Australia bans small-breasted porn, Japanese AV industry assesses situation

Weekly Playboy Feb. 22

Weekly Playboy Feb. 22

Fans of petite women are likely lamenting the ban recently instituted upon porn films featuring ladies possessing flat chests. But no worries, mate, chirps Weekly Playboy (Feb. 22), the measure is being implemented in Australia, not in Japan, where the AV (adult video) industry is pondering its next move.

At the end of January, the Australian Classification Board (ACB) reached a decision to prohibit the use of actresses with breasts registering less than an A-cup.

Even women over the age of 18 are subject to the regulations. As a result of this new requirement, a number of works featuring small-breasted women have been disappearing from store shelves.

The reason for this tragedy — as Weekly Playboy deems the situation — is an expansion in the definition of child pornography. Australia designates adult movies and pieces featuring individuals under 18 years of age to be categorized as illegal. The committee, however, went one step further and proposed a guideline whereby contents in which “those who appear to be younger than 18 will also be banned.”

Once rejected by the rating committee, the work cannot be sold via official channels.

Obviously, this is causing a huge stir on the Internet. “I want small breasts,” says one Australian commenter. “Those with implants are monsters.” Another adds, “The ban will cause us to criminalize freedom of expression.” Another Australian wonders if this will now necessitate plastic surgeries.

The ACB also banned scenes showing female ejaculation, reasoning that it looks too fake. If such content is found in a film, an investigation will commence.

The weekly tabloid then wonders if these actions will have an effect on the Japanese porn industry.

“It is possible that a actions could be made to expand further into the U.S.,” says an employee of a large porn company. “Nonetheless, Asian girls look younger and have smaller breast sizes compared those in the West. That means, those who cannot access certain films will likely turn to Japan and its films. This could be a good opportunity.”

Weekly Playboy, doesn’t stop there. As if to summon a defense of the nation’s talent, the tabloid includes a spread of big-busted AV babes a few pages later — including Mika Kayama and her 90-cm chest, Shoko Akiyama (88 cm) and AV “queen” Saori Hara, checking in at a more than respectable 85 cm. (K.N.)

Source: “Australia de hinnyu AV kinshirei. Areru fan to Nihon no kawazanyou,” Weekly Playboy (Feb. 22, page 171)

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