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Bareback Porn Ban InCalifornia?

California’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation, an American gay health charity, plan to file a petition that could seen the production of bareback pornography banned in California.

Pinknews.co.uk reports that the group are pushing to amend state law which would require all adult-film stars to use condoms.

Bareback, or condomless, porn has seen a resurgence in recent years, and has become a popular gay porn genre.

Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation said: “Although workers in adult films should enjoy protections under [current regulations], the adult film industry has steadfastly refused to take any steps to protect its workers from diseases spread by blood-borne pathogens, resulting in thousands of employees becoming infected with sexually transmitted diseases.”

In August, the foundation filed 16 worker-safety complaints with the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, over the lack of condom use in adult films made in California. According to the Foundation’s petition, the Los Angeles Department of Public Health has documented “an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases” among California’s porn stars.

Last year porn director Chi Chi La Rue made a public service announcement about barebacking in the porn industry.

“When I first started seeing barebacking titles appear, of course I was disappointed and very outspoken,” said La Rue. “The fact is that it was pretty obvious to most that the models ‘appeared’ to be HIV+ and were having unsafe sex with what ‘appeared’ to be other HIV+ models… What we are seeing now is drastically different. We are seeing movies with 18 year old twinks being gang banged without condoms. We are seeing…20 year olds in the UK who have reportedly become HIV+ after making their first porn.

”...Some companies say that they test their models, which just gives a false sense of security. There is no way to 100% protect the health of models by testing only. What if the test was taken a day before the person’s HIV became detectable? What if the model caught HIV a day after he was tested?”

In a recent interview with Same Same, pornstar Steve Cruz talked about the importance of safe-sex.

“I spent most of my early 20s partying and having risky sex. It’s a miracle I survived my darker years,” said Cruz. “I’m very public about this. I try to use my experience to help others avoid the hard choices I made in my past. I lost very close friends to HIV. Most guys I know who are positive are living with HIV, thanks to the medications. It’s convenient to forget HIV is still a deadly virus. As a single guy, men were always pressuring me to bareback. It’s gotten so relaxed that I felt safer negotiating sex on a porn set where condoms are enforced than in my private life.”

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Grumpy

Grumpy said on the 22nd Dec, 2009

Too late, the horse has already bolted.

Urban

Urban said on the 22nd Dec, 2009

I'm sure our ACON will fight for bareback porn, just as it lobbys for legitimisation of crystal meth and other HIV risk factor variables.

Travis de Jonk

Travis de Jonk said on the 22nd Dec, 2009

I believe in enforcing greater ethics in the porn industry, but I don't believe in banning bareback porn. It's not porn that makes people HIV positive.

Light-Bearer

Light-Bearer said on the 22nd Dec, 2009

To me most porn is problematic on a political level.
I equate it to cash crops, sweat shops etc.

I am not a prude and can appreciate porn as an art form as well as a useful tool for the perpetually horny ( which let's face it- who isn't)- but I have a real problem with it's ethics or lack there of.

I aspired to be a porn director once. I wrote scripts and everything.
My Opus was entitled " The Phantom Ass Bandit"

Light-Bearer

Light-Bearer said on the 22nd Dec, 2009

Politically I am an anarchist and a feminist. ( Who would have thunk it!) - I sometimes don't know where to put my thoughts on porn.

But then I am a libertarian and think suicide is a valid life choice.

I don't know!

Christian Taylor

Christian Taylor said on the 22nd Dec, 2009

i think a ban on bareback porn is ridiculous. nanny states are never the answer.

Light-Bearer

Light-Bearer said on the 22nd Dec, 2009

Banning stuff is never an answer.

Light-Bearer

Light-Bearer said on the 22nd Dec, 2009

I'm telling you- there will be book burnings soon

rudeboy86

rudeboy86 said on the 22nd Dec, 2009



:D :D :D

Well there is also the Sex-Positive Feminists who are quite visible and the same applies to Anarchists. Sex-Positivism is a good thing and is more about acceptance and education on the other hand you have evil reactionaries like Sheila Jeffreys.

meezon04

meezon04 said on the 22nd Dec, 2009

I'm sorry, but I like to see the cum oozing out of their ass, not stuck in a damn wrapper

otter_qld

otter_qld said on the 22nd Dec, 2009

Should be the choice of the individuals not some government or elected 'official'

camiseta

camiseta said on the 23rd Dec, 2009

'Dental Dams 4' anyone? I'll bring popcorn

acidjasmine

acidjasmine said on the 23rd Dec, 2009

What about warnings on all bareback porn?

nickdisco

nickdisco said on the 23rd Dec, 2009

How about they just wear condoms, and we CGI them out? Would that appease?

rudeboy86

rudeboy86 said on the 24th Dec, 2009



Like they do on cigarette packets???

nickdisco

nickdisco said on the 24th Dec, 2009



There's warning on cigarette packets?

ammonite

ammonite said on the 24th Dec, 2009

maybe banning it would help stop porn "models/actors" being pressured into doing bareback when they don't want to.

Spooky

Spooky said on the 24th Dec, 2009

Frank. I have a sick headache.

JayTee

JayTee said on the 26th Dec, 2009

They are not saying that you can't have sex without condoms.

What they are saying is that: As it is a "job", the companies need to provide protection for their employees.

Just like a 1st day apprentice is required by law to wearing safety equipment whilst working high up on a roof, so too should porn actors. In this case their safety equipment is condoms. That way the "1st day apprentice on the porn set" is not pressured into taking unnecessary risks.

Considering that a whole generation of gay men died, I can't even believe we are having this conversation!

There will still be bareback porn - but not from legitimate companies who make their money off of porn.

mkiel

mkiel said on the 9th Feb, 2012

Bareback porn is an extension of the fantasy in porn.
Surely it's up to the individual to decide what's right for them.
Is everything in the world going to be REGULATED?

T-Boy

T-Boy said on the 9th Feb, 2012

In other words you don't care about the porn actors who are pressured into having unprotected sex, as long as you get your rocks off?

Lazzarus

Lazzarus said on the 9th Feb, 2012

I know some people who are into latex but I'm not one of them.

HubbaHubba

HubbaHubba said on the 10th Feb, 2012



Yes because 19 yr old drugged out addicts with no education or skills base have got lots of "choice".

HubbaHubba

HubbaHubba said on the 10th Feb, 2012



Precisely. The ban won't affect exhibitionists who give their videos away for free, but to companies that profit from porn on the back of young performers lives and health.