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Porn Industry Unhappy With Measure B, Threatens To Leave Los Angeles

Porn Industry Upset Over Measure B

The porn industry is so unhappy with the passage of Measure B that many producers are threatening to move production out of Los Angeles., according to ABC News.

Although the measure proved popular with voters, not everyone in L.A. believes porn actors should be made to wear condoms while performing their jobs.

Vivid Entertainment founder Steve Hirsch feels Measure B doesn’t provide any sort of solution to problems within the porn industry. Actors are currently screened for STDs by filmmakers, a process which Hirsch believes is more effective than condoms.

“The adult industry takes this very seriously. This is how we survive as an industry,” he said. “This is how these performers make a living. We’re talking about their lives.”

“We do a pretty incredible job when it comes to protecting the performers,” he added.

Whitney Engeran-Cordova, senior director of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, believes that Measure B is important in preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

“This is really a victory for common sense,” she explained. “I hope that the production directors and performers and all of the industry realize it was not only the voters who passed this. It was also customers.”

Producers of pornographic films who wish to operate within Los Angeles County will be required to purchase permits. These signs most be posted somewhere on set while the film is in production. Health inspectors will perform routine investigations to see if people are following orders.

According to the Los Angeles Times, officials admitted that enforcing the law might be difficult since numerous porn films are shot inside private homes.

“People voted for it, and they’re entitled to have it on the books,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky explained. “It’s a challenge we’re going to have to confront.”

Many producers are worried that Measure B could ultimately decrease their sales. Many porn retailers aren’t interested in titles which feature actors wearing condoms. As a result, some executives within the industry have threatened to move production somewhere else.

Do you support Measure B? Do you believe the porn industry does a good job of protecting its actors from sexually transmitted diseases?

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