U.K. Censors Online Porn; Spanking, Rough Sex, Other Assorted Kink Banned

Continuing on its recent censorship-happy path, the U.K. government amended regulations this week to prohibit online porn from depicting a variety of erotic activities. Now-illicit acts range from the very specific (female ejaculation; “spanking, caning, and whipping beyond a gentle level”) to the incredibly broad (“verbal abuse”). But basically, the U.K. has banned BDSM and certain forms of fetish porn—or at least, charging money for that sort of porn.

The new rules come as part of the 2014 Audiovisual Media Services Regulations, which amends the country’s previous communications law to require all “Video on Demand” services to meet standards set by the British Board of Film Censors (BBFC)

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  • northernont

    Wow, totalitarian state unfolding before our eyes. Just a matter of time before this moves into other areas of social engineering to produce the right kind of thoughts. England is fucked.

    • Internet censorship has seldom worked to date.

      • Reader
      • Exile1981

        It’s an odd move because the group wanting to censor the internet (ie progressives) are usually really into those sorts of things and try and push it into peoples faces.

        • Clausewitz

          Yes, but remember they only believe in the freedom of speech belongs to those that parrot their own views. Everyone else must be censored.

          • Exile1981

            True but since so many of the BDSM crowd are far left politically, isn’t this shutting down speech about their own beliefs, or did they just throw a sup-faction to the wolves?

  • Gary

    Right when Wynne and Ben Levin wanted to bring it into the classrooms for kids .

    • Yup that is Kathleen Wynne’s kind of school outing.

    • Reader

      I have seen much worse pictures from Pride, but please do us all a favour and do NOT post them.

      It was nauseating enough the first time.

      George Orwell’s Animal Farm, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

      • Minicapt

        Artistic self-expression must remain untrammelled.

        Cheers

      • Gary

        What’s the problem , I remember when David Miller and John Tory claimed the Parade was a ‘ Family Event” .
        Are you anti-family??? , such a homophobe and intolerant .

  • Minicapt

    How this will affect the British Labour Party is unknown …

    Cheers

  • Alain

    Right this is so much a bigger threat than Islam.

  • Edubeat

    Damn! I was just sending my latest National Enquirer piece off to the publisher with a Jian G.BDSM Headline