Pornstar Says American Porn Industry Will Be Destroyed By Condom Enforcement

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Californians will vote on Proposition 60, which sets out to enforce safe sex in the porn industry in a matter of weeks.

Porn star Tasha Reign is against the propositions, saying they would ‘criminalise porn’ despite aims which hope to make the porn industry a place where good sexual health thrives.

Reign, real name Rachel Swimmer, has spent the past month travelling around universities in California trying to persuade young people to vote no to Prop 60.

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On 8 November, Californians will vote on the proposal that is set to impact the entirety of the American porn industry.

The Condoms in Pornographic Films Initiative hopes to enforce the use of condoms and other protective measures during the filming of pornographic films, as well as requiring pornography producers to pay for certain health requirements and checkups.

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But 27-year-old Tasha disagrees, saying:

I don’t think it’s even your right for you to vote on this in the first place.

I’m an adult star I take a lot of steps to make sure I am safe and at the end of the day I should have the choice.

It’s honestly crazy that I even have to be taking to people about voting because I wish they didn’t have the opportunity to have that say about my body.

Reign also feels it is not the job of the porn industry to educate young people on safe sex, saying ‘Now that’s a country issue; if America doesn’t have a proper sex education system that’s really upsetting and really sad and needs to be dealt with by its citizens.’

She went on to tell the Daily Star:

It’s not the job of adult entertainers to teach children about safe sex.

It’s something our tax dollars should pay for. We should be telling our children what’s up so they can be healthy and prepared.

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While Tasha’s reaction is valid – no one should be able to vote on what she is forced to do with her body and porn stars don’t necessarily sign up to be sexual role models – the proposition’s measure to quash the spread of STIs does seem to have the best interests of porn stars at heart.

Studies have indeed shown that gonorrhoea and chlamydia are very common among adult entertainers… Which isn’t a particularly sexy thought at all.

However, the issue is not so cut-and-dry. Wearing condoms during porn-length sex is incredibly uncomfortable for performers, who can experience chaffing, bleeding and even – dare I say it without wincing – skin tears.

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Furthermore, Prop 60 would allow viewers to sue the adult performers themselves if they don’t use condoms, leaving these high-profile individuals vulnerable to harassment, stalking and abuse.

While that all sounds dire for the industry itself, it seems that Tasha is confronting the issue in a rather inward-looking, selfish way.

Whether she likes it or not, her part to play in the adult entertainment sector does shape the sexual habit and choices of her entire audience – regardless of age or understanding – and the industry as a whole does have a responsibility to them.

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Meanwhile, supporters for Prop 60 have raised $4.9 million and the polls seem to suggest a stronger vote for the bill rather than against.

The fate of Prop 60 will be decided on 8 November; the same day as the Presidential election. Depending on the results of both, I predict a mass exodus of America.


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