How will the Porn Industry Survive the Corona Virus? | Ebonynsweet

An outbreak among sex workers “could be disastrous" — but could lead to a boom in business for subscription services like onlyfans and justfor.fans.

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Yahoo News, Reports President Donald Trump’s plan to utilize the Small Business Administration in the U.S., with billions set to be allocated to struggling businesses around the country.

The U.S. shutdown amid the pandemic will create a train reaction that will spark massive layoffs. It’s rallied the senate to quickly hash-out a stimulus package to back an economy that financial experts believe has already fallen into recession.

Trump recently stated that the SBA would serve as a clearing house for “up to $50 billion” in available loans to help struggling small businesses survive the slow down of the economy. But it's unlikely, that Porn companies will be recipients for this assistance. Most banks including the U.S. government don't recognize porn acting as a valid form of employment. We've heard stories from some of the most successful Porn Stars who had trouble opening a checking account.

Soon, Sex Workers will need to consider all optionsBest case, worst-case scenarios and come to grips with this new reality. 

So far, there have been no reported cases for COVID-19 within the Porn Community. Which is unsurprising, since testing isn't widely available yet.

We can learn alot from the sex industry. Porn Studios will be placed at the forefront in coming up with innovative ways to keep business as usual. They have experience in dealing with atleast one other major outbreak, the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s.  Before getting in-front of the camera, pornstars have to go through three checks - all for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
First, they show each other their PDAs: Each has an e-mail from a laboratory saying he or she just tested negative for H.I.V., syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. 
The film’s producer, will then check an industry database with their real names to confirm that those negative tests are less than 15 days old.
Then, they inspect their mouths, hands and genitals for sores.
The process keeps HIV positive results relatively rare. Medical consultants for porn say that over 300,000 sex scenes have been shoot since 2004 without condoms. And the last known case was in 2018 when the studios halted production after a male performer tested positive.

So what can we learn from porn that can be applied to corona-virus management?  Regular tests, once before a shoot and for EVERYONE on set could be the key to success. Also, following suggested guidelines by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) like sanitizing all equipment including the studio. And if anyone do
test positive for COVID-19, the studio will stop filming and everyone involved will be retested. A strict policy could keep everybody safe.

Many adult performers may decide not to take the risk and use social distancing as a way to combat this epidemic. Websites like Onlyfans, Connectpal or Justfor.fans could be a useful tool for sex-workers to work from home to earn income. Even, average citizens are flocking to their services after experiencing reduced labor hours or layoffs.

It will take alot of work. But I believe a solution will come soon rather than later.

Sources:
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488800-stimulus-deal-will-include-payroll-tax-holiday-for-small-business
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-response-how-the-sba-is-sending-out-billions-to-save-small-businesses-142544986.html



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