First tumblr and now this.
To be clear, Facebook already had a ban on porn and sexual solicitation on the platform stated under the “Sexual Exploitation of Adults” and “Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity” section of Facebook’s content rules. The social network website updated its content policy to crack down on implicit requests for sex, in other words sexual solicitation.
“Do not post content that engages in implicit sexual solicitation, which can be identified by… using sexual hints such as 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.”
So, no more advertising that you’re a top, bottom or versatile. Apparently, “looking for a good time tonight” when soliciting sex are also no longer allowed. Naturally, social media is not happy with this. Even though the policy was updated in October, it’s now only trending.
“This change was prompted, in large part, by conversations with our content reviewers, who told us that the sexual exploitation policy did not adequately distinguish between exploitation (e.g. ‘My ex was a slut. Look at the photos she sent me.’) and solicitation (e.g. ‘Looking for swingers. Friday at 8 PM, [name of bar]. Wear pink.’),” a FB spokesperson said in an email to PCMag.com “We’ll be putting out the minutes from our policy development meeting at which these changes are discussed and adopted, and we’ll also publish updates to our Community Standards so that people can track changes over time.”.
Thoughts on the new updated policy? For more about the sex talk crackdown, head over to PC Mag.