3 Things Kinksters Gotta Do Before You Get Banned On Facebook and Instagram

If you’re repeatedly suffering from the ban-hammer or just trying to play it safer, it’s a good idea to make sure that you have a safety net in case your kink content gets deleted or your account gets banned.

Since you don’t want to wake up one day and find that your content is gone and your precious contacts have disappeared, here are 3 things kinksters gotta do before you get banned on Facebook or Instagram.

1. Make sure you understand your platform’s policies

Complying with your platform’s policies doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. People have reported that their posts are still getting deleted or their accounts are getting banned as platforms like IG try to be more family friendly.

That said, even if it’s not a guarantee, making sure you understand exactly what is and isn’t allowed on your chosen platform can help extend your stay.

Here are the links to relevant policies per platform:

2. Back up your content

If you woke up to an email this morning that said your account was deleted for violating community guidelines, do you still have copies of your content saved somewhere safe?

Whether it’s for school, for work, and especially for when you’re publishing your beloved Shibari photos on a platform you don’t control: Please back up your content. Preferably regularly.

The process itself is simple, easy, and sometimes surprisingly fast.

Here are the most simple and recent videos I could find that will guide you through downloading your data per platform:

Downloading your Data from Facebook

Credit: Gelo Gonzales, Tech Editor for Rappler

Note: For Facebook Page owners, click here for instructions on how to download your Page content, rather than your User Profile content.

Downloading your Data from Instagram

Credit: Howfinity.com

3. Explore adult friendly networks or create a newsletter

Everyone needs a safety net in case things go south.

If you’re just trying to connect with kinky friends, consider making the switch to, and forming those same connections on, platforms that actually welcome and support your adult interests.

These alternatives aren’t perfect, and you’ll still have to comply with their guidelines, but at least that means you’ll spend less time looking-over-your-shoulder like an online fugitive.

Here’s a basic list that we can expand over time (suggestions are appreciated!):

  • Fetlife – The go-to network for most kinksters around the world. Great for finding events, groups, and insights on kink topics internationally.
  • Twitter – You’ll find a lot of adult, kink, and fetish material here. There’s also links to community Discord servers that are NSFW friendly but you’ll need to look for them.
  • Reddit – You’ll need to look up your kinks and interests individually since they tend to be broken down into groups here.

(I’m still working on beta testing our private kinky social network for Shibari lovers so I’ll just add that here in the future.)

If you’re a community leader, educator, or business with a large following that you’ve built up over the years, you’ll want to consider collecting email addresses via an email newsletter.

There are several reasons why the business and marketing worlds are so keen on growing their lists but the most relevant benefit to you here is that your connection will finally be safe even in the event of your profiles getting banned on all your social networks.

If you want a free service that gets the job done, try checking out:

Stay safe, folks!

If you’re a community leader or a business, your best bet is really to put up your own website. But since that can prove to be a larger undertaking that requires planning, these tips above are a good first step.

I’m looking forward to the day when we won’t have to jump through this many hoops. 🙂

Happy tying!

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