From a former Kink.com Employee
Who’s paying for Kink’s talent testing?
While it’s common practice for adult film performer’s to pay for their own testing out of pocket, that is not the case for some performers working with Kink. Talent testing through Kink is actually paid for by a third party based in South Carolina. When a performer shooting for Kink tests through a PASS-approved testing facility and they are cleared for work on the PASS database, they will receive an email saying so along with their lab results. The lab results include the account the tests were billed to along with the physician responsible for the testing. The physician listed on these lab results is always the same – Dr. Le Thu. The account listed is something called KHS in Columbia, SC. The phone number for KHS rings up Kulbersh Health Screening Services in nearby Irmo, SC.
The website for Kulbersh Health Screening Services credits a certain Dr. David L Kulbersh as it’s medical director and founder. “Dr. Kulbersh is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has been in the active practice of obstetrics and gynecology in Columbia, SC for over 29 years.” The website goes on to state that Dr. Kulbersh also operates the Kulbersh Womens Center. A Google search pulls up several favorable reviews of the good doctor including a 2011 Patients’ Choice Award. Evidence would suggest not only is Dr. Kulbersh a real person, but also a very well-respected physician.
Now here’s where it gets interesting…
The PASS database lists thousands of adult performers, but it also includes several behind the scenes players. Diane Duke and Joanne Cachapero of the Free Speech Coalition are on there, as is Kink CEO Peter Acworth. One interesting name that pops up though is a certain David L Kulbersh. Hmm… That’s pretty interesting.
Let that sink in for a minute and then let’s review.
Okay. So a David L Kulbersh is listed as a performer on a porn star database. Coincidentally (or not) a Dr. David L Kulbersh operates Kulbersh Health Screening Services which is the same organization that is paying for Kink’s talent testing. That should raise two very good questions: A). What’s a good doctor from the conservative state of South Carolina doing mixed up with a fetish porn company? and B). Ladies, wouldn’t you like to know if your gynecologist was listed on some porn performer database? I’m sure the State of South Carolina might even be interested in those answers as well.
Dr. David Kulbersh has a well established internet presence including a public Facebook profile that includes links to Free Speech Coalition press releases. He also appears to be married. I’d imagine his wife may have as many question as the rest of us about the good doctor’s business arrangements with Kink and the Free Speech Coalition.