Data for how wide spread this practice is among men who buy sex is unknown. However, this practice would either be prohibited (under the OSHA minimize risk standard) or if permitted worker protection demands masks, eye protection, and face shields.If this sounds absurd, consider that among porn performers gonorrhea and Chlamydia is frequent, including such infections in the eyes. 4.
The CDC states that receptive anal sex with an HIV positive person, even with a condom, represents a 100X greater risk for contracting HIV than oral sex with a condom. Anal sex, with an HIV positive partner, without a condom puts the “recipient” at a 2000X greater risk for contracting HIV than oral sex with a condom. Condoms, while reducing risk, does not eliminate it, nor arguably does it “minimize risk” per the OSHA standard; Condoms also don’t protect against all sexually transmitted infections (STIs).Police received a call from a woman who police said, looked out her window and saw Freddie Wadsworth fornicating with a goat. Sheriff's Office came to investigate and arrested and charged Wadsworth with bestiality. According to the sheriff's office, the goat was a white female.Many in favor of the legalization of prostitution refer to it as “sex work” and employ concepts such as “consent,” “agency,” “sexual freedom,” “the right to work,” and even “human rights” in the course of making their defense. Consider some of the common claims defenders of legalization advance: sex work is work just like any other form of work, only the social shame and stigma around sex prevent people from seeing it as such; many (most) women who sell sex chose to be there, so we should respect their choice and agency, after all they are in no different a position than someone who chooses a minimum wage job without better alternatives; women choosing to sell sex is an example of sexual freedom and rejecting repressive norms that limit women’s sexuality, so we should respect their sexually autonomous choices to sell sex for a living.Condom use certainly would be a minimum requirement for compliance with OSHA standards.However, condom use will not be sufficient to meet OSHA regulations, for: “All procedures involving blood or other potentially infectious materials shall be performed in such a manner as to minimize splashing, spraying, spattering, and generation of droplets of these substances.” Condoms break, they are not foolproof.To take the claim that “sex work” should be treated/regulated like any other form of work seriously, the following, at minimum, would have to be addressed: In what follows, I draw on the laws of the United States regarding workers safety, sexual harassment, and civil rights to show that the claim that selling sex is work just like any other form of work is indefensible.
It’s indefensible because if we apply the regulations currently applied to other forms of work to the selling and buying of sex, the acts intrinsic to the “job” can’t be permitted; they are simply inconsistent with regulations governing worker safety, sexual harassment laws, and civil rights.
The type and characteristics will depend upon the task and degree of exposure anticipated.” While this may indeed sound absurd in the context of “sex work”, it goes to the point that the kinds of worker protections deemed necessary in every other work context, in which exposure to infection materials is possible or likely, cannot be maintained in the context in which the work is sex.
One can argue that an exception can be carved out for this type of “work”, but then what does that say about the relative value of these “workers” as opposed to every other worker who is entitled to such protection?
James Infirmary Occupational Safety & Health Handbook makes a very similar recommendation, but only for some activities.
The Handbook suggests: “use latex gloves (ideally, elbow length) and lots of lube for fisting.” But, this is not the only “task” in which exposure is possible or even likely.
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