Using Vanilla Platforms for Adult Content

As adult content creators, we’re constantly shadowbanned, kicked off platforms, and told our content isn’t welcome. Censorship is wrong and needs to be fought at all levels. But there are also realities of using non-adult (aka vanilla) platforms when you create adult content. I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but here are a few things I’ve done and thought about — and a few things all content creators need to consider.

In this episode:

  • Join the Smutlancers community on Patreon
  • Decide if you want to put your content on adult-only platforms, vanilla platforms, or a combination of the two
  • Read the Terms of Service before you sign up
  • When in doubt about what the TOS means, send an email and ask if your content is allowed
  • Decide if you’re willing to play within the rules of the platform or if you want to push boundaries
  • Even if you play by all a platform’s rules, they can still kick you off — for any reason
  • Always have at least one space that you own — a self-hosted website/blog

Links from the episode:

Why the Twitter Shadowban Matters…and Why It Doesn’t (blog post)

Patreon Turns Against NSFW in a Big Way (blog post)

Making Patreon Work for You (blog post)

Patreon Community Guidelines (from Patreon)

Choosing the Right Social Media (For You) (podcast episode)

The Smutlancers Community on Patreon

Follow The Smutlancer on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Follow Eroticon on Twitter and Instagram

Molly’s Daily Kiss

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Kayla Lords

Kayla Lords is a freelance sex writer, podcaster, blogger, all-around sex content creating human, and she really likes creating content. As a writer, she focuses on sex and kink primarily on BDSM and power exchange. She works with private clients to write their content and manage their social media, while also co-hosting two podcasts, running a YouTube channel, and managing multiple blogs. Let's just say, she stays busy and wants to keep it that way. Kayla is an international speaker and an award-winning sex blogger. She believes we are stronger together as a community than we are isolated and apart. We all deserve to get paid for the work we do, but until we understand our cumulative power, we'll all wonder if we're "the only one" doing this smutlancing thing.

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