Kink Olympixxx takes place on October 17 outside London’s Parliament to protest against the risks posed to personal privacy and sexual freedom by the Digital Economy Bill now before Parliament.
The Backlash Kink Olympixxx will feature surreal and satirical games including Fisting Volleyball, a Spanking Relay Race and a Squirting Waterfight.
The games have been devised as a “playful parody” of the sexual acts that, under UK porn laws, are legal to perform in real life, but illegal to represent, or possess or publish depictions of.
There will be speeches from the organisers and civil liberties organisations including Backlash and the English Collective of Prostitutes.
The London-based Backlash organisation defends freedom of sexual expression for consenting adults in the UK, and has successfully challenged state censorship and oppressive prosecutions.
Myles Jackman, the award-winning specialist in obscenity law who has mounted successful defences of BDSMers on behalf of Backlash, says:
“While the Kink Olympixxx was conceived as a playful
“It will adversely affect sexual minorities’ ability to freely express their sexuality; and most frighteningly, imposes State censorship and surveillance of consensual adult sexual content in the UK.”
“Chinese State censors and surveillance agents will envy this Hadrian’s Firewall.”
Pandora Blake, the feminist pornographer and sexual liberty campaigner, adds:
“The Digital Economy Bill will introduce compulsory age verification for all adult content without any measures to safeguard the privacy of web users.
“Consensual adult sex should not be criminalised, yet this Bill will prohibit the publication of depictions of sexual activities that are legal to perform.”
“We are calling for a Joint Committee on Adult Liberty to update our retrograde sex laws.”
Published October 13, 2016