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Editorial: Mandate Condom Use in Adult Film Industry

The most effective way to keep adult film actors safe from sexually transmitted infections "is to vigorously enforce, and if necessary strengthen, existing rules requiring condom use for adult performers," a Los Angeles Times editorial states. It continues, "Both federal and state labor laws specifically require the use of personal protective equipment or barriers against blood or bodily fluids in the workplace, such as the gloves and masks used by medical technicians." Although no state law currently requires condom use in adult films, "it may be time for that to change," the editorial states.

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