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. Last year was rough for porn in terms of health, though. After four confirmed cases of HIV and three moratoriums that pretty much shut down the industry, both performers and studios say the system might not be as strong as the industry portrays it. The more this continues to happen, the more I'm concerned this will spread in the industry. Read more: The economics of being an independent porn star.
Porn Star Lisa Ann Calls Out Charlie Sheen for Not Disclosing HIV Status to Sex Partners
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Unlike most performers whose careers within the industry often span just months or a few years, Ann appeared in adult films for two decades and has witnessed the industry's trajectory towards more hardcore films. Speaking to The Guardian , she claimed the difficulties some actresses face after leaving the adult industry often relate to the growing demand for extreme porn, and performers abusing drugs. This is not safe. A lot of this new pain comes from these new girls who have to do these abusive scenes, because that does break you down as a woman.
Porn Actor's Positive HIV Test Follows Condom Ruling
Read about the porn industry's opposition to Measure B here. The Free Speech Coalition is the adult film industry trade group that runs mandatory STD testing for actors every 14 or 28 days. If they aren't tested, they can't perform. The Free Speech Coalition has said that its rigorous industry testing eliminates the need for condoms during vaginal and anal sex. It says the Los Angeles County porn industry hasn't had a performer test positive for HIV since , and that performer didn't contract the virus from the porn community.
Ann entered the adult film industry in Ann mainstream appearances include appearing on The Howard Stern Show as a " Snapple Girl", prior to the beginning of her adult entertainment career. Lisa Ann was born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania. Her first scene was with male pornographic performer Isiah Maxwell for her website thelisaann. On December 15, , Ann released a memoir titled The Life.