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Mutilation

Mutilation is the action of severely injuring or disfiguring someone or yourself for sexual gratification or pleasure, especially by cutting off tissue or body parts. To protect the community and FetLife, we can’t allow public images or videos of sexualized mutilation.

Content not subject to this guideline may be subject to our Blood Play or Extremely Graphic guidelines.

What is in violation of this guideline?

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Sexualized preparation, in-progress, and immediate post-removal of limb, tissue, or body parts.
  • Sexualized in-progress chemical or physical castration (e.g.: elastrator banding)
  • In-progress genital mutilation (e.g. female circumcision, penis splitting)
  • Sexualized stretching or pulling of tissue or body parts until torn from the body (e.g.: traumatic amputation)

What is not in violation of this guideline?

Examples include:

  • Post-operative results from medical procedures (e.g.: amputations, body modification, gender-affirming surgery, etc.)
  • In-progress medical treatments for health reasons (e.g.: hormone replacement therapy (HRT), radiation therapy)
  • Scarification procedures (e.g.: tribal or artistic scarification)
  • Theatrical or special effects from a movie/show

How do I report a potential violation of this guideline?

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

On Desktop:

  1. Open the page containing mutilation you’d like to report
  2. Select "Report".
  3. Select "Content is not permitted"
  4. Select "Next"
  5. Provide why you believe the material should not be allowed
  6. Select "Report"

On Mobile:

  1. Open the page containing mutilation you’d like to report
  2. Select "..."
  3. Select "Report"
  4. Select "Content is not permitted"
  5. Select "Next"
  6. Provide why you believe the material should not be allowed:
  7. Select "Report"

By Email: (only for non-members)

  1. Send an email to [email protected]
  2. In the email, please provide:
    1. Direct link to the page containing mutilation
    2. Guideline you believe the content breaks
    3. Any additional information you believe will help
  3. Send email

For more general information on reporting, please visit: Submitting a Report.

Who can report a potential violation of this guideline?

Anyone who comes across content they believe might fall under this guideline.

What happens if someone violates this guideline?

If a member posts content containing mutilation, the content is locked to private and only viewable by friends of the member.