by Chris Bodenner

Tracy Clark-Flory pens a long, interesting post on the question, including an explanation of why condoms on the porn set can lead to increased STIs (Hint: it rhymes with "micro-abrasions"):

The best middle ground solution I've come across is one suggested by Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation founder Sharon Mitchell shortly after the 2004 outbreak: Why not promote a "seal of approval" that advertises a porno's ethical production values? The gold standard might be requiring rigorous two-week testing and actively defending workers' right to perform with or without a condom. It would be a disclaimer of sorts -- essentially, "no porn stars were harmed in the making of this movie."

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