Daily archives: April 11, 2016


This 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 […]