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Age Verification

The Definitive Guide to the Digital Economy Act and the UK Porn Ban - Tom Bradbury, Privacy Hub, 27 March 2019

Britain's Pornographer and Puritan Coalition - Nick Cowen, Notes on Liberty, 12 March 2019

Porn Block: How will the new UK laws work? - Sophie Gallagher, HuffPost, 12 March 2019

El Reg talks to PornHub sister biz AgeID - and an indie pornographer - about age verification - Rebecca Hill, The Register, 4 February 2019

UK's new porn law being challenged in court - Christina Bonnington, The Daily Dot, 10 September 2018

Pornographer crowdfunds a legal challenge to UK gov's age verification plans - Alan Martin, The Inquirer, 10 September 2018

Activists rattle tin to take UK's pr0n block to court - Rebecca Hill, The Register, 10 September 2018

UK push for 'porn passes' raises privacy and data concerns - Lydia Morrish, WikiTRIBUNE, 28 May 2018

UK age-checking smut overlord won't be able to handle the pressure - critics - Rebecca Hill, The Register, 8 May 2018

All you need to know about the UK's porn block for under 18s - Nicholas Rotherham, BBC Newsbeat, 27 April 2018

Everything you need to know about's pr0n block - Rebecca Hill, The Register, 22 March 2018

Sites like Pornhub and Brazzer to require user's name and address - Tom Wood, LadBible, 2 February 2018

Some porn sites will now require your name and address before you can use them - Jeff Parsons, The Mirror, 2 February 2018

Pornhub will now ask for users' names and addresses before they browse in a move that has triggered fears of Ashley Madison-style blackmail leaks - Stewart Pateron, Mail Online, 1 February 2018

Pornhub will now make millions of horny punters register their phone number, address and date of birth before signing up under new porn laws - James Cox, The Sun, 31 January 2018

Porn giant MindGeek denies planning to snoop on UK viewers - Tom Cheshire, Sky News, 27 January 2018

Brit film board proposed as overlord of online pr0nz age checks - Rebecca Hill, The Register, 15 December 2017

UK porn is about to change in a way you're not going to like - Matt Blake, Vice, 24 November 2017

Pornhub owner may become the UK's gatekeeper of online porn - Daniel Cooper, Engaget, 23 November 2017

Privacy Pass protocol promises private perusing -  Rebecca Hill, The Register, 14 November 2017

UK pornographers fear age verification laws may harm business - Alexander J. Martin, Sky News, 7 November 2017

Myles Jackman, Pandora Blake to speak at ORGCon next week - Rhett Pardon, XBIZ, 26 October 2017

Digital Economy Bill

The Death of Kink? - Nana Baah, Artefact, 6 February 2017

Why the UK’s new laws could destroy queer & female-led porn - Jake Hall, Dazed Digital, 30 November 2016

Insecure, ineffective and dangerous: The reality of the UK's new porn bill - John Lubbock,, 24 November 2016

What the New British Porn Bill Means for You - Girl on the Net, Vice, 23 November 2016

UK government to ban ‘non-conventional’ sex from porn sites - Dominique Sisley, Dazed Digital, 23 November 2016

The Backlash Kink Olympixxx/Obscene Pornography Law

'Obscene' pornography law change is a victory for free speech - Rahul Verma, Rights Info, 1 February 2019

Ban on fetish porn including BDSM overturned in England in landmark ruling - Matilda Long, Yahoo News, 31 January 2019

Obscene and not heard - The Economist, 22 Oct 2016

Watching your porn - Critics cite privacy concerns as UK considers age verification law for porn sites - David Gilbert, Vice News, 19 Oct 2016

PASSPORT FOR PORN Pro-porn protesters gather outside Parliament to campaign against regulations requiring adult websites to demand proof users are over 18 - The Sun, 18 October 2016

Feminist Pornographers Stage a 'Fisting Volleyball' Protest Outside Parliament - Sirin Kale, Broadly,18 Oct 2016

Lingerie-clad activists want you to know about a law that will change the way you watch porn - Nicole Morley,, 18 Oct 2016

These People Are Angry You Might Soon Have To Show ID To Watch Porn Online - Marie Le Conte, Buzzfeed, 17 Oct 2016

Protesters Are Holding a 'Squirting Water Fight' to Combat a Worrying New Internet Bill - Frankie Mullin, 7 Oct 2016

A lawyer, MPs and some gimp suits - The Brief, Times Law, 5 Oct 2016

'Backlash Kink Olympixxx' Protest Slated for Oct. 17 in London - Rhett Pardon, XBiz, 4 October 2016

Lawyer backs kinky Olympixxx in call for change in sex laws - Solicitors Journal, 4 Oct 2016

Ofcom appeal win for Dreams of Spanking

THE SEX FILES: Interview with Pandora Blake Part 2 - Ralph Greco, Short 'n' Sweet NYC, 6 October 2016

THE SEX FILES: Interview with Pandora Blake, Part 1 - Ralph Greco, Short 'n' Sweet NYC, 29 September 2016

Pandora Blake Fights Censorship Of Fetish Porn - Lilly O'Donnell, The Establishment, 27 September 2016

Squirting, Spanking, and the Sexist Censorship of UK Porn - Dirge Magazine, 16 June 2016

Pandora Blake Gives Censorship a Spanking - Echobase, 14 June 2016

Ofcom U-turn highlights ‘disarray’ of pornography laws - Jonathan Ames, The Brief, 7 June 2016

Ofcom Reverses ATVOD Decisions on Appeal - Rhett Pardon, XBiz, 7 June 2016

UK pornography laws in ‘disarray’ after website ban lifted - Irish Legal Times, 7 June 2016

Ban on fetish website in UK lifted - Deccan Chronicle, 7 June 2016

The feminist pornographer fighting government censorship - Dominique Sisley, Dazed Digital, 7 June 2016

Pornographer Pandora Blake wins battle, but free speech is losing the war - Jerry Barnett, Sex and Censorship, 7 June 2016

Pandora Blake, la directora de porno ético que ha ganado la batalla a la censura británica - Silvia Laboreo, Playground Magazine, 7 June 2016

Feminist’s spanking website wins censorship fight in the U.K. - Jessica Chasmar, The Washington Times, 6 June 2016

Pandora Blake: Will Relaunch - Rhett Pardon, XBiz, 6 June 2016

Feminist Porn Director Gets Big Spanking Win for Fetish Sites - Sirin Kale, Broadly, 6 June 2016

U.K. pornographer Pandora Blake is back online after lengthy shutdown - Catherine Scott, The Daily Dot, 6 June 2016

Feminist Pornographer Pandora Blake Wins Right To Reinstate Sadomasochism Website - Steven Hopkins, Huffington Post, 6 June 2016

Spanking Website Wins Battle Against British Web Censors - Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason, 6 June 2016

Feminist porn director Pandora Blake wins right to reinstate fetish website in landmark ruling - Kashmira Gander, The Independent, 6 June 2016

Feminist pornographer wins right to reinstate sadomasochism website - Damien Gayle, The Guardian, 6 June 2016

Porn labour rights, feminist porn and UK porn censorship

How to be a feminist and watch porn - Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, Stylist, April 2019

Porn is not “for losers”: Pamela Anderson is wrong to blame it for Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal - Rachel Kramer Bussell, Salon, 2 September 2016

Spanking, caning and consent play: how feminist porn frees women from shame - Lilly O'Donnell, The Guardian, 25 July 2016

Sex bloggers and erotica fans flock to Bristol for Eroticon Live - Bristol Post, 22 May 2016

Susan Sarandon Should 'Do Her Research' Before Joining Porn Industry - Sputnik News, 18 May 2016

Call It 'Erotica' If You Like, But I Know I Write Porn - Girl on the Net, Huffington Post, 11 March 2016

Women in the porn industry need rights and proper pay, not token gestures - Zahra Zsuzsanna Stardust, The Conversation, 8 March 2016

Emma Watson: Check Out These Alternatives To Mainstream Porn - Kitty Stryker, Harlot Magazine, 5 March 2016

ID checks for porn: Is the U.K. infringing privacy or protecting children?" - Catherine Scott, The Daily Dot, 2 March 2016

No Sex Please, We're British: Pandora Blake Battles UK Censorship - Lauren Wissot, Global Comment, 14 Feb 2016

How can we keep porn performers safe? - Sirin Kale, Dazed, 18 Jan 2016

Meet the kinky, female-friendly porn providers targeted by U.K. censors - The Daily Dot, 4 Jan 2016

Strangulation, face-sitting, spanking banned from British porn - Zee Media Bureau, 14 Dec 2015

How new porn laws are destroying the British adult entertainment industry - Ashitha Nagesh, 13 Dec 2015

UK porn laws a year on: A porn actress and a dominatrix on destroyed businesses and censorship - Kashmira Gander, Independent. 1 December 2015

The secret censorship of online porn - Lux Alptraum, Vice. 25 November 2015 

ATVOD: This is how they shut you up - Ian Dunt, Erotic Review. 28 June 2015

Porn and feminism

The new National Theatre show tackling internet pornography - Caroline Criado-Perez, The Independent. 2 June 2015

Why labelling porn as a woman's issue is a turn-off - Fiona Sturges, The Independent. 12 March 2015.

Can porn empower women? - Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, The Guardian. 2 March 2014.

Porn is not sexy - Sam Creighton, Daily Mail. 3 March 2015

Women's Hour watches hardcore porn - Jenn Selby, The Independent. 3 March 2014.

Sponsored caning fundraiser to raise money to fight porn censorship

Meet the new generation of feminist porn producers standing up for spanking - Rebecca Reid, The Telegraph, 4 February 2015.

Meet the British porn star taking a cane to the butt to protest censorshipFrankie Mullin, Vice. 29 January 2015.

Would you sponsor this woman £10 to get caned?Yvette Caster, Metro. 28 January 2015.

UK Performers Put Arses on the Line to Fight New Porn RegsEmily Dubberley, Cliterati. 24 January 2015.

Challenging the new AVMS regulations

The problem with banning female ejaculation in porn - Louise Lush, Daily Life. 6 December 2014.

Porn regulation in the UK: It’s not as if we’re hurting anyone (else), say adult performers and producers - Jamie Merrill, The Independent, 5 December 2014.

Bound and gagged - the women urging a repeal of the porn laws - Zoe Williams, The Guardian, 5 December 2014.

Why the UK is banning porn studios from depicting a bunch of sex acts - Dylan Matthews, Vox, 4 December 2014.

Ethical porn, feminist porn and 'porn for women'

You hot wet XXX summer: 2018 Queer Porn Preview - Courtney Trouble, Autostraddle, 27 June 2018

Searching 'porn for women' taught me a lesson - and you need it, too - Rebecca Reid, The Telegraph. 11 January 2018

Sexo, feminismo y azotes: la activista que inventó el porno ético - Antonio Rodriguez, Playground Magazine, 3 November 2014.

Is there such a thing as ethical porn? - Zoe Williams, The Guardian, 1 November 2014.

In Toronto with the world’s feminist pornographers - BBC News Magazine, Daniel Nasaw, 9 May 2014.

50 Shares of Grey - Martin Daubney, The Sun, 22 March 2014.

Girlfriend-Friendly Porn: Tested! - FHM, February 2014.

How to improve your sex life with porn - Nichi Hodgson, Men's Health magazine, Feb 2014.

Dreams of Spanking constrained by billing regulations

Meet Pandora Blake - England's hottest spanking model and entrepreneur - Jacques Magazine, August 2013.

Pandora Blake and Censorship: Getting Spanked by the Billing Company - Slixa, 27 June 2013.

Pandora Blake Dreams of Spanking – not anti-BDSM foolishness - Violet Blue, 17 June 2013.


What the BDSM community can teach us about consent - Olivia Cassano, The Metro, 14 November 2018

What I learned at a DIY porn class - Katy Harrington, Refinery29, 21 March 2018

Pandora Blake: the porn performer turned activist helping ordinary people make their own - Heather Saul, iNews, 2 March 2018

How to make a sex tape that's actually sexy - Kemi Alemoru, Dazed, 14 February 2018

Articles by Pandora Blake

Age Verification for online porn: more harm than good? - Journal of Porn Studies, February 2019. See

Restricting niche porn sites is a disaster for people with marginalised sexualities - The Guardian, 23 November 2016

I criticised the porn laws – and was targeted for censorship - KCL Intersectional Feminist Society, 16 December 2015

Sex workers rights are not up for debate - with Niki Adams,, 24 May 2015

Don't ask if porn "empowers" women - instead, ask if your feminism does - New Statesman, 10 March 2015

Can porn empower women? - Medium, 5 March 2015

The woman putting her arse on the line for pornAFT Magazine, 30 January 2015.

Why I'm getting caned for charityEros Blog, 30 January 2015.

How to empower yourself through DIY porn - The Frisky, March 2014.

Spanking For Beginners -, 2011.

Another case where ‘extreme porn’ legislation is used to police morality - Liberal Conspiracy, 7 January 2011.

A view from the bottom - Heresy Corner, 20 February 2009.