I literally look through dA for naked stock photos to use for reference, and I never have run across porn. I've seen one or two of the crotch shots people always bitch about, but nothing TOS breaking. Is this because I'm not looking for naked drawings?
I've seen lots and lots and lots of real photos of two guys kissing on here. Naked. And nothing ever happens to them. Mostly in the 'stock photography' section, because I'm looking for photo reference. Sometimes pics get taken down incorrectly (those are the 'horror stories'), but pics of two guys kissing don't violate any of the posted rules.
I don't understand how shirtless and making out constitute porn. I've seen making-out couples on cartoon shows. I thought we were over that. Also logical flaw: Assuming porn cannot be art or that art cannot be porn.
Granted, there's defined rules for the website on what is or isn't allowed, but in general: Artistic nudity can be pornographic and still be artistic. Being upsetting or "icky" doesn't mean it's not art.
Yeah, and that gets so annoying. How can one thing that is clearly not porn being deleted and then another image that is breaking almost every single rule in the TOS still up? Just doesn't make any sense.
.. Why can't people read? The shirtless and making out IS THE POINT. IT'S NOT PORN. Please, read before you comment. The making out and shirtless one was taken down because THE ADMINS SAID IT WAS PORN. Yet, the one with actual penetration is still up.
Sorry that I did not read the whole thread. In any case,I did not say it was against TOS. Pay attention to what I actually said. I am referring to the slight irony of the topic when your avatar depicted what appeared to be two people having. relations. Which I see you have changed.
i do not believe in the difference between artistic nudity and porn. i've seen porn that was more artistic then some highly aclaimed art, and i've seen art that was more arousing then most porn (or at least more kinky). lets get the petty victorian idea out of our head that there is actually such a distinction. just because there is such a thing as terrible porn doesn't disqualify it entirely from art. bad porn, lets say anything with jenna haze, is to artistic porn, let's say davinchi's leda and the swan, as days of our lives is to the illiad.
anyways. everything is porn to somebody is what i always say.
Years ago, I made a dA account and within a week I saw a very terrible, open vagina, picture. Two days into this account, I see a poorly photographed picture of some dude's penis. The two golden rules I follow now: Never have the homepage set on newest. Never have mature filter off.
A picture of your boyfriend jacking off in the bed is not artistic nudity. It's porn. A picture of your girlfriend taking a shower is not artistic nudity, it's just a poorly-taken photograph, and the only thing I'd be interested in is how hard she kicked your ass when she saw you in the bathroom with that camera and how your face looked after she saw that you posted it on deviantART.
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