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Porn Studios Are Skirting Condom Law By Filming Outside Of L.A. County

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According the Los Angeles Times, L.A. County has seen a drop in permit requests to shoot adult films within county lines. The news comes out of the wake of a recent law requiring condoms to be used on all pornographic shoots. The government normally oversees 500 permit requests a year. At this point in time, only two have been approved.

Apparently, the ban of bareback porn has pushed studios to film in nearby locations including Ventura County where there has been a steep increase in “moans and groans” sound complaints.

“It’s really disturbing,” said Tim Gray, a 56-year-old father of four. “We were eating dinner and we heard these loud sounds outside, like something really bad had happened. I went outside and heard, well, the typical sounds you’d hear in a porn movie. It was echoing all over the neighborhood. Later I asked my daughter if she heard it. She said, ‘Yeah, I was doing my homework and I just turned up the music to drown it out.’”

Ventura and other surrounding counties are currently trying to figure out how to deal with the increase permit requests and film shoots. Not only are the local governments trying to figure out how to manage the sounds of sex echoing in the valley but also the issue of condom usage.

“We received three phone calls in March inquiring about permits, and one asked if we had a condom ordinance,” said Camarillo City Atty. Brian Pierik.

While officials in the article maintain that there is no clear evidence that studios are leaving L.A. County because of the condom law, it’s evident that studios are looking for other options.

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By:           Stacy Lambe
On:           Apr 18, 2013
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  • 21 Comments
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Where the hell are these “moaning and groaning” sounds coming from, and why do you care? Does everyone have their windows open down there? Shut ‘em!

      Apr 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      Well, people watch porn for the fantasy, not as a public health advertisement. The (straight) porn studios involved tend to have some pretty strict testing rules (using the new test that can rule out HIV within a coupe of weeks or less of infection, plus other rules) and have a very good track record of infection avoidance, with only isolated cases occurring. Straight people will not suddenly start buying condom porn now. LA county is shooting themselves in the foot.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 9:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sweetbrandigirl2004
      sweetbrandigirl2004

      The answer to this problem is simple the surrounding counties just need to pass the same condom law an d force the porn companies to comply

      Apr 18, 2013 at 9:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      Straight porn is actually bisexual porn because the women – and only the women – are depicted performing homosexual acts as well as heterosexual acts. There is, therefore, a bisexual double standard in almost all porn that contains both sexes.

      Also, many porn studios on the ‘straight’ side overtly discriminate against bisexual men.

      Female porn performers who have sexual relations with other women in such movies are harming the GLBT cause. I hope the condom laws put them out of business. They deserve it.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 2:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice
      jeff4justice

      Since safer sex ed inclusive to LGBT people is not taught, gay teens will likely get their sex ed from vids.

      There is this duality of gays demanding health care and empathy for HIV while so many glorify condomless sex. And the mega LGBT groups and media is mostly silent about this. They refuse to protest those who prey on and victimize LGBT folk when it’s their own doing the damage.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 4:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice
      jeff4justice

      Even mainstream mag Frontiers in L.A. did a piece glorifying barbackers Maverick Men in one of their issues. Ironically the mag was at the LA Gay & Lesbian center where there’s an STD clinic.

      When I called the Center and mag out on this the replies I got back could not have been more indifferent. It was cute then how one of their newsletters had a commentary by their ED about how awful AIDS is.

      Remember kids, it gets better ; )

      Apr 19, 2013 at 4:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      Jeff 4justice

      The bareback sex is not the problem. The problem is promiscuity. Bareback sex between two healthy people is not risky at all.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 5:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack
      Jack

      @Dakotahgeo: People have a right to peace and quiet.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 8:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack
      Jack

      @sweetbrandigirl2004: Why is coercion always the default position of white Liberals?

      Apr 19, 2013 at 8:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DOFEK
      DOFEK

      @Jack: Must be shit to be “JACK”! I am white African American AND Radical Liberal!. We had enough of like you in South Africa! YOU will do as we say!!. AdamHomo

      Apr 19, 2013 at 9:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Jack: I have never, ever, heard moaning and groaning so loud that it interferes with any peace and quiet. Unless you live in the same building where they are filming and have their sound system turned up half past insanity, you will hear nothing! My comment stands!

      Apr 19, 2013 at 9:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. E. Jones
      Mr. E. Jones

      @sweetbrandigirl2004:

      Agreed.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      @Brian:

      “healthy” people can be promiscuous too.

      If guys would just stop barebacking with someone they just met online or in a sex club etc, that would probably reduce HIV infections among gay men significantly…

      I’ve now heard of idiots showing up with the over the counter HIV test…using a negative result on that as an excuse to ditch the condoms. (clearly they didn’t read the part about the window period).

      Apr 19, 2013 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      @sweetbrandigirl2004: FYI CA is now considering a state wide law on condoms in porn.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 10:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      @QJ201, then CA will just lose the business. People who already have condomless sex with their wives/husbands don’t want to see condoms in their porn.

      @Brian: “Female porn performers who have sexual relations with other women in such movies are harming the GLBT cause.”

      How? What about the B in GLBT? It’s a harmless straight fantasy that turns on many men AND bi women.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob LaBlah
      Bob LaBlah

      Bareback gay porn is a REALITY that we are gong to have to accept. Case closed. Discussion over. Jury dismissed.
      *
      People start companies and go into business to make money. Rent, equipment, directors, cameramen….the whole nine yards have to be PAID. Bareback porn DVD’s and online movies make WAY more than those who depict sex with condoms. Go to any gay porn site and the first thing you are going to see nowadays is the bareback porn. You almost NEVER see advertisements with guys wearing condoms. Especially with the twink videos. Condoms are almost a thing of the past. Fisting and other kink are make a comeback as well based on the way they are marketed on the sites. Porn has to do something because they are now competing with sites that feature VERY HOT guys who are filming themselves have sex with pickups who AGREE, free of charge, to be filmed while having bareback sex and HAVE to know the odss against it NOT appearing online. The industry has changed significantly in the last three years. And don’t forget the recession we are still in that began in 2008 that killed off many porn companies is still with us.
      *
      Los Angeles really does hand me a laugh EVERYTIME it makes a pathetic attempt to make itself relevant. We will ban this, that………..didn’t the thought ever occur that all the companies were going to do was simply take their TAX PAYING BUSINESS elsewhere? I mean really. Of all places, Los Angeles wants to get sanctimonious? Get real. I guess next they will be talking about how overflowing churches are every Sunday in West Hollywood.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 1:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dresden
      Dresden

      I’m sure the Catholic Church is all up in arms about the government forcing people to use contraception. *snickers cynically*

      Apr 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      There is a lot of ignorance among the general public on this.

      People confuse safe sex with condoms.

      Actually bareback sex IS safe sex the way the straight porn business is handling it. If you do the PCR test on performers and put strict limits on outside sex the 2 week window period before (as they do) it is very safe. The straight porn companies have an excellent record of preventing HIV among their performers.

      I don’t know what the gay porn companies do, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the better ones have similar measures in place. If LA wants to regulate something, they would do better to regulate this kind of testing.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice
      jeff4justice

      @Brian: There’s no single, one “the problem” regarding HIV.

      Regarding the comment, “Bareback sex between two healthy people is not risky at all” there have been plenty of naive people who thought they were in those relationships and ended up getting HIV.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 6:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wilberforce
      Wilberforce

      This is where I get so disgusted with mainstream gay culture. It’s like they’re on another planet.
      People who would actually look at bareback porn after thirty years of hiv in this ‘community’. Emotionally stunted, self-loathing morons.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wilberforce
      Wilberforce

      Queue the excuses for self-destructive gay culture.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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