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Measure B Passes: Condoms In Porn In LA County Will Now Be Mandated On Set

The "Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act'," or Measure B, passed 56 percent to 44 percent, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. In addition to mandating condoms, it will require porn producers to apply for a permit from the LA County Department of Public Health to shoot sex scenes. The fee will finance periodic inspections of porn filming, and violations will be subject to civil fines and criminal misdemeanor charges.

by Anonymousreply 3011/10/2012

The porn industry is against this measure big time.

Why did the gay community accept condoms in gay porn, but the straight porn industry doesn't believe that the straight community will accpet condoms in straight porn?

by Anonymousreply 111/08/2012

Won't they just move porn production to Orange County or somewhere where they won't have to use condoms?

by Anonymousreply 211/08/2012

James Deen and many other porn stars are pretty upset.

by Anonymousreply 311/08/2012

The Los Angeles County ordinance requiring use of condoms in adult films that was adopted by voters on Tuesday would not be enforced in Pasadena, Long Beach or Vernon because those cities operate their own public health departments, county spokesman David Sommers said.

Pasadena officials initially believed the measure would apply countywide, and are now seeking clarification and reviewing the matter, said city spokesman William Boyer.

County Measure B, supported by nearly 56% of voters Tuesday, requires producers of adult films to obtain a permit from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health before filming.

The requirements for a county permit and condoms do not apply in cities that maintain their own health departments instead of contracting with the county, according to a report by County Counsel John Krattli.

Pasadena, Long Beach and Vernon "enforce both state health laws and their own municipal health codes, but do not enforce county health laws. Accordingly, those cities would have to enact a similar adult film industry condom requirement ordinance and enforce it themselves," Krattli wrote in a July 23 report to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

by Anonymousreply 411/08/2012

I expect a lot of porn productions to leave LA county. Many gay studios don't make that much money to pay fees and remain profitable. It's ashame because many people come to LA because it's the entertainment capital of the world. Production will probably go to San Diego. It's actually the gay porn capital of the US already.

by Anonymousreply 511/08/2012

R5, Visit Craigslist Vegas and see how we're competing with San Diego, and also becoming more liberal because of the influx of green. Just saw an ad for a new reality show competition for wannabe porn stars.

by Anonymousreply 611/09/2012

Interesting that a decision made by voters who may also be porn consumers gets the porn industry in a hissy fit.

by Anonymousreply 711/09/2012

Condoms I prefer.

by Anonymousreply 811/09/2012

I don't understand why this was even on the ballot. They're porn stars! They know what they're getting into, so to speak, when they sign up for the job. It doesn't effect anybody else.

by Anonymousreply 911/09/2012

Isn't this interfering with people's personal autonomy and sexuality?

Shouldn't it be their choice?

by Anonymousreply 1011/09/2012

Yes it should R10. That's why a proposition like this in California baffles me.

by Anonymousreply 1111/09/2012

Doesn't Jenna Jameson's studio use condoms already?

by Anonymousreply 1211/09/2012

I'm not a fan of BB

by Anonymousreply 1311/09/2012

Doubtful R5. The big companies that are shooting gay bareback aren't in LA. The campaign that was run against Measure B was terrible and consisted of photos of hazmat suites and pornstars tweeting "FUCK YOU I'LL DO WHATEVER I WANT WITH MY BODY".

[quote]Isn't this interfering with people's personal autonomy and sexuality?

Not sure about that. Porn is a job and most high risk jobs are regulated by OSHA. There was a porn performer a few years ago profiled in the Times who was HIV positive and received government benefits for his meds. Depending on the government isn't exactly being autonomous. There are very high rates of cervical cancer with female talent in porn and almost none of them carry health insurance.

[quote]I don't understand why this was even on the ballot. They're porn stars! They know what they're getting into, so to speak, when they sign up for the job. It doesn't effect anybody else.

Tell the more then a dozen performers that contracted syphilis because a performer faked his test or the performers that contracted HIV on a film set. They claim they will try and challenge it in court but it's doubtful that it will go far. The male talent that had syphilis, Mr. Marcus, had visible genital sores on his penis and was allowed to shoot in that condition. Raging Stallion is being sued by a former stagehand who was injecting models directly in their penises with substance that speeds up the erection process. He had no experience doing so and poked himself with the needle.

Raging Stallion does not do any kind of testing on their talent. There are female performers that have to get reconstructive anal surgery due to over aggressive talent. A male performer in the gay industry wrote on a blog that the viagra and caverject they use on porn sets is often expired and comes from Mexico. When girls are snorting cum on film, being punched, or made to gag so hard that they are actually vomiting on film, it's hard for the adult industry to say with a straight face that it's a safe industry.

by Anonymousreply 1411/10/2012

"Won't they just move porn production to Orange County or somewhere where they won't have to use condoms?"

I'm sure there are plenty of voters who wouldn't miss them.

by Anonymousreply 1511/10/2012

This is wonderful news. It will force the best porn to go back to the seedy underground waaay out in the boonies from San F like it was meant to be.

by Anonymousreply 1611/10/2012

Interesting. But of the genre I love cum eating videos. I wonder how that will be impacted.

by Anonymousreply 1711/10/2012

Can I be in charge of monitoring the sets for compliance?

by Anonymousreply 1811/10/2012

According to an article I read the main problem for the porn industry is that apart from California and one other states (Nevada?) none of the other states recognize porn in legal terms and honor legal contracts between studios/producers and the talent. A porn performer could easily halt the release of a porn movie by renegotiating for more money or getting the whole production into trouble for suing them without the original signed document being valid proof in court.

by Anonymousreply 1911/10/2012

Aren't all the gay bareback outfits up in San Francisco anyway? Will this be that much of a change for the homo porners?

by Anonymousreply 2011/10/2012

For lab workers it's the law that employers see that their employees have access to personal protective equipment and use it when working with potentially biohazardous substances. Porn workers shouldn't be exempt.

by Anonymousreply 2111/10/2012

[quote]When girls are snorting cum on film, being punched, or made to gag so hard that they are actually vomiting on film, it's hard for the adult industry to say with a straight face that it's a safe industry

Jesus Christ. WTF is wrong with straight people?! I've never seen any of that in gay porn, nor would I want to.

by Anonymousreply 2211/10/2012

There's a subset of horrific straight male consumers of porn. And anal for women in porn is also standard too. It's pretty awful for straight or even bi-women to do anal but in porn....it's de rigeur.

by Anonymousreply 2311/10/2012

A lot of the TIM bareback porn stuff is also filmed in New York, isn't it?

by Anonymousreply 2411/10/2012

I voted no but I was not the majority.

by Anonymousreply 2511/10/2012

I'm not saying porn should be banned, but it does tend to be the entertainment choice of douchebags in general. Watch enough porn and the neurological pathways in your brain become hardwired to only achieve orgasm to images of clinical, sterile, idealistic sex, and as anyone who has had truly mind blowing real sex can tell you, it is the messiest, ugliest, far from ideal situation you can possibly achieve. Most people who watch porn are doing more masturbating than they are actual fucking, and that's a fact, Jack.

by Anonymousreply 2611/10/2012

If you're bad at porn acting, are you still considered a star?

by Anonymousreply 2711/10/2012

r26, you haven't seen good porn.

by Anonymousreply 2811/10/2012

With tumblr (where guys and gals post self pics of them in the nude and various stages of arousal) and all those cam sites who really needs professional overly choeographed porn?

A lot of people get off of the rawness and amateur status of hot looking guys and gals naked pleasuring themselves without some big studio asking you to pay big bucks for it.

by Anonymousreply 2911/10/2012

R18, porn sets are every bit as boring as a normal set. But they're even more depressing.

by Anonymousreply 3011/10/2012
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