From Frugivore — With the recent passing of World AIDS Day, there have been numerous discussions on how to decrease HIV transmission rates. While the majority of sexual health activists focus on traditional methods of prevention, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is applying pressure to the city of Los Angeles for new regulations that would force pornography productions in L.A. to require male porn stars to wear condoms. Admittedly, adult film is a business that profits off people’s fantasies of sex and sexuality. But would it really ruin the imagination or storyline to see a condom being used in action? Perhaps, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is onto something. After all, adult film continues to serve as an educational reference for many on sex.

It’s rare to see an adult film with a man using a condom. Instead, it’s more likely to see unprotected sex as an unspoken requisite for fantasy. Millions of adult films make raw sex look like the most enjoyable experience without any reference to the consequences that can result from it. And millions of consumers watch for tips and tricks to apply to their personal sex lives. Perhaps, it’s problematic for a society to depend on contemporary pornography as instruction for something as basic as human sexuality. But it is an unfortunate reality, and one that impacts more than just adults.

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