In this excerpt from a longer interview posted a few days ago, adult performer, director and producer Melissa Monet shares her personal feelings on the condom laws being forced upon the adult industry in the form of 2012′s Measure B, and now the statewide California Assembly Bill 332 (AB-332). The bill’s third hearing is up for another vote this Wednesday May 8, 2013.
Personally, many of us feel that it’s not just the adult industry being exploited by the politics around these ordinances. The general population is being exploited, and Melissa makes the very good point of asking why more mainstream people aren’t getting involved to fight this poorly written bill.
Adult performers are highly tested people. The general population has been led to believe that the adult industry is the origin of disease that spreads out to everyone else. That is not true. Not only that, but the numbers of STD-positive people reported by our industry clinics include people who have tested in order to enter the industry, yet were barred because they had something and didn’t know it.
This bill contains language about simulated sex, and it references a section on hospital clinics that talks about hazmat suits and dental dams, among other things. You cannot have sex while wearing a hazardous material suit. Why does AB-332 reference anything that mentions anti-sex barriers?
This is not just about condoms. Right now Measure B is being challenged in court, but it’s already found law-abiding citizens/adult members seeking location areas outside of LA County. AB-332 will send industry members out of the state entirely.
I encourage everyone who enjoys adult content and cares about the people who entertain you to please get involved and find out what’s going on. I have categories on my site under “AB-332″ and “Measure B” that chronicle what I know and have read about the measures and AVN.com’s legal editor, Mark Kernes, has also written about them at length at www.AVN.com [NSFW].
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