Two porn actors have recently tested positive for HIV. There is lots of talk about mandatory condom use on set. Most porn actors who have spoken to the media are against it.
The only other legal sex-for-money system in the US are the Nevada brothels. Like porn, they regularly test for STIs, though the brothel I worked for did not test for herpes and Hepatitis C. Porn does not test for herpes and Hep C. Porn is ramping up to a 2-week testing cycle, brothel testing is weekly. Brothels have mandatory condom use. Porn’s condom usage is all over the place. Condoms are a regular sight in gay porn but not mandatory. In heterosexual porn, some companies require condom usage, some leave it to the discretion of the performer and some seem not to give the performer a choice. Unlike porn, where the actors go home after work, about half of NV’s brothels are lockdown.
Why are legal prostitutes regulated to the nth degree but legal porn actors are not?
last night continuedâ€¦
After making my post last night, I went out to the common rooms to socialize. The girls were friendly. There is Katrina, a semi-finalist on Americaâ€™s Next Top Model (or one of those model shows) â€“ she told me after I said she looked like a model. Sheâ€™s done print and promotion work in Vegas as well.
I watched a couple line-ups. From my vantage point (making sure the men didnâ€™t see my medically-uncleared self), the line-ups were not in the least degrading and had a laid-back, high-school-dance charm. Every girl in the house is different, so men can easily pick their â€œtype.â€ It also keeps anyone from being offended since no one person is direct competition to another.
Katya, our resident Russian, talked to me at length about policy, procedure and how she conducts her business. Sheâ€™s older, but is a degreed engineer. She has her accent and big blue eyes. Her success (and she does make money) is due to her personality, intelligence and sexual skills. She tells me this. Sheâ€™s quite proud of her abilities. Why not?
I listen to Katrina at the CB radio. Not too bad, but itâ€™s generally really fuzzy and hard to hear. Thereâ€™s a script we get to work from.
I watch The Colbert Report and go to sleep. (Thereâ€™s a TV in every room over the bed, kind of like in a hospital or some motels.)
I wake up bright and early. I have to go out for my run, then get back to get ready to head into Elko for my medical exam and paperwork. Instead, I end up talking on the phone and just walk around, no running. Since the food here is rather processed-carb-heavy and not as many whole grains, light proteins and fruits as I want, I need to run.
Fix my own breakfast and take a shower. Iâ€™m ready to roll, itâ€™s 9am.