London Protest Planned Against UK Porn Restrictions

Sexual rights activist Charlotte Rose is organizing a protest this Friday against the new UK law which restricts selling certain types of adult video content produced in the UK. One could characterize the event as a “sit-in,” because the action will include demonstrators performing “face sitting,” one of the acts that is now banned as supposedly too dangerous to portray on video lest viewers get hurt trying it at home.

Note that the above linked article incorrectly states that it is illegal to watch videos with prohibited content. However, according to Robert Rosen, in his entertaining piece for The Independent, titled “No female ejaculation, please, we’re British: a history of porn and censorship”:

The aforementioned sex acts … are now banned from porn in the UK, but only if it was produced in the UK for online paid-for video-on-demand (VoD), which … brings British VoD up to
the same standards that already apply to porn distributed on DVD.

Watching this sort of erotica is not prohibited in the UK, however. Which means that American pornographers will have much to toast this holiday season, as they gear up to produce more spanking, caning, and so-forth videos, thus filling the void
the new British regulations have created—that is, assuming the major British ISPs aren’t blocking them.

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