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Porn Stars Should Just Wear Condoms Already

Last year when an AIDS advocacy group filed complaints against porn production companies for unsafe work conditions, it hoped that the government would force the industry to use condoms. Unfortunately, adult entertainment industry leaders have so far successfully claimed that regular testing is an effective way to protect the actors and that viewers do not want to watch protected sex.

News that a porn actor has tested positive for HIV may finally bring some change when public health officials meet to discuss mandatory condom rules at the end of the month. But it's not a sure thing. A 2004 HIV outbreak among porn stars wasn't enough to make condoms mandatory.

Everyone knows that using a condom is a trade-off for protecting yourself against HIV/AIDS or other STDs, so I think we can trade in whatever enjoyment we get from seeing unprotected sex for the actors' safety. And in the meantime, let's try to find a way to digitally remove the condom after filming.

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Venus1 Venus1 5 years
The porn industry has a responsibility to promote condoms.
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 5 years
PostModern, you make a very good point!!! I really like how you said that, it does make sense.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
Maybe if they start using condoms regularly in porn, it will be seen as a normal part of a sexy process. The idea that safe sex is unsexy is really not worth contracting and spreading HIV.
weffie weffie 5 years
I've seen lots of condoms in porn and they've never bothered me. Honestly, if you're stupid enough to risk contracting HIV for more money or fame then you kind of deserve it.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
I can't imagine anyone who'd find porn less sexy if people are wearing regular condoms. I have to say though.. I saw some girl on girl porn where they were being super safe and had latex gloves on and used dental dams, and that indeed is a little odd to look at, and of course even more so to use :( This always makes me think of the movie Telling Lies in America, where one kid says "just take two penicillin before you do anything with her, then you can't catch anything". If it only were that easy!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
I can't imagine anyone who'd find porn less sexy if people are wearing regular condoms.I have to say though.. I saw some girl on girl porn where they were being super safe and had latex gloves on and used dental dams, and that indeed is a little odd to look at, and of course even more so to use :(This always makes me think of the movie Telling Lies in America, where one kid says "just take two penicillin before you do anything with her, then you can't catch anything". If it only were that easy!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 5 years
They're gross. I mean, honestly, like a sandwich bag. The tried and true male condom is just the best idea, period.
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