Measure B feelings ahead
may I ask why you voted against it? why should they not wear protection? you never know if your co-star has venereal disease. its common in germany
I’ve got nothing against them wearing protection. But I have two main problems with this legislation:
One, the fact that this is legislation that isn’t even really all that enforceable makes me automatically skeptical. Unless there is a cop on the set of your porn shoot, I don’t really know how they’re going to do a damn thing about whether or not a condom is used or not until, possibly, after the fact. It’s just that it comes across more as a feel good piece of legislation rather than something that is actually going to help the health of people participating in porn.
Two, this law comes across as some paternalistic bullshit which isn’t all that rare for sex industries. Acting as if the porn industry doesn’t know what a fuckin STD/STI is. I just cannot feel comfortable forcing people in a particular industry to wear condoms. So should these porn stars also be forced to wear condoms outside of their job, just to keep safe? What next under the guise of ~just makin sure you don’t get the clap~ should the government enforce on people? Or only sex workers and nobody else? Where does that end? And as one of my friends mentioned, a lot of porn studios already have pretty stringent testing. Would that be seen as irrelevant because of a law that says that all is well and good as long as you slap on a condom for your 5 hours of porno filming? Just sounds like a big ol’ mess, really.
Not to mention that that could drive the industry elsewhere, which would mean that people who work in this perfectly legal industry could be out of a job all because of a scare tactics type of law that…may or may not even be enforced properly? Also, how is that going to keep people elsewhere safer if filming is just moved?
People keep acting like a no vote on this is all about aesthetics and it’s really not. I just don’t feel comfortable with well meaning organizations or our legislature dictating whether or not you must wear a condom during intercourse on a porn film set.
Should there be a standard of testing, screening, all that jazz? Yeah sure, that should be an industry standard and already is for some. But ultimately, I’m all for the people who are in this industry deciding for themselves what is in their best interests. For example, if people in that industry wanna unionize, they should be able to unionize, shit like that. Benefits, fair treatment, etc. I really don’t feel comfortable deciding what sex workers should be forced to do in their line of work.
Yes, people should feel safe in their industry. But not just because the specter of the LAPD is breathing down their neck, holdin a box of Trojans.