What’s the difference between simple NUDITY, ARTISTIC NUDE and PORN?

“Caminos” by Jenn Alessa

Today I received an email from 500px telling me that they hid 2 of my photos because someone somehow reported them as “pornographic”. I was in shock… WTF?! Pornographic?

Yes, I do nude shots. Yes, they have nudity on them. Yes, skin without clothes. Yes, men and women nudity but… ARTISTIC NUDITY.

You could be asking: How do you [me] know that’s not porn?
Easy. Most of the nudes I’ve published are self-shots. I do believe that you’re not going to ask anyone to pose in a way you, as the photographer, aren’t wiling to pose. I dunno do porn so I’m not going to ask anyone to do porn for me.

500px is a very awesome photography community. I love it. You’ll find excellent photos and gentle people. They give their opinions and feedback in a pretty nice way.
I’m not the only one posting nudes. There are plenty of them!

If you access the “nude tag” you’ll find tons of great photos and also, lots of pussy.

I’m not posting porn I’m just posting artistic nudes. Females and Males… Maybe that’s the problem. A matter of concept. The nudity concept. The porn concept. The male nudity concept…

Yeah, the site has a policy like any site. That policy’s User’s Conduct says [terms fragment]:

[] As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by 500px. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:

  1. To abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate any person;
  2. To post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any Content that is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or that infringes any copyright or other right of any person;
  3. For any purpose (including posting or viewing Content) that is not permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where you use the Services; []

They dunno say anything about not posting artistic nudes. They also have a NUDE category. Yeah, the site has it. So, that means that they DO APPROVE nudes. They do. They do approve “pussy” nudes.

Why am I saying this?
Because the photos that they hid were “penis” nudes. Macros of a semi-erect penis resting. Taking a break. Just laying over it’s owners belly. Chillin’.

Yeah, I did complain. I sent a note asking for details. Asking for a very clear and detailed explanation of what’s porn for them because their privacy just says that u cannot post porn but they dunno specify some extra details about posting penises! I want those 2 photos in my profile until they give me a valid answer for this.

Because, that means that if I post a photo of a vagina, like all those pictures some other photographers have on their site, it’s OK but I cannot post a nude of a penis because that’s porn… WTF?! I’m not posting explicit penetrations or fellatio shots. That’s some kind of ‘porn’ for me, I dunno what u think. Nor pussy-to-pussy rubbing. I’m NOT posting that. I’m not posting girls playing with dildos or men fingering each other. That’s something u can call “porn” if you want. I’m NOT EVEN posting masturbation photos. I’M NOT!

If you’re a porn photographer then you get your own site and post those photos on it. That’s how I see it. Because is your site and you’re not violating any rule/term or whatever.
I post nudes in their site because they allow you to do it and, again, they also have a nudes category. Same as Deviantart. In both sites, when u upload the photo, you have to specify what type of category you want for it and if you chose “nude” the site automatically puts a “non safe for work” attribute on it.

So, yes, I’m disappointed. Sad and a bit mad because that’s a false accusation and worst: an under categorization of my work. I believe that you cannot say something is what it isn’t. Porn is porn and artistic nudity is that: artistic nudity. Gore isn’t the same as Macabre. You cannot misspell or confuse things like that. 

Here are the photos -censored- and if you want to see them uncensored you’ll have to visit my SITE, nudes gallery. I’m waiting for their answer for my letter. I also want to know, what’s your idea of porn? What do you see as porn?

“Skin Pleasures” by Jenn Alessa

“Kiss Of Light” by Jenn Alessa


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