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Porn Industry Leaving LA, California Over Condom Requirements

Activists still pushing

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Earlier this year, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed a complaint against California-based porn producer San Diego Boy Productions over what it believed were violations of the state's workplace safety regulations. The offense? The porn stars weren't wearing condoms.

AHF, an advocacy organization, is behind recent efforts to require porn performers to use condoms while filming to prevent the spread of HIV and was instrumental in persuading Los Angeles County to pass a measure last November imposing condom use on all adult film sets.

But when AHF complained to the state's division of occupational safety and health about San Diego Boy Productions, they soon discovered that the material in question wasn't shot in California. Rather, the producers outsourced filming to D&E Productions, a porn company in North Miami Beach, Florida. San Diego Boy Productions says that costs along with AHF's condom campaign are slowly pushing them out of the state.

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  1. How can that be? Businesses don’t relocate to another state to seek a different regulatory client. My Team Blue friends tell me that they don’t.

    1. Well, this is a particularly mobile industry. It has no need of permanant structures with our current level of technology, it could film in a different state every day.

      Oh, and do you know where I can find parts for a Model 82 Sarcasm Detector?

    2. That’s a classic standard position of the left. “Oh, no one will leave” or “someone will take their place.”

      It’s like the abstract notion of unintended consequences doesn’t exist in their thought process.

      Quebec is notorious for this line of thinking. The constant threat of separation has wreaked havoc on the Montreal economy likely permanently damaging it. Businesses and people silently move around (especially their money) and that calculation is rarely considered in their romantic dream.

      Yet nationalists claim ‘c’est pas vrai’ (it’s not true) that Montreal lags.

      Toronto, on the other hand, says ‘thank you for all the free business.’

  2. “Good riddance. California’s economy is in excellent shape and we frankly do not need the tax revenue from the porno business. Or any other business. We can run the state on rainbows and unicorns that shit environmentally friendly skittles”.

    Governor Moonbeam, September 12 2013

  3. Doesn’t forcing condoms on porn sorta take away from the risk factor that provides a high for people in the first place?

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