Collective isn't the right place to post nudity or sexually explicit content.

We know it can be frustrating when a post is removed, but these rules are necessary for Collective to stay in the AppStore and keep our community a safe and respectful space for people from a diverse range of ages, backgrounds, and cultures.
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As of July 5, posts containing exposed buttocks are no longer allowed on Collective. We are required to make this change in order to comply with Apple's AppStore rules.

This content is not allowed on Collective:

❌  Exposed buttocks (including some g-strings and jockstraps).

❌  Any amount of genitalia or sexual activity.

❌  Implied sexual activity, defined as stimulation of genitals or anus where the activity or contact is not directly visible.

❌  Sexual solicitation, including links to sites such as OnlyFans

🛑  Accounts which primarily post sexually suggestive content will be suspended.

⚠️  Female-presenting nipples will be marked as sensitive and shown to fewer people.

These rules apply to all content on Collective, including artworks.

We use an algorithm to scan posts and sometimes it makes mistakes. If you think your post was incorrectly marked as sensitive, please contact us and include a link to the post.

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Why we don't allow explicit content

Collective’s mission is to create an inclusive space for people to connect through art and creativity. We don’t allow explicit content because we believe the risks associated outweigh the potential benefits. It can create an unsafe or uncomfortable atmosphere for some people, particularly those who are younger or come from cultural backgrounds where such content is not considered appropriate.

There are many more reasons why we don’t allow this type of content:

  • Apple doesn’t allow new apps to contain explicit content. This is why Tumblr was forced to ban adult content in 2018. Twitter is considered "too important“ and is able to bypass this policy. As a small app, we must abide by Apple’s rules
  • We want people to feel comfortable using Collective in public, like when using public transport or in a workplace
  • We’ve seen that highly sexualised content discourages people from using Collective to share other types of posts
  • We don’t want people to feel any pressure to sexualise themselves in order to be a part of our community
  • Sexual content can be triggering and uncomfortable for some people

What will be marked sensitive

Collective may show a warning over this type of content and it won’t be recommended to other people or appear in the Discover tab. This includes:

  • Female-presenting nipples

What will be removed

This type of content isn’t allowed on Collective and will be removed:

  • Any amount of visible genitalia or anus
  • Sexual activity or stimulation
  • Implied sexual activity, defined as stimulation of genitals or anus where the activity or contact is not directly visible
  • Fetish content which includes faeces, urine, vomit, or bestiality
  • Other categories of content such as illicit drug use, spam, hate, violence and illegal activity

People who repeatedly post sensitive or explicit content may have their accounts suspended or removed. We use a combination of manual reviewers and automatic scanning to enforce the above guidelines. It may take several days for content to be detected.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or feedback on this policy.