The UK will age-block porn from July 15. This 'porn pass' is one way you'll be watching it in future.

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It is about to become much more difficult to watch porn online if you’re in the UK.

From July 15, porn sites will need to check that their British viewers are over 18, thanks to the UK government’s decision to implement a “porn block.”

The argument is that it’s too easy for children to watch porn online and it’s affecting their sexual and mental health — so now anyone who wants to watch porn on the internet will have to prove that they’re old enough.

There is backlash from critics who say that the ban amounts to censorship, and ultimately that a ban won’t have the desired effect. The UK is pressing ahead anyway.

The law makes it incumbent on the porn providers to put in place a “robust” age-verification system, or else face having their sites blacked out in the UK.

Read more: Porn is being age-blocked across all of the UK in July. Here’s why people think it’s a terrible idea.

And how will the ban work in practice? The police won’t be knocking on people’s houses to snoop through their internet histories.

The government has been woolly on the detail, but it has placed the burden of