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Document ID (ISN)109769
CIS number 09-947
ISSN - Serial title 0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Grudzen C.R., Elliott M.N., Kerndt P.R., Schuster M.A., Brook R.H., Gelberg L.
Title Condom use and high-risk sexual acts in films: A comparison of heterosexual and homosexual films
Bibliographic information 2009, Vol. 99, Supplement 1, p.S152-S156. 29 ref.
Abstract The prevalence of condom use during a variety of sexual acts portrayed in adult films produced for heterosexual and homosexual audiences was compared to assess compliance with California State Occupational Health and Safety Administration regulations. 50 heterosexual and 50 male homosexual films produced in the United States and released between August 1, 2005, and July 31, 2006 were randomly selected and viewed. Findings are discussed. Heterosexual films were much less likely than were homosexual films to portray condom use, raising concerns about transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, especially among performers in heterosexual adult films. The adult film industry, especially the heterosexual sector, is not adhering to State occupational safety regulations.
Descriptors (primary) California; sex workers; safe working methods; film industry
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; responsibilities of employers; USA; legal aspects; comparative study; exposure evaluation; enforcement; disobeying safety instructions; human behaviour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Entertainment services and sports