Los Angeles Condom Ordinance Spurs Rise In Underground Porn

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It has been known as the nation’s porn capital for years, but if recent film-permit records are to be believed, fewer than three adult movies a month are being made in Los Angeles County this year.

So where are those hundreds of films available for instant download on the Internet coming from?

n-PORN-largeMany are still coming from right here, say industry officials, acknowledging that when Los Angeles County voters cracked down on filmmakers in November 2012 with an ordinance requiring that actors use condoms, quite a few filmmakers went underground.

“A lot are simply shooting in out-of-the-way places where they won’t be caught,” says Mark Kernes, senior editor at Adult Video News, which tracks industry trends. “Normally it’s in people’s homes who are willing to rent them out for a day. Sometimes it’s out in the woods. There are vacation cabins far away from anything that you can shoot a movie at.”

Others have traveled outside of Los Angeles County, either to neighboring counties or sometimes even out of state. Diane Duke, executive director of the Free Speech Coalition, an industry advocacy group, said she knows of a handful that have moved to Las Vegas, although none want to be mentioned by name for fear of bringing condom activists after them.

Although a few porn producers do require that actors use condoms, the majority do not, saying fans have made it clear they don’t want to see them.

Wherever the filmmakers are working now, only 20 have applied for permits so far this year, according to Film LA, which issues them.

Last year 40 adult filmmakers took out permits, compared with 485 in 2012, the last year before the ordinance took effect.

One filmmaker that is staying put for now is the Vivid Entertainment Group, one of the industry’s largest. Chief executive and co-founder Steven Hirsch says that could change quickly, however, if the industry loses an appeal to overturn the county ordinance. Or if the state Legislature passes a similar condom requirement it is considering.

The latter measure, introduced by Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, passed the chamber earlier this year and could come before the Senate for a vote later this summer.

“There are several places we’re looking into,” Hirsch said Wednesday. “Some people are already shooting in Nevada, and that’s something that’s certainly on our radar.”

In the meantime, Vivid has closed its Los Angeles film set and is making movies outside LA County, Hirsch said, declining to reveal exactly where.

He said his company would prefer to stay in the city it was founded in 30 years ago, adding Los Angeles’ sun-dappled skies and iconic landscape give even a porn film a classic look that is hard to duplicate.

Hall and other condom advocates have said they don’t want to run adult filmmakers and their $7 billion-a-year industry out of town. Instead, they say, they simply want to protect the industry’s workers from sexually transmitted diseases.

Industry officials, citing their requirement that working actors be tested for transmitted diseases every two weeks, say there is no need for such a measure.

“There hasn’t been an HIV transmission on set since 2004,” Duke said.

Naked, intoxicated, masturbating man falls into river, has to be rescued by police

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A naked, intoxicated man masturbating in public view along the Willamette River required an emergency rescue on Saturday when he fell into the water.

15548266-smallOregon City Police said officers spotted the man on a cliff bank near the Oregon City/West Linn Arch bridge around 2:17 p.m. Officers tried to talk with the man, who was about 75 feet below them, but he was apparently under the influence of drugs, police said.

Officers soon requested help from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit. When sheriff’s deputies and police in a boat made contact with the man, he was drifting in and out of consciousness and soon fell into the river.

Officers pulled the man onto the boat and took him to a hospital for medical evaluation, police said. The man was identified as 31-year-old Ernest Michael Kirk, who police said is a transient.

On Monday, Oregon City Police spotted Kirk near Clackamette Park and arrested him. Kirk was booked into Clackamas County Jail on charges of felony public indecency, harassment and a parole violation.

This game controller will give you better orgasms

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Skea is a new kind of game controller which utilises your pelvic floor muscles to control an endless runner game – essentially, every time you do a kegel, your character jumps.

In case you’re a bit sheltered I’ll make it a bit more clear: this is a Bluetooth mobile controller that you place inside your vagina, like a tampon, and squeeze.

Why would you want to do this? Because squeezing those muscles – an endeavour commonly known as a kegel exercise – is the best way to condition them.

In this sedentary age, a ridiculous percentage of humans have underdeveloped pelvic floor muscles, and getting them into shape has two major effects. First, it staves off incontinence, helping you retain bladder control as you age.

Second, it gives you longer. Better. More mind-blowing orgasms. There is no downside to this.

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Both men and women can perform kegel exercises to reap the benefits, but even though there’s a lot of motivation to do so and the exercises take very little effort, it’s super boring and hardly anybody actually does.

Enter the Skea, which is aimed at making the experience a bit more entertaining. Have I mentioned it vibrates every time you nail (nail! *high fives self*) a jump? This is a perfect idea and I can’t believe nobody’s had it before. It’s just a shame there’s no equivalent for gamers without a vagina.

The Skea is currently seeking $38,000 on Kickstarter and I suggest we all throw our money at it. Buy one for everyone you know with a vagina.

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Aside: I’d like to share with you this deleted line from the first draft of this article, which relates to how long I’ve had this lead on my to-do list: As it happens, I’ve been sitting on this for almost 24 hours.

A good edit there, don’t you think?

Things Not To Say (Or Admit) To A Law Enforcement Agent (#9)

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In an apparent attempt to explain why a woman twice spotted him pleasuring himself in his apartment window, an Iowa man told cops that the indecent exposure was an accident, adding that he was “on an adult website at the time of the second incident.”

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dustinhillsDespite that explanation, Dustin Hills, 35, was arrested last night and booked into the Johnson County jail, where he remains locked up on a serious misdemeanor charge.

A female victim told cops that, on two separate occasions last month, she was “outside in a parking lot” when she “noticed a man displaying his penis and pleasuring himself while standing in a nearby apartment window.” The man hid when she yelled at him, the woman reported.

When questioned by investigators, Hills, seen in the adjacent mug shot, “admitted to accidentally displaying his erect penis to others outside” his Iowa City home, according to a criminal complaint. Hills added that he was “on an adult website” when the woman spotted him the second time.

There Is Now A Marijuana Lubricant That Can Trigger A 15-Minute Orgasm

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A marijuana-based lubricant created by Mathew Gerson and the Aphrodite Group is designed to be a sensual enhancement for women.

Yes, you read that correctly. The lubricant, Foria, is designed specifically for females and supposedly produces a 15-minute climax.

The lubricant contains coconut oil and medical cannabis oil from plants grown in California. Unfortunately, it’s currently only available to residents with a valid physician’s recommendation, according to Foria’s website.

Gerson says the effects of the lubricant, tested by over 100 volunteers, depend on the woman and how she responds to cannabis. He affirmed that one of the main outcomes of the marijuana lubrication is relaxation.

We believe that health and pleasure are naturally inseparable…doctors encourage it, while we offer something much more healthy and enjoyable.

Floria’s creators assure customers that the product is 100 percent natural, free from sugar, gluten, additives and chemicals. Each spray contains of 360 milligrams of THC.

For around $86, female California residents can take home a bottle of this magic oil. The rest of the world will have to wait.

Check out Floria’s video advertisement for the marijuana lubrication above.

What do you do with your kids when you’re having a threesome in a hot tub?

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53d6f92c2a9bf.imageTwo women and a man have been accused of public sexual indecency after an alleged romp in a Peoria apartment’s hot tub.

Authorities say 28-year-old Gina Marie Rayner also is being held on suspicion of child abuse for allegedly leaving her two young children alone in an apartment.

Rayner, her 30-year-old boyfriend Anthony Michael Vechiola, and 29-year-old Jennifer M. Duchnowski had their initial court appearances Monday.

Bond was set at $2,100 for both Rayner and Vechiola, while Duchnowski was released on her own recognizance.

The three allegedly were seen having sex Sunday night in the apartment’s public spa.

Peoria police interviewed them, and an officer reported hearing a child crying for his mother. The 5-year-old boy later was identified as Rayner’s and her 3-year-old child was found in Vechiola’s apartment.