The Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act – L.A.’s Measure B to enforce condoms in porno. Six months after the city of Los Angeles passed a law requiring condoms on adult film sets, a ballot measure affecting the entire county has qualified for the November ballot.
AIDS activists gathered enough signatures to put the issue up for a vote arguing porn performers deserve better protection from sexually transmitted diseases. However many actors in the porn industry want the choice of condom usage to be on them, not on the county.
On November 6, “The Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act” will allow voters in Los Angeles County, a chance to vote on whether actors in porn movies filmed in L.A. county must wear condoms and practice safe sex on camera.
The fear is that the porno industry will go underground and cause an even bigger problem which may lead to actors to not even getting tested. Only two states in the nation don’t consider porn as prostitution – California, and New Hampshire.
Some in the Porn industry warn that the entire industry will up and leave if the law is passed. Producers in the industry as well as actors don’t believe there is a demand for porno scenes with condom usage like there is for “bareback” sex.
Public health officials believe that the amount of unprotected sex scenes not only puts the actors at risk but the general population as well.
According to smartvoter.org: “The proposed amendment would require producers of adult films to obtain a public health permit from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (the “Department”) in order to engage in the production of adult films for commercial purposes, and to pay a permit fee set by the Department to offset the cost of enforcement.”
Do you support the law being enforced in Los Angeles County or do you think the choice should be put on the actor?
The Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act.