What do w/ people under 18 posting in nsfw threads?

Discussion in 'The Undercity' started by BlackholeKG, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. esotericPrognosticator

    esotericPrognosticator still really excited about kobolds tbqh

    @peripheral hey! I am but a baby 16 and am not really used to thinking of myself as such yet, but I believe solidarity in our ageist oppression is important. /s and yeah, I get that a lot, although I'm curious as to what made you think that, exactly? and thanks! the icon is from a lovely commission of my fantroll I got from @roach (unfortunately before all this drama, as I would've liked to've pledged my support) and my tagline is from an inside joke between my friend and me, the joke being that these are the three possible answers to the question "how gay are you?":
    1. NO!!1!
    2. ¿
    3. many
    the (figurative) is because I am not, as a matter of fact, actually gay, and I care about the accuracy of such things. glad to know the joke translates?
     
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  2. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    My take on all this, (going by what I was up to at 16 ) is teens should not be participating in or replying to threads with explicit sexual content, and it can be a big shrug as to whether they ignore the 18+ warning and quietly read it. Like, so long as the adults don't know you're there, it's cool? If adults know you're there, you get shown the door.

    Threads that talk about sex in terms of biology, as in sex ed, complaining about periods, talking about transitioning, talking about orientations, should be open to teens participating, as they would in any classroom setting.

    The difference might be a grey area sometimes, especially in talking about sexual orientations, but I think generally it'd be clear which threads adults would be having their own private kids-free fun in, and which threads adults were there for education and discussion. One of the things I really like about Kintsugi is how often people stop to discuss whether things are okay and how everyone involved should be taking care of themselves— I'm optimistic about that carrying over to murky teen+adult situations.
     
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  3. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    sex ed and other educational and self-help and community type stuff is ABSOLUTELY ok for teens. and very helpful for teens. i'm not gonna kick y'all out of wtf afab bodies.
     
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  4. Greywing

    Greywing Resident dead bird

    I guess I'm a slightly dissenting voice in that I don't...care. Minors can be and usually are interested in sex and porn. If nobody is forcing NSFW content upon them, and they're simply reading or commenting based on their interests, I do not think that's unhealthy or creepy or bad. Warning in thread titles for NSFW, legally 18+ content is a good standard to set and uphold (even though personally I consider the legal risk negligible; how important is a case of "a minor chose to view and comment on a thread about sex on a random forum!!!" likely to be to a legal authority? Who would they even prosecute, if a minor sought out publicly available but content-flagged materials??), but I think seeing frank and uncensored discussions of sexuality on one's own terms can be an informative and important thing for teens.
     
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  5. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    Reading is fine. I am not comfortable talking about porn with minors, but if they don't make it known that they're reading stuff there isn't legal risk for the rest of us.
     
  6. Lissa Lysik'an

    Lissa Lysik'an Dragon-loving Faerie

    The legal risk, as far as I have been able to find with searching the innertubes - erm - interwebs - um - the spidery thing of virtual network connections - there isn't any risk (in the US) as long as it is properly labeled as being "not for minors". If they have to actively click a link to get past the warning (such as putting the 18+ in the title) you have done your part. All the verification systems in existence are the result of fear of prosecution, not required by law.
    I do not wish to RP sex with minors, nor show them my stories (which tend to porn and erotica even when they are epic fantasy), but as long as they don't come to me and say stuff, I'm not going to police them. Not my job. If I know a person is a minor I won't RP anything naughty with them but I won't tell them to leave the story.
    Some threads, like the kinks one, I'd rather not know they are reading and might get uncomfy if they post (and will not respond to posts in those threads if I know the poster is a minor).
    Fortunately, I have the memory of a steel trap. It's rusted open and never catches anything so I have no clue who I'm talking with and I like it that way.
     
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  7. peripheral

    peripheral Kinky Digamma

    Woo solidarity!
    I am an old sixteen, :P

    Yeah I saw her posting about your fantroll has the qualitiest face. Such. Good. Face. :D

    Sorry tired.

    And @everyone thank you for not telling us to get lost entirely. My sex education classes have been less borked recently but still I getter better info from here
     
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