The Artistic Nude Guidelines

I wanted to write a specific post on what we are looking for in this group and what isn’t really appropriate. as it says in the description, this is more about artistry rather than titillation or pornography. RedBubble has some well established guidelines on this subject but I would like to clarify them so that there is minimal confusion.

The guidelines state: “No pornography or sexually explicit material is permissible. We understand that nudity is legitimate area for artistic expression but no images that could be construed as pornographic and no images that display genitalia.
This means that a small amount of pubic hair and mound are fine, labia are contentious and any depictions of the vulva will be bounced. I recommend staying away from really obvious open legged poses. With men, an erect penis is too much as well and I think it is safe to say penetration is right out! I would appreciate no more than three works added per day from any one artist in order to give everyone a well mixed group.

I know there is a lot of controversy about censorship at the moment. these guidelines were worked out in advance to stick with RedBubble’s own guidelines. I am not running down more explicit nudes – in fact I’m a fan of quite a few explicit works. however, in this situation we are trying to present nudes that will appeal to a greater audience, rather than create contention. I’d like to make this a discussion area in the forums because everyone has a different view on what nude art should cover.. or uncover.

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