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Porn Production On Hold

Bad news for xxx fans: the porn movie production stopped. The multi-billion industry takes a big hit after several syphilis cases have put the porn production on hold. A recent porn actor’s positive syphilis result halted porn production for The Free Speech, a big porn industry trade group.

Eight syphilis cases were already reported until this week. The actor’s diagnosis pressured The Free Speech to ask for a moratorium on Monday. Due to it, porn production will cease at least until performers are tested for syphilis.

“Clearly our industry’s priority is the health and well-being of our performers” Diane Duke, the executive director of the Free Speech Coalition, said for Reuters. Any adult film will not be produced “until the risk to performers in the industry has been properly assessed and all performers have been tested” said The Free Speech.

The syphilis tests will be performed by doctors from coalition’s Adult Production Health and Safety Services. They will also administer antibiotics to healthy actors for prevention. And it’s not even been a year since the last porn production halt. In 2011, porn producers ceased filming for a week because a performer tested positive for HIV.

Porn producers from Los Angeles form the core of the billion dollar industry. Nearly 1000 actors perform there, and they should all be tested for syphilis. Because of the recent cases, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is pressuring porn producers to mandate the use of condoms in their films.

“It’s not surprising that there would be a lot of cases in the adult film industry, since they are having a lot of unprotected sex and often with multiple partners. All the cases so far involved adult film performers or their partners” said dr. Jonathan Fielding.

 “There really cannot be an argument over the fact that these performers would be far safer if they used condoms” statedMichael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation for ABC.

Present California workplace laws already oblige the use of condoms by porn performers. However, many people say that the rules are broken by the porn producers. With the number of syphilis cases on the rise, it could mean that this moratorium will not be enough. Sooner or later the use of condoms in porn movies could be mandatory.

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