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LA Passes Porn Condom Law

No condom, no film permit under new ordinance

(Newser) - Los Angeles has defied the porn industry's threat to quit the city and passed a law requiring porn actors to wear condoms during filming. The City Council voted 9-1 for final approval of the ordinance, which is set to go into effect in 90 days, the Los Angeles Times... More »

LA Council Backs Law Requiring Condoms in Porn

Safe sex measure passes preliminary vote

(Newser) - No condom might equal no sex for the nation's biggest porn industry. The Los Angeles City Council has given preliminary approval to a law requiring porn actors to practice safe sex during filming, the Los Angeles Times reports. The measure, which passed 11-1, will return for final approval next... More »

Flee 2012 Apocalypse in Porn Studio's Luxe Bunker

Will include bar, performance spaces, and there's space for fans

(Newser) - If you’re paranoid that the Mayans might have been right about the Dec. 21, 2012 apocalypse, then maybe you should start sucking up to the people at Pink Visual. The LA-based porn studio says it’s building a lavish “post-apocalyptic” bunker, complete with fully-stocked bars, performance stages, and... More »

Porn Industry HIV Scare a False Alarm

Actor was retested, and results were negative

(Newser) - Porn sets across the LA-area could be back in business this week, after an HIV scare that shuttered the industry last Monday turned out to be a false alarm. The actor who had tested positive was retested, and the second test returned negative results, reports the Los Angeles Times . "... More »

LA Sex Conventions Can't Get Along

There's only room in this town for one adult show... even in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Things are getting dirty. Competing sex conventions in Los Angeles are in the middle of a public feud over the right to host events at the LA Convention Center. The managers of Adultcon—the largest of the three—have canceled two of next year's shows because the city is... More »

Conservatives Pummel Holder as Soft on Porn

But Justice Department says obscenity better tackled at other levels

(Newser) - The Justice Department is shutting down the Bush-era Obscenity Protection Task Force, reports Politico , and critics are bashing AG Eric Holder for not being tougher on porn and smut. "As the toxic waste of obscenity continues to spread and harm everyone it touches, it appears the Obama administration is... More »

Ex-Actor May Be Behind Porn WikiLeaks Site

Industry insiders suspect homophobic performer named Donny Long

(Newser) - Nobody knows for sure who's behind the Porn Wikileaks website, which is exposing the personal information of porn stars, but those in the industry have a pretty good guess. They tell the Daily Beast and Salon it's likely a former porn actor and director named Donny Long, aka Donald Carlos... More »

Hustler Fined $14K for Condom-Free Porn

California safety officials slap Larry Flynt's porn house with citation

(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... More »

Porn Stars' Personal Info Leaked

Thousands of names posted on PornWikiLeaks site

(Newser) - The real and stage names of thousands of current and former porn film workers has been leaked online. The data has been posted on a WikiLeaks-style site and was apparently obtained from the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM), a California clinic that conducts lab tests for sexually transmitted diseases... More »

Vivid to Sheen: Make a Porno!

Because the world needed this...

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen's big on pulling crazy crap these days, so why not add to his resume? Steven Hirsch of adult film factory Vivid Entertainment writes the actor/crazyman a letter saying, “We think it would be great if you would come in and direct" its next movie "within the... More »

HIV+ Porn Actor: Make Condoms Mandatory

'Patient Zeta' says 'dangerous' industry needs reform

(Newser) - The porn actor who tested positive for HIV this fall is going public and calling for mandatory condom use for the entire porn industry. Derrick Burts—previously known only as Patient Zeta—says the industry's stance that testing for STDs is sufficient is "completely false," adding that he... More »

Porn Star Tests Positive for HIV

Adult entertainment industry reels after hearing the news

(Newser) - Two of the porn industry's biggest companies have stopped production following the news that an actor has tested positive for HIV. Yesterday's revelation sent the industry—which eschews the use of condoms on porn sets—into a tizzy, as it attempts to track down the people who may have worked... More »

Disturbing New Career Choice: Sex Tape Star

Montana Fishburne zeroes in on different path to fame

(Newser) - With Montana Fishburne releasing her own sex tape , a long-held suspicion is confirmed: “Some of those shocking sex tapes those D-list celebrities didn't want you to see are in fact carefully contrived publicity stunts,” writes Mary Elizabeth Williams on Salon . “In what surely has to be the... More »

Porn Industry Exploits Its Male Stars

Men are the 'punch line' of the industry

(Newser) - The death of Stephen Hill —a porn star who police say killed a colleague and wounded others—prompts Susannah Breslin to examine the often brutal way the industry treats its male actors. "If porn is a joke—and, particularly these days, it most assuredly is—male porn stars... More »

Pranksters Add Porn to iPad Ads

Group having some fun with Steve Jobs

(Newser) - Apple has covered San Francisco with iPad advertisements, giving one group of pranksters plenty of ammunition to tweak Steve Jobs over his anti-porn ways . The group, Freedom From Porn, is pasting alternate screen images over the ads to make it look like the iPad users are looking at adult websites,... More »

Porn Actor Wanted in Sword Killing Dies in Fall

Cops use stun gun, actor tumbles off cliff

(Newser) - The porn actor wanted in the murder of a co-worker has died after an 8-hour standoff with California cops that ended in his fall from a cliff. Police cornered Stephen Clancy Hill yesterday and finally used stun guns to get him down, at which point he either fell or jumped,... More »

Porn Actor Snaps, Stabs 3 Co-Workers

One dead in production office rampage after he lost his job

(Newser) - A struggling porn actor went on a rampage last night, attacking three people with a machete-like weapon at the video production office where he worked, police tell the LA Times . One of the victims is dead, the other two injured. According to police, 30-year-old Stephen Hill, who both did production... More »

Piracy Is Naughty: Porn Stars

Video of porn stars far less fun than you were hoping

(Newser) - The adult entertainment industry wants you to know you've been a very bad boy if you've downloaded its movies without paying. And for some inexplicable reason, the industry has chosen to deliver this message in a video shot entirely from the neck up, in which various porn stars offer gravely... More »

Porn Stars, It's Time to Wear Rubbers

Condom move would humanize stars, help public health

(Newser) - Put on the condom already, porn industry, writes Kent Sepkowitz. Sheathing up will be a positive public health move, and could even humanize actors we can’t seem to consider as the same species as us. California is considering a request to force the industry to rubber up in the... More »

Why It's Time to Take Online Dating Seriously

Infographic shows how far industry has come

(Newser) - It's time to take online dating seriously. Seriously. It's now a $1.049 billion a year industry used by 40 million Americans—236 of whom get married every day, according eHarmony. That would amount to 2% of all US marriages, notes this infographic from OnlineSchools.org. Other fun facts: More »

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