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Porn Knocks On Camarillo's Door After Condoms Required In L.A.

Porn Knocks On Camarillo's Door After Condoms Required In L.A.
Pornfolk shot by Nate 'Igor' Smith for LA Weekly.

The porn industry has been none too happy about L.A. county's mandatory condom ordinance. It has threatened to leave the state, but it might have found a solution closer to home:

By simply moving production into neighboring counties that don't require condoms for adult video shoots, porn can pretty much stay put and satisfy what it argues is America's desire for prophylactic-free smut:

Fearing a porn invasion after seeing an uptick in film permit requests, the city of Camarillo in Ventura County this week hit pause on adult video production.

In November local voters approved a mandatory condom law for porn that applies to most of L.A. county. The measure was spearheaded by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

The Camarillo City Council this week voted to enact a 45-day moratorium on porn shoots until it can figure out what's going on, the Ventura County Star reports.

Porn Knocks On Camarillo's Door After Condoms Required In L.A.
Women at the AVN Awards by Nate 'Igor' Smith.

Officials were concerned after at least some of the permit applicants had asked about the city's stance on condoms in porn, the paper says. Some even inquired about how to establish porn studios in town.

Assistant City Attorney Don Davis:

It gives us a chance to study it so we can craft certain regulations. The ordinance is not regulatory; it is simply a prohibition on establishing new uses.

That's one back door porn won't be using for now, but there are a lot of towns outside L.A. county between the border and Santa Barbara.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]


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