How to watch porn in the UK

How to watch porn in the UK

In 2017 the UK parliament passed the Digital Economy Act, part of which was the new porn block. The plan was to require pornographic websites to verify that users are over 18 years of age before accessing the content. The policy has been delayed several times and has almost been dumped completely at one point. So what is the block exactly? Basically, it boils down to a bunch of various age check systems designed to weed out the kids and teenagers trying to gain access to the sites. The sites will present a landing page which will not go away until user has proven they’re over 18.

The UK porn block

Of course, setting up a system that monitors such vast quantities of data is a very tricky business, especially in terms of appointing a body to oversee all of it as well as punishments that are to be dealt in case of a violation. Another difficulty for the porn block is the fact that websites hosting pornography come in all shapes and sizes so it’s hard to accurately oversee all the various commercial porn providers. The very definition of what constitutes pornography is a crafty one as the Online Pornography (Commercial Basis) Regulations 2019 say commercial porn includes material that’s freely available online but makes money through advertising revenues. It also includes porn that is paid for. The block doesn’t limit itself to videos and images only, but will also affect textual as well as audio porn so that, in short, it will become more difficult to access any sort of porn in the UK.

How to prove age

Unfortunately, the government has left it up to individual porn sites to choose how they wish to go about the age verification business. A couple of problems have thus ensued including the emergence of an entire industry of age checkers. AgeID designed by MindGeek is the preeminent one, which is fascinating considering that MindGeek is also the owner of Pornhub, YouPorn and RedTube, which creates a bit of controversy. The BBFC has introduced a certification regime for the age checking tools being introduced by companies. This is intended to check the security protections for each of the verification methods. However, it isn't a requirement for companies providing age checking tools to submit their products to the BBFC for evaluation. This raises the possibility of insecure systems, which handle people's personal information, being created.

How to watch porn despite the block

Fortunately for porn enthusiasts of all ages, bypassing this block is a rather easy affair. Going around it doesn’t require much technical knowledge and it seems that it won’t make too much of a difference after all. The most efficient and simplest way of getting past the age verification is by using a VPN. When you connect to a VPN, your data is encrypted and routed through one of the VPN provider’s servers. Connecting to a server in another country will provide you with a different IP address. This makes it appear as if you’re browsing outside the UK, bypassing the UK porn block. Using a VPN to watch porn in the UK also means you don’t have to provide your personal information to porn sites, avoiding the risk of this information being compromised in the event of a data breach. The best site for watching genuine British porn? Simple, it’s UKPorn.XXX and you can jump straight to the British porn videos.  Here are three of the top VPN’s to use:

CyberGhost: Beat the UK porn ban with CyberGhost. Over 3,800 servers in 60 countries. Offers fast streaming with unlimited bandwidth. Connect up to 7 devices. User-friendly and secure with a strict no-logs policy.

ExpressVPN: Fast and reliable servers in 94 countries. Bypass the UK porn block and unblock most geo-restricted content. Excellent apps, 24/7 customer support and strong security with encryption.

NordVPN: Unblock porn sites and popular streaming services including Netflix. Over 5,000 servers worldwide. Features live chat support and specialty servers including Double VPN.

Beating the UK porn block is surprisingly quick and easy

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Choose a VPN service with servers outside the UK
  • Select and download the appropriate software for your operating system. The best VPNs offer apps for desktop and mobile. Some also offer browser extensions.
  • Clear the cookies and cache in your browser. This ensures that the site you’re trying to access forgets your UK IP address.
  • Open the VPN app or browser extension and connect to a server outside the UK
  • You will now be able to access adult content without restriction!

Which porn is illegal in the UK?

Regardless of the ban there still remains a lot of porn which is illegal in the UK. Content that portrays abuse or rape, as well as any content that involves anyone under the age of 18, is illegal. Content that is filmed or posted without the consent of the person or people involved (commonly known as Revenge Porn) and is also illegal. There are other laws against extreme pornography, which covers beastiality, necrophilia, threats to peoples lives, and more.

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