Tuesday’s Measure B, a.k.a. the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, seeks to require health permits and mandatory condoms and-or dental dams for all X-rated film shoots.
Ahead of voting day, adult performer Richie Calhoun itemizes via Tumblr some very convincing reasons why the mandated use of condoms may endanger rather than protect on-camera talent. He also writes that his industry has already been in dress rehearsal for a “Yes” majority vote:
If you think the next scene from your favorite porn performer after Measure B’s passage is going to be a condom scene, you’re dreaming. They’ll shoot in a studio that doesn’t require permits. They’ll shoot in a secret location with a smaller crew. They’ll shoot in San Francisco. Companies already shoot in Vegas and Malibu anticipating this possible snag in LA production.