The debate took a much darker turn, when some people alleged, that just by looking at porn, he was guilty of sexually harassing any woman who happened to be sitting nearby. That then led to calls, for looking at porn in public, to be made a criminal offence.
Just what the country needs! More people criminalised, more low risk people, who will never reoffend, on the register, so that the police have to monitor them.
The number of SO per head of the population has been increasing. When I first started looking at the figures, it was 108 SO per 100,000 people, now it is around 116 per 100k. That may not sound much, but during the same period, the total number of people in the UK also increased, by around 2 million. One reason for the increase, is that govt keeps coming up with new offences; cyber flashing, upskirting etc. Each new advance in technology creates more categories of offence.