Yikes! How can this even happen?
Today, the UK's 2003 Communications Act was amended to censor types of porn that are allowed to be produced in Britain.
And most of the banned acts are aimed at the ladies!
The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014 now states that online porn has to have the same guidelines as the British Board of Film Censors, which means a lot has been banned!
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Reportedly, there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the acts they've banned… though some, like strangulation, were cited as being life threatening.
One dominatrix, Itziar Bilbao Urrutia, spoke out about the new rules, saying:
"The new legislation is absurd and surreal. I mean, why ban facesitting? What's so dangerous about it? It's a harmless activity that most femdom performers, myself included, do fully dressed anyway. Its power is symbolic: woman on top, unattainable."
While these types of porn can't be produced in the U.K. anymore, people can thankfully still find things that were filmed abroad.
Isn't censorship the worst?!
Here is the entire list of things that have been banned:
Penetration by any object "associated with violence"
Physical or verbal abuse (regardless of if consensual)
Urolagnia (known as "water sports")
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