Commie California’s not afraid to take the nanny state to the next level.

Via Reason:

California’s workplace safety guardians have proposed an amendment to a bill that would require porn stars to wear protective goggles while filming.

The bill, which has so far stalled in the state senate, establishes numerous mandates for the porn industry to follow with the goal of curbing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Among these mandates is the requirement that “personal protective equipment” be used to “prevent contact of an employee’s eye, skin, mucous membranes, or genitals with the blood or OPIM-STI of another.” (OPIM-STI includespre-ejaculate, semen, vaginal secretions, and fecal matter.)

According to the bill, which was originally posted on a NSFW adult entertainment blog:

The employer shall provide, at no cost to the employee, appropriate personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, condoms, gloves for cleaning, and, if contact of the eyes with OPIM-STI is reasonably anticipated, eye protection.

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