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New Californian bill requires porn actors to wear safety goggles.

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Forget condoms. A new Californian bill is now mandating that porn actors wear safety goggles.

The new ruling comes in an effort to mandate safety at all times as the bill ( Occupational Safety and Health) (Cal/OSHA) notes that certain diseases, including HIV can be transmitted via body fluids entering the eyes. Yes kids, no more wincing those eyeballs shut.

Although these safety policies are technically already industry standards, few companies actually adhere to them. This is widely due to the fact that films involving condom use make less money than the those that do not.

Despite the fact that the draft guidelines do not require regular STD testing, “they do require that employers provide Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, and HPV vaccinations to actors.”

The bill also aims to increase clean-up requirements and “provide for post exposure prophylaxis and that [companies] provide counseling.”

Salon goes on to offer the following: Regardless, some porn insiders are unhappy with the draft rules, which were initially leaked on an industry blog that is vocally supportive of a condom mandate. Peter Acworth, CEO of the fetish site Kink.com, tells me that the draft regulations “basically criminalize the production of porn” in California. In fact, because of these draft guidelines and AB640, he’s considering selling the Armory, Kink’s infamous San Francisco porn palace. If these Cal/OSHA guidelines are instituted, he says Kink will “have to invest in a warehouse in Nevada or Europe” for production.

Overkill, criminalization of a much favored pursuit by moralists or just ‘rational’ health precautions. Of course who ever said sexual fantasy was rational?

I then came across the following comment that brought a rueful smile to my face:

You know what they should REALLY do is require tongue condoms and nose plugs while eating fast food and chocolate.  It would help prevent the “obesity epidemic.”

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