About Jerry Barnett

This is Jerry’s bio page, and includes links to his writing work. Other useful links:

Jerry Barnett is the founder and primary writer at Sex and Censorship. In addition to his campaigning and writing work he is an author, photographer, technologist and entrepreneur. He belongs to a large, eccentric, multiracial London family. His book, Porn Panic,  was published by Zero Books in August 2016.

He is dedicated to defending personal liberty, free speech and sexual freedom, and makes regular appearances in the media, at university debates, and as a public speaker.


Jerry has written extensively, for a variety of publications, on many political subjects including sexual politics, free speech, science (especially related to sex), identity politics and other issues. Some of his articles are below.

Antisemitism and Black Nationalism (Areo)

The Price of Sex (Quillette)

Identity Politics is Killing Solidarity and Fuelling Fascism (Sex and Censorship)

What is the Difference Between Sex and Gender? (Medium)

Silencing “hate speech” doesn’t stop hate (Huffington Post UK)

Will declining monogamy lead to an increase in violence? (Areo Magazine)

Why is Sex Declining in America? (Arc Digital)

There is No ‘Gay Gene’, but Sexuality is Affected by Many Genes of Small Effect (Quillette)

Porn, women’s rights, and the left (Counterpunch)

London’s Knife Crime is not the Fault of the Black Community (Areo Magazine)

Last Days at Hot Slit – A Review of Andrea Dworkin’s Writing (Quillette)

Porn for Women: What do Women Really Watch? (Sex and Censorship)

Jerry has made frequent radio and TV appearances, and regularly participates in university debates. He featured as a witness on Radio 4’s The Moral Maze to discuss pornography.

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