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COMMUNITY GUIDELINES – EXPLICIT CONTENT 

Hello GASRians!

 

The time has come for us to have a talk about the content we show on this platform, specifically explicit content. If you need a refresher regarding our current EC rules, feel free to check out our community guidelines on more information. For the sake of explaining in depth, I'll post it in the following spoiler:

 

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EXPLICIT/NSFW IMAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE POSTED PUBLICLY

The public areas of our website need to be suitable for all audiences, since we have users as young as 13 years of age registered to this site and both members and staff may visit GASR at places of business. Therefore, what we consider explicit content may not be posted anywhere on GASR that can be publicly accessed, including inside of spoilers. You may only post them in areas of GASR that specifically state adult content is allowed. 

The following is defined as Explicit Content:

  • Nudity, bondage, and other sexually themed content
  • Sexually explicit language, gestures, or expressions (ex: Ahegao)
  • Excessive gore or severe mutilation of the human body

You can post Explicit Content in public areas ONLY if they can be properly censored following our coverage guidelines listed below. You may post uncensored versions of explicit/nsfw artwork in the appropriate sections of the forum designated for adult content or via private message. Artwork depicting sexually explicit gestures and expressions cannot be posted in public.

These areas are not allowed to portray explicit content, even if it’s censored:

  • Display Picture
  • Cover Photo
  • Profile Background
  • Profile Fields
  • Signatures

Users do not need to be 18+ years of age in order to sell or post appropriately censored artwork on GASR, but must be done in private as underage users will not have access to mature content areas. If you would like access to the Mature Content areas, you may do so only if you are 18+ and your account is age verified. More information can be found here: [ Age Verification] Underage users also accept responsibility should actions be taken against them in the event that their image(s) violate our guidelines. In order to define what is appropriate to post in public, please refer to our minimum coverage guide here: 

 

 

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Incorrect anatomy, whether accidental or on purpose, will not excuse you from an EC related warning. Do not force a body part to fit someplace it wouldn’t naturally just to try and push the boundaries of our EC rules. These rules apply to all artwork, regardless of species.

 

 

As you may know, the administrative team has recently revised our past regulations on what we consider explicit, making them a lot more lenient or easy going/ forgiving for members. You all spoke, and we gave our ear and did our best to provide the middle ground known today as the Mature Content section. While there are still some general restrictions pertaining closely to racism, sexism, the sexualization of children known as Lolicon/shotacon, animal abuse and illegal drug use – We have given users free reign to post what would normally be considered explicit content on the GA ( General Audience ) part of GASR.

 

All should be well right? Unfortunately there has been an increasing amount of members that take it upon themselves to push the boundaries of what we consider explicit content. One of these methods that has recently been making waves on GASR is a drawing genre named "Ahegao."

 

If you are unfamiliar with the term, here are some definitions:

Please click these links at your own discretion, not all links are SFW due to the nature of this topic.

 

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あへがお 〈ahegao〉

noun:

(slang, sexuality) o-face: weird facial expression during orgasm

 

-http://www.alternative-dictionaries.net/dictionary/Japanese/entry/あへがお

 

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Ahegao (アヘ顔) is a drawing genre in Japanese Hentai  comics, in which the character (mainly female) is showing, during sexual intercourse, an intense amount of pleasure translated by her facial expression.     

 

 -Mona_jpn, Know Your Meme | http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/ahegao

 

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The anime/manga version of an orgasmic facial expression. It's generally very sexualized and lewd, and may or may not be accompanied with heart eyes/pupils. 

 

-StormSurge, Definition #2 | https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ahegao

 

With these definitions in mind, it is very clear that Ahegao is not tolerated on the GA section of the forum. It precisely falls into our category of sexual themes containing explicit language, gestures or expressions.

 

With that being said if you have:

  • Ordered/Commissioned artwork showing sexual themes or Ahegao
  • Created artwork showing sexual themes or Ahegao
  • Uploaded an image with sexual themes or Ahegao as your display picture
  • Use references showing sexual themes or Ahegao

 

Consequences will follow as a result of your actions.


On the topic of explicit content, BDSM is another method in which many users are pushing the boundaries of our guidelines.

 

Again, lets look at common definitions of BDSM:

 

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BDSM is a variety of often erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other related interpersonal dynamics.

 

-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BDSM

 

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A physical, psychological and usually sexual power-role-play with consensual participants.

American Acronym: Bondage, Discipline, Domination, Submission, Sadism & Masochism.

 

-Merov, Definition #3 | https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=BDSM

 

And Bondage:

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Bondage is the practice of consensually tying, binding, or restraining a partner for erotic, aesthetic, or somatosensory stimulation. Rope, cuffs, bondage tape, self-adhering bandage, or other physical restraints may be used for this purpose.

 

-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bondage_(BDSM)

 

As you can see, many of these definitions are clear and easy to understand as simple. They are  straight & to the point explanations. As previously stated in our guidelines, "Nudity, bondage, and other sexually themed content" Is not allowed on the GA section of the forum.  There are many users that feel inclined to commission and/or create such work under the pretense of not knowing, but a simple google search can save many from the consequences that may come of this.

 

As stated on the above definition, anything containing the following can fall into the category of BSDM/ Sexual themes:

  • Ropes/ Chains bonding/immobilizing the body 
  • Ballgag's, whips,  handcuffs
  • Sub/Dom natured images
  • Dog leashes

 

If you ever have a question on whether or not something would be considered explicit content, you can simply message a moderator and get an answer right away. The moderator team will always come to a consensus ( as a whole )  when a user PM's a moderator, so please do not think that the decision is theirs alone.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to post below.

G A S R F O R U M

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F.A.Q

 


Q: So I can't make any art showing any of these things?

A: You can, only in the Mature Section of the forum. The intent is to make GASR a safe site for those 13 and over.

 


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The mature section needs some love guys! 

It's not a don't do this art - it's just a only do it over there! 

 

 

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Small suggestion, probably shouldn't post it here, but to avoid giving people warnings and stuff, couldn't there be a way for Age Verified users to have their DP hidden to non Age Verified users?

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:fartsies:

 

DRAW NAKEY STUFF IN THE NAKEY SECTION!!

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Tbh. Don't hate me but. I've NEVER understood why people want porn images or very obvious sexual themes as their profile pictures. 

 

I mean thats the image that kinda "represents" you to a certain degree. And I don't think your kinks, or how you enjoy your porn is the first thing people should know about you, or let that represent you to that certain degree.

I think we can all agree that we're all more than that. 

 

Or does that REALLY define you? You don't go out and about in real and introduce yourself to people making sure your genitals are hangig out either. 

 

Profiles and profile images are public areas that should be treated as such. 

 

I have absolutely nothing against artistic nudity. Thats something completely different. But to throw your kinks at people before they even know your name is a bit. Twisted. LOL

 

Besides, before people come with the age argument. Just because people are 18+ doesnt mean they want to see your private parts and kinks all the time. This isnt an age problem. Not in the slightest. And I also want to browse Gasr on my phone wherever I go and not be afraid someone sees a dirty profile picture, or generally judges gasr to be one of those filth sites. 

 

Gasr is an art site. And I don't want that to change. There are ENOUGH places for your kinks and porn. Go there if you really need to define yourself with those kind of things. I still think we are all more than porn and kink.

 

So nopenopenope to age verified profile images and the like. 

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2 minutes ago, Hope said:

Tbh. Don't hate me but. I've NEVER understood why people want porn images or very obvious sexual themes as their profile pictures. 

 

I mean thats the image that kinda "represents" you to a certain degree. And I don't think your kinks, or how you enjoy your porn is the first thing people should know about you, or let that represent you to that certain degree.

I think we can all agree that we're all more than that. 

:ohug::iperfect:

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I'm going to also add another thing that happens that some people don't seem to understand.

 

If you link a sta.sh, album, or social media link that might contain works that we consider EC, you must put a NSFW warning on the link or else you'll get a warning for linking to EC.

 

It is not hard to do this. (NSFW)

 

This is only for ordering artwork or making a request, or posting links to your social media outside of the social links box.  Doing so outside of these perimeters will cause you to get an EC warning with or without a NSFW warning.  If you want to order nsfw art, please go to the mature section that you guys begged us for.

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I have a small doubt. Does body dps with lots of harness/ garters like my last two premades be considered EC ?? They have no leash/ballgags but im still concerned :bfcreep:

 

Edited by TaiyaChan

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37 minutes ago, TaiyaChan said:

I have a small doubt. Does body dps with lots of harness/ garters like my last two premades be considered EC ?? They have no leash/ballgags but im still concerned :bfcreep:

 

 

Kinda wondering also if harnesses are considered too since i know I get a lot of those ordered. >.<

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Harnesses and the like are still allowed! As long as the body is not "immobilized" or tied up deliberately as BDSM means to do, the "clothing culture" is okay to an extent.

 

Some examples of said "clothing culture:"

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On a personal note, i would consider this more goth like rather than BDSM like :byes:

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23 hours ago, Lazy said:

I'm going to also add another thing that happens that some people don't seem to understand.

 

If you link a sta.sh, album, or social media link that might contain works that we consider EC, you must put a NSFW warning on the link or else you'll get a warning for linking to EC.

 

It is not hard to do this. (NSFW)

 

This is only for ordering artwork or making a request, or posting links to your social media outside of the social links box.  Doing so outside of these perimeters will cause you to get an EC warning with or without a NSFW warning.  If you want to order nsfw art, please go to the mature section that you guys begged us for.

LIKE I SAID NUDEY ART IN THE NUDEY SECTION!!! :fingerguns:

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I have a question on the "Dog Leashes" I have a few pieces with a collar like This and I know THIS is VERY popular around OC's now and I don't wanna break any rules if I did upload a DP with one on such as  

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This DP's collar. Or would it go along with @Luxor Clothing thingy?

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those are more so collars than leashes bud!

 

I'll expand on this a little more since its tricky. A leash is a rope, cloth or chain used to control an animal. 

 

If there is an image with the collar & leash suggestively being held, this would push the boundaries for bdsm. If you need some examples of that:

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Now if you were to have an image with just a collar or a collar with a chain (that is not being held and does not lead anywhere) It'd be completely different, if that makes sense? the premise is, if the character in question is being restrained or "controlled," It would fall into BDSM ideals.

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Ahhhhh ok ok I get ya I was thinking that, but I just wasn't 1000% sure. Thanks bbu @Luxor

xoxo

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I'm glad you guys are asking questions and further clarification on things you're unsure of! Things like this keep everyone on the same page and let you know what you can do and prevent you guys from getting in trouble. So if you have any other questions regarding explicit content, this is the perfect time to ask! 

 

 

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Are all these images no longer allowed?

Just asking in case I make a premade in the future and think I want to add in a paddle pose.

Edit: I thought of one more thing to ask. An old premade of mine has a woman holding a leash that's connected to her. 

Is that okay because she's the one in control? Or is that still considered a no go?

 

Possible NSFW below.

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Edited by OmniaVanitas
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Its not that these DP's/artwork aren't allowed, they are just allowed in a specific section- aka the Mature section! If you want to make premades featuring paddles or handcuffs, you'll have to direct them to the mature section bud :bgoodjob:

 

As for your second question, it really depends on various factors so I cant really give you a straight answer without seeing the image.

( these may include but are not limited to: the nature of the image ( sexual or non), placement and expression, intent, etc )

 

**EDIT - After some deliberation, we've concluded that as long as it is not being used on someone, they're perfectly fine to use. :bgoodjob: @OmniaVanitas

 

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I don't mean to ask a silly question, but rather safe than sorry, right? I have an OC that has a straight jacket/medical style straight jacket that I wanted to eventually have art done of her (Err...think like C.C's white coat from Code Geass?) This falls under "bound", but it doesn't show anyone else doing it *to* said OC. It is basically "clothing" at that point, considering half the time, she is not shown buckled, but has her arms loose, wearing it like a heavily buckle-studded jacket. I mean, technically, it is not any different than a syringe/needle being held by a nurse, since it is a medical device. But, would this violate ToS? My character is not meant to be "erotic" in any sort of way nor is her manner of dress.

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