Anyway, this is a link to painspleasure's blog about 16 gay men who were arrested and jailed in the UK in 1990 for consensual s@m activity which was videotaped.
Here's the link:
Here's a link The Spanner Trust about defending the rights of sadomasochists of all sexual orientation and to reverse the UK court ruling. And it says a ban on extreme porn took effect in 2009.
Here's that link:
Don't know what our friends across the pond think of all this. Of course, many bloggers just like to spank, but for those who engage in SM, it is a precautionary tale.