As Election Day draws near, Los Angeles county residents will, for the first time, find porn on the same ballot as potential presidents! We here at Pipedream Products are proud to support the Free Speech Coalition in its fight against Measure B, the unconstitutional initiative dubbed as the “Con-Dumb Law”. Pipedream CEO Nick Orlandino has firmly established his position on this issue, “Our company has always been a supporter, partner, and friend to the adult entertainment industry, and we will do everything we can to prevent this unmerited law from being passed.”
What makes this deceitful law so awfully dumb? It’s a waste of time and money, will deplete jobs in California, and disguises itself as a measure with performers’ health in mind when, in reality, it can hurt performers.
Safe sex is always sexy, especially with our Rubba-Wear Latex Gauntlets! But should it really be a government mandate?
If Measure B is passed, government inspectors will redirect their attention from outpatient clinics and other public health services in order to watch porn. Their sole purpose will be to inspect entire productions of adult films to ensure the use of condoms, rubber gloves, goggles, and lab coats while filming on set. Instead of making use of their expertise on real public health concerns, taxpayers will be funding over a million dollars to employ inspectors to watch porn. This does not include the hundreds of thousands of dollars a year required to cover administrative fees alone, as well as numerous other costs.
The induction of Measure B can strip California of over 10,000 jobs. The adult industry employs more than just talent — it hires filmmakers, electricians, caterers, and other craftspeople in the Los Angeles area who can lose mass amounts of work if the industry relocates. Many companies have made it loud and clear that they’re prepared to immediately abandon the Golden Sate if Measure B passes, jumping ship to places like Las Vegas or Miami.
The biggest advocate for Measure B is the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, who have been on a witch hunt against the adult industry for years. They mask their intentions of shutting down the industry by saying that Measure B will protect performers and their health, but AHF obviously has not done their homework. There have been zero cases of HIV contracted on-set in California in eight years. All industry performers are required to undergo rigorous STD testing at least once a month, and any time a positive test is revealed, productions are immediately halted until all performers are cleared. In fact, excessive use of condoms — especially during day-long shoots — can cause internal tears, promoting the spread of sexually transmitted infections.
Noteworthy opponents of Measure B include the Los Angeles Times and Daily News, as well as Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Peter Miao. Even Wicked Pictures, an adult studio notorious for promoting the use of condoms in their films, endorses No On Measure B.
Measure B leaves James Deen scared and confused! Screen shots from the No on Measure B PSA.
Renowned writer, pornographer, and sex educator Tristan Taormino is also fighting against Measure B. In her article for the Huffington Post she argues, “While I’m a strong advocate for safer sex and fair working conditions for sex workers, passing Measure B will not make workers safer nor will it help stop the spread of sexually transmitted infections… This measure was developed without input from adult industry professionals and does not reflect actual working conditions, realistic risk assessment, or the opinions of the people it is supposedly designed to protect.”
As for endorsements for Yes on Measure B? Not one political, media, business, or women’s organization has backed up this unconstitutional initiative. View the entire list of endorsers for No on Measure B here.
For more information visit the official No On Measure B website and Twitter. We also recommend Tristan Taormino’s Huffington Post article, and this PSA depicting a Measure B-shaped future featuring adult stars James Deen and Jessica Drake.
Are you willing to risk the loss of millions of taxpayer dollars and thousands of jobs? Do you want to see your favorite performers in unnecessary “protection” that may heighten their health risks? Send us your opinion on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or ask the Sexpert!