VALENCIA, Spain — from www.xbiz.com – No stranger to controversy, performer and director Nacho Vidal has taken what most in the adult industry would consider an unpopular position advocating a compulsory condom only use law in Spain.
The U.S. and Spanish porn star made his announcement, pushing for the new “safe and healthy sex” legislation act at Valencia’s Erotic Fair today. The expo opens to the public on June 9 and features more than 100 porn stars and 1,200 live shows.
According to The Local, 150,000 people are infected with HIV in Spain according to the U.N. Aids organization and 79 percent of those cases are sexually transmitted — a figure that may have contributed to Vidal’s stance.
Taking obvious advantage of a marketing opportunity at the Fair, Vidal also said that all production of his erotic toys would take place in Spain to “help the country’s economy to keep afloat.”
“Obviously I’ll earn less money like this [advocating condom only porn],” Vidal said. “But money, much like size, is not what matters most.”
But money apparently did matter to the Evil Angel director and performer in the recent past.
Last October, Vidal was one of 60 people arrested when Spanish police raided a Chinese mob affiliated money-laundering businesses in Madrid and Barcelona that resulted in him facing capital and tax evasion charges.
At that time, Vidal’s Spanish distributor for Evil Angel, Jaqueline Castillo of IFG International Film Group, denied the charges claiming that it was all a mistake and the star knew nothing of the illegal activity.
Nevertheless, Vidal’s new condom only announcement is curious considering that in March he released a web series — “Big Dick Brother” — on EvilAngel.com that features strangers living together in a house, shut out from the outside world. A movie that’s anything but condom equipped.