Porn Industry Considers Latex Law

angie savageRecently Los Angeles County has voted in a new law which requires that all performers in pornography movies are required to wear condoms during the filming of their sex scenes. Despite this planned change, some of the industry’s stars are still turning up to work without a condom handy. Perhaps this is because stars, such as James Deen are already planning to challenge the law before it becomes implemented. If the challenge doesn’t work then the billion dollar porn industry in LA could end up moving to another state, and that isn’t good for the economy which is already flailing a little.

The law was voted in by 56% of voters, however it won’t become law until the results have been counted which is likely to take a short while longer. The law won’t come into force proper until the county officials work out how they can enforce it. Perhaps this means dispatching special officers to monitor every porn movie, which of course would cost a healthy sum of money. At the time of writing the Department of Public Health have not released a timetable for developing their enforcement plan.

Despite the adult entertainment industry being the ones that are protected, they have fought furiously to stop the law becoming implemented. The reason for this is because all working actors go through a number of STI checks every single month. They also claim that it will be incredibly costly to enforce and around 10,000 jobs could be lost in LA as a result. The industry has also stated that people don’t want to see actors having sex with condoms. This isn’t the first time the law has been implemented either, the last time anybody tried to sales in the industry fell by 30%.

It is worth noting that there hasn’t been a link to HIV in pornography since 2004, and that is over 300,000 movies made since then. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is claiming these figures are false however and that there have actually been links, as well as a number of other sexual diseases.
It is believed that the porn industry will be monitored by way of permits and surprise inspections, which of course is going to add further costs to the production of the movie. In addition to this, it will also cause the drop off in sales. Many companies will go bankrupt as a result.
The intention is to get the law overturned as it violates the rights of ‘Free Expression’ which can of course be found in the first amendment. Companies are already planning to move out of Los Angeles County if the law is not overturned.

It will be interesting to see how this law plays out in the future.

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