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Blood Play

Unfortunately, due to regulations outside of our control, we cannot allow the public sharing of visible real or realistic blood in an eroticized context.

What is in violation of this guideline?

  • Visible real or realistic blood:
    • on a sex toy, kink gear, or pervertable
    • on bed sheet, where blood is most likely from sex or scene
    • on menstrual products (e.g. tampon, pad, etc.)
    • from period sex
    • from hook suspension pulls
    • from cupping (on body or inside of cup)
    • from a play scene (e.g. blood splatter from impact play)
    • from an accidental injury where member is eroticizing the blood
    • from cutting (includes self-cutting)
    • from needle play (e.g. needle play hub)
    • and pic or video is tagged as "Blood Play" or "Period Play"
    • being painted on someone's naked body
  • Drinking blood (in the process of or implied)

NOTE: This applies to all forms of visual content, including black and white and any content where filters have been used to alter the original appearance.

What is not in violation of this policy?

  • Blood embedded in jewelry
  • Written content regarding blood play
  • Drawing, illustration, cartoon, CGI, etc.
  • Dried blood inside or outside of a cut or scratch
  • Medical or scientific content shared in a non-eroticized context
  • Ruptured blood vessels underneath the skin from heavy impact play
  • Halloween or costume party outfit with blood in a non-eroticized context
  • Freshly completed tattoo with blood from the act of tattooing (non-eroticized)
  • Admits to blood being present, but blood is not visible or censored
  • Cutting, needles, and hooks where no blood is visible
  • Injury shared in a non-eroticized context

How do I report a potential violation of this guideline?

You can report potential material in violation of this guideline as follows:

  1. Visit the page with the potentially offensive material
  2. Select "...", “more”, or “options”
  3. Select “Report”
  4. Select "Content Not Permitted"
  5. Select "Next"
  6. Add any additional information that you think is important
  7. Select "Report"

For more information, you can refer to Submitting a Report.

Who can report a potential violation of this guideline?

Any member who comes across potential blood play can report the content.

What happens if someone violates this guideline?

If someone posts a picture or video with visible blood play, the content is locked private.