New /r/Sex Guidelines and Sidebar Rules – Please read before posting!

*After several years of operation and tremendous growth, it was time for us to update the rules of this community. While the spirit of the sub hasn’t changed, the mod team felt it was necessary to better lay out the rules here to help eliminate some of the confusion. These changes are effective immediately.* ———————————————- ———— r/sex is for education, advice, and civil discussions related to the discussion of your sexuality and sexual relationships. It is a sex-positive community and a safe space for people of all genders and orientations that demands respectful conduct in all exchanges. **There is zero tolerance for creepy/harassing behavior** in posts, comments, messages, or any other contributions. no exception. —————————————————- —- This is a large community dedicated to a very popular topic. If you wish to participate, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with our Rules of Conduct **before** participating here. Failure to do so will result in your removal from the community. **Please read** [FAQ]( with the most asked and answered questions – ** BEFORE POSTING !! ————————————– **The /r/Sex Rules** ** 1) Engage constructively at all times. ** This means making sure that all of your contributions here are constructive, on-topic, mature, sex-positive, civilized, and respectful. Abusive conduct will get you banned from the community on the spot. Targeting other people, asking for pictures (jokingly or not), sexist comments or insults of any kind, body shaming, or trolling of any kind will result in your immediate ban. **2) Don’t skip the FAQ or forum rules.** We’re serious about this. Dozens of posts are removed every day because they add to the FAQ or violate the forum rules. **3) Don’t ignore previous posts.** We are serious about this too. Many questions may be new to you, but very common in our community. Before you submit a post on a general topic, search the forums. **4) All contributions must be sex positive. ** We demand that consenting adults should be free to express their sexuality as they see fit. Kink shaming, slut shaming and similar conduct will not be tolerated. Links or references to sex negative communities or websites (No Fap, Porn Free, etc.) will not be tolerated. Attacks on the lifestyle of other consenting adults will not be tolerated. **5) Posts ask for advice, comments provide it.** The main forum is primarily focused on posts seeking specific advice, education, or discussion about specific personal situations. Giving advice should be done primarily in the comments, otherwise, in the sexual achievement thread. If you want to make an exception, please request approval from a moderator. **6) Don’t troll or engage with trolls here. Instead, use the Report button to alert moderators, who will review each reported item. Trolling of any kind deserves an immediate suspension. **7) All discussions should be directed to the public forum.** Do not seek private conversations here by private message or any other means. and do not attempt to attract or click on any external site of any kind (unless you have prior moderator approval, such as for academic research projects). Every comment here should be a clear attempt to add to the ongoing public discussion in the forum. Violation of this rule will lead to permanent ban without notice. **8) Prohibited Content** This sub is generally only for advice, education, or discussion about sex and sexuality. We restrict or restrict many types of content here. For expanded definitions of these, please see the full /r/Sex Rules post. —————————————————- —- ** Examples of prohibited content in /r/sex :** ** 1) Promotional posts.** This means any post that contains a promotional element of any kind, especially one that Attempts to drive traffic to another site or promote a product. Links to specific product details are permitted if they are accurately on-topic in the context of the post, and the post itself is clearly soliciting advice in good faith. If you are trying to sell something, do market research, etc – these posts will get you banned. Linking to sex-positive blogs or podcasts is allowed, provided you try to start a conversation about the topic here and use the link as supporting material. **2) Link posts.** The linked content must be sex-positive and precisely on-topic to stay here, and it needs to be presented with a practical framework for discussion. please see posted [Link Policy]( **BEFORE** YOU POST THE LINK! Naked links to youtube, images, blogs, podcasts etc. are prohibited. **3) Achievement posts.** These include praise, humble bragging, “I just wanted to share,” “I just wanted to say,” etc. These are in the Daily Sexual Achievements thread, not the main forum. Posts that are just sex stories belong elsewhere entirely – like r/sexstories or a similar forum. **4) Low-effort content.** “Is anyone else…?”, “Is [X] normal/odd?”, “is [y] wrong/bad/okay?”, etc. Human sexuality is incredibly diverse; yes, someone else likes what you like, and labels like “normal” or “weird” are meaningless—and in a sex-positive community , We do not allow any moral judgment against consensual sexual acts or behaviors. Title-only posts, posts without any attempt at actual conversation will be deleted and may get you banned. Comments that contain memes , “this”, “lol” and anything like that are highly preferred. If comments do not further the discussion, they may be removed; a pattern of these may result in your ban. * *5) Seeking FAP material.** Don’t ask for sex stories, don’t ask about hottest/weirdest/most unusual/etc encounters. Don’t ask for lists of other people’s quirks. **6) Pornography, erotica, or personal. ** You cannot post or link to pornography or erotica here. You cannot share pictures of your genitals here – even if you are seeking medical advice ( If you need to post a picture, you need to go to the doctor). You can’t recruit sex partners, search for dirty chats, ask someone to private message you, etc. here. **7) Offensive Content. Sexism, racism, or hate speech of any kind will result in your immediate ban. This is a community for **all genders** – refusing to accept that a trans person’s gender is the opposite, and will result in your ban. **8) Opinion solicitation, polls, value judgments, or recognition posts. ** This forum is not just for opinion gathering – “Do you think [X] hot?”, “ladies, do you like [Y]?”, “What’s your favorite sex position?”, etc. This can range from discussing your penis size, breast size, labia size, asking about other body image issues, or asking for feedback on your photos. is not a forum for sex. See the /r/Sex FAQ for help with body image issues. Don’t post your photos and ask people to rate or criticize you. Don’t ask that Whether consensual sexual interest is good/bad/right/wrong, etc. **9) Academic surveys. ** Requires prior moderator approval. Moderators will review question formats and institutional ethical oversight documentation Will review (please provide). Non-academic surveys are rarely allowed. Please contact a moderator before posting surveys or studies. **10) General rants, essays, editorials, vents, confessions, PSAs, and AMAs.** These are not included in the main forum until you have received prior moderator approval. Save them for the edged forums. Or Tumblr. **11) Frequent/Family topics.** These can be found in the FAQ, previous posts, or both. If you are confused, it means we **do not post penis size here.** **12) Unclear title/topic.** If a moderator cannot identify your problem or type of advice you are If you are asking, then your post can be removed. Titles should be at least several words long and adequately convey what your post is about. **13) Non-consensual or illegal content.** /r/sex is for discussion of consensual sex between adults. We do not allow posts that advocate pedophilia, bestiality, rape, or incest under any circumstances, nor do we allow these topics in most cases. Note that BDSM and CNC (consensual non-consensual) are perfectly valid topics in /r/Sex. **14) Other off-topic issues.** This is not to discuss politics or religion, get dating advice, ask about how to pick up women, brag about how you’ve never had sex . Posts that appear to be dedicated to stirring up debate – especially about hot button topics such as circumcision, the evils of pornography and/or masturbation, and other toxic topics – will be removed and result in swift banning . **15) Important note on the discussion of sexual assault.** Sexual assault is an important and emotional topic that can be discussed (constructively) on r/sex. But posts that simply solicit opinion about whether a given scenario counts as sexual assault do no good here. This is true for a number of reasons, including the fact that assault laws vary by jurisdiction, and we do not encourage debate about jurisdictional issues here. Therefore, we ask that you avoid describing a scenario and then simply asking “Is this rape/assault?” Instead, ask for specific advice: how to react to the scenario, how to avoid it, or how to proceed with next steps. ** Posts that simply ask “Is this rape/assault?” Subject to removal without notice.** More information on /r/sex rules and policies can be reviewed at [rules page]( *** **Other relevant sub-reddits:** • [BDSM Community](/r/BDSM Community) • [DeadBedrooms](/r/deadbedroom) • [Dirty Pen Pals](/r/dirtytypenpals) • [Gone Wild](/r/gonewild) [Ladyboners Gone Wild](/r/ladybonerscv) • [LGBT Sex](/r/LGBTSex) • [LGBT]( • [Normal Nudes]( • [One Y Chromosome](/r/OneWay) • [Polyamory](/r/polyamory) • [Redditor for Redditor (Personals)](/r/r4r) • [Relationships](/r/Relations) • [Sex Stories](/r/gonewildstories) [Sex Toys](/r/sextoys) • [Swingers](/r/Swingers) • [Transgender](/r/transgender) • [Two X Chromosomes](/r/twoXChromosomes)

17 thoughts on “New /r/Sex Guidelines and Sidebar Rules – Please read before posting!

  1. Will the frequent reoccurring PSAs be covered under the restricted rules?

  2. Are circumcised vs uncircumcised debate included here. I ask because both sides aren’t very nice with each other and generally nothing good comes from it.

  3. This is just a list of the rules… wouldn’t a description of the changes be in order?

  4. can an underage person ask advice here? i dont know if this sub has an age limit and i dont know any other subs where i could ask advice.

  5. hi I’m a big dumbass and can’t find the megathread of information and links, is there an easy way I can get to it quickly? sorry if this is spam i’m just very lost haha

  6. when and what are the different pinned posts about? i just want to ask some questions but i dont want to make a whole post.

  7. Would it be okay if I were to post something asking people how to feel comfortable with your parts after a injury or accident? Sorry to ask I just didn’t see anything specificity on there and wanted to make sure. Thank you for the help!

  8. Hi! I have noticed over the years that on this subreddit there are quite a few females who have hymen issues and when reading through the comments many people don’t know about the different types of hymen issues. I was wondering if my subreddit could be added to your list it’s called r/hymenissues I am Honestly very happy and grateful for what you do here!

  9. Is there a list of blacklisted words the moderator scans for?

    I criticized a negative community/philosophy by name, and it pissed off the automod.

    Eg. [ILLEGAL WORD] is actually really unhealthy, and used by [ILLEGAL WORD]s, who have become a bit of a toxic group. You’re awesome, and don’t need that.

    Eg. The ethical [ILLEGAL WORD] by dosie and Janet is a wonderful book, that’s mostly about communication.

    It’s a tough problem, but I feel like I’m gonna burn up a handful of alts, since the automod can’t infer context…

  10. I made a meme…am I allowed to post it here or would that be low effort? I promise….I put effort forth….hahaha

  11. Hey so I read through all the rules, (i have a thing where I follow any set of rules to a “T” and I still feel it necessary to ask if it’s okay.) The post would be about a one night stand I had 4 years ago, and whether I was possibly taken advantage of that night or if im thinking to much it. If this is not appropriate for the sub, Id love if you’d (and its okay if you don’t ) point me in the direction of the right thread to post this in. Google is being not very helpful here 😖

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