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.
- Navigate to your Editor and click on Settings.
- Scroll down to Adult Content.
- Remember scroll back up and click on Save Preferences if you have made any changes.
If your page is marked as adult content, it will not be listed in site search.
Additionally, We also ask that all public content on your page be appropriate for all audiences. Content with mature themes must be marked as a patron-only post. Patron-only posts are hidden from public view so only consenting patrons 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 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 minors in any way. Second, there is no place for the glorification of rape, and sexual violence is not allowed. This includes beastiality. Finally, We also do not allow other fringe sexual fetish content, such as incest, necrophilia, or fetish content that is hard to distinguish from non-consensual sex. 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.