August 20th, 2012 - In what becomes a very passionate conversation about the syphilis situation currently impacting the adult industry, Dr. Chauntelle and Lydia Lee begin this podcast talking about Dr. Chauntelle's recent trip to Denver for the annual SSSP conference; the article The Intimacy Prism by Christine Milrod and Ronald Weitzer, which discusses evolving intimate relationships within the context of sex worker/client relationships, and notions of love, masculinities, and sexually assertive women (be they sex workers or not); and the problems that emerge from conflating (linguistically and otherwise) illegal, graphic depictions of minor-aged child sexual abuse with legal, consensual adult content/pornography.
Finally, Dr. Chauntelle and Lydia Lee wrap up by talking about what appears to be series of combined efforts between entities inside and outside the adult industry to circumvent a centralized testing system. Accordingly, this has allowed for a repeat of the 1998 situation wherein a performer was able to work with a manipulated STI test and knowingly infect a number of other performers, this time with syphilis.
Reference links: SSSP 2012, The Intimacy Prism, Interesting News (5/10/12), AVN Interviews Performers, TTS Owner About Syphilis Rumors, One Male Performer Is Positive for Syphilis, Agents Say, TTS/UCLA Study Could be Porn’s Downfall
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