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What does R18 mean?

The R18 category is a special and legally-restricted classification primarily for explicit works of consenting sex or strong fetish material involving adults. Films may only be shown to adults in specially licensed cinemas, and video works may be supplied to adults only in licensed sex shops. R18 videos may not be supplied by mail order.

For full details of the legal restrictions for these works click on the BBFC Guidelines document below.

Searching for R18 titles

R18 titles are filtered out from the main public search as they can have explicit and/or offensive titles. Details of R18 works will only appear if you 'enable adult content' using the advanced search option. You'll also be prompted to enter a date of birth.

 

 

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