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California Politics: Porn, Condoms and Committees - The State Column

California's worker safety board voted Thursday to further study a proposal requiring porn actors to wear condoms during sex scenes.

A state proposal would require actors having sex on camera to wear condoms. By law, U.S. adult film actors must prove they have tested negative for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases within 30 days of going to work on a film.

The adult film industry has threatened to move out of California if actors are required to war condoms. This comes in light of tailspin sales of adult videos. The industry, once considered recession-proof is proving to be anything but. The slump is especially stinging because technology — which helped adult-entertainment enterprises reap riches through innovations such as video streaming, webcameras and online payments — is contributing to the misery. DVDs and online pay sites, which make up the majority of porn-related sales, are also in a free fall largely because of the rise of so-called tube sites.

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Earlier this week, Washington, D.C. revealed that nearly 3 percent of all residents aged 12 and older are H.I.V. positive. In Chicago and Washington, DC, organizations are mobilizing to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in women.  The measure under consideration in California presumably is meant to decrease sexually transmitted disease, including HI.V.

 

 


 

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