Porn Valley Fluid Exchange Moratorium Lifts Friday

Happy Days Are Here Again

Happy Days Are Here Again


Squatting to ring the ceremonial gong in the northern men’s room of the Lamplighter Restaurant in Chatsworth, Porn Valley Mayor Loup Perch-Tounge announced the lifting of a weeks-old shooting moratorium for the embattled porn industry.

“As of Hair And Makeup on Friday, September 20, I declare our long national nightmare over,” said Tounge to a handful of reporters and Anita Cannibal. “Happy days are here again!”

Friday will mark the end of the second of the summer’s shooting moratoria following the August 22 confirmation that performer Cameron Bay had tested positive for HIV. Ten days later performer (and Bay’s offscreen romantic partner) Rod Daily confirmed he, too, had tested positive. Then a third and unnamed HIV-positive male performer was announced.

Cameron Bay in "She's A Handful 2"

Cameron Bay in “She’s A Handful 2”

Porn industry trade group the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) was quick to confirm that it appeared none of the three cases of HIV had been contracted on set.

From August 22 until August 27, and again from September 6 until September 20, no flesh-based penetrative acts or fluid exchange scenes were shot by Porn Valley’s major studios, though solo scenes and other non-invasive activities were filmed. Kink.com and other San Francisco studios stopped shooting at-risk content as well. Meanwhile there was an increase in activity in the professional webcam community, with Jenna Jameson returning to porn via MyFreeCams.com, and Moonlite BunnyRanch proprietor Dennis Hof issuing a series of enticements to porn stars to work in the condom-only world of legal Nevada brothels.

Then, on September 9, the AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF) announced that a fourth male performer had confided his HIV-positive status to the institution behind recent legislation to enforce condom use in the adult industry throughout Los Angeles County and California. The FSC cried fraud, saying that no one in the Performer Availability Screening Services (PASS) family of performer testing sites had alerted them of this.

The moratorium will lift on a new tableau in the porn industry: mandatory STI testing will be conducted every 14 days versus the pre-moratorium standard of 28. Furthermore, FSC chairperson Diane Duke told XBiz.com that there would be a new emphasis on performer education.

“We can do more to help our performers learn how to protect themselves, on screen and off,” Duke says.

Meanwhile, Rod Daily—who broke the news of his positive status via Twitter—warns followers to be careful, even with the PASS-vetted HIV RNA Aptima test.

“That test ain’t shit without a condom strapped up with it,” states Daily.

Following the gong-ringing, Perch-Tounge told listeners that next time would be different, and that the porn industry would be more proactive in dealing with Sexually Transmitted Infections.

“We are planning a ‘This Ain’t the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’ porn parody to raise funds and awareness,” Perch-Tounge says. “Starring (AHF President) Michael Weinstein as the Boy Who Cries AIDS. In fact, we’re sinking our remaining money into that, and hiring the PR guy Dennis Hof uses, who invited Anthony Weiner to be Telecommunications Chief at the BunnyRanch.

“I just hope no one torrents it, because then we’d be fucked.”

· Buy “She’s A Handful 2” here


Rod Daily, Cameron Bay, Gram Ponante

See Also: Performer Availability Screening Services

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