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UK government will relax rules and allow bondage and fetish porn

UK government will relax rules and allow bondage and fetish porn

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Kinky Brits relax because the UK government will allow bondage and fetish porn.

The Crown Prosecution Service has said they have relaxed rules on what they consider ‘obscene’ pornography.

Many LGBTI activists say these rules might have changed because they hope to stop complaints about privacy.

UK government relaxing rules to allow fetish porn

The UK government first stated fetish pornography would be outlawed under the Obscene Publications Act.

This included any form of BDSM.

It also included a ban on ‘face-sitting’, ‘fisting’ and ‘female ejaculation’.

This was seen as a major blow to British porn producers. Many protested this change as censorship.

‘Distributing’ obscene material can simply mean sending a video via private message. It can be punished with time in prison.

What is considered ‘good taste’? 

The CPS has now removed all specific examples from its guidance.

‘It is not for the CPS to decide what is considered good taste or objectionable,’ it said.

Instead of a list of forbidden acts, the new guidance says owning or producing porn is unlikely to be prosecuted if:

  • no serious harm is caused, whether physical or otherwise
  • it is not otherwise linked with other criminality
  • the likely audience is not under 18

The CPS said it would ‘continue to robustly apply the law to anything which crosses the line into criminal conduct and serious harm’.

You will still have to prove your age to watch porn in the UK

But even if you can watch fetish porn, you will still have to prove your age.

New porn laws, officially coming in April, will mean Brits will have to input credit card details.

Anyone wishing to view a site that is at least one-third pornographic must prove they are 18 or over.

One publisher, who has chosen to close down a magazine over the law, has called the law ‘draconian’.

Consumers of pornography are concerned about potential data hacks or their habits tracked by the government.

In the same way that websites showing pirated material are shut down, porn websites that don’t take steps to verify the age of viewers will be closed.

Privacy of users ‘need protecting’

Open Rights Group executive director,Jim Killock, told GSN the privacy of users needs protecting.

He wants tech companies and the government to ensure adults who choose to watch porn can browse anonymously.

He said: ‘‘The issue with age verification systems is that they need to know it’s you. This means there’s a strong likelihood that it will basically track you and know what you’re watching.

And that’s data that could be very harmful to people.

‘It could cause issues in relationships,’ he said.

‘Or it could see children outed to their parents. It could mean people are subjected to scams and blackmail if that data falls into criminal hands.’