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76 per cent of Brits have no idea about impending porn block

YOUGOV, THE POLLING FIRM that brought us surveys on such hot button issues as how Santa would vote and whether eating breakfast cereal for dinner is weird has brought out another key insight: 76 per cent of the population is blissfully unaware of the incoming turbulence to their busy masturbating schedule.

Interestingly, that includes a slight majority in those who consume online porn “every or most days” (47-53) and those who enjoy mucky movies one-to-three times per week (48-52). Presumably the latter are slightly better informed, as they use those extra hours to pick up a newspaper.

From there, awareness drops off completely. Just 33 per cent of those that watch porn once or twice a month and those who watch it less than once per month were aware, and with those that claim to never watch porn, awareness drops to just 15 per cent.

Having found the general public generally oblivious of the policy, YouGov asked whether or not they approved. As a whole, 67 per cent were in favour, even if only 34 per cent thought it would actually be effective at stopping under-18s accessing porn. Some people just like to be seen to be doing something, even when it patently won’t work – so that’s good news for the government’s other prominent policy agenda, anyway.

As you might expect, support for the policy drops from 80 per cent for the never porners, down to 28 per cent who enjoy porn every day. Presumably that 28 per cent welcome to opportunity to get out of the house – even if it’s just down the road to the newsagent to buy a porn pass.

And yes, that is a real thing. The government has said that while mavericks are free to put their passport into an easily hackable porn database for verification, newsagents will also sell £4.99-per-device porn passes with no traceable information, but this will require you to wear your serial masturbator credentials on your sleeve at the checkout. Uh, figuratively speaking.

What’s more likely, of course, is that this will just drive people to subscribe to VPNs, which of course the government isn’t a fan of. Well done politicians. Well done. µ

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Source : Inquirer

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