Patreon is a place where all types of artists can express themselves freely. At the same time, we need to ensure that the browsing experience is sensitive to different age groups, cultures and contexts. That’s why we use the term “Adult Content” to denote material that ventures into R-rated territory.
If a Patreon page contains adult content, the creator must mark the “Adult Content” checkbox in the creator page settings.
If your page is marked as adult content, it will not be listed in site search.
Additionally, creator posts that show sexual or violent content in realistic detail must be marked as patron-only. Patron-only posts are hidden from public view so only patrons that support you will have access.
The line can sometimes be blurry when it comes to adult content. Trust and Safety will always contact you when there is a problem with your content or if it no longer complies with our Community Guidelines.
There are, however, a few subjects that will never be allowed on our site.
First, we have a zero tolerance policy for content that sexualizes children in any way. Second, there is no place for the glorification of rape, and sexual violence is not allowed. Patreon reserves the right to review and remove accounts that violate these guidelines.
We understand the topics of rape and sexual violence are a little bit more complicated because these situations are, unfortunately, part of real life. As a result, when reviewing this type of content, the Trust and Safety team will take into consideration context including personal, historical or educational narrative.