Should government force porn actors to wear condoms?

On November 6, voters in Los Angeles County, California will get a chance to vote on whether actors in porn movies filmed in L.A. county must wear condoms and practice safe sex on camera. The Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act - also known as Measure B - is a response to ongoing stories about outbreaks of sexually transmitted diseases among workers in one of Southern California's most lucrative industries. "Self regulation has failed miserably when it comes to the porn industry," says Michael Weinstein of the Aids Healthcare Foundation, one of the main backers of Measure B. "This isn't the government's place," counters Steven Hirsch of Vivid Entertainment, one of the country's leading producers of X-rated fare. "In a time when we have huge budget deficits, [county officials] are going to take their time and energy to figure out how to police an industry that does a fine job of policing itself." Reason TV takes an in-depth look at one of the most heated - and controversial - regulatory battles ever put to a vote. About 5:40 minutes. Produced by Sharif Matar. Camera by Matar, Paul Detrick, and Zach Weissmueller. Narrated by Tracy Oppenheimer. What do you think should government put porn actors in jail for not wearing condoms?

Asked By: sound_of_the_silenced3 - 10/26/2012
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Answered By: Matt K - 10/26/2012
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we wind up having to pay their medical bills
Answered By: Stuart - 10/26/2012
No. The government should not interfere with individual choice. However, if a porn actor chooses to not use a condom, then they should suffer the financial consequences.
Answered By: Independent Voter - 10/26/2012
I doubt they are actually going to jail anyone. It is a worker safety issue. Like wearing hard hats at a construction site.
Answered By: Matt - 10/26/2012
HELL NO! I hate jacking off to porn when they wear condoms. Its fantasy people, condoms are a harsh reality. Besides, I thought they all got tested before they can "act".
Answered By: Red Barron - 10/26/2012
This isn't the local government's place in my opinion however that being said its a choice that can affect their tax base. If another county doesn't have the same rules like maybe Ventura county then perhaps the pornographers simply move businesses to more convenient locations.
Answered By: tomas g - 10/26/2012
Let them make their own choices. If they want to join the John Holmes club on non-survivors, that's fine with me.
Answered By: suthrnlyts™ - 10/26/2012
No. But we do need far more frequent and strict testing, and any actor that tests postive should lose the ability to participate in pornographic production permanently.
Answered By: Gina - 10/26/2012
I looked up the list and can find no current cases of deaths in the porn industry from aids. Many from the 70s, 80s and 90s. When I look up the names of the ones from the the last ten years they were all gay. Any proof this is a problem that I couldn't find?
Answered By: Common Sense - 10/26/2012
* If they start wearing condom, i will quit watching porn and won't pay a dime to the porn industry... More
Answered By: black dog - 10/26/2012
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