Do I have to mark my blog as mature?

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    I have a blog about sexual abuse and assault. While the words used may be considered sexually graphic, I do not believe that it is a topic strictly for adults – children are abused and assaulted, too. Do I have to mark my blog as mature? What happens if I don’t?

    The blog I need help with is



    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m fairly certain reporting a blog as mature doesn’t automatically mark it as such. Staff will check the blog out and take the necessary action from there.



    Staff should review what is sent in but I suspect they get a bit overworked at times and might do something on auto-pilot – you can ask the Terms of Service group directly with the form below – there is a contact form at the bottom that should work all the time for everyone – Marking a blog “Mature” does not restrict access to it but I think it is just removed from the Global Tags


    Thank you both. I will try the TOS group.



    Yes “adult” or mature content blogs are allowed but pornography is not allowed.
    From the TOS
    Please don’t:
    •Post explicit sexual materials that can be considered pornographic, such as explicit images or video of sexual acts or close-up images of genitalia;
    •Post links or banner ads to adult-oriented affiliate networks, such as pornography site signups;
    •Post links, text, or images promoting or advertising escort services;
    •Post images of extreme violence or gore without associated context or commentary;
    •Post images of child pornography;
    •Post content that promotes pedophilia, such as blogs with galleries of images of children where the images, content surrounding the images, or the intent of the blog is sexually suggestive.

    Here’s the support doc regarding Mature Content

    We don’t have warning banners here but you can create a static front page for that purpose and another page for your posts to display on.


    Yes, I was fully aware that the topic was not forbidden… unless someone is ignorant enough to decide it is pornographic. My main concern was that the restrictions placed upon a “mature” blog would limit its availability. And, honestly, I don’t want a static front page – I do not find the material as inappropriate for any age if they are looking for the information, then they probably already know too much. Perhaps it will be best for me to just wait and see what happens.

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