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Porn Actors Speak out Against Bill to Require Condom Use on the Job

They say they should take the risk if they want to. Besides, condoms chafe.

Condoms. Patch file photo.
Condoms. Patch file photo.

Critics of a Southland lawmaker's bill to require condom use in pornographic films shot in California spoke out today against the legislation, saying it criminalizes the work of adult film performers and citing privacy concerns.

"We are not being heard by many in the Capitol. If they refuse to listen to us, we will show up on their doorstep, we will speak out until they recognize the legitimacy of our voices," adult film performer Lorelei Lee said.

Nina Hartley, a porn star and activist, told Video News West that current practices, including regular testing for sexually transmitted diseases, protects performers.

"We cannot make it risk-free. Unless I'm going to be celibate my whole life, on camera or off camera, being sexual with another person contains risk," Hartley said.

Hartley, along with fellow adult entertainment stars nikka Albrite, Alex Chance, Charli Piper and Mia Li, on Monday delivered a petition to Assemblyman Isadore Hall's office, asking the Compton Democrat to withdraw AB 1576.

The petition containing the names of about 600 adult entertainment performers states that the signers "have serious concerns about the ways in which this bill violates our privacy, strips us of our rights, and criminalizes our work without addressing any of our actual labor issues."

The bill was approved by the Assembly in late May and heads to the Senate for a vote Wednesday.

Hall has said the bill is meant to protect those in the adult film industry.

"We need to begin to treat the adult film industry just like any other legitimate, legal business in California. Legitimate businesses are required to protect employees from injury in the workplace," Hall said during a floor debate on his bill.

Los Angeles County voters in 2012 approved a condom mandate for adult film performers.

Hartley said she does not want to perform a scene with a condom, and maintains that it should be a performer's choice.

"When you have lady parts and make a living with your lady parts, you can come talk to me about condom chaffing being a real thing or not," Harley said.

--City News Service


William Brady June 25, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Have we lost all morals? This is a vulger and disgusting activity, which turns females into sexual toys. It brings the words, sodom and gamorra closer ton reality. Women need to fight against these people before they are all sexual toys.
Tom Thumb June 25, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Drone enslavement to the female body: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/godsandgoddesses/p/Isis.htm
Mike J. O'NEill June 25, 2014 at 04:36 PM
actually, the real reason is because if condom use becomes law in porn films, the next thing you'll see will be advertising along the length of the condom...the larger companies names will of course be florescent and exclusively covering black dicks. The white folks will find that somewhat 'in-your-face' and begin boycotting porn altogether. You might even see phone numbers on those things, including area codes, but the last four numbers will be the hardest ( no pun intended ) to get...well, maybe you'll get a shot at it towards the climax...:)
Mike J. O'NEill June 25, 2014 at 05:50 PM
Truth be told...I think all porn should be removed from the internet. Its too easy for kids to get into the sites and some sites have sufficient video's to allow for whatever floats your boat. The majority of kids are especially suseptable to any sexual stimulation at pre and early teen years, and could easily become addicted to porn....continuing on into later life. Realistically, the 'lure' of pornography is no different then an addiction to other forms of drugs. It can and has and will interfere with future normal loving relationships later in life....to say the least. As most of you 'pervs' know, continued satisfying stimulation from various porn activities becomes more difficult over time and gradually requires more increasingly 'deviant' stimulus in order to get a ejaculate climax...even eventually leading to rape or worse. I enjoy porn from time to time, and the companies behind the production of porn enjoy the income stream and have absolutely no regard for the real damage being done to our local and global societies. At this point in time, getting the powers that be to legislate porn from the internet would be near impossible, since there's so much money involved. I'm no prude, just a concerned grandfather looking at the future of our quickly changing society as it is being decimated and weakened by not only porn but on line gambling, drugs (even Pot), Meth, cocane and especially Heroin. Unfortunately, since it may not affect the lives of many of us, we don't pay too much attention to the growing problem, but the fact is it effects us all, in many cultural subtle and financial ways. Think about it a bit, maybe even write about it somewhere. local opinion page, c ongressman/woman, pastor and especially you kids. MO
Diane Griego June 27, 2014 at 03:49 PM
Why is anybody surprised? Immorality is running rampant, good is bad and right is wrong. Those who speak about living a moral and faith filled life are called bigots, haters and are marginalized. Decency, morality and integrity are no longer considered quality traits and morality is whatever you consider it to be. The end justifies the means and in the liberal world moral absolutes are no longer valid. When every statistic and study prove that liberalism is destroying our once great country. Example: There are only 4% homosexuals compared to the 96% heterosexuals in the U.S. yet homosexuals lead in HIV male on male deaths and new transmissions. 23,000 gay men have died from it in San Francisco alone yet those factual statistics are never discussed or printed in the news. That is politically incorrect and called hate speech.

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