It's often hard to be sure when making sweeping statements, but I am pretty confident I would be winning money all day betting on the fact that you, my lovely anonymous reader, watch porn. Given the title of this article and the number of times that porn is mentioned; a healthy side bet could also be had on whether or not you might be watching it again in the next 15 min.
Free the Nipple
Let us look at the humble nipple. since the 1930s, if this were a male nipple, this would be no problem. There it would be... a nipple. Surrounded by a male brest. Women's niples, as we all know, contatin that magical and indefinable property that make them pornographic.
Free the Nipple is a Topfreedom campaign created in 2012 during pre-production of a 2014 film of the same name. The campaign highlights the general convention of allowing men to appear topless in public while considering it sexual or indecent for women to do the same, and asserts that this difference is an unjust treatment of women. The campaign argues that it should be legally and culturally acceptable for women to bare their nipples in public.
Pornography acts banned under UK law.
Pornography produced in the UK is censored through the 2003 Communications Act and Section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008.
Section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 bans: -
- An act threatening a person's life
- An act which results (or is likely to result) in serious injury to a person's anus, breasts or genitals
- An act which involves (or appears to involve) sexual interference with a human corpse
- A person performing (or appearing to perform) an act of intercourse (or oral sex) with a Non-Human animal (whether dead or alive) and a reasonable person looking at the image would think that any such person (or animal) was real.
The 2003 Communications Act covers the following acts: -
- Aggressive whipping
- Penetration by any object "associated with violence"
- Physical or verbal abuse (regardless of if consensual)
- Urolagnia (known as "water sports")
- Role-playing as non-adults
- Physical restraint
- Female ejaculation
Proposed UK Age-varification law.
As of 2019, the government has stated its intention to enforce an age verification scheme, under rules defined in the Online Pornography (Commercial Basis) Regulations 2019, under powers enacted in the Digital Economy Act 2017.
As of March 2019, reports state that there is no firm date for the implementation of this policy, which has been beset by many technical problems. A BBC report described implementation of the scheme as being "in a holding pattern".