The Los Angeles adult film industry is back to supplying the internet with its No. 1 export today, a day after an adult star tested positive for HIV and brought the whole L.A. industry to a halt, Mashable reports.
The industry launched a self-imposed moratorium on filming Thursday after news broke of the positive test, but Friday it was revealed that the test was incorrect, meaning it's back to the boom chicka wow wow for the adult performers of L.A.
The Free Speech Coalition, the national trade association for the adult film industry released this statement:
"We understand that a moratorium is nerve-wracking for performers and difficult for producers. However, it’s essential that when it comes to performer safety, we err on the side of caution. We thank the producers, performers, agents and doctors who worked together during this difficult time for maintaining the moratorium, and for quickly helping establish a list of first generation contacts. While this was a false positive, it is always essential that we remain vigilant in concern to performer health.
The moratorium and testing system has enabled us to prevent any transmission of HIV on an adult film set for over ten years. While opponents of the industry often use our periodic moratoriums as evidence that adult sets are not safe, quite the opposite is true.
The statement did not mention the nerve-wracking 24 hours that adult film fans had to endure, but I'm sure that was on oversight.
The Los Angeles adult film industry has had its share of problems in the last couple years. Film permits for adult film have dropped by a reported 90 percent since a 2012 law was enacted in Los Angeles County requiring condoms during filming.
Luckily, Las Vegas has been there to carry the (possibly sticky) torch for the industry, with much of the filming moving there in recent months.