In addition to voting for the President last week, there were a bunch of other state laws on the ballots. Colorado passes a law that allows recreational weed, and California passed a law that mandates condoms in all porn filmed in the state.
Because that’s just everyone is looking for in their porn, a reminder to be responsible and practice safe sex. Because, let’s be honest, that’s what porn is all about.
Who was asking for this? I’m sure people can’t just outlaw porn outright, so they came at it from the side (a very porn-like technique if you ask me). I’m sure they think by adding condoms to porn they will ruin the industry. Drive the business out of California. The worst part of the bill was it was all about keeping performers safe, and reducing the spread of disease. Look, I’m all for that, who isn’t? Here’s my thing, porn stars have made choices in life. It isn’t exactly a profession you get forced into. They get tested, they decide what their limits are, and they go for it. They get well compensated for it. Who are they protecting? The porn stars? Are they trying to seve them from themselves? Is this like save the whales? The poor defenseless porn stars who can’t make decisions for themselves.
Are you going to put boxers in giant rock em sock em gloves next? I don’t need my porn to be safe, I think porn stars are safe enough, you want to know how safe porn needs to be? This safe:
This is ridiculous. Where do they draw the line. If I’m making some home videos, do I need to pull a permit? Or is there a carve out for amateur work? When do I go pro? Lighting? Do you need a porn name? I feel like I’m on the edge already. Brock Hardon is about as porn name as you can get. Do I need a few videos to leak and get known for my work before I fall under the regulations? It’s ridiculous.
There are a lot of loopholes here. They say condoms must be worn but there isn’t a lot of detail after that. They never say where you have to wear them. That means this should be good to go.
It isn’t the best look in the world, but no one is looking at the dude in porn anyway. Or have the chick throw a condom over her left hand and go at it like normal.
Speaking of wearing condoms on hands, why are they worried about porn stars banging one another, people who chose to have sex as a job, people who know what their signing up for, people who know exactly what to expect…but there aren’t any laws mandating the people in kitchens wear gloves when they are preparing my food? I mean, I just want a sandwich and I don’t know where their hands have been. It’s one thing if I’m signing up for something exotic, but I’m not looking to take any risk when I order a number 2. Protect me dammit.
This damn law creates more questions than it answers for me.