The Adult Film Industry Must Now Use Condoms For Shoots In Los Angeles
Wrap it Up! That’s what’s going down in the adult film industry as the Los Angeles City Council has approved an ordinance that will require actors in adult films to use condoms.
According to LA Weekly, the council adopted the ordinance on an 9-1 vote. The move is being brought about to prevent the
spread of HIV in the multi-billion-dollar adult film industry which is centered in L.A.
The Free Speech Coalition, the trade association for the Adult Videos industry, argue that condoms are not needed since adult film actors are constantly tested for STDs and say there hasn’t been a confirmed case of HIV in their industry in the past five years. The ruling however applies only to scenes shot on location and excludes scenes shot at studios. Most scenes are shot on location, though, and the bill is just waiting on the mayor’s signature to go into effect.