Second Post – Guest Blog on @girlonthenet

Girl on the Net has just published my second guest blog on her website. You can read it here.

It’s a fluffy piece on withdrawing consent in honour of the new porn laws released on the 1st December 2014. While the issue of giving/withdrawing consent is a tough one, this new law criminalises people make safe, sane and consensual kinky films as harshly as film-makers who force the same acts on unwilling participants.

BDSM is such an important part of my own sexual identity and this influences the pornography I enjoy (more to follow on that subject I’m sure). To consider that the government is now prohibiting work from the ethical, feminist and sex-positive studios I enjoy watching feels like shaming on such a higher level. It makes me deeply uncomfortable.

There is a petition you can sign, and a protest on the 12th December in London. If these laws affect your sexual enjoyment, speak out now, before legislation gets so prohibitive that you can’t enjoy play with a consenting partner in the privacy of your own home.

I’m going to go along to the protest – my first demonstration but one I believe so firmly in, I can’t let it pass me by.

I’ll let you know how it goes!

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