Law and Sexuality

A commentary and resource on Law and Sexuality by Professor Chris Ashford and guests

The Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill

On Friday, the Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill passed it’s second reading.  The Private Member’s Bill has had relatively little attention in the media although it’s sponsoring MP – Jon … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Choose Life? Trainspotting 2 and Queer Memories

The Trainspotting 2 premiere  took place in Edinburgh tonight.  The film revisits the characters who captured our hearts and minds back in the mid 1990s.  If you’ve no idea what … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

The 45th President of the United States

I start the Guardian Weekend Magazine in the same way I do my marking; at the back.  Normally turning straight to Clive James’ weekly column, half checking to see if … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Backlash Kink Olympixxx

Ever wondered what fisting volleyball looks like?  Well…you might be in luck.  The feminist pornographer Pandora Blake and obscenity lawyer Myles Jackman have united civil liberties campaigners including the Open … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

#noprop60 RIP Condomless Porn?

Whilst the Trump v Clinton Presidential race may have secured a blip on your radar; California is seeing another political race that will re-shape the legal landscape of that State … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tory Choices and Reflections

Veteran Tory MP and former Cabinet Minister, Ken Clarke, has an autobiography out later this week and highlights have been running in The Times.  Today, in an extract focused upon … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pence v Kaine

Attention in the States turns to the Vice Presidential debate this evening.  It’s unlikely to get anything like the record-breaking viewing figures that the Trump v Clinton first debate got, … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Throwback Thursday: Raw Desire, Depicting Bareback Sex and Calling Out Hypocrisy

For this week’s Throwback Thursday post, I’ve gone back to January 2012 and changes in the porn industry that were taking place in shifting to more bareback sex.  In the … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Made with Pride #madewithpridetv

Can you hear a scraping sound?  Yes, they’ve finally got to the bottom of the barrel (hurrah!). I’ll be doing the news review on the awesome Made with Pride this … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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