LA votes in favour of condoms in porn

Porn stars in Los Angeles (LA) may soon be required to wear condoms during filming after lawmakers voted in favour of such regulations.

To be confirmed next week, the City Council's vote resulted in an 11-to-one judgement in favour of the prophylactics being worn on set, the AFP reports.

The Aids Healthcare Foundation - which is based in LA and provides advocacy to more than 100,000 individuals in 22 countries - has been campaigning for the move for some time and Michael Weinstein, president of the organisation, said the result is a step in the right direction.

However, the adult film industry remains in objection to the ruling and porn star Nina Hartley explained there are concerns that wearing the products for long scenes - which can last anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour - could result in chafing and other problems.

She added: "I know it looks different from the outside, but it will not work to protect anybody."