New rules for porn movies from Hollywood. American judges have decided that porn actors in Los Angeles are required to use condoms during filming sex scenes.
Los Angeles County residents voted in 2012 for the adoption of measures which becomes mandatory condom use during sex casting scenes from pornographic movies, reports Reuters. The same law requires periodic testing of actors on sexually transmitted diseases.
Lawyers attacked porn industry regulations District Court, arguing that the imposition oppose condom use to their customers right of freedom of expression provided by the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
Porn producers have stated that they spoil the mood visible contraceptive measures some customers because they remind of real world problems such as unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
A three-judge panel of the 9th court in San Francisco, in the Circuit Court of Appeals in the United States has maintained Monday legislative measure, arguing that regulating decision is made with care for the interests district to reduce the rate of sexually transmitted infections, allowing at the same time, “alternative ways appropriate expression.”
The three judges said they agreed with the lower court decision that whatever the “original message” that the filmmakers could hope to convey by presenting scenes of sex without a condom, it is very unlikely that people who follow adult movies to understand that message.
The Court of Appeal in San Francisco argued that compulsory medical testing requirement actors and producers to follow a training course for infection with blood-borne pathogens using the same purpose of preventing the transmission of STDs.
The court noted that the three companies in the pornography industry, which is among those that have challenged the measure adopted in 2012, already require actors providing their real identity documents and undergo medical tests at least once a month.
Most of the porn industry in the United States, whose revenues are estimated at 9-13 billion dollars annually, working in Los Angeles County. According to the organization AIDS Healthcare Foundation, porn actors risk ten times greater than contracting a sexually transmitted disease compared with the general population.