Larry Flynt | Free Speech Activist

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From U.S. News & World Report

Larry Flynt Speaks Out Against California Condom Proposal

California could ban condom-free sex in adult films, and Larry Flynt thinks that’s absurd.

Spearheaded by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a controversial new proposal would require condoms to be worn in all California-made adult films. If it passes, virtually everyone with a financial stake in a given film—producers, investors and distributors—could be penalized for the depiction of condom-free sex.

In 2012, Los Angeles residents voted a similar proposal into law. Now studios in the L.A. area must require performers to wear condoms, or face lawsuits and fines.

Those in favor of the statewide measure say it’s to stop the spread of STIs, including HIV, within the industry. But its opponents argue that performers are tested so frequently that sex on set is safe.

“You’ve got a better chance of getting HIV by picking up a girl in a neighborhood bar than going to bed with a porn star,” Larry Flynt told U.S. News & World Report. “The whole idea is just crazy.”

Californians will vote on the initiative in 2016. You can read the full U.S. News & World Report article here.

 

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