New UK Porn Censhorship Law Creates Controversey and Causes Protests Outside of Parliament Building

This story was shared by friend of the site Darius Fisher. The new UK porn law that was enacted on December 1st, 2014 has sparked controversy amongst sex workers, porn producers and porn stars. It has even caused a stir amongst anti-censorship and freedom activists. The new law which took effect this December prohibits the following activities in VoD which stands for Video on Demand pornography produced and sold in the United Kingdom. It prohibits face-sitting, spanking, caning, strangulation, fisting, aggressive whipping, female ejaculations, bodily fluids such as urine, blood and saliva used in erotic ways, penetration by objects associated with violence, and physical and verbal abuse even if it is consensual. 

The new law does not however restrict UK citizens from watching pornography that contains such material. This is one of the reasons why many small independent porn producers and sex workers are vehemently against the new law. The new law will severely limit the kind of pornography many small independent porn producers currently make and will impact the sex workers that work with them.

Porn stars like Tanya Tate and Charlotte Rose have spoken out against the law, saying that it will drive many small porn producers out of business from the UK because they serve a niche market that will be gone. It will also leave many sex workers without a job. It is expected that the current UK hardcore porn genre will pack up and leave to another country where such acts are legal. 

A protest was scheduled to take place outside of Parliament in London today to bring attention to this issue. Demonstrators planned to due face-sitting one of acts that is banned by the new porn law as a form of protest.

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