Musk’s X officially allows adult content

Like so many other websites with “x” in their name, Elon Musk’s social network now officially allows creators to distribute consensual sexual content.

The recent adult content policy updates greenlight sharing consensual sexual content and adult nudity, with an added caveat that such content has to be properly labeled and not target children or users who chose not to see such content.

“We believe that users should be able to create, distribute, and consume material related to sexual themes as long as it is consensually produced and distributed. Sexual expression, whether visual or written, can be a legitimate form of artistic expression,” X’s updated adult content policy states.

Pre-Musk Twitter allowed adult material as well. However, no official policy existed, leaving pornographic content creators in the gray zone. Numerous sex workers from the OnlyFans platform used Twitter to promote their work.

X said that it will prohibit promoting “exploitation, nonconsent, objectification, sexualization or harm to minors, and obscene behaviors.” Users also won’t be allowed to use pornographic material in their profile pictures or banners.

“You can’t include Adult Content within areas that are highly visible on X, including in live video, profile pictures, headers, List banners, or Community cover photos,” ex-Twitter’s policy reads.

The new policy will also apply to AI-generated content after multiple examples of deepfake pornography plagued the platform with generated explicit images of Taylor Swift flooding X earlier this year.

Users who often post adult content are required to adjust their media settings so that images and videos they share appear behind a content warning. Users under 18 and those who don’t include their date of birth will not be allowed to view such posts. Explicit cartoons, hentai, or anime content will also have to be labeled.