good looking the cheerleaders are. On some level, it is about sex. It is about seeing a pretty girl. Yet, we talk about how cheerleading helps develop young women. Develop them for what? Nothing. It is such BS.

    I think we just like fooling ourselves in this country.

    • @Yep

      Oh, I agree. There is so much porn out there on the net. Tens of millions of pictures alone. If you add up just the people in the pictures, that means there are hundreds of million of people doing porn. Either professionally or in their own homes. To me it is no big deal. I am smart enough to know that really we are meant to be sexual. We try to fight it, but at the end of the day, people like to hug, kiss, and have sex.

      What kills me is that I have a friend in prison for having child porn. Well, they think it was child porn. No one really knows the ages of the girls in the pictures. The weird part is that my friend had a sniffer program and it downloaded thousands of pictures. He literally had no clue what was downloaded. Yet there he sits in prison and he is a sex offender. But out there in society, there are gang members literally raping tens of women and never getting caught. We have a guy who is harmless and without a prior record rotting away in prison, but we think we are making the world safe. When really, we are not.

      We really only fool ourselves. The funny thing is that with all the new ipads you really can’t clean your PCs. So once something is there — it never goes away. If police started searching ipads at random, a lot of people would be going to prison because porn is everywhere and in a court of law, you really don’t have to prove age. A girl just has to look young. Courtrooms don’t work like they do on TV.

      Yep, my friend spent 5 years in prison. Society wasn’t safer. They just locked up a person who accidentally downloaded some porn he thought was music.

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