Condoms not patching porn problem in Calif.

Thursday, February 25, 2016
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Calif. state sealRegulations that the State of California was looking to enforce on the lucrative pornography industry would have done little to clean up its act, according to one family values leader.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board recently held a lengthy hearing on a proposal to require porn actors to use condoms and other devices while filming. The idea was to reduce incidents of sexually transmitted infections.

However, California Family Council (CFC) President of the Board Dr. John Whiffen explained to OneNewsNow that condoms will only reduce the chance of contracting sexually transmitted diseases by 50 percent the first time for people who have multiple partners — and the amount of protection drastically dwindles after that.

“After two times, you've really only reduced the risk 25 percent,” the family values advocate points out. “After four times, you've reduced your risk about 6 percent, and so forth — so that it really, in terms of risk reduction, is really pretty minor.”

It is further noted that condoms provide zero protection from Human Papillomavirus, which can cause cancer — as well as a few other diseases.

Representatives of the porn industry explained to the panel that the proposal would kill the multi-billion dollar business — forcing it to move elsewhere.

Whiffen expressed his concern that — because of California’s economic woes — state officials would likely be dispensed to be lenient on the porn industry to keep billions of dollars inside the state.

“The State of California has done its level best to drive business out of the state, so they need to keep whatever they can — so they will bend to an industry that provides them with some income when they can,” the leader of CFC contended.

Whiffen’s fears became a reality when the board subsequently voted against the measure — in favor of keeping the porn industry in California.

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