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!