Con­doms now re­quired for city’s porn ac­tors

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LOS AN­GE­LES | Con­doms are now re­quired on Los An­ge­les porn sets.

Mayor An­to­nio Vil­laraigosa signed an or­di­nance in Jan­uary re­quir­ing that ac­tors in adult movies in the city must use con­doms in or­der for pro­duc­ers to get a film­ing per­mit, and the rule took ef­fect Mon­day.

The AIDS Health­care Foun­da­tion lob­bied for the reg­u­la­tion for years and says it’s es­sen­tial to pro­tect adult film ac­tors from HIV and other sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted dis­eases. The group is col­lect­ing sig­na­tures for a Novem­ber bal­lot mea­sure that would re­quire con­doms on sets coun­ty­wide.

But in­dus­try lead­ers say the new reg­u­la­tion might drive them from the na­tion’s porn cap­i­tal. They es­ti­mate that as many as 90 per­cent of U.S. porn films are made in Los An­ge­les, most of them in the sub­ur­ban San Fer­nando Val­ley.

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