British Censors Ban Spanking, Female Ejaculation And Other Sex Acts From Online Porn
Lawmakers in the United Kingdom have deemed face-sitting to be a “life-endangering” act worthy of censorship, the Independent reports.
It’s just one of many sex acts that are now banned from porn produced in the UK.
The website reports that a quietly passed amendment that censors on-demand porn enacted Monday takes aim at a slew of sex acts that are often featured in BDSM films. The sex acts were already banned from sex-shop DVDs produced in the UK, but the new legislation extends censorship to online porn.
The following sex acts are now banned from British porn, according to the Independent:
- Aggressive whipping
- Penetration by any object “associated with violence”
- Physical or verbal abuse (regardless of if consensual)
- Urolagnia (known as “water sports”)
- Female ejaculation
“It’s a set of weird and arbitrary censorship rules,” Jerry Barnett, the founder of anti-censorship campaign Sex and Censorship, told Vice UK. “They’re simply a set of moral judgments designed by people who have struggled endlessly to stop the British people from watching pornography.”
The interest groups behind the legislation are police, child protective services, and the British Board of Film Censors, Barnett said.
The Independent points out that “worryingly, the amendment seems to take issue with acts from which women more traditionally derive pleasure than men.”
But there may be a loophole. Since the law appears to apply only to porn produced in the UK, people with fetishes for these sex acts can probably still stream smut that’s made overseas.
If L.A.’s mandatory condom laws didn’t stop Southern California from making porn (albeit unlicensed, underground porn), then censoring pee parties and facesitting likely won’t stop Brits from watching.