15. Sexual Solicitation

Policy Rationale

As noted in Section 8 of our Community Standards (Sexual Exploitation of Adults), people use 0censor to discuss and draw attention to sexual violence and exploitation. We recognize the importance of and want to allow for this discussion. We draw the line, however, when content facilitates, encourages or coordinates sexual encounters between adults. We also restrict sexually explicit language that may lead to solicitation because some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content and it may impede the ability for people to connect with their friends and the broader community.

Do not post:

Attempted coordination of or recruitment for adult sexual activities, including but not limited to:

  • Filmed sexual activities
  • Pornographic activities, strip club shows, live sex performances, erotic dances
  • Sexual, erotic, or tantric massages

Explicit sexual solicitation by, including but not limited to the following, offering or asking for:

  • Sex or sexual partners
  • Sex chat or conversations
  • Nude photos/videos/imagery

Content that meets both of the following criteria:

  • Criteria 1: Offer or Ask
    • Content implicitly or indirectly* (typically through providing a method of contact) offers or asks for:
      • Nude imagery, or
      • Sex or sexual partners, or
      • Sex chat conversations
  • Criteria 2: Suggestive Elements
    • Content makes the aforementioned offer or asks using one of the following sexually suggestive elements:
      • Contextually specific and commonly sexual emojis or emoji strings, or
      • Regional sexualized slang, or
      • Mentions or depictions of sexual activity (including hand-drawn, digital, or real-world art) such as: sexual roles, sex positions, fetish scenarios, state of arousal, act of sexual intercourse or activity (sexual penetration or self-pleasuring), or
      • Imagery of real individuals with nudity covered by human parts, objects, or digital obstruction, including long shots of fully-nude butts

Content must meet Criteria 1 (offer or ask) and be implicitly or indirectly offering or asking for sexual solicitation in order to be deemed violating.

For example, if the content is a hand-drawn image depicting sexual activity but does not ask or offer sexual solicitation, it is not violating.

An offer or ask for pornographic material (including, but not limited to, sharing of links to external pornographic websites)

Sexually explicit language that goes into graphic detail beyond mere reference to (the only exception to this will be with the secret groups) :

  • A state of sexual arousal (wetness or erection) or
  • An act of sexual intercourse (sexual penetration, self-pleasuring or exercising fetish scenarios)