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How much flesh constitutes adult content?


LesleyJ e2
7 144 England
12 Feb 2013 9:17AM
Recently uploaded a couple of photos from a maternity session and ticked adult content. The first is a topless shot but with the hand covering boobs but I thought it should go on as adult, the second is just a bump and bra but again put it in as adult. Thought I should play it safe as I dont want to upset anyone but it got me wondering. Exactly when does an image become adult content?

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NaturesHaven e2
3 260 5 England
12 Feb 2013 10:18AM
In the UK adult is from showing a Naked Big Toe up to a Shaved Naked Eyebrow..............I think that just about covers (no pun intended) everything.............just mention the word Naked and all hell breaks loose..............WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink
Dave_Collier 8 236 2 England
12 Feb 2013 10:46AM
On another site I use there are raging debates on this topic but they have three levels to consider, I do like their basic one of 'Is it safe to view on a computer in the office or workplace', they use a council office as the model for a typical office environment and I use that as my guide here.
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
12 Feb 2013 11:06AM

Quote:I do like their basic one of 'Is it safe to view on a computer in the office or workplace', they use a council office as the model for a typical office environment and I use that as my guide here.

That's a good way to evaluate. I always think of the supermarket magazine shelf...what would be on display or covered up there. What would you see before 9pm on TV etc.
The two photos you refer to don't need to be classified adult in my mind.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 11:08AM

Quote:they use a council office as the model

is there anything particular about a council office...? Tongue
Newdevonian 2 452 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 11:10AM
is there anything particular about a council office...? Multiple layers of cardigans!!!!

In my book, Adult means anything showing, normally covered by a bikini. GrinGrinGrinGrin
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 12:02PM
I just use the "baps, flaps or sausage" rule. Smile
I hate this topic, only because it burns me constantly. I don't consider anything I do naked for the sake of it, or sexy or pornographic, and the whole notion that in 2013 any part of the human body is still "not safe for work" is testament to the PC-muddled world we live in, where we are still Puritanical prudes after all this time. Once I am forced to label anything "adult" no one can see it, and no one does! It hurts my numbers. Oh well, sorry for the soapbox, just a sore spot!
LesleyJ e2
7 144 England
12 Feb 2013 1:15PM
Michael I must admit I thought the opposite which was one of the reasons it got me thinking. My numbers are much better for the two photos I marked as adult - many more views than previous photos and more votes. Even similar subject photos in my porto have fewer views.
Hi Lesley,

In one way, you are right Ė sometimes the nude content does get more views. I should be more specific: If I do a nude portrait, just a figure study, with no bells or whistles, they tend to do well. If I do an art piece which happens to have nude content, and I am forced to mark it adult, it does not do well. I think I am speaking overall, more than just ephotozine. I have been on Flickr for quite a while, and if I have to mark anything ďadultĒ there, it does not do well, and I canít promote or share those on Facebook or Twitter. Strangely though, in my portfolio, if I have a nude that is implied or not showing genitalia, they donít do well, but if there is full frontal, it does MUCH better LOL. I have used 4 male models and two female models, and all my female nudes are the lowest numbers I have, while one male nude that has full frontal is my #4 most seen photo on Flickr. What does it all mean? That people like to see nude content if given the chance? Who knows? I think itís all much ado about nothing!
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 1:42PM
Ah! So this post was a sort of reverse marketing....smart! Grin
Nothing so nefarious. No intent towards marketing.

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