Legalise sex with animals

I propose we decriminalize sex between two members of a different species.

Why should two beings involved in a loving bi-species relationship be punished? I am a zoophile and I feel that I am unfairly criminalize for my sexual persuasion. It is unjustifiable to prevent consensual sex between species.

Why is this idea important?

I propose we decriminalize sex between two members of a different species.

Why should two beings involved in a loving bi-species relationship be punished? I am a zoophile and I feel that I am unfairly criminalize for my sexual persuasion. It is unjustifiable to prevent consensual sex between species.

Allow dogging and outdoor sex

In this day and age there should be no laws preventing consenting adults to take part in sexual activity in outdoor places. I accept that there should be controls on where and when, but late at night in a secluded car park seems ok to me, quite fun I guess.

Why is this idea important?

In this day and age there should be no laws preventing consenting adults to take part in sexual activity in outdoor places. I accept that there should be controls on where and when, but late at night in a secluded car park seems ok to me, quite fun I guess.

Get stripclubs off the highstreet

Stripclub licenses should be difficult to obtain and the clubs should be strictly regulated and the women who work in them should get a set wage rather than earning based on how far they are willing to go!

Why is this idea important?

Stripclub licenses should be difficult to obtain and the clubs should be strictly regulated and the women who work in them should get a set wage rather than earning based on how far they are willing to go!

Repeal the Obscene Publications Act of 1959 and 1964

The Obscene Publications Acts prohibit the production of material likely to "deprave and corrupt" those likely to view it. This is applied to all films being processed by the BBFC, especially pornography.

I would also like to see Section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 repealed as it prohibits  'extreme pornography' such as BDSM, bestiality and simulated rape – all of which can be produced with the consent of the participants.

Why is this idea important?

The Obscene Publications Acts prohibit the production of material likely to "deprave and corrupt" those likely to view it. This is applied to all films being processed by the BBFC, especially pornography.

I would also like to see Section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 repealed as it prohibits  'extreme pornography' such as BDSM, bestiality and simulated rape – all of which can be produced with the consent of the participants.

16 and 17 year olds & the Sexual Offences Act 2003

Repeal of Part 1, Section 45, Clauses 1 and 2, and related

This section extends the definition of "child" from the Protection of Children Act (1978) to cover persons of 16 and 17 years. This age group is thereby covered by child pornography laws in the aforementioned 1978 act and elsewhere. It is thusly illegal to make "indecent" images of 16 and 17 year olds (or indeed in most cases for 16 and 17 year olds to make such images of themselves.) [The term "indecent" is undefined in law.]

The main problem with this legislation is that it is logically and morally incompatible with the age of sexual consent being 16 years. A recording or depiction of a lawful act should not be unlawful; neither should persons who are legally recognised as sexual beings – and therefore adults in that regard – be prohibited from recording or depicting themselves, or consenting to be recorded or depicted, as sexual beings. While the motivation behind the extension of protection to 16 and 17 year olds was well-meaning, it does not make rational or moral sense that an image or recording of a person with whom one can legally have sexual intercourse should be legally defined as "child pornography". The protection of children and young people from exploitation is paramount to a just and decent society; however, the laws by which we live our lives should also make a modicum of sense. This inconsistency in the legislation could alternatively be rectified equally well by raising the age of sexual consent to 18.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal of Part 1, Section 45, Clauses 1 and 2, and related

This section extends the definition of "child" from the Protection of Children Act (1978) to cover persons of 16 and 17 years. This age group is thereby covered by child pornography laws in the aforementioned 1978 act and elsewhere. It is thusly illegal to make "indecent" images of 16 and 17 year olds (or indeed in most cases for 16 and 17 year olds to make such images of themselves.) [The term "indecent" is undefined in law.]

The main problem with this legislation is that it is logically and morally incompatible with the age of sexual consent being 16 years. A recording or depiction of a lawful act should not be unlawful; neither should persons who are legally recognised as sexual beings – and therefore adults in that regard – be prohibited from recording or depicting themselves, or consenting to be recorded or depicted, as sexual beings. While the motivation behind the extension of protection to 16 and 17 year olds was well-meaning, it does not make rational or moral sense that an image or recording of a person with whom one can legally have sexual intercourse should be legally defined as "child pornography". The protection of children and young people from exploitation is paramount to a just and decent society; however, the laws by which we live our lives should also make a modicum of sense. This inconsistency in the legislation could alternatively be rectified equally well by raising the age of sexual consent to 18.

Ban all laws controlling the sexual activities of consenting adults

There are dozens of laws which prohibit the sexual activities of consenting adults, from the Disorderly Houses acts of 1781 through to the law banning the downloading of extreme pornography of 2009. These are often contradictory and confusing and many rarely enforced. However, they instil fear in people so that they are afraid to do the things they fancy doing.

It is said that controlling people's sexuality is the best way to keep society in control by the government.

Many people are ignorant of the law. For example, many people think prostitution is illegal so they don't use the services of sex workers even when they badly need such services.

Disabled people are often banned from having any sexual activity because of the same kind of ignorance.

Why is this idea important?

There are dozens of laws which prohibit the sexual activities of consenting adults, from the Disorderly Houses acts of 1781 through to the law banning the downloading of extreme pornography of 2009. These are often contradictory and confusing and many rarely enforced. However, they instil fear in people so that they are afraid to do the things they fancy doing.

It is said that controlling people's sexuality is the best way to keep society in control by the government.

Many people are ignorant of the law. For example, many people think prostitution is illegal so they don't use the services of sex workers even when they badly need such services.

Disabled people are often banned from having any sexual activity because of the same kind of ignorance.

amend the Offences Against the Person Act 1861

This act was brought in at a time when even the slightest injuries could cause death through infection. In the famous "Spanner" case (R v Brown) In 1989 it was used to prosecute and imprison consenting adults because they engaged in BDSM (Bondage/Discipline/Slave/Master) sex which caused non-serious injuries.

A Law Commission Report (CONSENT IN SEX OFFENCES) recommended that the law on assault be brought up to date with new definitions of categories of assault.

The Law Commission's recommendations should be put into practice.

Why is this idea important?

This act was brought in at a time when even the slightest injuries could cause death through infection. In the famous "Spanner" case (R v Brown) In 1989 it was used to prosecute and imprison consenting adults because they engaged in BDSM (Bondage/Discipline/Slave/Master) sex which caused non-serious injuries.

A Law Commission Report (CONSENT IN SEX OFFENCES) recommended that the law on assault be brought up to date with new definitions of categories of assault.

The Law Commission's recommendations should be put into practice.

Allow sex workers to work together for their own safety

The laws on prostitution are outdated and need reform. While it is legal for a person to accept money in exchange for sexual services, it is only legal if there is noone else in the premises.

If two or more people work together then the law classes the premises as a brothel and that is illegal.

Not all prostitutes are forced into the profession against their will, many enter into it freely and willingly despite the impression given in some parts of the media. These workers have the right to work safely and without fear of attack

I know that any proposals to liberalise the laws on prostitution will be met with moral outrage in some sections of the press but in my view, people's safety must come first

Why is this idea important?

The laws on prostitution are outdated and need reform. While it is legal for a person to accept money in exchange for sexual services, it is only legal if there is noone else in the premises.

If two or more people work together then the law classes the premises as a brothel and that is illegal.

Not all prostitutes are forced into the profession against their will, many enter into it freely and willingly despite the impression given in some parts of the media. These workers have the right to work safely and without fear of attack

I know that any proposals to liberalise the laws on prostitution will be met with moral outrage in some sections of the press but in my view, people's safety must come first

Consensual BDSM activities should not be a criminal offence

Under current English Law and Precedent, it is currently illegal to cause someone injury or leave marks which are more than "trifling and transitory" even when those marks are the result of BDSM activities between consenting adults.

This is another example of the Nanny State trying to interfere in the private affairs of citizens and telling them that they cannot do things "for their own good"

Why is this idea important?

Under current English Law and Precedent, it is currently illegal to cause someone injury or leave marks which are more than "trifling and transitory" even when those marks are the result of BDSM activities between consenting adults.

This is another example of the Nanny State trying to interfere in the private affairs of citizens and telling them that they cannot do things "for their own good"

Repeal the obscene publication act

This supposes that adult public must be protected from material that may  tend to deprave or  corrupt them.  Yet the same material is openly published in many other countries without anyone becoming depraved or corrupted. Offending material has been  available through the internet  and satellite TV for decades, and has not resulted in the mass populous  being depraved  or  corrupted.

Why is this idea important?

This supposes that adult public must be protected from material that may  tend to deprave or  corrupt them.  Yet the same material is openly published in many other countries without anyone becoming depraved or corrupted. Offending material has been  available through the internet  and satellite TV for decades, and has not resulted in the mass populous  being depraved  or  corrupted.

Legalise Prostitution

Duplicate the treatment of prostitutes that Australia and some other 1st world countries use by legalising prostitution and giving them screening for STIs, protecting them from pimps and drug dealers, and in return taxing their income.

Why is this idea important?

Duplicate the treatment of prostitutes that Australia and some other 1st world countries use by legalising prostitution and giving them screening for STIs, protecting them from pimps and drug dealers, and in return taxing their income.

Coroners and Justice Act (part 2, chapter 2)

This legislation goes against freedom of speech and artistic expression. 'Virtual child pornography' is just that – it does not involve real children directly (as in a photograph) or indirectly (as in a pseudo-photograph), both of which are illegal under other, earlier legislation. It is a completely victimless crime, unless you count the person being accused of it!

It is also very confusingly worded and subjective, such as the definition of a 'child'. How do you differentiate, for example, between a cartoon picture of a legal 18 year old and an illegal 17 year old?

Why is this idea important?

This legislation goes against freedom of speech and artistic expression. 'Virtual child pornography' is just that – it does not involve real children directly (as in a photograph) or indirectly (as in a pseudo-photograph), both of which are illegal under other, earlier legislation. It is a completely victimless crime, unless you count the person being accused of it!

It is also very confusingly worded and subjective, such as the definition of a 'child'. How do you differentiate, for example, between a cartoon picture of a legal 18 year old and an illegal 17 year old?

Repeal laws on drawn pornography

Repeal the laws on drawn pornography as it is a victimless crime.

The government only this year had the absurd idea that drawings can be underage, now the criminal justice system will not only have to waste money enforcing this law but also discuss whether a drawing is sexually explicit.

These laws not only restricts freedom of expression by many artists but it also means a step toward the government dictating the sexual practices of the general public.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the laws on drawn pornography as it is a victimless crime.

The government only this year had the absurd idea that drawings can be underage, now the criminal justice system will not only have to waste money enforcing this law but also discuss whether a drawing is sexually explicit.

These laws not only restricts freedom of expression by many artists but it also means a step toward the government dictating the sexual practices of the general public.

Prostitution: decriminalise

Decriminalise most prostitution. Allow licensed, regulated premises to operate a service. This would remove much of the incentive for the current sex-worker slave trade. It would provide prostitutes and their clients with a measure of protection and, since the whole service would be legal, it would provide revenue in the form of taxes.

In order to protect prostitutes, their clients and the general public I'd make it illegal to offer and use the service outside licensed premises.

Why is this idea important?

Decriminalise most prostitution. Allow licensed, regulated premises to operate a service. This would remove much of the incentive for the current sex-worker slave trade. It would provide prostitutes and their clients with a measure of protection and, since the whole service would be legal, it would provide revenue in the form of taxes.

In order to protect prostitutes, their clients and the general public I'd make it illegal to offer and use the service outside licensed premises.

Prostitution

The current law which allows prostitutes to sell sex but not to work in brothels is postiviely dangerous and forces women onto the streets.  The buying and selling of sex should be completely legal and there should be liscences brothels set up with Health checks for sex workers. There should be increased stringency against sex worker trafficking and forced sex work.

Why is this idea important?

The current law which allows prostitutes to sell sex but not to work in brothels is postiviely dangerous and forces women onto the streets.  The buying and selling of sex should be completely legal and there should be liscences brothels set up with Health checks for sex workers. There should be increased stringency against sex worker trafficking and forced sex work.

Section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

This law is unessessary – we already have laws to prevent people committing acts of sexual violence towards others.  This law prevents people making or viewing a record of acts which occur between consenting adults. 

Why is this idea important?

This law is unessessary – we already have laws to prevent people committing acts of sexual violence towards others.  This law prevents people making or viewing a record of acts which occur between consenting adults.