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Officials in Simi Valley, California fear a new law in neighboring Los Angeles could send porn production their way, so they are pushing for a similar measure to keep the industry out.
A law goes into effect in Los Angeles on Monday requiring performers to wear condoms. Porn producers fought the law and are threatening to move out of the San Fernando Valley, the capital of adult productions.
Simi Valley is just over the hill, and lawmakers there don't want the multi-billion dollar industry in their sleepy neighborhood.
"The bottom line is we don't want to be known as the porn capital of the world," Mayor Bob Huber told the Los Angeles Times.
So he is pushing for a similar condom law. The Simi Valley law would go even further than Los Angeles' -- it would require producers to hire on-set medical officials to ensure condom use, as well as send unedited footage to police so civilian employees could screen it for possible violations.
"I am amused at the thought of Simi Valley hiring people to sit around and view porn on taxpayer dollars," said Diane Duke, executive director of the Free Speech Coalition, a porn industry trade association. "I wonder what the training for that would look like."
Originally posted by XXX777
I read some news today about a new law that requires condom use in porn films.
What sense does that make? Who has the political and legislative power to require something like this, and why do they want to drive the porn industry away?
It seems to me like porn is a rather non-location specific film type. Porn made at a house with a swimming pool in Los Angeles will probably be replaced by porn made at a house with a swimming pool in Texas or Florida. Why would Los Angeles want to push this business away?
Originally posted by dannotz
reply to post by XXX777
Who freaking cares?
They should be using condoms.
You must watch a ton of porn.
There are real people left on this earth yakno.
Originally posted by ErroneousDylan
No, they censor such things as they are unhealthy for the human mind.
As I said earlier, it is baby steps towards healthier public-media.
Originally posted by earthdude
Originally posted by TFCJay
With all the serious STD's why oppose manatory condom use? Better yet, why keep making more porn?
WIth all the inhaled viruses going around why oppose manditory face mask use in all public places? It is a matter of freedom I guess. Too many laws.
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
Porn is dangerous period. Outlaw it and be done with those freakshows. That sh*t ruins more lives and marriages than it helps. Damns more souls too.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
The industry screens for STDs religiously.
You are actually much safer being with a porn star than being with some random person you met at a nightclub or supermarket.
This is actually a very relevant ATS subject matter..not the specifics, but the fact that a government is trying to tell a industry how to make something, that doesn't increase any worker safety at all, and only is a measure to hurt profit potential.
I wouldn't be opposed to some flash warning saying "please practice safe sex, all actors are screened for STDs before preformance, etc"..before a film. but telling them how to run their business right down to the specifics for personal moral choice is frankly far, far outside any authority and not only hobbles the private industry specifically, but also interferes with a persons right to liberty and happiness.
Of course they start with the sex industry...only pervs defend that and them, right?
Wrong..they are setting precidence. Allow this to go through and watch it infest tons of other industries the holier than thou community wants to destroy due to moral objection.
Gawddammit, get out of my bedroom!!!