Adult stars taking health matters into their own hands

As Chanel Prestonan industry, adult entertainment is adept at circling the wagons.

Historically, any porn-related health-care crisis has performers, studios, agents and trade organizations reading from the same script: expressing sadness that someone has contracted an illness but quickly following up with a rundown of the industry’s safety protocols and a notation that the condition was almost certainly contracted off the set.


Mounting HIV cases have porn industry questioning its own trade group

With porn seta third Los Angeles-area porn performer confirmed as HIV positive, and reports of a fourth having the virus, the very trade group that is supposed to speak for the industry has increasingly found itself under fire from within adult entertainment.

The Free Speech Coalition, an adult entertainment industry organization, has been the primary source of information to the rest of the world about the infections—and has set, lifted and reset moratoriums on film shooting. But the FSC’s handling of the health care crisis has widened a schism that was already forming within the industry about its effectiveness and the level of support it provides.


HIV strikes again—what does it mean for the porn industry?

The rod-dailyrevelation that a second porn star has contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, will likely have little to no impact on the bottom line of major porn studios but could act as a rallying point for supporters of mandatory condom laws.

The performer, who calls himself Rod Daily, confirmed his diagnosis Tuesday via Twitter, saying “With the tests I have done the doctors have figured out that I was infected within the last month.”


Porn Shutdown May Hurt Web Sites More Than Studios

News that an adult entertainment industry performer tested positive for HIV has prompted most porn film studios to shut down production to ensure the safety of their actors and actresses.

Most big companies, including Vivid Entertainment, Digital Playground, Hustlerand Wicked Pictures, have voluntarily suspended production for an unspecified period.