22. Small Breasts in Aussie Porn
This ban doesn’t explicitly ban pornography featuring women with small breasts. Instead, it indirectly targets porn stars who may appear to be under the age of 18 based on their breast sizes – even if they’re well into their late 20s.
The Australian Classification Board’s 2010 measure applies to “publications which contain offensive depictions or descriptions of persons who are or appear to be persons under the age of 18.”
Although child pornography is illegal, the rule aimed at preventing pedophiles from seeking out porn with adult actresses or models who look as if they’re minors.
The ban ended up pulling copies of “Purely 18,” “Finally Legal,” and Hustler’s “Barely Legal” off shelves.
Ironically, the ban also resulted in a sharp increase of large breasted women being featured in Australian pornography.