So, recently an update was rolled out for the Patreon community guidelines, and one addition goes into detail on adult content.
Prior to this I recall the statement was just a vague “Artistic nudity is okay,” and in practice as long as the content wasn’t banned in the ToS or wasn’t just someone selling sexual services or porn vids, it was largely fine. Stuff like animated content, games, artwork, etc. were generally okay as long as their themes weren’t over the lines set by the ToS.
The new policy overall feels a lot more clear compared to before, e.g. by much more clearly stating what isn’t allowed, and not implying that artistic nudity is a prerequisite, but some parts are still a bit vague, like in the “you can’t use patreon funds for…” bit and what that extends to. (Considering the language is similar to what it was before, I’d assume that it’s referring to people trying to run a porn site / produce porn clips, but I’d like to get confirmation still.)
Are Patreon’s policies about the same as they were prior to this change, and was this change just to make stuff more clear? Or are there are any major differences and changes to Patreon’s policy with adult content (particularly fictional / illustrated stuff) and how they carry it out?
I do remember seeing one page is currently being subject to review, though that page had a lot of graphic imagery in its page description as well, instead of censoring it, so I don’t feel like that was unwarranted. (I believe the guidelines have ALWAYS stated any public-facing aspects need to be appropriate.)
For anyone else curious, the new guidelines can be found here: https://www.patreon.com/guidelines