Melissa Monet on Condoms; Next AB-332 Hearing is on Wednesday

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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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6 Comments

  1. I remember seeing on TV a show (can’t remember which one) but I remember that the two people were involved were about to have sex but neither had a condom so the male (the other person was female; I think) got some cellophane and wrapped themselves head-to-toe in it. Reading the part about hazmat suits made me think of it.

    When Melissa remarked on how it effects everyone, not just sex workers, I can say that I was already in agreement. This may not be what she meant; but it reminded me of my thought that each time government wants to restrict our ability to do something they never stop there. Pretty soon we’ll find ourselves living in a world where salt is illegal (and all restaurants are Taco Bell).

  2. “Because I know that’s what you’re doing!! I know what you’re really saying with this ad is ‘Eww look at these evil nasty people who say ‘No on B’ – pornographers!! Ewwwwwww!! “They’re too gross and awful to know anything about what they know, and you don’t want to be associated with Them, do you?’ – Dr Chantelle on the AHF billboards in LA, 10.13.12

    “The fruits of Christianity were religious wars, butcheries, crusades, inquisitions, extermination of the natives of America and the introduction of African slaves in their place” -Schopenhauer

    Persecution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group by another group.

  3. Chauntelle got a writeup in AVN today: Dr. Chauntelle Publishes New Research on Porn, Law and Society

    She’s pretty wonderful, that girl! :)

  4. I saw that she got a banner on the AVN site… I read it and did a search for more. She does seem pretty wonderful. I couldn’t find Mark, but it was interesting to look around an industry site.

    this is getting ugly

  5. Not to change the subject, but I’ve always known who Melissa Monet was though I had never seen her work. Needless to say I decided to watch one of her scenes, and as luck would have it her partner unfortunately was J. Deen. Well, the lady was amazing, she chewed him up, she is indeed from the old school and damn can she act – not just repeat lines. Ok, back to reality. Lydia I find Melissa to be quite a lady. Like you, she has many, many layers. When she was talking about surrogates for the handicapped, and the importance of just human touch, I really got a lump in my throat. Is this lady an angel?
    Your interviews are the best.

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