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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Message From Kink: Measure B threatens freedom

A message from Kink to its affiliates:

As a Los Angeles County resident, I want to make sure you are fully aware of Measure B on your ballot in November, and ask for your help in fighting it. Measure B threatens not only the adult industry, but the safety of the workers it promises to protect.
Measure B will make condoms mandatory in any porn produced in LA county. On the surface that seems perfectly reasonable, but if you dig deeper you see it is a ridiculous waste of taxpayer dollars, unworkable and unnecessary.
For decades, the adult film industry has worked closely with public health officials to ensure that actors are protected from sexually transmitted infections. The industry has a strict testing program: every single actor is tested at least once a month. Not a single actor has contracted HIV on an adult film set anywhere in the U.S. for more than eight years. Not one.
We have deep respect for AIDS prevention organizations. But Measure B would waste hundreds of thousands of tax dollars every year to enforce a law that is not needed thus stripping critical resources from current AIDS programs.
Measure B is so poorly written that it would not only require actors to use condoms on set, but it could also require the use of dental dams, goggles, and gloves. Public health officials oppose Measure B because, by driving film productions underground where there is no testing and no industry regulations, it could make actors less safe, not more.
For more info you can go to It would be a great help to the adult industry if you, as webmasters, could do anything to help spread the word against this wasteful and poorly written measure.