Measure B also known as Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act passed with 56% of the Los Angeles County voters in favor of allowing condom use in adult films. Producers of adult films in Los Angeles County will be required to obtain a public health permit, require actors to wear condoms in films and create an on-set inspection of the new rules. Producers that fail to comply can face heavy fines as well as misdemeanor criminal charges.
Producers are already looking for ways around this new law and are threatening to take their business to others counties or even as far as other states. The law does not apply to Pasadena nor Long Beach as it turns out that the requirement for permits doesn’t apply to cities that operate their own public health dept. Some have also considered moving productions to San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas or even Miami, although productions of adult films are only legal in California and Nevada. Producers are not excited to leave or uphold the new law, but are planning on fighting this new law before packing their bags.
The bigger question here is how this new law will affect your viewing pleasures? Some in the industry like porn star Jessica Drake already use condoms in porn and people still watch her movies. So although some people don’t want to see condoms being used in porn, there are about 68% of people in an online pole say that the sight of condoms would not affect their viewing pleasure.
What do you think; we would like to hear from you! Would you get turned off by the sight of condoms in porn? How will this change affect swinger’s party in the future?
Adult video set the tone for swinger’s events and is normally the entertainment of choice. The presence of porn at swinger events is here to stay, but you may start to see more porn flicks practicing safer sex. This is because the Los Angeles city council has voted 9 – 1 denying film permits to producers who choose not to comply with a condom requirement. There is currently a law in the state of California that requires condoms to be used on adult films sets, but supporters are saying the law is not being enforced.
On one hand, the AIDs Healthcare Foundation, supporters of this issue, is stating that the new law is needed because the existing law was not being enforced by the adult industry. While on the other hand, industry leaders are saying that they are already doing their own policing by requiring actors to be tested for STD’s every 30 days when working. This new law that is being introduced would require film producers to use a condom during filming and pay a fee that would then pay for surprise inspections to these films sets to make sure that the law is being properly enforced. A majority of the adult films are made in the San Fernando Valley area, but that could change with this law.
Industry leaders are saying this would hurt their business. They say that condoms in adult movies would ruin the fantasy and can be very distracting, while others are saying that this is not something the international audiences would want to spend their money on and that could really hurt their bottom line. SwingLifestyle has an active conversion about this topic on their swingers blog and Facebook Page. What do you think about this conversation, we welcome your feedback?