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Counter Culture / November 2, 2022

Tumblr is bringing back nudity, but not porn

Counter Culture / November 2, 2022

Tumblr is bringing back nudity, but not porn

Words: Eva O’Beirne

“We’re not here to judge your art.”

Tumblr has updated its rules to allow nudity – but not sexually explicit images – back on the platform.

The website was infamous for its nude content pre-2018, but it then banned adult content, including “female-presenting nipples”.

This move caused Tumblr to lose lost 30 per cent of its monthly page views in three months and the platform’s net worth also tanked by nearly a billion.

“We now welcome a broader range of expression, creativity, and art on Tumblr, including content depicting the human form (yes, that includes the naked human form). So, even if your creations contain nudity, mature subject matter, or sexual themes, you can now share them on Tumblr using the appropriate Community Label,” said the platform in a statement yesterday.

“Visual depictions of sexually explicit acts remain off-limits on Tumblr.”

Elsewhere on District: Blow Photo and Photo Museum Ireland exhibition ‘The Rise’ launches tomorrow