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Hey Brits, You Can Perform And Watch These Sexual Activities, Just Don’t Film Them

Young man is sitting in bed and watching pornography on laptopAdult videos online in the United Kingdom are being forced down the vanilla highway, thanks to a newly beefed up law.

New York magazine reports that Britain’s Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014, a statute that regulates which naughty acts can and can’t be filmed in the U.K. for release on DVD has expanded the mandate to include videos recorded for online consumption.

The list of things you can no longer do on the Web in the U.K. include:

  • spanking
  • caning
  • aggressive whipping
  • penetration “associated with violence”
  • physical or verbal abuse (even if consensual)
  • strangulation
  • urolagnia (or, as you and I like to call it, “water sports”)
  • facesitting
  • fisting

While local anti-censorship groups are up in arms (but no doubt shying away from verbal abuse, lest it be filmed and aired in some online news segment), the law doesn’t affect what is viewable in the U.K., only what is filmed.

Perhaps British porn companies can outsource their fisting, spanking, and strangulation to India, like American companies do with technical support and human resources.