UK Porn Ban – Starts April 1, 2019

In Porn News by KinkStraightGuy

The British are a kinky group.  It is estimated that some 5.2 million folks in the United Kingdom search for the term “porn” each and every month.  That doesn’t even include brand searches like YouPorn, RedTube, and PornHub which get roughly 30 million searches from UK residents each month.  With all that searching, it’s a big deal that the UK is implementing new regulations.

If you’re curious, “Brexit porn” is searched 400 times per month.  That number is about ⅔ of the 650 constituencies that are represented in the House of Commons.  Perhaps Theresa May and her fellow MP’s should focus a bit more on things that are pressing instead of messing with our porn.  Shockingly 2,000 of you search for "Theresa May Porn" every month.  You Brits are naughty!

Maybe MP's are watching Brexit porn themselves.  Perhaps that’s the reason for the delay in things! Unfortunately, this is real legislation that is now active.  We have to deal with it on the internet from here on out.

The so called UK porn ban officially began April 1st.  It’s unfortunately not an April fools joke. Here’s what you can expect.

UK Porn Ban - Rules

The UK Porn Ban isn’t a traditional porn ban.  It is simply new legislation that requires age verification in order to browse porn sites in the UK.  Popular porn sites like YouPorn, RedTube, and PornHub will be required to get proof of ID from residents of the UK before they are allowed access to pornographic content.  The goal is to keep users who are under 18 off of sites like this in an effort to achieve sexual wellness. We have our doubts that this will actually work. Just like drugs, if you want something badly enough, there will always be ways to find it.

Popular porn sites and obscure porn sites alike will be forced to use AgeID systems.  Each website will have non-pornographic landing pages where a prompt for age verification will be qued.  This information can currently be verified with a mobile SMS text message, a credit card, a passport, or a drivers license.

Once users have gone through the AgeID process, it will apply to all porn sites using the system.  You won’t have to go through the process twice.

This is serious business.  UK porn sites not following the rules will face up to a £250,000 fine upon a first violation.  Even with the plunging value of the pound, that equates to some $325,000. Secondary violations of the rule will result in a complete block by UK internet services like BT and Sky.  

"Theresa May Porn" is searched 2,000 times each month. We're speechless. We didn't think anyone was kinkier than Kink Page!

When does the UK Porn Ban Start?

The UK Porn Ban and age verification of users using AgeID verification began on April 1, 2019.  The user block is part of legislation that was passed through Parliament. It is part of the Digital Economy Act of 2017.

How to Get Around the UK Porn Ban

There are a few ways to get around the UK porn ban that we honestly recommend anyway as part of safe porn browsing.  While we always recommend obeying UK and local laws, there are a few ways to make you more anonymous as part of the verification process.  We wouldn’t want the government to know our name. We’d like it even less if they knew we were watching porn. Here’s how you can avoid Big Brother in your life.

VPN - Virtual Private Network

A VPN, also known as a Virtual Private Network, is a program that ensures safe, private, and encrypted connection over a less secure network.  

In simple terms, your internet and your connection has a unique and identifiable IP address.  Think of this as your computer’s phone number. When it’s connected to the internet, it is trackable and recognizable.  By using a VPN, we essentially mask our IP address with that of another computer in a different location to ensure privacy.  

One of the many benefits of using a VPN is that you can change your location.  By using one we can tell the internet that we’re browsing from neighboring France or Spain.  Wallah! No more UK browsing when we’re browsing for porn. Pretty sweet right?

You can try a VPN for free.  PornHub actually has their own brand of one and they’re giving it away for free.  Download VPNHub here.  It’s free for 7 days to try out.

Monthly price for the product is $13.99 or £10.76.  A yearly membership gives you a discount down to $6.99 per month but requires one lump payment of $83.88 or £64.52.

Portes Card

We always recommend using a VPN regardless of country.  The other way to ensure your ID remains safe is by using Portes.  

The PortesCard is available for purchase at Portes.is or from retailers and is also available at any of the UK’s 29,000 PayPoints as a voucher.  Once the card is purchased the unique code it contains needs to be activated via the Portes app within 24 hours. Once activated and verified a user will be granted access to all AgeID sites without having to verify identity with the site itself.  It’s a bit like using your preloaded oyster card on the tube.

Each PortesCard will be £4.99 for single device use.  We recommend getting one for £8.99 that covers multiple devices as most users browse both on a phone and mobile device.

UK Free Porn Trials

We wish you all the best of luck in the good fight for porn freedom!  To celebrate this blasphemous occasion, some of the best premium porn tubes are giving away a free week.  Check out our PornHub Premium, RedTube Premium, and YouPorn Premium pages to claim a week of free porn.  Certify your own porn independence day!