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Our Mission

As the national trade association to the adult entertainment and pleasure products industry, our mission is to lead, protect, and support the growth and well-being of businesses and workers in the adult industry, as well as the communities to which they belong.

Our Vision

FSC’s vision is of a world in which the international adult industry, its workers and businesses, have equal rights, protections, and freedoms under the law; and where all people are protected from exploitation, and empowered by age-appropriate sexual health education.

Code of Ethics

FSC Members adhere to the industry code of ethics that details our industry’s commitments towards our people and those we serve through a responsible, ethical approach to pleasure products and adult entertainment.

Best Practices

FSC provides access to best practices, guidance documents, webinars, a strong peer to peer network, and other resources to support industry newcomers as well as strengthen existing businesses and empower industry workers.

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New California Bill Would Require Performers To Be Fingerprinted, Checked for Criminal History

A new bill in the California State Assembly would require every adult performer in the state to obtain a business license, undergo a criminal history check and be Livescan fingerprinted — along with a host of other measures supposedly aimed at protecting adult...

S.D. Lawmaker Introduces Bill Specifying Who Could Profit From Porn (The Daily Republic)

Read the full article by Shannon Marvel at MitchellRepublic.com   Under HB 1277, no person other than the person whose face is depicted in obscene material distributed or exhibited in this state may receive any revenue generated in connection with the...

This Is How Google News Helps Spread Misinformation (About Porn) (XBIZ)

Read the full article at XBIZ.com   LOS ANGELES — A week ago, XBIZ debunked a propaganda news release disseminated by anti-porn activist organization NCOSE (formerly known — before a deceptive rebranding — as Morality in Media) claiming that United Airlines had...

U.K. Names Ofcom as Internet Watchdog, Proposes Broad Regulatory Powers (XBIZ)

Read the full article by Stephen Yagielowicz at XBIZ.com   LOS ANGELES — The U.K. government has appointed telecoms and broadcasting regulator Ofcom to enforce rules intended to safeguard internet users. The move was spurred by widespread public concern that...

Instagram Streamlines Disabled Account Review Process (XBIZ)

Read the full article by Drew Fox at XBIZ.com   LOS ANGELES — Instagram has added a new feature that allows users whose accounts have been disabled for allegedly violating the platform's Community Guidelines to request a review directly through the app....

How to Execute a Successful Retail Store Event (XBIZ)

Read the full article by Megan Swartz at XBIZ.com   When you have made the decision to have an in-store event, proper planning and execution is vital. In-store events, specifically where product is given away, need to make sense monetarily for your business and...

Sex Therapist Amie Harwick Killed, Former Boyfriend Arrested (AVN)

Read the full article at AVN.com   LOS ANGELES—Dr. Amie Harwick, a Los Angeles-based marriage, family and sex therapist who worked with adult industry mental health resource Pineapple Support, was killed over the weekend, according to Los Angeles police. Various...

Feeling Screwed by California’s AB 5? You’re Not Alone (YNOT)

Read the full article by Gene Zorkin at YNOT.com   During a recent legal panel at Internext Expo, adult industry attorney Michael Fattorosi advised those in attendance that under California’s AB 5, a bill passed in the state last December and which took effect on...

FSC Pushes for Representation on New Cal/OSHA Petition Advisory Committee

​Free Speech Coalition has formally requested that a newly created Cal/OSHA advisory committee on the adult industry have adequate representation from industry stakeholders — including performers, performer advocates, producers, and PASS doctors. The Cal/OSHA advisory...

NCOSE Makes False Claim Regarding United Airlines Sexual Harassment Policy (XBIZ)

Read the full article by Drew Fox at XBIZ.com   LOS ANGELES — "VICTORY" proclaimed the headline, in triumphant capital letters, of a now-refuted claim by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) that they had slain one of their identified beasts. In a...

The FSC Guide to AB5

AB5 is a new California law that could require businesses in the state to classify performers, cam models, and other adult workers as employees, rather than independent contractors.  If you’re like...

The AB5 Independent Contractor Tests

Below are simplified versions of each test, presented to help you understand the general scope of AB5. Any determination of employee or contractor status should be done using the text of the...

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