The UK Bans the Porn that Brits Love

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On the morning of December 2 2014, news broke that the UK was set to ban certain types of activity from appearing in video-on-demand online streaming porn, as mandated by the Audiovisual Media Service Regulations of 2014. Specifically, content featuring acts involving spanking, caning, whipping, water sports, fisting, female ejaculation, and facesitting is no longer allowed to be produced in Great Britain. Luckily, this doesn’t mean that it is illegal for UK residents to continue consuming this type of porn, because it seems that they fancy it quite a bit!

The chart below depicts how much more popular all of these new porno no-no’s are in the United Kingdom when compared to the frequency with which they are searched in the rest of the world.

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It seems as though these new restrictions specifically target BDSM-type and female-orgasm focused porn, which both appear to be UK favorites. Take for instance ‘caning’, (a technique used in BDSM in which the dominant repeatedly strikes the submissive with a long flexible cane) which is over 200% more popular as a search term in the United Kingdom than in the rest of the world. Other types of rougher sex play like spanking and whipping are 43% and 35% more likely to be searched in the UK than internationally, respectively.

Activities usually oriented around femdom, a genre which will be particularly affected by the ban, such as water sports, female ejaculation, and facesitting, are all around 20% more popular in the United Kingdom than abroad. Luckily, UK residents will still be able to get their freaky fixes by consuming this type of porn in the form of broadband import, though we will miss watching beautiful British fannies smothering those lucky blokes’ faces.

  • Anonymous K

    Oh great…this stupidity will trickle down here in nz. Stupidity tends to spread like soft butter

    • tmerce

      bad

      • Anonymous K

        like frosting on your mothers upper lip?

  • DrNyarlathotep

    I am a UK resident and I was already aware of, and appalled by, these new restrictions… but I did not know that it included female ejaculation! What on earth has that got to do with BDSM?

    I’m really horrified about that particular ban and what it says about sexuality and sexism here in the UK. Obviously not all women ejaculate visibly, but it is by no means aberrant. Saying that 1) it is abnormal and 2) it is not allowed gives a clear statement that the UK government believes that women are not supposed to enjoy sex.

    Despicable.

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