The Long Arm of the Law
I am wearing the brown corduroy pants of fabulousness. They are my You Know You Want to Touch My Pants, Baby! pants. I'm not wearing them by chance, either.
So, important news out of California today - Sex Film Industry Threatened With Condom Requirement. As I am not a big consumer of the porn industry, this astounds me. You can legislate condom use?
The warning, from Paul Koretz, a Democrat who represents West Hollywood and parts of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, came in a letter last week to 185 producers and publishers of pornographic material, advising sex performers to adopt "harm-reduction procedures" like using condoms or face the chance that the Legislature will "exercise its authority to mandate more stringent actions."
Heh, "harm-reduction procedures." I wonder what else would constitute a harm-reduction procedure? I can think of one thing off the top of my head - the elimination of Ron "The Hedgehog" Jeremy. Because he harms my very psyche whenever I see him (clothes on or off).
Posted by Highwaygirl on August 24, 2004 09:46 AM
to the category Randomness
The condom thing isn't really that earth shattering, as most of the major porn companies already require them, and have for years. For that matter, when a porn actor recently tested positive for aids, the entire industry shut down for a brief period of time until they could figure out if anyone else had it or had caught it from that actor. For a "sleaze" industry, porn has been surprisingly proactive in dealing with Aids.