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Vine Changes Its TOS To Prohibit Explicit Sexual Content

Perhaps you’ve heard: Vine, the Twitter-owned app that lets users make short looping shareable video clips, recently changed its Rules and Terms of Service regarding explicit sexual content – it’s now prohibited. As of March 6, 2014, Viners may no longer post content that’s pornographic or sexually explicit. This includes “graphic depictions of sexual arousal” (read: boners). Marking such content as “sensitive” is no longer sufficient.

Vine provides helpful examples of what’s NOT okay to post under their new TOS in their Explicit Sexual Content FAQ:

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)

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

Close-ups of aroused genitals underneath clothing

In other words: no boners in pants, either.

But these policy modifications did not occur because explicit sexual content was taking over. In fact, according to Vine, only a very small percentage of videos would be impacted by these new restrictions… What?

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