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AIDS Group Asks Government to Force Condom Use in Porn

It's hard to believe that a porn star would sleep with other porn stars without protection, but in an industry created to turn people on, some directors think it's sexier for the viewer. Upset with the dangers, an AIDS advocacy group filed complaints against 16 production companies with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, alleging that the practice amounts to unsafe behavior in a workplace.

US law already requires porn stars to prove that they have tested negative for HIV and other STDs within 30 days of filming, but the AIDS Healthcare Foundation wants to see a policy that requires condoms.

Some in the business say that the porn industry would probably leave California if condoms became the law, and Hustler publisher Larry Flynt thinks the AIDS group doesn't understand porn. He says, "people who enjoy viewing adult films do not want to see people using condoms." Do you agree?

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MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
I'm going to have to agree with Chouette4u. Oral, espescially, girl on guy is one of the most popular scenes in porn, as well as the facial happy finish, so it just wont fly for long. And only requiring it for intercourse is totally pointless when other fluids are flying. They'll move out of regulations until they leave the country. There just aren't a lot of guys who are going to pay (either paid or free through ad revenue) to watch porn with condoms. And having it move to another country, will cause a whole host of other problems. Companies will be as cheap as possible, so many other important safety regulations will be bent. I think it would absolutely be safer, would show a better side of safer sex to the teens sneaking online, but i don't see it happening.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
I'm going to have to agree with Chouette4u.Oral, espescially, girl on guy is one of the most popular scenes in porn, as well as the facial happy finish, so it just wont fly for long. And only requiring it for intercourse is totally pointless when other fluids are flying. They'll move out of regulations until they leave the country. There just aren't a lot of guys who are going to pay (either paid or free through ad revenue) to watch porn with condoms. And having it move to another country, will cause a whole host of other problems. Companies will be as cheap as possible, so many other important safety regulations will be bent. I think it would absolutely be safer, would show a better side of safer sex to the teens sneaking online, but i don't see it happening.
bonchicbongenre bonchicbongenre 6 years
I think they should definitely use condoms. I agree with Mistwolf, people will adapt.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
I watch porn from time to time, for me, it doesn't matter if they use condoms, it won't bug me in the least. In fact, I thought it's good to protect the actors in that industry (well, as best as they can anyway). Plus when the young 'uns got a hold of one, maybe they'll be 'inspired' to use condoms too (heck, I know that they should listen to us, more sensible adults who educate them safe sex, but you never know where the young ones get their 'inspiration'). Then again, there are loyal customers who will be turned off. So, the debate will continue on...
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
I watch porn from time to time, for me, it doesn't matter if they use condoms, it won't bug me in the least. In fact, I thought it's good to protect the actors in that industry (well, as best as they can anyway). Plus when the young 'uns got a hold of one, maybe they'll be 'inspired' to use condoms too (heck, I know that they should listen to us, more sensible adults who educate them safe sex, but you never know where the young ones get their 'inspiration'). Then again, there are loyal customers who will be turned off. So, the debate will continue on...
mistwolf mistwolf 6 years
People who watch movies don't want women to have more significant roles, really. People who watch TV don't want to see those pesky black people on their screens. So on, so forth. People don't want it isn't justification not to change. People will also adapt. And I'd be suprised if they didn't find a way to make it inobvious; porn producers are historically pretty clever, even if their current business models doom them.
mistwolf mistwolf 6 years
People who watch movies don't want women to have more significant roles, really.People who watch TV don't want to see those pesky black people on their screens.So on, so forth. People don't want it isn't justification not to change. People will also adapt. And I'd be suprised if they didn't find a way to make it inobvious; porn producers are historically pretty clever, even if their current business models doom them.
ali321 ali321 6 years
I definately think it's a good idea. But I also can see how it would be a turn off to watch, so I don't see it really going far. I agree that most people watching porn don't want to see condoms.
jessy777 jessy777 6 years
I think it would be great if porn would make a move to shows that condoms are sexy. Unfortunately, some people take sexual cues from porn. They can make huge strides in promoting safe sex, if they are willing. I have the same complaint about mainstream films. The is rarely mention of a condom in films. Or television shows for that matter. Especially ones aimed at teens and young adults.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 6 years
Digitally removing a condom would be beyond the budget of most porn films. If this becomes mandatory, porn production will just move to a different state or eventually a different country where there isn't even the required HIV testing. And I agree with Larry Flynt that most people do not want to watch porn with condoms. I can't really imagine guys wanting to watch a girl giving a guy a BJ if he is wearing a condom OR watching lesbian porn with dental dams.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 6 years
Digitally removing a condom would be beyond the budget of most porn films. If this becomes mandatory, porn production will just move to a different state or eventually a different country where there isn't even the required HIV testing. And I agree with Larry Flynt that most people do not want to watch porn with condoms. I can't really imagine guys wanting to watch a girl giving a guy a BJ if he is wearing a condom OR watching lesbian porn with dental dams.
PirateKitty PirateKitty 6 years
Lets just digitally remove the condom in post production, win win
Marci Marci 6 years
Sounds like a good idea to me. I wouldn't be in their viewing audience, but I still endorse it.
Angela123 Angela123 6 years
Seriously, Larry Flynt is still alive?!?! Shut up, dude. I think requiring condom use is a PERFECT idea. And you know they could probably edit it out, if the producers think the audience would be less interested. At least protect the safety of the actors! (do we call them 'actors', btw?)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
I think requiring condoms is a good idea. Personally, the ABSENCE of condoms turns me off. :)
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