Spain's Adult Creators Issue Manifesto Against Censorship Proposal

Spain's Adult Creators Issue Manifesto Against Censorship Proposal

BARCELONA — A group of leading Spanish and Spain-based independent adult content producers has released a manifesto opposing the total censorship of adult content proposed by the governing PSOE as part of its new anti-sex-work legislation.

Under the heading “Independent adult film producers unite to defend sex workers’ right to consent in response to the new Spanish ‘Solo Sí Es Sí’ Law,” creators Paulita Pappel, Erika Lust, Noel Alejandro and Lemon, and companies Lust Cinema, XConfessions, Else Cinema, Lustery, HardWerk and SexSchoolHub criticized the proposed new law.

“According to PSOE,” the manifesto declares, “Article 187 of the Penal Code is incomplete because it only punishes prostitution that is ‘exploitative,’ while it should ‘punish prostitution widely’; that is, ‘any form of obtaining profit from the prostitution of others,’ no matter if the practice is carried out under exploitation (banned under current law) or with explicit consent from all parties involved, and following ethical production practices.”

The proposed law, the statement continues, “only reinforces the stigma against sex work and the porn industry, demonizing prostitution and pornography as among the main causes of violence against women, and condemning sex workers to more precariousness, secrecy and violence.”

The manifesto co-signers note that “the sex and porn industry is much more complex than this” and that “Much of porn is built from the pillars of consent and respect for the boundaries and interests and desires of all involved.”

The manifesto concludes with a call for addressing some of the social issues underlying political attacks on sex work and adult entertainment: “We firmly believe that we must fight for the development of porn literacy skills, and thus ensure that the sexual education that young people receive is realistic, healthy and enriching for their lives.” 

Copyright © 2023 Adnet Media. All Rights Reserved. XBIZ is a trademark of Adnet Media.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.

More News

New Report Warns Against 'Rising Tide' of Conservative Censorship

A new report published last week by the Chamber of Progress, a U.S. trade group representing many of the leading technology companies, issued an urgent warning against the “rising red tide” of digital censorship promoted by conservatives.

ACLU, FSC Raise Objections to Senate's New Section 230-Busting Bill

An ACLU-led coalition of civil rights groups and groups representing LGBTQ+ individuals, sex workers, journalists and libraries issued an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer warning against the Strengthening Transparency and Obligations to Protect Children Suffering from Abuse and Mistreatment (STOP CSAM) Act.

Mercedes Carrera Pretrial Date Postponed Again

The criminal trial of Mercedes Carrera and her husband on multiple child sexual abuse charges has been postponed again.

Maggie MacDonald's New Video Demystifies the Adult Platform Business

Information technology researcher Maggie MacDonald released a video Friday explaining “how content creation, algorithms, media amplification and panicky policy have shaped how porn looks today.”

Rome Major Launches New Paysite 'MajorHotWife'

Performer and content creator Rome Major has launched a new paysite,

North Carolina Republican Sneaks Copycat Age Verification Amendment Into Unrelated Bill

The North Carolina Senate voted unanimously Thursday to mandate age verification on adult websites, after a Republican senator snuck a copycat amendment mirroring other states’ requirements into an unrelated bill.

Cryptic 5th Circuit Decision Throws Texas Age Verification Controversy Into Chaos

A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday issued an administrative stay of the injunction against enforcement of Texas’ controversial age verification law, which mandates that adult websites post anti-porn propaganda.

Conservative Crusader Reveals Plan to Use Civil Lawsuits to Ban Adult Content Online

The leader of the American Principles Project (APP), a well-funded, anti-porn conservative lobby, said Wednesday that the ultimate aim of the age verification laws currently being passed in various states is to create a private right of action, so that parents could directly sue online companies if their children are able to access adult content.

Court Blocks California's Controversial 'Age-Appropriate Design Code Act'

A federal judge on Monday issued an injunction blocking the California attorney general from enforcing the controversial California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (CAADCA), which was passed last year after lobbying from a British baroness.

CAM4 Launches Creator Platform FAN5

CAM4 has launched its new subscription-based fan platform, FAN5.

Show More