What does the UK Government want to ban now?

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JnACompcvr-200This report from the Sex & Censorship site is titled ‘Government Launches Attempt to End Anal Sex’. They’ve read through a recent Government consultation paper, which is purportedly about restricting childrens’ access to explicit material, though they see it as a cover for expanding censorship.

In the absence of strong evidence of harm, the document instead suggests that porn is causing more people to try anal sex, and labels such sex as ‘unwanted’:

“There is also a question about the effect of pornography on ‘unwanted sex’ – for instance more young people are engaging in anal intercourse than ever before despite research which suggests that it is often not seen as a pleasurable activity for young women”

The reasoning is poor, and begs the question: does DCMS consider it within its remit to stop young people having anal sex? This is a strange goal, given that sodomy laws were scrapped half a century ago. The term ‘unwanted sex’ is also odd, implying a grey area between consensual and non-consensual sexual activity.

I write prose- though I have done the occasional comic- and this proposal is about video. So, you might think it won’t affect me. However, I have little faith that there wouldn’t be creep, as the ‘moral crusade’ expanded to all depictions of sexuality.

Anyway, as protest, I shall soon be writing a story about a young woman trying anal sex for the first time, and loving it. (Before then, you could try Jiggles and the Archaeologists, wherein our eponymous heroine gets her first taste of back door pleasure.)