8. Sexual Exploitation of Adults

Policy Rationale

We recognize the importance of 0censor as a place to discuss and draw attention to sexual violence and exploitation. We believe this is an important part of building a common understanding and community. In an effort to create space for this conversation while promoting a safe environment, we remove content that depicts, threatens or promotes sexual violence, sexual assault, or sexual exploitation, while also allowing space for victims to share their experiences. We remove content that displays, advocates for, or coordinates sexual acts with non-consenting parties or commercial sexual services, such as prostitution and escort services. We do this to avoid facilitating transactions that may involve trafficking, coercion, and non-consensual sexual acts.

We are not a pornography site, we understand that some secret groups may wish to explore sexuality, that is not an issue, but we will not allow any photo’s that show sexual intercourse or sexually suggestive nude photo’s. There will be no photo’s showing nudity from the waist down, and these photos will have to be contained in secret groups only, any photographs found being shared in a news feed will be taken down, the administrator of the site will be given a chance to act, repeated offenses will result in the site being removed.

To protect victims and survivors, we also remove images that depict incidents of sexual violence and intimate images shared without permission from the people pictured. We are instituting technology that will protect from intimate images that go outside what we allow, and will remove any nude or sexually explicit photo from our news feed, due to minors are able to access this.

Do not post:

In instances where content consists of any form of non-consensual sexual touching, crushing, necrophilia or bestiality, or forced stripping, including:

  • Depictions (including real photos/videos), or
  • Advocacy (including aspirational and conditional statements), or
  • Statements of intent, or
  • Calls for action, or
  • Threatening, soliciting, or stating an intent to share imagery, or
  • Admitting participation, or
  • Mocking victims of any of the above

Content that attempts to exploit people by any of the following:

  • Coercing money, favors, or images from people by threats of exposure of their naked or semi-naked photos/videos
  • Sharing, threatening, stating an intent to share, offering or asking for imagery known as “Revenge Porn” or “Non-Consensual Intimate Images” that fulfills all three of the following conditions:
    • Image is non-commercial or produced in a private setting
    • Person in the image is (near) nude, engaged in sexual acts, or in a sexual pose
    • Lack of consent to share the image is indicated by
      • Vengeful context (for example, caption, comments, or page title)
      • Independent sources (for example, law enforcement record) including entertainment media (for example, leak of images confirmed by media)
      • A visible match between the person depicted in the image and the person who has reported the content to us
      • The person who reported the content to us shares the same name as the person depicted in the image
  • Secretly taken non-commercial imagery of a real person’s commonly sexualized body parts (breasts, groin, buttocks, or thighs) or of a real person engaged in sexual activity. This imagery is commonly known as “creepshots” or “upskirts” and includes photos or videos that mock, sexualizes or exposes the person depicted in the imagery.
    • Threatening or stating an intent to share private sexual conversations that meets the following criteria:
      • Lack of consent is indicated by:
        • Vengeful context and/or threatening context, or
        • A visible match between the person depicted in the image and the person who has reported the content to us
        • The person who reported the content to us shares the same name as the person depicted in the image

Attempting to coordinate adult commercial sexual services or prostitution activities, such as requesting or offering or asking for rates for escort services and paid sexual fetish or domination services.

For the following content, we may include a warning screen so that people are aware the content may be disturbing:

  • Shared by the victim, or
  • Shared by a third party (other than the victim) in support of victim or condemnation of act or for general awareness to be determined by context/caption
  • Content mocking the concept of non-consensual sexual touching

While we do allow secret groups, these are not for the intent of showing sexually explicit pages, we do allow groups, such as Romance Novel Groups, and their various different types, to share cover pages, so long as it is not sexually explicit, we will not cut them off, but this has to be contained to the group, not shared outside the group.