Sex.com’s NFSW Pins Banned From Pinterest

    September 20, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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Earlier this year, sex.com underwent a huge redesign and came out the other side looking like a Pinterest for porn. Sex.com, which was part of one of the most famous domain name legal battles ever, has seen many different looks throughout the years. But the latest incarnation is all about pinboards.

“Sex.com lets you collect, organize and share all the free porn you find on the web! People use pinboards to bookmark and organize all their favorite porn videos & pictures. With just one click, you can pin porn from anywhere on the web and add it to your pinboards,” they say. That’s fine and dandy. But what if users want to pin content from sex.com on the actual Pinterest site? Up until recently, that’s been ok.

Now, according to sex.com founder Iain MacNeil, Pinterest has blocked content from sex.com. That means users can’t use the site as a source for their pins.

Here’s what MacNeil had to say, courtesy of TechCrunch:

Without contacting us, Pinterest banned all activity from Sex.com. Pinterest users can no longer pin any content from Sex.com nor can they view the site from older pins. We’ve unjustly been marked as spam. Our attempts to contact Pinterest have been fruitless. We want to know why they banned their adult community from seeing an alternative. Is it as simple as Pinterest is afraid of losing the adult content community despite the fact they do not respect users who use their site for adult content? Or is it that Pinterest does not believe a female audience for Sex.com is inappropriate?

A quick search of “sex.com” on Pinterest only shows one pin originating from the site. And if you click on the pin, here’s the message you see:

In the Pin Etiquette, Pinterest does say that “we do not allow nudity, hateful content, or content that encourages people to hurt themselves.” Their Acceptable Use policy makes no mention of nudity or sex, however.

And if you search for something like “sex” or “nude” on the site, you’ll be greeted with this message:

Reminder: Pinterest does not allow nudity. Pinning or repinning photographs displaying breasts, buttocks or genitalia may result in the termination of your Pinterest account

Even if Pin Etiquette says Pinterest doesn’t allow nudity, Pinterest allows nudity (NSFW).

So, what’s the real story over at Pinterest? No nudity, some nudity, the right kind of nudity? I’ve reached out to Pinterest and will update this article when I receive a response.

  • Lunadreams

    I’m a female, I love pinterest, and I also love watching porn. You just have to consider the average pinterest user is the bored housewife (not all, but a lot of them) and many people in that demographic think even very tasteful art is indecent porn (again, not all but many). They are also a deomgraphic with popular blogs and the most time to whine and get stuff off pinterest. Pinterest did the smart thing by banning sex.com so that things like tasteful nudity do not get permenently banned and they don’t have to hear as much b*tching from prudes.

    Disclaimer: I have nothing against said housewives, but I am pro tastful nudity and pro porn where it is appropriate. I am very anti-b*tching :)

    • IB_Smokin

      WTF is Pron????

      • IB_Smokin

        Oops posted wrong and wont let me edit

  • http://howtozed.blogspot.com Howtozed

    Right, it should be clear of Pron

  • http://wemakemoneywithideas.com marlini

    I was followed a user who only posted porn stuff so I unfollowed him or her. But the question then is what do they allow?cant seem to get it

  • http://www.spokanelawncompany.com Lawn Care

    I agree with blocking of inappropriate pins. If I want to see that stuff I can go to a different site.

  • http://www.netscype.com Netscype Gino

    Why is sex.com in need of pinterest?

  • Stephen

    If i cn download music on my phone, i will b very happy

  • Stephen

    download music on my phone,