UK Porn Protests Will Include Facesitting and Other Simulated Sex Acts, So You Should Probably Attend

There are a lot of ways to combat censorship, but some are more...creative than others. Case and point: the group of UK porn ban protestors planning to sit on each other's faces in front of Parliament on Friday, December 12th to protest the country's new anti-porn laws. It might seem a little out there, but it also gets the point across: If this and other sex acts that the activists plan to simulate are legal and consensual to perform, why make them illegal to view?

The sex acts banned under the new 2014 Audiovisual Media Services Regulations include everything from face sitting to caning to fisting to anything in which the participants are bound and gagged. Even spanking is off-limits, unless it falls under the arbitrary distinction of "gentle spanking." I want to know which British official gets the distinction of getting to watch porn in order to determine which spankings are "gentle" enough.

But in all seriousness, the rules outlaw some pretty core aspects of BDSM, which is not only unfair, it's misguided. The rules make no distinctions between consensual and nonconsensual activities, and seem to indicate a general lack of understanding around the issue of consent. While certainly all of the outlawed porn practices would be very, very wrong to perform on someone who didn't want you to, that goes for literally any sexual act. In other words, how hard you spank someone doesn't matter — all that matters is how hard you spank them in relation to how hard they want you to.

And, understandably, the government's effort to regulate consensual pornography has upset quite a few citizens.

And not ones to take things sitting down, the Brits decided to respond by...sitting down on one another's faces!

The proposed demonstration outside of Parliament will coincide with a debate over the new rules and will be led by 2013's Sex Worker of the Year, Charlotte Rose. The protestors will simulate several of the now outlawed sex acts, including facesitting, and even hope to break the Guinness World Record for the act.

At the very least, with over 600 listed as attending on the protest's Facebook page, it should prove to be quite the spectacle.