“New federal regulations are changing the way gay men post nude photos of themselves online and may be curtailing the supply of adult entertainment available on the web,” reports Southern Voice Online here. The new federal statute: § 2257. Intended to curb child pornography, this law requires that sites and stores offering pornographic material to thoroughly document both the ages and identities of all people featured in the explicit imagery. In practical application, though, this code section continues to bewilder the adult entertainment industry.
Maybe that’s the point.