A set of regulations for the porn industry - including a mandate that performers wear eye goggles - has been proposed in California and is close to being finalized. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health drafted a 21-page document outlining, in graphic detail, how porn actors will need to protect themselves from OPIM—STI, or "pre-ejaculate, ejaculate, semen, vaginal secretions, fecal matter and rectal secretions, secretions from wounds or sores that are potentially infected with sexually transmitted pathogens, any other bodily fluid when visibly contaminated with blood or all bodily fluids in situations where it is difficult or impossible to differentiate between bodily fluids." This includes wearing protective eye-wear if contact with OPIN-STI is reasonably anticipated. It also requires performers to wear condoms and employers to pay for medical visits, STD tests, and hepatitis B vaccines.

The draft was the subject of debate during a public hearing in San Diego that ended last Thursday, though these issues have been publicly debated over the past five years. Critics of the proposal fear that these regulations would drive the industry out of state or even shut it down all together. "These are regulations designed for medical settings, and are unworkable on an adult film set - or even a Hollywood film set," said Diane Duke, CEO of the Canoga Park Free Speech Coalition.