Bye-bye, creampie! LA votes to require condoms in porn; Industry stiffly opposed

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Background: http://www.wackbag.com/threads/la-to-vote-on-mandatory-condoms-in-porn.141171/

More government regulation (for those who just love that sort of thing). Now you need to apply for a permit, pay for the permit, get approved, wear a condom to make porn in LA. On top of that, regular inspections and the inevitable fine by some bureaucrat trying to justify his salary:
Nov 7, 4:48 PM EST
LA County voters mandate condom use on porn sets
By CHRISTINA HOAG
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles County voters have approved a measure requiring porn performers to wear condoms while filming sex scenes, prompting a pledge by the adult entertainment industry to sue to overturn the measure.

With 100 percent of the county's precincts reporting, Measure B passed 56 percent to 44 percent in Tuesday's election.

The measure requires adult film producers to apply for a permit from the county Department of Public Health to shoot sex scenes. Permit fees will finance periodic inspections of film sets to enforce compliance.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which sponsored the initiative, says the measure will help safeguard the public, as well as porn workers, from sexually transmitted infections.

But the adult film industry, which is largely centered in the San Fernando Valley in suburban Los Angeles, says the requirement is unnecessary since the industry already polices itself by requiring performers to undergo monthly tests for HIV and other infections.

The industry also says porn viewers will not watch sex scenes with condoms, forcing adult film producers to relocate to where they can make movies that will sell.

On Wednesday, the Free Speech Coalition, a trade group representing the adult entertainment industry, said it plans to file a lawsuit to overturn the condom requirement on constitutional grounds.

"We believe in the calm, serious deliberations of the legal system, we will find that Measure B is in fact unconstitutional," Diane Duke, the coalition's executive director, said in a statement. "The adult film industry will not just stand by and let it destroy our business."

In a letter sent to the county Board of Supervisors, the industry also requested that it be involved in discussions as to how the county will implement the requirements. It will also explore moves to neighboring states as soon as possible, the coalition said.

"While the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has tried to portray any move of jobs outside of L.A. County as unrealistic, the hard truth of the matter is that is exactly what this industry plans on doing now," said James Lee, communications director for the No on Government Waste Committee, which opposed the measure.

Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, said he is not fazed by threats of a lawsuit or of relocation. The issue is one of public health and safety for workers who run a high risk for sexually transmitted illnesses, he said.

The industry argument did not convince voters, he said. "There was a very high degree of awareness about this proposition," he said. "Voters were educated about it."

About 200 companies produce adult films in Los Angeles. A two-year health permit would cost about $11,000, comparable to permits for tattoo and massage parlors, Weinstein said.

"We don't want one more person to get HIV," he said.
 

wasp

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well that's damn disappointing. Good thing most of the creampie flicks i watch on tube8 are filmed in some undisclosed hotel room :)
 

Konstantin K

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It will also explore moves to neighboring states as soon as possible, the coalition said.
If LA County's goal was to drive the industry out of their area, then mission accomplished.
 

Creasy Bear

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Darn... I hope Jean Claude Pakistink won't be afraid to come back and explain how the Christian Coalition is really behind all of this now that he's been exposed.
 

MrAbovePar

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Mar 14, 2005
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Hollywood has moved out of California... I guess it's only natural that they drive out the porn films too.
 

Absolutely

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Sp the porn industry films elsewhere other than LA. Non story.
Yeah. I started a thread about this like a month back.
I didn't know that it was just a county...

So what, film down the street. All you need is a room
 

Lord Zero

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I watch (legitimate) amateur porn. This won't effect my masturbatory habits. I will, however, give me yet another reason to hope that Los Angeles gets tossed into the ocean.
 

SatansCheerledr

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Hey! I have a cousin who is a make-up artist for an L.A. porn company and this could affect her livelihood. So I'm sure there's all sorts of other people who could be negatively affected as well.
 

KRSOne

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I want the republicans out of my bedroom, but I want democrats to make others pay for my birth control and force me to use condoms.
 

gleet

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I want the republicans out of my bedroom, but I want democrats to make others pay for my birth control and force me to use condoms.
Don't worry, socks can't get pregnant.
 

VicVinegar

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So the porn industry films elsewhere other than LA. Non story.
Yeah, I'm wondering why this is a big deal. It is not like porn uses some elaborate studio to shoot where they have too much invested in LA. Go get a motel room somewhere else.
 

whiskeyguy

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I have a buddy who lives in Vegas that told me porn companies are shooting a lot of movies over there because so many houses are vacant and they can rent them, furnished, for a weekend or whatever very cheaply.
 

KRSOne

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Yeah, I'm wondering why this is a big deal. It is not like porn uses some elaborate studio to shoot where they have too much invested in LA. Go get a motel room somewhere else.
THP explained it all too me.
 

fletcher

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It seems like everyone agrees with me that they can just film some where else.
And everyone also agrees that you will probably never know the touch of another human being in a sexual manner, unless you hand over your allowance money or maybe mommy becomes enfeebled and you Norman Bates that poon tang. If she isnt in such a state already.
 
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if you like seeing guys loads that bad,you're part gay.

"yeah,blow it on her face lemme see it!"

umm,ok...