California Health Officials Issue Alert After Porn Actor Contracts HIV

Two weeks after the porn industry lost an appeal against a law requiring performers to wear condoms, California public health officials have announced that they believe a porn actor contracted HIV on a shoot out-of-state. An actor who tested negative for HIV just before the shoot had unprotected sex with several… » 12/30/14 11:30am 12/30/14 11:30am

Porn Industry Loses Appeal Against Mandatory Condom Law 

On Monday, the adult entertainment industry lost its appeal against Los Angeles County's controversial "Measure B," a referendum passed in 2012 requiring actors in the pornographic films to wear condoms. Vivid Entertainment, Califa Productions and others tried to argue that the measure violated their First Amendment… » 12/16/14 12:45pm 12/16/14 12:45pm

Condom Law Cramping Porn Stars' Style and Possibly Their Organs

A new California law requiring that actors in the porn industry wear condoms is getting some people in the X-rated biz hot and bothered. Two actors and the porn producing giant Vivid Entertainment are suing LA County in the hopes of overturning "Measure B," the law requiring stars to rubber up for safety. » 1/15/13 1:50pm 1/15/13 1:50pm

Dental Dams and Latex Gloves in Porn Are Just Solutions in Search of a Problem

On Tuesday, Los Angeles County passed a controversial new law called Measure B, or, to use the propaganda-y nickname its framers have given it, the Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act. While it sounds like a good idea — who doesn't like safer sex?! — its passage has been met with strong protests from porn studios… » 11/09/12 3:30pm 11/09/12 3:30pm

New Law Could Force Porn Actors to Wear Condoms Like Filthy Sailors

This Election Day, voters in Los Angeles County will have the chance to weigh in on Measure B, a law that would require porn actors filming vaginal and anal sex scenes in the locale to wear condoms. Proponents of the law say it's a public safety issue. Opponents of the law say that porn is already safe and… » 10/25/12 6:00pm 10/25/12 6:00pm

This Porn PSA Might Be the Least Sexy Thing You’ll See All Day

Measure B, a ballot initiative sponsored by the Aids Healthcare Foundation that would require all porn performers to use condoms for movies made in L.A., may initially seem pretty sensible, but it's been a fraught issue. Industry workers, citing test frequency and relatively low rate of HIV among porn performers,… » 10/14/12 4:30pm 10/14/12 4:30pm