AP: California Could Require Condoms In Porn

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California workplace safety officials have drafted rules to require porn performers to use condoms and other barriers in sex scenes to prevent being infected with sexually transmitted diseases.

Cal/OSHA officials provided the 17-page draft proposal to The Associated Press on Friday, and it is to be discussed at a public meeting in Los Angeles on June 7.

The draft would then go to the state’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board for a ruling on whether it becomes part of state code.

Some major porn producers have opposed the use of condoms in porn in the past, arguing that a state rule would drive the porn industry out of California and that audiences don’t want to watch protected sex.

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  1. John Q says:

    great…more jobs and tax revenue moved out of California

    1. Saber 1 says:

      There goes the money shots.

      1. Saber 1 says:

        I like it when a chic is getting corn holed and gets the man yogurt shot on her back.

  2. mister s says:

    no porn company in their right mind would stay in California and they employ a lot of people, not just those onscreen.

  3. Buck Naked says:

    We can say good bye to.another revenue producing industry. Sacramento must not be as broke as they claim to be.
    on a side note, where are the Republicans when you need them? They stand for smaller government, less government interference in our lives. This is an example of government regulations interfering with industry.

  4. Mack says:

    The porn industry is no more essential to California’s future than the gold and oil rushes were. If they leave, good riddance.

    1. Buck Naked says:

      Hmmm… I guess you don’t realize how much revenue is at stake, Mack. The industry provides countless jobs and helps pump millions into the local economy, not to mention the tax revenue generated. Oil and gold did not contribute nearly as much on a sustained basis to the economy. Good riddance? Hardly.

  5. madtaxpayer says:

    bunch of hand wacky California Demo politicians get paid to watch porn movies and arrive in this stupid new regulation? who are you trying to protect? don’t you guys have better things to do, like fixing the budget!

  6. c says:

    all of the posts here focus on CA industry, which I agree with. lets not overlook the fact that these parties are consenting adults doing otherwise legal things. not that I would, but what about amateurs? when will we need to start getting permits to have sex at home, or fines for doing while the kiddies are sleeping. thay say this is to prevent the spread of std’s but from what I understand the industry does a very good job with keeping tests up to date. not like the industry itself has an impact on the volume of public having “unprotected” sex…way to go OSHA!

    1. c says:

      ohhh, sorry for the spelling errors.

  7. Jack says:

    Boo!… I like it old school myself

  8. fred says:

    the feds have to step in and stop this law like they stopped that illegal alien law in az.

  9. Gort says:

    Cool… pretty soon California will have no revenue at all. Excellent work!

  10. Condoms should definitely be mandatory in porn to prevent the spread of STD’s – keep in mind not only the talent’s have sex on porn sets – often times the directors will have sex with the female talents on sets as well and they are often untested (or at least do not show an std test) – this happened between myself and Vince Vouyer when I shot a scene for Control Freaks.

    Please read my blog monicafoster.blogspot.com – I managed to barely escape porn and still many so called porn professionals consistently harass me for telling the truth about my experiences – pornwikileaks is a good example of that harassment (not just upon myself but my family as well).

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