Sex Party Says Australia Is Censoring Depictions of Female Orgasms

Jan 27, 2010 6:00 AM PST
DEAKIN WEST, Australia — Federal government censors are directing customs officials to confiscate media where depictions of the female orgasm is accompanied with an ejaculation, according to the Australian Sex Party

The Classification Board also is starting to classify films that feature female ejaculation as “Refused Classification” rather than “X,” the organization said. Videos that show both male and female ejaculation have routinely been given an X rating since 1983.

The party says that the films being banned, through the Refused Classification, are based on one of two grounds: That the depictions are a form of urination which is banned under the label of “golden showers" in the federal Classification Guidelines or that female ejaculation is an “abhorrent” depiction.

Australian Sex Party spokeswoman Fiona Patten told XBIZ that the decision showed a “lack of intellectual rigor and a lack of understanding of female sexuality on the part of Australia’s censorship authorities” and that some members on the board don't believe the science relative to female orgasms.

“Female ejaculation has now been described in scientific literature as being as real as male ejaculation and women’s ejaculate is as different from urine, as men’s is,” Patten said.

“All women ejaculate at orgasm in the same way that all men do. In some women, the amount is very small and not distinguishable from normal vaginal lubrication however some women can and do ejaculate large quantities of fluid and under great pressure.”

In addition, Patten complained that the federal board also has started to ban depictions of small-breasted women in adult publications and films.

“We are starting to see depictions of women in their late 20s being banned because they have an A-cup size,” she said. “It may be an unintended consequence of [the government’s] actions, but they are largely responsible for the sharp increase in breast size in Australian adult magazines of late.”

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