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'This Is The Biggest Threat I've Seen To The Industry'

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Measure B: Porn Industry Vows To Defeat New Condoms In Porn Law

 

LOS ANGELES — The show must go on, is the entertainer's credo, and it did just that in the nation's Porn Capital even after Los Angeles County voted to require performers to use condoms when filming sex scenes.


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Would legalizing prostitution help the US economy?

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A Nevada brothel owner says America is missing out on billions of dollars in taxable revenue.

The fiscal cliff dilemma is prompting some novel ideas on how to reduce the federal deficit -- including the highly questionable suggestion of turning Uncle Sam into a pimp.

Enter Dennis Hof, owner of Nevada's Moonlight Bunny Ranch brothel. Hof has proselytized for years about decriminalizing prostitution outside his state, and argues that a legal and taxed sex trade could do economic wonders.

"The federal government receives $6 billion a year now, off of liquor," he said in an interview with the Huffington Post. "The prostitution industry in America is about an $18 billion business, and none of that money goes into the federal coffers or goes to pay taxes."

With his plan, Hof says, the government would gain about $6 billion in federal income tax "from the girls" -- plus nearly $2 billion more in licensing fees.

According to the Christian Post, the international sex industry is a $30 billion a year business -- with hundreds of thousands of women, men and children coerced into a brutal and degrading life as prostitutes.

Hof says decriminalizing prostitution takes money out of the hands of criminals, eliminates sex trafficking and combats the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. "You can't stop it," Hof told the Huffington Post. "Prohibition doesn't work and legalization can solve a lot of our problems."

But even if you put aside the obvious moral issues surrounding a decriminalized prostitution industry, there are some doubts whether it would actually reduce crime.

Some advocates look at countries like the Netherlands -- where prostitution is legal. It's even an active and publicized part of the tourist trade in Amsterdam, bringing in about $100 million a year. But Amsterdam officials say legalization did not end crime, human trafficking, money laundering or drug abuse in the city's Red Light District.

"While legalization was supposed to turn prostitutes into self-employed taxpayers who did not need pimps for protection," Reuters reported in 2007, "the city said the industry is still dominated by criminals attracted by the 370 Euros ($484 U.S.) each woman can earn a day."

And a new academic report, looking at data from 116 countries, found a higher instance of human trafficking in countries where prostitution is legal.

"Our research suggests that in countries where prostitution is legalized, there is such a significant expansion of the prostitution market that the end result is larger reported inflows of human trafficking," said Eric Neumayer, Professor of Environment and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and co-author of the report.

"While legalizing prostitution can have positive effects on the working conditions of those legally employed in the industry, it also appears to boost the market for this fast-growing global criminal industry."
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Fetish Porn Company Kink.com Offering Sex Classes in San Francisco - With Porn Stars Providing Live Demos

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A fetish pornography company in San Francisco is offering sex classes with live demonstrations imparted by porn stars.

 

Based in the city's famous Armoury building, the weekly workshops are being provided by pornography production company Kink.com, and designed to cover a plethora of sex topics.

 

"They [students] have to sit through a lecture before we get to the good stuff. We do techniques, physical response and have a question and answer period before moving on to the demonstrations," explained last week's oral sex professor, porn star Rain DeGrey.

 

"The workshop series helps us educate people who are interested in exploring their sexuality, but may not know where to start," Kink spokesman Mike Stabile told The Huffington Post.

 

"We bring in experts and create a safe space for people to learn, ask questions and talk about sex frankly and without judgment."

 

It is not the first initiative that Kink, currently the largest producer of fetish videos in the world, has cultivated to lure the general public into its transgressive world.

 

Earlier this year, Kink.com used deal-of-the-day website Groupon to offer tours of its headquarters, including a visit to its sets, where, "depending on the timing," lucky visitors could also "glimpse a live filming in progress."

 

Kink.com is also the subject of a documentary produced by Hollywood actor James Franco, who reportedly decided to shoot the movie after failing to shoot a sex tape with his girlfriend.

 

"I got a video camera and my girlfriend and I decided to film ourselves. We watched it back and said, 'yeah, well, let's never watch that again," Franco told TBS. "Those people in pornos, they are great performers.

 

"There's this amazing facility in San Francisco. It's at this old armoury and they do everything in house; they build their props in house, so I'm making a documentary about that. It's an incredible place."

 

The documentary, named Kink, is to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.


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Aloha Shikha's comment, December 16, 2012 4:07 AM
oh , good idea