Over at MC Stories, there’s a recent post on the forum where one of their authors claims Patreon’s Trust & Safety team has flagged their account for violating their rules about rape content:
Per our guidelines, we have zero tolerance for the glorification of sexual violence, and this includes non-consensual sex.
We don’t allow rape and sexual assault, such as: coerced consent (e.g. blackmail scenarios, “hypnosis”, drugging, or “consent” obtained through deceit).
Content glorifying sexual violence cannot be funded by or linked to or from your creator page in any way.
Several other authors have responded claiming they’ve gotten the same flags and noticed a ramp up in this recently. They’re discussing the possibility of finding a new funding site, or even starting one.
If that’s true, I’m considering cancelling my Patreon account right away, before they flag us.
The hypocracy of this… Do they flag the authors of murder stories as well? Or do they condone murder more than coerced sex?
A couple of people asked me a while ago if I had a Patreon account, so I looked into it. I decided against getting one precisely because of the guidelines you quote. They’ve been in place for a long time, and I’ve been surprised that they weren’t enforced previously.
While I don’t approve, I understand how it can be a difficult thing for companies to support. I guess I’ll just have to wait for a sugar boy to show up on my doorstep instead—one who will give me money and/or sex, and ask only that I keep writing my stories in return (and who is patient and understanding about my release schedule ).
The problem generally is the payment processors. I believe that the current thing is due to hate speech and how you define that, but often the credit card companies won’t allow the platform to have certain types of content.
I’m surprised that some adult related industry company hasn’t created a Patreon equivalent. Porn companies are happily selling all kinds of stuff and still taking people’s money.
I gather that there is a patreon similar service called ‘sponsus’… set up by people burned by patreon
Yes, I’m already working hard to integrate GSS into Sponsus. There’ll also be new (exclusive) features coming with that integration.