Facebook has taken extreme measure to combat “sexual exploitation of adults” on their social media platform.
The social media giant has updated their Community Standards to ward off any Facebook discussions that “draw attention to sexual violence or exploitation.” As communicated in their Sexual Solicitation section 15, this includes “mentioning sexual roles, sex positions, fetish scenarios, sexual preference/sexual partner preference, state of arousal, act of sexual intercourse or activity (sexual penetration or self-pleasuring), commonly sexualized areas of the body such as the breasts, groin, or buttocks, state of hygiene of genitalia or buttocks.”
All of which clearly means that one can no longer use sexual innuendos on Facebook any longer. “Bottoming here,” is a no, no. “Top in Chicago looking for a boyfriend,” is a no, no. “I’m vers, I like it both ways,” is a no, no. If a Facebook users’ comments can be construed as “offering or asking to engage in a sexual act” the post will be flagged for review and removed if found to violate the new Community Standards.
Of course, we would expect the typical “filmed sexual activities, pornographic activities, strip club shows, live sex performances, erotic dances, and sexual, erotic, or tantric massages to all be impermissible on the platform per usual. But “sexualized slang” or “vague suggestive statements, such as ‘looking for a good time tonight,’ who would have thought those would be heavily regulated as well. Sexual groups aren’t allowed either, “partners who share fetish or sexual interests” is considered impermissible too.
The rules go on and on. “Sexually explicit language that adds details and goes beyond mere naming or mentioning of: a state of sexual arousal (wetness or erection) [and] an act of sexual intercourse (sexual penetration, self-pleasuring or exercising fetish scenarios).”
The new rules pretty much mean don’t mention anything sexual on the Facebook’s platform at all anymore unless you can clearly define it as an expression of traditional art or for medical purposes.