Tag Archives: condoms

CALIFORNIA: Condoms-In-Porn Initiative Fails

From the Los Angeles Daily News: A state initiative that called for enforcing condom use during all adult film production sites across California failed to win voters over, according to results released on Wednesday. Almost 54 percent of all state voters chose to pass on Proposition 60,which would have made producers prove that condoms were used, pay for performers’ workplace-related ...

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RUSSIA: Kremlin Blames Condoms For HIV Epidemic

From the Moscow Times: Kremlin-backed experts have described condoms as the main cause of Russia HIV epidemic, the Kommersant newspaper reported Tuesday. The report from the Russian Institute for Strategic Research (RISR) described the country’s HIV problem as part of information war against Russia. The institute’s deputy director Tatyana Guzenkova said that HIV and AIDS were used as part of ...

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CALIFORNIA: Mandatory Condoms In Porn Measure Succeeds In Making Statewide 2016 Ballot

The Los Angeles Times reports: A California initiative that would require actors in adult films to wear condoms in sex scenes has qualified for the November 2016 ballot, officials said Wednesday. The measure was proposed by Michael Weinstein, president of the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, who said it is needed to provide statewide rules modeled on those adopted by ...

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CALIFORNIA: AIDS Healthcare Foundation Subpoenas Health Centers For Medical Records Of Porn Performers

Several days ago a trade organization for the porn industry sent out an alert about the ever-combative AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which is most famous for its deep-pocketed advertising campaigns against the use of Truvada as an HIV preventive. From the Free Speech Coalition: Earlier this week, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) served several testing centers with subpoenas, asking them to ...

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Teens Invent STD-Detecting Condom

Buzzfeed reports: Creators Muaz Nawaz, Daanyaal Ali, and Chirag Shah, from London’s Isaac Newton Academy, wanted to “make detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before” without invasive testing. Their invention, cleverly named the S.T.EYE, nabbed them the top health innovation prize at the city’s TeenTech Awards, which are intended to promote science, engineering, and technology in schools. At the competition, ...

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CALIFORNIA: AIDS Group Launches Ballot Measure On Condoms In Porn Mandate

Via press release from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation: As part of its ongoing campaign to improve and strengthen state law on the use of condoms in adult films produced in California in an effort to reduce the spread of STDs, including HIV, safer sex advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) as well as from FAIR (For Adult Industry Responsibility), the ...

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CALIFORNIA: Health Officials Issue Alert After HIV Transmission During Porn Shoot

Via the Associated Press: California public health officials have issued an alert after finding “very strong evidence” that an adult film actor became infected with HIV as a result of unprotected sex on an out-of-state film shoot. The Department of Public Health said Monday that the male actor tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS after engaging in unprotected ...

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LOS ANGELES: Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Law Mandating Condoms In Porn

Via the Associated Press: A Los Angeles County ordinance requiring actors in pornographic films to use condoms does not violate the porn industry’s First Amendment rights of free expression, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The decision from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the industry’s contention that having actors use condoms would interfere ...

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Porno Pete: The Government Should Stop Promoting The Use Of Condoms

“The question is, if we know what behavior is causing these diseases, why don’t we encourage people not to practice the behaviors? Homosexuality, especially among men, is vastly overrepresented in HIV cases, so the government should be taking steps to discourage men and boys from practicing homosexual behavior.  We’re in a situation now where the government is encouraging groups to ...

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CALIFORNIA: Senate Shelves Bill To Mandate Condom Use In Porn Statewide

In November 2012, Los Angeles County voters approved a bill that mandates the use of condoms in all local porn productions. The bill’s passage resulted in a 90% decline in porn production permit applications in the county. Yesterday the California state Senate killed a bill that would have expanded that mandate statewide. The measure, set aside by the Senate Appropriations ...

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LOS ANGELES: Porn Shoot Permits Drop 90% After Condom Use Mandate

In November 2012, Los Angeles County voters approved a bill that mandates the use of condoms in all porn video shoots. The Associated Press reports today that local applications for porn filming permits dropped by more than 90% last year. But that doesn’t mean that condom-less filming isn’t still taking place. So where are those hundreds of films available for ...

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World Health Organization Clarifies Its Position On Gay Men Using PrEP

Via Buzzfeed: The World Health Organization announced Friday that for the first time, it “strongly recommends” that men who have sex with men should consider antiretroviral drugs along with the use of condoms as an additional method of preventing HIV infection. The health agency said that new prevention options such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) — currently in the form of ...

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Mother Coco Knows Best

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New Condom Idea: The Galactic Cap

Via the LA Weekly: Condoms are a need, not a want. So why not make them as minimal as possible? Brands have tried with the ultra-thin this and the super-sensitive that. But, so far, your options are to place an obvious barrier between you and your lover … or not. Condoms are a huge issue in adult video, which is ...

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CALIFORNIA: Assembly Approves Bill Mandating Condom Use In Porn Shoots

Via the Associated Press: Porn performers in California must wear condoms during film shoots and their employers must provide regular testing under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Tuesday. The bill, AB1576 by Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, advanced to the Senate on a 41-12 vote, the minimum number of votes needed. The bill follows a similar mandate in ...

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CALIFORNIA: Assembly To Hear Bill Mandating Condom Use In Porn

The California Assembly will today hear AB1576, a bill that mandates condom use in all porn productions statewide. A similar law was approved by Los Angeles County in 2012. The bill is sponsored by Assembly member Isadora Hall, who is a Baptist minister. Its chief proponent outside the legislature is the combative Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has made ...

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More On #TruvadaWhore

The Associated Press has published a lengthy examination of the use of Truvada as a daily HIV preventive, which is opposed by some activists and the often combative AIDS Healthcare Foundation. It’s the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists ...

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Matt Barber’s Site: AIDS Patients Should Sue Groups That Promote Safer Sex

In a post on Matt Barber’s website, infamous anti-Kinsey activist Judith Reisman today declares that AIDS patients should file a class action lawsuit against “condom pushers” because the FDA has never approved condom use for anal sex. The reality is that condoms are manufactured and approved every day for natural, vaginal sex, not anal “sex.” They are not effectively designed ...

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NYC Launches “KYNG” Sized Condoms

The NYC Department of Health, which annually distributes millions of free condoms, used Valentine’s Day to announce the launch of a larger size. The changes to the city-sponsored condoms came from direct feedback, she said. “In the past year, we have participated in over 600 community events, and we’ve reached more than 25,000 New Yorkers, and they’ve told us that ...

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Porn Studio Digitally “Erases” Condoms?

Via press release: Legendary gay film producer Falcon Studios has decided to use some decidedly new tech to compete with bareback studios. For it’s latest release, California Dreamin’, the San Francisco-based studio used advanced Photoshop techniques to remove condoms from the final film. While the film itself was shot using condoms, the final result appears as condomless. The move comes ...

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