The United Kingdom has a population of 63 million people and out of that population, 27 million purchased the book “Fifty Shades Of Grey”, more than bought the Harry Potter books and that indicates that about 43% of the UK’s population enjoys, is interested in or is fascinated with BDSM, more than voted for any one party in the recent UK elections. So, what was the response of the co-alition government, well being a body supposed to represent the interests of the people, it passed a law effectively restricting the growing pornography industry in the UK by banning the filming of many BDSM related fetishes in the UK.
Oh where is Monty Python when you need them (Why?)
Some of the fetishes being banned include:
- Urination – This is in relation to any sexual context.
- Female ejaculation – a blatant breach of the Equality Act as men are allowed to orgasm and ejaculate on film, but women are not.
- Spanking and any form of impact play in a sexual context
- Name calling is not allowed
- Face-sitting (come back Mony Python)
and bondage have also been deemed inappropriate
And the list doesn’t end there.
The fact that all of these acts are being performed by consenting adults within the porn industry, is of little to no concern to the British government. It would seem that the British government is ignoring that the people doing it are agreeing to it and that obviously a large portion of the population is interested in it.
This is why a group of Sexual Freedom Activists decided to have a “Face-Sitting” protest outside of the Westminster Parliament. They just wanted to show the government how ridiculous the new laws truly are. What I have noticed is that none of the newspapers that reported and took visual images of these acts have not been arrested. As the acts themselves are not illegal but the recording and publishing these acts in the UK is illegal.
Technically it doesn’t stop anybody from the UK from obtaining this kind of material online from other countries and it doesn’t stop people from enjoying them in their personal life. All these laws do is stop the production of this kind of material from being produced in the UK.
How do you feel about these new laws being passed in the UK? Do you care, do you not care, do you feel this is a trend other governments might follow? What are your thoughts?