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Published:August 23rd, 2009 14:37 EST
Porn Industry Should Practice Safe Sex

Porn Industry Should Practice Safe Sex

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

The lack of condoms in porn films has drawn criticism for years. Now it`s drawing an official complaint.

On Thursday, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation said it`s filing complaints with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health of the California Department of Industrial Relations over the non-use of condoms in the porn industry.

The foundation named 16 California-based companies that it says are violating workplace safety laws and failing to safeguard the health of adult-film performers." http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local-beat/Porn-Industry-Under-Fire-for-Lack-of-Condoms-53815987.html
A porn movie transports you to a fantasy world where the girl next door is just dying to have sex with you, and where it`s not unusual for a bus full of randy college cheerleaders to break down in front of your house.

People watch porn to forget about their daily trials and tribulations. When you are ogling two nubile and limber young ladies perform acrobatic feats worthy of a circus act, you forget about H1N1, the war in Afghanistan, and the sad state of the economy.

I know, folks also watch skin flicks because they are horny.

Condoms shatter the utopian fantasy. I strongly urge men to wear condoms in real life, but in reel life condoms are a distraction.

But it`s selfish and immoral to argue that condoms should be banished from the set of a porn movie, just so the illusion of a fantasy world won`t be shattered for the consumers of porn.

Porn stars are not machines, they are flesh and blood and susceptible to diseases. We must safeguard the health of the adult film performers by demanding that the recommendations of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation be enacted.

Perhaps technology can come to the rescue, is it so difficult to manufacture a transparent condom? If we can send a man to the Moon, certainly condom manufacturers can create a nearly-invisible condom.

I have another solution. Who needs men in porn movies, the porn companies should release movies featuring only girl-on-girl action.