One such performer, Avy Scott, revealed her strategy to her fans via her Yahoo! fan group.
This was in response to rumors floating that Scott had essentially retired from doing boy/girl scenes, having signed with a talent agency to handle all her solo and girl/girl scenes, and planning to kick off her updated personal paysite. Some of her fans were openly freaking out that she was abandoning boy/girl scenes altogether, which even prompted some hidden rumors that she had been infected with STD's or even HIV herself.
Yesterday, in a post at her group, Avy put all that to rest.
Don't freak out lol!The main point of all this is that Avy Scott is now insisting that her partners have a clean test for 7 days, rather than the 30-day standard that has been the default value for producers and testers alike...and even more stiff than the twice-monthly/15-day standard that has been proposed by some industry analysts.
I'm shooting for other companies until mid March. Then, I'll be shooting B/G for my site. A List will be handling some of my solo and g/g bookings.
It's been a hassle getting b/g bookings w companies since I request a 7 day test...so I'll do it myself for a bit. This doesn't mean I won't ever shoot b/g for another company...just for now. We'll see how it goes :-)
Hope this puts everyone @ ease.
Could it be finally that performers are taking charge of their own health and insisting on stricter health testing for themselves?? If Avy's principles are taken up by more performers, then just maybe, there might not be as much a hue and cry for mandatory condom usage.
The main deterrent to having a shorter testing period has been costs for testing, which have been mostly
borne by the performer rather than the company. But, rather than insist on this idea of imposing condoms by force, what about having the health officials cover the costs of extended testing through either a more comprehensive health care program or through the industry funding a program...or a combination of both? It certainly would defuse the notion that the industry doesn't care much about its talent being exposed to the threat of STD's and HIV. And, anything that shuts Micheal Weinstein and Shelley Lubben up can't be all that bad, either.