Porn Industry Threats To Leave L.A. If Condoms Are Required

Movies & TV

By: kholmes / January 18, 2012

The porn industry is threatening to leave the capital city L.A. where most of the films are created. Why? Because the government is trying to make it mandatory for the actors to wear condoms.

Tuesday (Jan. 17) in L.A. the city council voted 9-1 in the decision to deny film permits to producers who do not comply to the condom requirement. The industry is not happy about the decision and don’t understand why they should be forced to wear condoms. Yahoo News report that Steven Hirsch, co-founder and co-chairman of Los Angeles-based Vivid, the largest erotic film maker, stated “Ultimately I think what they will find is people will just stop shooting in the city of Los Angeles.”

The industry already has its own set policy that seemed to have been working for them, requiring actors be tested for sexually transmitted diseases a minimum of every 30 days when they are working. At the end of the day, it is the actors choice whether they want to wear a condom or not, the government trying to make them do something that they don’t want to will only make matters worse.

Do you think the porn industry should be required to wear condoms?