Adult actors come together to oppose proposed law mandating condoms during oral sex scenes

Bil Browning

Porn actors and producers aren’t taking a proposed workplace regulation lying down. The new rule would require that producers “shall ensure that the employee uses appropriate personal protective equipment” and provide a barrier for “the eyes, skin, mouth, and mucous membranes.”

“These fluids include, but are not limited to, pre-ejaculate, ejaculate, semen, vaginal secretions, fecal matter and rectal secretions,” according to the draft regulations issued by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

Porn trade group The Free Speech Coalition is making a last minute effort to prevent the rules from becoming law. They say the proposed regulations go too far. Adult film companies would simply move their operations to another state with less safety protections, the group is warning.

“I have personally never seen porn where someone used dental dams, goggles, and condoms during oral,” Eric Paul Leue, the group’s executive director, told BuzzFeed. “There are people who have a medical fetish. But I don’t think that porn will be shot that way.”

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