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Facesitting at the porn protest

After the UK Parliament has recent been messing with what you can and can't do in adult videos, right-thinking individuals came out in numbers yesterday in London to protest the legislation. Pornography produced in the UK was quietly censored earlier this month through an amendment to the 2003 Communications Act, and the measures appear to take aim at female pleasure.

The British Board of Film Censors has strict policies on material which combines sexual detail with activity which is illegal, harmful, abusive, or involves a lack of consent or the infliction of pain or injury.  Any material which is likely to encourage an interest in sexually abusive activity which may include adults playing underage roles will also be banned, as will the portrayal of sexual activity which involves real or apparent lack of consent, such as:

Spanking

Caning

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

Humiliation

Female ejaculation

Strangulation

Facesitting

Fisting

The final three listed fall under acts the Board views as potentially "life-endangering".

Many people were upset about censorship and the fact that the new law was announced "without any discussion", so around 200 men and women turned up outside parliament to make their opposition to this censorship, many of them middle-aged and none of them ashamed to be publicly defending a type of porn others might prefer to express their appreciation of privately, behind closed doors and curtains.

The porn protest, which has been organised by 2013’s sex worker of the year Charlotte Rose, used mass facesitting to protest. What wound Charlotte Rose up was seeing spanking, watersports and especially female ejaculation and facesitting stopped. “A man is allowed to put his penis in a woman’s mouth and choke her, but a woman is not allowed to ejaculate. How sexist is that?” She said she wanted to use the event to “create an awareness and a unity of voices to show they will not be silenced and will not go quietly.”

Around 22 couples took part in the actual facesitting part of the protest. Among the unusual scenes witnessed was a man wearing a snorkel and a demonstrator being whipped - all in the name of free speech.