The UK Government and Anal Sex

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According to the UK’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport access to pornography is encouraging young people to experiment with anal intercourse.

Consultation documents from the Department report that over exposure to pornography can have a number of detrimental effects on young people, most surprising of all being that it encourages young people to have anal sex before they may be properly educated on how to indulge in anal intercourse safely.

“While the increase in anal sex cannot be attributed directly to pornography consumption, it does feature in a large percentage of mainstream pornography (for example, one content analysis found it featured in 56% of sex scenes)” the documents report.

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Many critics of the documents have asked why the UK Government feel it is their responsibility to dictate when people should be experimenting with anal sex, and why they feel this is something that should have legislation attached to it. Coming 49 years after sodomy was decriminalised in the UK, is the growing prevalence of anal sex in British society something that remains a taboo subject? Or is this dissuasion simply a final grab attempt for Government to tighten censorship laws? The weakness of the Department’s arguments could expose the UK Government’s desire to increase censorship and block overseas adult content.

Jerry Barnett from Sex & Censorship says: “The consultation is basically an attempt to grant Ofcom stronger censorship powers to block overseas adult content. The weakness of the evidence provided suggests that the government has given up even trying to make a credible argument for censorship, instead hoping that nobody pays attention as more and more power is granted to an unelected regulator and the suggestion that it is somehow government’s role to prevent anal sex happening is surreal in the extreme. We call on DCMS to halt the consultation pending a review of the evidence; but we fear that a new and dangerous law to further censor Internet content will appear in the coming Queen’s Speech.”

Source | Pink News

 

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