Even though the American porn industry prides itself on being incredibly safe, with all professional actors required to get monthly full panel STD tests, several big scares have temporarily shut down the industry over the past few years. With data showing that despite these self-imposed industry checks, porn actors are 10 times as likely as the general population to contract HIV, California recently passed a bill making condom use mandatory and setting monthly health screenings in stone.
Not that it’s terribly difficult to pop into one of the million corner stores and tiny groceries in NYC to grab some condoms if you’re hitting the bars for some action, but if you do happen to find yourself in a situation where you desperately need a condom but don’t have one and you’re in the City, a new service will deliver a pack to you within an hour. Because that’s totally not a mood killer when it would take five minutes to swing in somewhere and grab some when you’re “getting more beer” or whatever. But if you do like to have your condoms hand delivered, you’re in luck.
Tech billionaires these days are offering up money to incite innovation in things like space travel, electric vehicles and robotics, but Bill Gates is putting a bit of his money into condoms. He’s offering a $100,000 prize to the person who can come up with the condom of the future that is easy to use and easy and comfortable to wear.
"As a former employment and workers’ compensation attorney I often had to research the potential side-effects of different chemicals my clients were exposed to while “on-the-job.” Since Cal-OSHA, the City of Los Angeles and now possibly the County of Los Angeles all want to make condoms mandatory for the industry one of the first questions that everyone should be asking is – Are condoms safe ?