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Gay porn actors may soon have to wear ‘protective goggles’ on set

Gay porn actors may soon have to wear ‘protective goggles’ on set

Do you have a fetish for goggles? If you do, it’s your lucky day because that might end up being the only option if new regulations in California are enforced.

Gay porn actors could be forced to wear protective eye gear during shoots as part of an attempt to keep sets safe from sexually transmitted diseases.

People in the industry are calling the new proposals ridiculous, saying they will only force production out of the state.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports on a 21-page draft which insists condoms, as well as eye gear, are used in all sex scenes.

It would also require producers to pay for performers to go get medical visits and hepatitis B vaccines.

‘These are regulations designed for medical settings, and are unworkable on an adult film set – or even a Hollywood film set,’ said Diane Duke, the CEO of the Free Speech coalition.

While the limits would not just be on gay porn, Duke says her organization and other groups wants to see the proposed regulation be amended after consulting with performers, production houses and public health officials.

This way, she says, this will ‘protect adult film performers without stigmatizing and shutting down an entire industry’.

The proposals follow a letter sent by Michael Weinstein of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to the state agency that complained poor enforcement was allowing producers to dodge the rules and film bareback porn.