Vine explicit sexual content FAQ

Vine is a platform for a broad range of expression including spontaneous moments, hilarious jokes, and meaningful events. Pornographic or explicit sexual content is not allowed on Vine.

What is explicit sexual content?

Explicit sexual content includes depictions of sex acts, nudity that is sexually provocative or in a sexual context, and graphic depictions of sexual arousal.

Examples of what’s not okay to post:

  • Sex acts, whether alone or with another person
  • Use of sex toys for sex acts
  • Sexually provocative nudity, for example, posts that focus on exposed genitalia or depict nudity in a context or setting that is sexually provocative (like a strip club)
  • Close-ups of aroused genitals underneath clothing
  • Art or animation that is sexually graphic (such as hentai)

What is okay to post?

We allow depictions of nudity or partial nudity that are primarily documentary, educational or artistic in nature. We also allow suggestive posts, just not sexually explicit ones.

Examples of what’s okay to post:

  • Nudity in a documentary context, e.g. videos of nude protestors
  • Nudity in an artistic context, e.g. nude modeling in an art class
  • Nudity that is not sexually provocative, e.g. a mother breastfeeding her child
  • Clothed sexually suggestive dancing

What happens if I violate this policy?

Users that violate this policy may be suspended and eligible for account restoration only after they have removed violating posts and certified that their account complies with the Vine Rules. Severe or repeated violation of this policy may result in permanent suspension. Users who believe that their account has been suspended in error may submit an appeal via our support form.

How can I report content that violates this policy?

If you come across explicit sexual content on Vine, you can report the post by tapping the button with three dots at the bottom of the post (below the comments) and selecting Report this post.

Reporting content promoting child sexual exploitation

If you think you've found a Vine account distributing or promoting child sexual exploitation while using Vine, please click here to report it. Please provide the Vine account ID and links to the relevant posts that lead you to believe the account should be investigated. To find the links to a Vine account or individual Vine posts, see our help page.

If you have found content elsewhere on the internet that is distributing or promoting child sexual exploitation, you should file a report with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children here, or your local law enforcement.

Note: Please do NOT post or repost child sexual exploitation for any reason. Click here to report it to us immediately and we will take steps to remove it.