Social Media To Get Less Sexy As Vine Bans Porn And Most Nudity

While most Vine users only post short, looped videos of their adorable cats, or of them and their friends making funny faces into the camera, there is apparently a subset of Viners who have been using the service to share their most private moments. But that’s coming to an end, with Vine announcing last night that it will no longer allow sexually explicit content.

In a new rules update, the video-sharing service set out explicit details of what will and won’t be tolerated on Vine.

The following are now considered no-no’s:

•Sex acts, whether alone or with another person

•Use of sex toys for sex acts

•Sexually provocative nudity, for example, posts that focus on exposed genitalia or depict nudity in a context or setting that is sexually provocative (like a strip club)

•Close-ups of aroused genitals underneath clothing

•Art or animation that is sexually graphic (such as hentai)

The company says it will still allow “suggestive” non-nude posts and nudity that is “primarily documentary, educational or artistic in nature.”

Vine gives the following examples of things that will be allowed:

•Nudity in a documentary context, e.g. videos of nude protestors
•Nudity in an artistic context, e.g. nude modeling in an art class
•Nudity that is not sexually provocative, e.g. a mother breastfeeding her child
•Clothed sexually suggestive dancing

“Users that violate this policy may be suspended and eligible for account restoration only after they have removed violating posts and certified that their account complies with the Vine Rules,” writes the company. “Severe or repeated violation of this policy may result in permanent suspension.”

It appears that Vine will be relying on users to report clips that violate this policy, which means some folks will continue uploading their bared bits until someone complains.

“[W]e don’t have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet,” explains Vine, “we just prefer not to be the source of it.”

[via ArsTechnica]

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  1. PhillyDom says:

    “[W]e don’t have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet,” explains Vine, “we just prefer not to be the source of it.”

    Then you do have a problem with it.