Porn content should come with warnings for safe practice as a legal requirement

Porn content should come with warnings for safe practice as a legal requirement

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Robyn Gibson started this petition to Robert Buckland MP and

Currently, the only guidance for Pornography viewers is to be over 18. Once you enter a website, millions of videos are available to view. Lots of this content is extreme, and features activity that would be illegal and harmful if viewers put it into practice in real life.

Viewers need to be informed that pornographic material is created between consenting adults, and if viewers were to try this at home they would be breaking the law and putting others in danger.

Examples include:
(search results on Xvideos)
'Father and Daughter'- 475,500 
'Young teen'- 517,000
'Little girl'- 265,000

'Forced'- 27,000 
'Passed out' 51,000

Many of us are aware that young people use porn for sexual education, but where does this stop? There are clear links between online porn content and real-world sexual assault experiences. We need to break these links so that people are safe in society and extreme content in porn stays online. Porn should not create victims.

Other extreme content, such as dangerous stunts, come with safety warnings like "don't try this at home" to keep viewers safe, why shouldn't porn? Without these warnings, online porn is misinforming viewers, sending a message that this content would be acceptable to repeat in real life. 

Other websites are capable of monitoring their online content. Porn sites should take responsibility too, and our Government should make this a legal requirement.

Consent is vital for safe sex, and the volume of content showing non-consensual sex normalises and approves harmful behaviour. If this content is going to be available, we need to promote consent when engaging in real-life sexual activity.

The Government must make it a legal requirement for porn sites to inform viewers of safe practice, to prevent harm by extreme content being put into practice in real life.

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