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County Officials Soft on Issue of Condoms in Adult Films

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From a 2009 adult film shoot (Photo by Koga/LAist)
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When it comes to condom use in the local porn business, Los Angeles County officials are opting to keep their hands to themselves.

Citing the manner in which adult films are shot, County Public Health Chief Dr. Jonathan Fielding says his department can't take charge of monitoring condom use on set: "It is very, very difficult to implement. There are roughly 200 production companies with about . . . 1,200 actors. All you need is a room and a camera and a bed, basically, to do this kind of shoot, and we have no ability to police this," reports the LA Times.

Further complicating supervision would be the fact that many of these productions do not even obtain the necessary permits for filming in the area, as well as the burden of cost on the department to staff a monitoring program.