‘Face sitting’ protest takes place at Parliament against porn ban

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A protest took place at Westminster today against new rules which ban the depiction of certain sex acts on porn produced in the UK.

Brought in by the Audiovisual Media Services regulation 2014 last week, the ban states that any online paid-for porn such as Video on Demand (VoD) must adhere to the same rules set out for those producing DVDs.

Those rules are set out by the British Board of Film Censors (BBFC), and ban producers from depicting acts such as fisting, female ejaculation and face-sitting in porn for paid consumption.

The #PornProtest, as well as protesting the new rules, aimed to break the Guinness World Record for “face-sitting”.

Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert MP hopes to put forward an Early Day motion to throw out the changes.

Mr Huppert said: “It means that all video-on-demand services that originate from the UK can’t show various acts, such as spanking.”

“To me the case for banning things should be driven by issues around consent, and around genuine risk, not about whether we happen to like things or not.”

All protest actions took place with fully-clothed participants. It was organised by Sex Worker of the Year 2013 Charlotte Rose, who deemed the ban “sexist”, and as having taken away “personal liberties.”

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