City of Angels porn actors will in future be required to sport condoms for their performances after Los Angeles County voters gave the thumbs up to the "Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act", aka "Measure B". The act was proposed to prevent "thousands of performers contracting preventable sexually transmitted infections, …
here you go - for the gifted (or challenged) shy gentleman
Read the section "finding the perfect condom"
(no I don't work there; yes I do live in Amsterdam; yes I do use this service)
US condom sizes
Many years ago I was seconded to work in the US. There were regular visitors from the UK & it was not uncommon to be asked (in an open office) whether I would like anything brought over from the UK.
"Tea for the missus and some condoms for me"
"Yes I know you can buy them here but I find American ones too small..."
True, and I'd rather remain anon. ;-)
Re: US condom sizes
> Tea for the missus and some condoms for me
...and they say romance is dead.
I have a solution for that one: http://www.theyfit.co.uk/
American porn stars have to use condoms to stop STDs including HIV but foreign aid to 3rd world countries can't be used to promote condom use to stop the spread of HIV.
Re: Double Standard?
Welcome to the U.S.A. You'll need to check your higher brain function at the door, for which you will receive a receipt that is not valid for its return.
Re: Double Standard?
Different groups of standards setters, the latter were neo-con religious nutballs.
Re: Double Standard?
More to the point, the porn/condem law is only in one county in the entire USA.
No jokes yet??!?!?!
A Scottish solder in full dress uniform marches into a chemist's. Very carefully he opens his sporran and pulls out a neatly folded cotton bandanna. He unfolds that, to reveal a smaller silk square handkerchief, which he also unfolds, to reveal a condom. The condom has a number of patches on it. The chemist holds it up and eyes it critically.
"How much to repair it?" the Scot asks the chemist.
"Six pence," replies the chemist.
"How much for a new one?"
"Ten pence," replies the chemist.
The Scot painstakingly folds the condom into the silk square handkerchief and the cotton bandanna, replaces it carefully in his sporran and marches out of the door, shoulders back and kilt swinging. A moment or two later the chemist hears a great shout outside, shortly followed by an even greater shout. The Scottish soldier marches back into the chemists and addresses the proprietor, this time with a grin on his face.
"The regiment has taken a vote," he announces. "We'll have a new one."
Government in the bed room ?????
Talk about government reaching out to our bedrooms !!
And anyway where is the evidence of any widespread preventable sexually transmitted infections, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis, and HIV", as a result of not slipping on a rubber ??
The truth is the opposite. The incidence of such infections is almost non existent in the porn community.
Re: The incidence of such infections
... prevents porn actors from earning, so tends not to be reported accurately.
Re: Government in the bed room ?????
Someone should invent
A device that uses a hyperspectral imager based around variable wavelength UV LEDs to detect the unique fluorescence spectra of the common STI bacteria and gives a readout.
This method would also work for detecting unwanted substances in drinks as well so dual purpose.
Turns out that simply heating and cooling the diode will adjust its wavelength predictably, allowing a wide range of wavelengths to be generated with a simple setup.
Using several different diode centre wavelengths allows a wider range..
As an L.A. voter, I read up on this measure, and found it rather alarming. Aside from the fact that I don't care for this sort of nanny state (or nanny country in this case) law in the first place, it really seems to go too far. Perhaps they only intend to enforce the condom part, but as written it requires full hospital-style body substance isolation. If goggles, gloves and lab coats are your idea of sexy, you're in luck. It also gives health inspectors the right to enter any location suspected of commercially producing porn. Since porn can be, and is, made in private houses, that's a bit worrisome too.
Icon: L.A. Pornstar
...this all lends credence to the rumour that California has always been misspelled. Apparently, it should actually be spelled "CCC Kalifornia".
That's only for the part of California south of the Grapevine... Northern California still has some functioning brains, when they aren't pickled by fermented grape juice.
Where's my damn WINE glass...
everywhere else in the world, State == Country.
Do'h. That was actually a typo. I meant to say "nanny county", because it's a Los Angeles County law, definitely not a federal one.
Just for the record though, the USA isn't the only country composed of multiple states. Mexico has states (estados) too. I'd be surprised if there aren't more examples.
My brother never used to have a problem, but then he always used CLINGFILM!!!
red rings died with 1990s lipstick
Condoms come in different sizes!
I might even go shopping to impress some milf tomorrow
I would have thought "Measure C" would have been a more appropriate name?
The inspector is here.
I commented on a post about this previously and wondered if there was to be a new department at the city for inspecting filming locations to be certain of compliance or would they send around the city Code Enforcement (read: punters who couldn't qualify for the police force). Will these "inspectors" be assigned? Will they compete for assignments? Or, will they sue the city for having to view people "in the act"? I get the strong impression that there will be a union action against the city that give the inspectors a 4x pay raise while on duty that will be charged to the production company. That will chase out any remaining companies. Anybody left filming adult entertainment in LA won't be telling anybody about it.
Business opportunity: Movie equipment rental shop in Ventura catering to the adult film industry. A branch in Las Vegas might be a good idea too. It's not too far of a drive and there are lots of vacant and fancy mansions that can be rented for locations.
Porn will likely end up moving. While I see some purulent old aunties sing "Hosana!!" at that, the tax loss, employment, and other financial drains this will leave behind it are fairly significant.
It's not too surprising really. Government don't have brains to think about onward problems their decisions cause, so are unlikely to give a crap either way.
andjust how will they do watersports?
I'm slightly embarrassed to know this, but urine is not one of the fluids on the "Other Potentially Infectious Materials" list. So peeing on people is still fine. Perhaps watersports porn will even enjoy a boost in popularity since they've effectively banned making the normal stuff.
With a powerboat and waterskis or a jetski as per today I'd guess.
Just ban porn.
We don't need that kind of smut in our Christian society.
I just wish
that they would extend this to the American families where10+ children seem perfectly OK. I literally cringe when I hear 'every child is a gift from God' from people justifying why they can ignore common sense and thus contribute to the wave of overpopulation on the globe.
I know that America is a big country, and that it is far from full yet, but these are normally middle class people who are just as much a drain on the Earth's resources as any other American (I may exempt the Amish families from this generalization, but that is just because of their life-style choice, not their philosophy on children).
All first world countries should be providing an example to the rest of the world as regards population control.
BITE YOUR TOUNGE SIR!
Slaps you with a copy of the bible!
<<British studs, on the other hand, can readily obtain protection suitably sized for their impressive engorgements, but it's illegal to import these into the US.>>
..and if the day comes when they are legal, I hope that our manufacturers mark them as 'medium'.