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TOUGH new laws known as ‘Measure B’ in Los Angeles County have made the use of condoms mandatory in all adult film production within the county.

It has also resulted in a 95 per cent drop in permits filed for adult films.

According to Free Speech Coalition chief executive Diane Duke, “filed permits for adult films have dropped 95 per cent in the year since Los Angeles County voters passed Measure B, which made condoms mandatory during local film production, according to a trade association for the adult industry. At this time last year, 480 film permits for adult films had been filed in the county, as opposed to a dismal 24 permits filed so far this year.”

She added that it was understood the law has cost LA County $450,000 in revenue, fuelling the debate in the US over safety in porn.

It has also been suggested in US media that there were moves to make adult films in California require performers to wear ‘personal protective clothing in addition to condoms’ during filming. According a proposed bill, a hazmat-style suit will be required, to ‘prevent contact of an employee’s eye; skin, mucous membranes, or genitals.’

A stronger safe sex message in porn has long been a subject debated to help reduce in STI rates.

Recently-positive adult gay-for-pay performer Rod Daily and his female partner Cameron Bay also came out in support of mandatory condom usage in adult films.

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