The Free Speech Coalition, a porn trade group is calling for a nationwide, temporary moratorium on production. A performer came forward with having syphilis, which motivated this decision. The group is calling on all performers to get tested as well as receive preventative antibiotic shots.
Porn giant Manwin shut down production on Friday in the interest of protecting their performers. Manwin has also agreed to cover the costs of the preventative shots along with: Evil Angel, Girlfriend Films, Kink.com, Vivid Pictures, and Gamma Entertainment.
Performers who have test negative for STIs will be allowed back to work 10 days after receiving the shot.
Luckily, syphilis can be treated with one shot of penicillin if a person has had it less than a year. Additional doses are necessary if it has been longer but syphilis is still curable.
Last year, a performer tested HIV-positive and production was shutdown for nearly a week. The result turned out to be a false positive.
For the health of the industry, we hope all performers get tested and get their shots. While we wait to see how this moratorium plays out, we would like to remind you that you can always view some of your old favorite sex pictures and sex videos on Sex.com