User Guidelines

The beauty of BDSM is that it's unique to each and every individual. We believe that our visitors and users should freely express any ideas, opinions, or otherwise content without us censoring or endorsing them. That being said, there are a few categories of expression and behavior that we don't permit because we consider them harmful to the community overall.

To be transparent about our policies, we’ve put together this set of guidelines.

Unlawful Content & Conduct

If you know it's wrong, don't do it. Our interns dislike being exposed to terrible unmentionables and especially dislike getting/sending angry letters from law enforcement!

Intellectual Property Infringement

If you know you didn't create it, didn't receive permission for it, or otherwise weren't involved in it, don't post it. Don't publish other people's work without consent otherwise you'll have to consent to account restrictions or deletion!

Pornography

Wait what? Pornography not being allowed on a BDSM website? We take great pride in our mission statement that BDSM.org is focused primarily on education and educational content (text, images, videos, and other media) that are not focused on porn.

Nudity, in and of itself, is fine. Only under very certain circumstances are pornographic content allowed (ie: safely inserting toys and tails) and must not have genital-to-genital explicit acts.

Harmful Content (code, viruses, etc)

Please don’t upload or link to malware, spyware, adware, or other malicious or destructive code.

Impersonation

Please don't claim to be another person or organization you're not. Yes, we all wish we were John Baku sometimes but it's not always appreciated.

Posting Private Information

Don’t share someone’s personal information without their consent.

Posting Content Without Consent

All published material (text, images, videos, and other media) must have the consent & permission of all individuals visible or otherwise involved. If we are contacted by an individual(s) requesting removal of content they're involved in, we will first unpublish the material and request changes to censor or remove portions of the content or media to abide by the reporter's request.


Please note: these are just guidelines — interpretations are up to us. These guidelines are not exhaustive and are subject to change.

If you believe a user has violated our Terms of Service, or any of these guidelines, please report it to us. We review and investigate all reports that we receive, but if and how we respond will depend on a variety of factors, such as the information available to us and the type of violation. We may also contact the user to inform them of the report (anonymously).

The gist:

We (the kinky folks at BDSM.org) manage a service that provides educational resources on a worldwide basis. Our service is free, and we offer paid upgrades for features such as the removal of ads, early access to updates, and so forth. Our website and it's platform is designed to give educators and teachers means to contribute their work, and for you to be able to access it without limtiation.

However, to maintain a safe atmosphere for all, the service is governed by our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and other legalese.