When you look at Ron Jeremy and all the strangers he's seen over the years, you probably say to yourself that condoms are a good thing with this guy.
But no, the Hedgehog is anti-condoms, vehemently and officially so.
He appears in this new video arguing against the county ballot measure, B, that will ask you to vote yes or no on mandatory condoms in the adult video industry:
Jeremy says that mandatory condoms will ruin the L.A.-based, multi-billion-dollar porn industry because production would simply move to places where prophylactics are not required.
(The industry has long argued that consumers won't buy condom porn).
He told the Weekly:
Condoms aren't a problem if it were across the board. If overseas companies and amateur companies used rubbers, then so would L.A. But they're not, so it puts us at a grave disadvantage …
In the video spot put together by porn's biggest director, Axel Braun, Jeremy joins performer-producer Tera Patrick in arguing that the industry's mandatory twice-a-month STD testing works.
The ad was made as part of the business' official No on Measure B campaign.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation spearheaded Measure B and says it's simply trying to get jurisdictions like L.A. County to enforce what is already federal law — the prohibition of transmitting blood-borne pathogens at the workplace.
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