All Den Haag escorts know the importance of ensuring that any sexual contact is conducted in a safe manner. However it appears that some of the actors in the adult entertainment industry are making light of their responsibilities after a third actor tested positive for the HIV virus. This has brought all further production of adult films to a standstill until all the other actors and their partners take an HIV test. The moratorium was placed by the Free Speech Coalition, one of the trade associations representing the adult service industry, who see themselves very much as the watchdog for this profession. Although such moratoriums are not usually binding, the members usually comply when faced with such requests.
Since Los Angeles County passed a law which requires all adult film entertainers to use condoms, there’s been a 95% decrease in applications to make new films and those who did start to film either ignored the ban or did their filming in other countries where ‘barebacking’ is not illegal. This reluctance to abide by the new condom law seems to come down to economic factors, with many producers fearing that actors wearing condoms will affect the sales of their films and reduce their profits. And it seems that even with the announcement of the HIV cases, many adult film actors are still fighting against the mandatory use of condoms, especially as during a similar HIV outbreak 9 years ago, the industry saw a reduction in their revenue by almost 30%.
It remains to be seen how this will affect the adult film industry, particularly as they are now being forced to incorporate the use of condoms into their films. I’m the first to admit that seeing an actor donning a condom can be a bit of a distraction and not in a good way, but isn’t it time that all adult entertainers began to promote the use of condoms?