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Hustler Fined $14K for Condom-Free Porn

California safety officials slap Larry Flynt's porn house with citation
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2011 4:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – Larry Flynt's Hustler Video and another porn production company have been fined by California workplace safety officials for filming unsafe sex. Hustler was fined $14,175 for three violations, including failure to provide condoms or other equipment to protect performers from assorted bodily fluids, AP reports. Activists have targeted the company over unsafe porn in the past, but Flynt maintains that people don't want to watch porn in which performers wear condoms.

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A workplace safety official says California is continually investigating the porn industry, although it can be tough to find filming locations for inspection. "Clearly, if an employee is having unprotected sexual contact with another person then there needs to be either engineering control, like simulation, or people need to use a condom or other barrier," said the official. (Read more condom stories.)

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