CHATSWORTH, Calif.—With Los Angeles County residents headed to the ballot box to vote on Measure B in just a matter of weeks, AVN has launched a website for Performers for Choice, a platform for adult industry performers to speak up and voice their message that they should have the choice to use condoms in their sex scenes.
The website, PerformersForChoice.com, features video clips of some of the industry's top performers voicing their opposition to Measure B, the so called safer-sex initiative. The prevailing message they had for L.A. County voters was one of choice—to keep the government out of their bedrooms and off adult film sets.
Adult film stars supporting Performers for Choice include Tori Black, Teagan Presley, Kayden Kross, Alexis Texas, Veronica Ricci, Puma Swede, Melina Mason, Ash Hollywood, Tanya Tate, Manuel Ferrara, Justine Joli, and more.
Performers For Choice is a group dedicated to allowing adult entertainers to express themselves and their viewpoints on Measure B. This law will effect performers more than anyone else in the industry. Those that will be required to wear condoms and dental dams should have the loudest voice in the matter.
Performers wishing to add their voice in opposition to Measure B are encouraged to submit a video to firstname.lastname@example.org (no more than 25 MB), or to upload them here (if larger than 25 MB). Videos will be posted to the site within 24-48 hours.
In the video please tell the voters of Los Angeles how you feel about Measure B and whether you agree to mandatory condom use in porn. It’s your body and should be your choice.
Measure B, funded and placed on the ballot by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, would require the L.A. County Department of Public Health to license and permit adult movie productions in the county and require performers to wear condoms and other "barrier protections," as well as create an unworkable system of on-set inspections and enforcement by county personnel. The county estimates initial start-up costs for the program will be in excess of $300,000, but acknowledges that regardless of the level of compliance by the adult film industry, there would be significant cost to the Department of Public Health.