Simi Valley Approves Condom-Only Law

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Simi Valley has passed its own mandatory condom law, virtually slamming the door on porn production in the Los Angeles suburb.

Like the hot-button City Ordinance No. 181989, "Safer Sex in the Adult Industry Act," adopted by the city of Los Angeles in January, Simi Valley lawmakers last night passed the measure that requires porn producers to make sure male performers use condoms in order to obtain a filming permit.

The new restrictions take effect in 31 days.

Mayor Bob Huber called for the ordinance in early February saying he wanted to send a clear message that porn was not welcomed in "family-oriented" Simi Valley community of 125,000.

The porn scare may be much ado about nothing despite rumblings that adult productions might move to the city if L.A. strictly enforces the use of condoms.

In fact, XBIZ reported that L.A. city budget cuts could actually hamper policing the new rules that could take some heat off of a potential porn exodus.

And according to the Ventura County Star, Simi Valley’s Environmental Services director Peter Lyons said that out of 59 permits issued by the city in 2011, only one was issued for a porn shoot.

Although there’s been no official word yet as to how the law would be enforced, City Manager Mike Sedell noted earlier that city code enforcement officers, not police officers, could handle the job.

The city of Moorpark, another one of L.A.'s neighbors, is also considering adopting a new mandatory condom law in an effort to keep porn out of its neighborhood.

Moorpark city council member Mark Van Dam reportedly made a request of the staff at a Feb. 15 council meeting asking city staff to monitor the situation, and look for alternatives and possible state regulations relating to the issue.


Copyright © 2024 Adnet Media. All Rights Reserved. XBIZ is a trademark of Adnet Media.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.

More News

FSC Submits Statement for the Record to U.S. Congress About Financial Discrimination

The Free Speech Coalition has submitted a statement for the record to Congress, detailing the ways in which Treasury regulations aimed at preventing financial crime may be unintentionally leading to de-banking adult businesses and workers.

Aylo Responds to Canada's Privacy Commissioner Report on User-Generated Content Protocols

Aylo has released a statement responding to a report released by Canada’s privacy commissioner, regarding a complaint about user-generated content.

FSC to Hold Webinar on Taxes for Adult Industry Professionals

FSC will conduct a “No Stigma, All Strategy: Taxes for the Adult Industry” webinar on Tuesday, March 5 at 11 a.m. PST.

Kentucky Republicans Revive 'Public Health Crisis' Claims to Justify Anti-Porn Bills

Republican lawmakers in the Kentucky House and Senate are renewing claims that adult content is part of a “public health crisis,” to justify introducing matching copycat versions of the age verification legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

Texas' AG Ken Paxton Sues Aylo Over Controversial Age Verification Law

Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against Aylo, alleging the company is in violation of Texas’ controversial age verification law, which mandates that adult websites post a “health warning” perpetuating religious anti-porn propaganda myths.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee Questions First Amendment Protections for Sexual Content

Utah newspaper Deseret News has published an interview with U.S. Senator Mike Lee, in which he champions ongoing efforts to limit access to adult content online in the name of fighting “porn addiction.”

Conservative Group's Plan to Criminalize Porn Is Part of Campaign to End All 'Recreational Sex'

A 2023 X post by the Heritage Foundation, in which the influential conservative think tank called for an end to “recreational sex,” has resurfaced in the wake of the Alabama Supreme Court’s recent ruling that frozen embryos are legally children.

Japanese Performers, Stakeholders Rally to Save Industry From Controversial Law

Hundreds of protesters marched alongside Japanese adult industry professionals on Friday to protest a controversial 2022 law that regulates the country’s adult video (AV) sector, and which they contend has destabilized the industry.

FSC Meets With UK Baroness in Charge of Tory Government's Porn Review

The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has met with Baroness Gabrielle Bertin, the House of Lords member charged by the U.K. government with conducting a full review of the country's pornography laws.

FSC Publishes Guide to Navigating New FinCEN Reporting Requirements

The Free Speech Coalition has published a guide for members on how to navigate the new reporting requirements implemented by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Show More