Condom law 'will drive porn industry away from LA'

Adult film directors will take their business elsewhere following the decision to make the use of condoms compulsory in such movies being filmed in Los Angeles.

That is according to a number of professionals in the porn industry, who have warned that the so-called Measure B legislation will cause producers to look elsewhere for locations, the Independent reports.

Under the terms of this measure - which received the support of around 55 per cent of the Los Angeles people in a vote last week - stars of adult films would be legally-required to use condoms, while directors would need to purchase a public health order.

However, many individuals in the industry do not believe this move will have a major effect on promoting safe sex in the porn sector.

For instance, Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine said the law "doesn't change anything", as his publication will film in "Hawaii, Mexico or the desert".

Meanwhile, founder of Vivid Entertainment Steven Hirsch added: "Ultimately, we'll find a solution, because performers don't want to be mandated to wearing condoms."