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In a significant defeat for the adult film industry, the Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to a city ordinance requiring porn actors to wear condoms while performing.
The 9-1 vote Tuesday marks a significant victory for the L.A.-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has been rallying for years to protect the health of porn actors by asking agencies in California to mandate condom use during film shoots. In the past decade, porn shoots have been suspended several times after high-profile cases of porn performers infected by HIV.
In the fourth in a series of public meetings in California, representatives of the adult film lobby have proposed that the porn industry continue its monthly mandatory STD testing for adult film stars, according to the publication In These Times.
Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
I saw a doco on the porn industry a while ago and one of the things brought up was the lack of condom use. The girl being interviewed said of course she would prefer to use condoms ( she had caught 2 STDs previously) but it was hard to find work if she insisted men wore protection.
I doubt there would be many women in the industry who would not prefer to use condoms
Regulation of the industry has been limited to prevention of child pornography. Title 18, Section 2257 of the United States Code of Regulations explicitly prohibits performers under age 18 and provides for civil and criminal prosecutions for any violation . Adult film production companies are required to have a Custodian of Records to document and retain records of the age of all performers, to enforce the age entry restriction.
Performers are required in most cases to pay for all screening tests, and to sign a consent form that permits disclosure of their test results to other performers and producers before filming. Both of these practices are explicitly prohibited under California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations. HIV-positive female performers are permanently excluded from participating in adult films.
Originally posted by jerryznv
I am just curious how they intend to enforce this new law?
Appointment of a new official to regulate porn studios and be there during the filming...what a job!
This law sounds ludicrous to me!