Popular porn website xHamster has apparently had a blanket ban on nonconsensual sex videos for a while, but in the wake of the deeply upsetting events surrounding the sentencing of Stanford rapist Brock Turner, they've aptly renamed said ban as the Brock Turner rule.

According to the Huffington Post, the rule applies to all videos uploaded to site with tags like "non-consensual,""forced sex" and "rape", as well videos of sleeping sex, sex under hypnosis and BDSM videos proven to not be consensual. The policy will be enforced by video screeners who will supposedly watch flagged videos, and delete the upload alongside the accompanying upload account if they are found to violate the Brock Turner rule.

Bonus, if you specifically search the term "rape," you will also get a message that links to an online therapy site.

"We are shocked and appalled by the miscarriage of justice that transpired in the Brock Turner trial," a statement on xHamster's site reads. "Turner should have been sentenced to the maximum penalty and not a slap on the wrist. xHamster, while an advocate for free speech, does not condone any type of nonconsensual sex that further propagates rape culture. Our size and influence in the online adult world has proven to be a force for change and we want to use it not only for the advancement of transgender rights but to end rape culture for good."

And while the jury's still out on whether violent porn does incite sexual violence, xHamster's nevertheless setting a powerful example for the porn industry at large. Read their entire statement here.

[h/t Huffington Post]

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