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  • Finally A Real Advocate for Performers, and They are Showing That they are Serious! (13)
    • Ivy: Look my point is the industry has so many problems, that gmail really should be the least of their concerns. I get the points that have been...
    • LurkingReader: Sometimes the criticism that cuts deepest is the most constructive despite feeling malignant in the moment. The goals and objectives...
    • MikeSouth: Ive know Toby for many years he is somewhat legendary in certain circles, I also know that he isnt maligning the adult union in any way,...
    • Toby: No, I don’t need anything spelled out. I’ve been at this more than a couple of days. I applaud their efforts to date. Why...
    • Ivy: Looks like I’m going to have to spell it out for ya. These people behind The Performer’s Union have done a lot of hard work. To...
    • Toby: Don’t give that “but it’s porn” BS. Being porn makes no difference. I run a network of sites where webmasters submit...
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  • Why Performers Can’t Choose Condoms (44)
    • MikeSouth: To answer Jays question I do have condoms available and once I had a male who asked to use one for the BJ, not a problem. Additionally...
    • LurkingReader: Sorta kills the ‘consenting adults’ party line 😉
    • SilasStingy: Ah, porn…where you’ll get punished for wanting to use condoms while James Deen continues to get work…

Adjunct Law Professor Writes:

A Labor Union For Porn Stars?

Inside These Times reports that an apparent well known porn star named Jenna Jameson is calling for the creation of a union for porn stars. Her reasoning appears to be serious-to stop the spread of AIDS. One porn start was recently infected. The article reports that in 2004 a different porn star was infected and passed AIDS to 3 of his 14 partners.

Jameson’s logic is that with a union, porn stars would more likely report unsafe sex practices to California OSHA which has apparently imposed mandatory rules prohibiting unprotected sex.

As readers know, I am a strong proponent of unions, but I cannot see how forming a multi-employer union will result in safer sex practices. Frankly, a lawsuit by infected porn stars against the employers for allowing this practice to continue would be more effective. If porn stars want to form a union to organize such a suit or to better their terms and conditions of employment, then unionization may be a good idea.

Only in California!

Mitchell H. Rubinstein