Sex

Why did the UK just ban female ejaculation in porn?

Spanking isn't allowed anymore, either.

By: Frank Kobola

The British Board of Film Classification has a problem with female ejaculation. They also take issue with bondage, spanking, face sitting, and a whole bunch of other sex acts that they feel are too obscene or dangerous for porn.

In an effort to keep their porn just obscene enough, the BBFC has banned the following:

  • Agressive Whipping
  • Caning
  • Facesitting
  • Fisting
  • Female Ejaculation
  • Penetration by Any Object "Associated with Violence"
  • Physical or Verbal Abuse (regardless of if consensual)
  • Spanking
  • Strangulation
  • Urolangia (known as "water sports")

If you're living in the United Kingdom and can't get off without seeing some fisting, don't fret. It's still legal to watch this stuff online, but porn produced in the U.K. can't contain it moving forward. So get used to watching people consensually verbally abuse each other in foreign languages, if that's your thing.

The biggest problem on here is "female ejaculation." Seeing as most porn ends with the guy (or guys) jizzing with such wild abandon you have to wonder how much the cleaning service charges to steam clean the semen out of the carpet, the couch, and the drapes, it's sad that a woman having an intense orgasm is right out in the U.K.

Vice followed up with the BBFC to find out why that distinction was made, and it turns out it's because it's difficult to tell what's female ejaculation and what's just pee, apparently. Since they also banned "water sports" (people peeing on each other), the BBFC evidently felt they also had to ban squirting. But at least now you know no U.K.-produced porn is going to piss on your leg and tell you it's raining female ejaculate, as the saying goes (kind of).

As feminist porn director Erika Lust notes, these kinds of bans are going to make U.K. porn not only boring and anti-kink, but alienating to female viewers. Take bondage for instance, which Vice notes over 50 percent of women are into. As Lust says, "We need to rethink what is offensive or dangerous and what is, in fact, normal human nature, and remember that it's more important to educate than regulate."

On top of being terrible that women are getting less representation in porn, this isn't even good for business. It's not like every guy wants to watch two beautiful people do it in missionary for 20 minutes while the woman fakes it. Hopefully the BBFC realizes this isas sexist as it is bad for everyone who masturbates at home (which is pretty much everyone).

  • Author: Frank Kobola