UK Pornography

Tory MPs Back Compulsory Sex And Relationships Education For Teens

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of teenagers in schools across the country could be set to receive compulsory sex and relationships education after a group of Tory MPs back...

Porn Sex Vs Real Sex

Megan Barnett | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Megan Barnett

Highlighting the key differences between porn sex and real sex will help younger people create more realistic expectations and have a better understanding of sexual intimacy, making them well-prepared for when they become sexually active.

Watching Porn In Public - A Modern Form Of Street Harassment?

Clare McGlynn | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Clare McGlynn

But just because the criminal law has little role does not mean viewing porn in public is ok. It's yet another commonplace form of street harassment, of sexual harassment, like having to put up with wolf-whistling. People viewing porn in public know they are making others uncomfortable, or worse.

Here's Something You Never Asked For: Virtual Porn Now Comes With Virtual Smells

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech

The days of worrying about your parents catching you watching porn have just stepped up a gear. Instead of having to shut the laptop as quickly as hum...

The Trouble With Pornography

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cookie Kibbles

I have had boyfriends in the past who were so addicted to watching porn that real sex didn't turn them on at all. They would seriously rather wank ove...

Digital Economy Bill Critics Stopping Children Being Protected From Online Porn

Javed Khan | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Javed Khan

This is a mendacious attempt to derail sensible safeguarding measures presumably as it is perceived to be easier to decry any attempts to regulate internet sites as 'unworkable', than have to make the case for why existing BBFC regulations for classification of sex on film might be reviewed and possibly modernised in light of changing sexual attitudes.

'Blocking Extreme Porn' Is A Gateway To Internet Censorship

Jerry Barnett | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Jerry Barnett

And so their moment has come. If these plans come to pass, the BBFC will be granted the power to order Internet providers to block sites that don't conform to its bizarre standards. However, it should be noted that these standards are based on moral judgement rather than actual evidence of harm.

A Porn Stars' Response To Children Accessing Porn

Samantha Bentley | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Samantha Bentley

Blaming porn for children being sexually active and anxious about sex, is a single minded and uneducated view. Snapchat, Tinder, Facebook and even Whatsapp, all give young people an endless platform for swapping messages and photos without their parents knowing.

Digital Economy Bill Reaches The House Of Commons Committee Stage

Javed Khan | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Javed Khan

Theresa May talked very tough last week in her conference speech about making sure business interests don't undermine the wider needs of the community. An ideal start would be for her government to ensure the regulator receives the powers it needs to block sites that are not willing to ensure their customers are old enough to view them.

Let's Make Sure Online Porn Is Strictly For Over 18s

Peter Wanless | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Politics
Peter Wanless

Recent research by the NSPCC found that young people are as likely to see online porn accidentally as search for it, and that repeated viewing can lead them to see porn as realistic. Exposing children to porn at a young age, before they are equipped to cope with it, can be extremely damaging to their developing understanding of sex and relationships.

Education, Not Censorship, Is The Key To Addressing Children's Access To Porn

Verity Ryan | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Politics
Verity Ryan

Theresa May could be a much needed breath of fresh air to the government's approach on sex education: as Home Secretary it is rumoured she was supportive of bids to make the subject compulsory. With a wafer-thin majority, and battle ahead with Brexit, she may not be willing to use up political capital on revisiting it.

XXX School Girls Wanted

Rachel Bell | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK
Rachel Bell

'I've answered phones in enough brothels to know the most common question is always, 'What age is the youngest girl you have?' writes Rachel Moran, a ...

Top Public School Adds 'Porn Awareness' To The Curriculum

The Huffington Post | Beau Atherton | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents

Tony Blair’s former school in Edinburgh, Fettes College, has invited an internet pornography expert to teach at the school later this year. The emph...

Is High-Tech Sex the End of Monogamy?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Tech
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

What actually counts as cheating in the digital age could become highly subjective. We need to reconsider what it means to be monogamous in a world of VR porn and internet-controlled sex toys.

Sexist Culture Grooms Sexist Boys

Rachel Bell | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bell

Sexualisation, gender stereotypes of both men and women, not seeing girls and women in the media in diverse roles - this all damages boys too. Studies show that even the mildest sexual objectification of women makes men more callous towards them.

I Don't Believe in Equal Pay - Here's Why

Simon Cohen | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK
Simon Cohen

The World Economic Forum says that the gender pay gap won't close completely until 2133. But recent events might change that. With the outcry followi...

Jeremy Corbyn Is Wrong on the Sex Industry, But Labour Needs to Reform the Laws on Sexual Offences

David Lindsay | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Politics
David Lindsay

I am a supporter of the Leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. He has brought world class economists into the British political debate for the first time in 35 years. He has broken the hegemony of neoconservative foreign policy. He has forced the media to admit the existence of the strong left-wing critique of the European Union. But, just as I favour withdrawal from the EU at this stage rather than once Corbyn's proposals for a Social Europe had been rejected, so I also disagree profoundly with him about the sex industry.

Limiting Children's Access to Porn Online

Dr Victoria Nash | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Victoria Nash

There's a world of difference between a nine-year old accidentally stumbling on an explicit clip of unsimulated violent sex, and a 15-year old seeking out videos that help them understand their sexual feelings or identity.

Pornography and the Middle-Aged Straight Man

Heather Brunskell-Evans | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Brunskell-Evans

At the mention of my book's topic, internet pornography, his body showed an almost imperceptible intense interest and then the concealing of it (an involuntary response to which I have become accustomed).

Porn Comments Illustrated With Lego Are Delightfully NSFW

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Comedy

Some people have too much time on their hands. Redditor ICanLegoThat has spent some time trawling through the comments in a section of the site whe...

Pornhub's Christmas Ad Is Surprisingly Touching (No, Not Like That)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Christmas ads are supposed to tug at the heartstrings, but porn websites typically inspire a different kind of tugging. Pornhub is attempting to co...

Challenge Porn on International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Rachel Bell | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Rachel Bell

Sentencing the murderer of teenager Becky Watts, the judge, Mr Justice Dingemans, broke down and cried. The sixteen year old's step brother, Nathan Ma...

Why Banning Free Porn Is a Rubbish, Lazy Idea

Becky Hopper | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

Yes, Internet companies and pornographic websites themselves must have a duty of care and a sense of responsibility when it comes to age restrictions on their content, but is essentially 'banning' free porn really the way to go about this?

10 Things You Never Knew About Porn

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

Mysteries of the porn world have been laid bare by performers and producers, who’ve offered candid - and somewhat surprising - revelations about wha...

Strangulation, Sexting and Our Teens

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I'm not talking of 'catfish' or the occasional sneaky peak at a nude photo. Accessible, free, unrealistic and aggressive Internet pornography is causing a major shift in teenagers and children's behaviours by negatively defining the way they view sex.