Rules Update (Minors + NSFW Content)

Posted 4 months, 22 days ago (Edited 4 months, 22 days ago) by admin

Hello! This is a notice of a rules update. You can check the rules page here, but the two major additions are as follows:

1.3. Adult Content and Underage Users

If you are under 18, don't use this site to offer, request, or share adult content.

Don't use this site to offer or request adult content to or from users who you are aware are under the age of 18.

Adult content includes pornographic commissions, as well as pornographic artwork or literature, erotic RP, and detailed sexual headcanons (including character genitalia measurements, genitalia references, detailed sexual behaviour or kink lists, etc.).

Underage users who are found to be using a false birthday to upload or interact with adult material will be banned. There is no penalty if you file a ticket yourself to correct your date of birth, so if you find your birthday is incorrect we recommend filing a ticket to correct it right away. You can check your account's date of birth on the Account Settings Page.

This rule has been added due to an increase in users who are registering with fake birthdays to get around our maturity filters. Please note distribution of pornographic content to minors is illegal in many countries that use this site. If you're found doing this, you will be banned. If you notice users who have listed themselves as under the age of 18 being able to access adult material, please report them so we can address the issue for you. 

If you are over 18, using a fake birthday is fine - this rule is only in place to prevent minors from accessing adult content.

1.4. Adult Content and Underage Characters

We do not host pornographic content involving characters described to be under 18 or described as resembling a person under the age of 18 (or equivalent age of maturity in non-human species). 

To be clear: Pornographic content covers any content which an average person would reasonably believe was created for the purpose of sexual gratification (this includes "sex profiles" which list a character's genitalia measurements and kinks, as these only exist for the purpose of producing sexual content or contact). If you want to include sexual experiences in an underage character's history for the purposes of telling a story or developing a character, you can do so as long as it's respectfully communicated, not pornographic, and is not otherwise fetishised or inappropriately detailed.

Do not offer or advertise pornography of underage characters on site, whether it is existing content or a service. This includes offering loli/shota/cub pornography in your commissions, putting underage characters up for sale or trade with descriptions like "additional porn available upon request", linking off-site to services in which you offer this content, or making underage characters available for sexual RP.

Artists who self-identify or market themselves prominently as a loli/shota/cub artist (even off-site), may have their account closed to prevent the distribution of content of this nature even if they have not uploaded explicit content on-site. If you are on site to share pornographic content of children, or meet other people who want to share pornographic content of children, rather than trying to get around this rule by uploading characters with unlisted ages or cropped images, we would urge you to find a different place to host your work. This is not content that we host or want to see a community for on site.

We previously did have a rule specifying that adult content of underage characters is not permitted, but this has now been split into its own rule and elaborated on for clarity due to running into repeated issues with people trying to use loopholes to share or sell underage pornography. 

Thanks as always for your continue patience. Please don't hesitate to get in touch via the HelpDesk with feedback, suggestions or concerns.