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Wrap It Up: Los Angeles First City To Mandate Condom Use In Porn

Back in December, Queerty reported that the Los Angeles County Council was mulling over a measure to mandate condom usage in all porn films.

Well, the council voted on Tuesday and the bill passed by a 9-1 margin, so now every Tom, Dick and Harry will have to slap on a jimmy hat before they get pumpin’ on screen.

We don’t really have a problem with that: Actors have always had to wear safety equipment when performing risky stunts (and lets face it, bareback sex is a risky stunt.) But how will this affect the industry? Will studios just shrug and suit up—or will they flee the City of Angels for other destinations with laxer rules? And how exactly will this be enforced? Will OSHA agents have to stand by all porn shoots? (That should be interesting.)

This is the first time a city has passed such an ordinance and, while more than three-quarters of the American porn industry is based in Los Angeles, some producers are threatening to leave town.

Exactly who is this threat directed at? The city council certainly isn’t going to cry if a few adult-movie studios depart.

Initially the AIDS Healthcare Foundation had gotten a similar initiative put on the public ballot but “the city would have had to spend over $4 million to hold the election,” reports Gay Today, “and city officials said a decision to simply adopt the condom requirement allowed them to dodge that costly poll.”

We really don’t see a downside here: Those of you who simply must have your bareback porn can certainly find it elsewhere. And the rest of us? Well, if we can fantasize that Brent Everett is actually banging his math teacher then surely we can pretend there’s no latex on his prodigious member.

Source: Gay Today