Update: PornHub has re-instated the video and apparently they are auditing a lot of content that they had taken down, so there is hope.
Update 2: PornHub removed my recent anal-hook video for “Bodily Harm”, even though I was not harmed at all and it was really quite safe. I’m done with PornHub. I edited all of my mud-videos on PornHub and set them so you may download any of them you want to keep and I’m going to take down my PH channel as soon as I get a payout from them (August?)
I will probably remove this blog entry, once everyone has had a chance to see the updates.
Well, I’m not sure yet how this will turn out, but here’s a heads-up. Recently, I posted the “Bound in the Rain” video on PornHub for free viewing. It got 6 views before someone reported it as “non-consensual sexual activity”, which makes no sense at all.
First, there was no sexual activity in the clip, whatsoever. Most of my bondage clips involve some sort of genital bondage, which I would deem as sexual, but that clip doesn’t even have that. The entire theme of the clip was just to be bound in the woods, in the rain. I wasn’t even gagged, which the reviewer claimed.
The video in question shows a model being bound and gagged. This type of content must show clear consent. Consent must be clearly established in the video.
The problem with this is much larger than this one silly clip. The “Bound in the Rain” clip was probably the most non-sexual, safe clip I’ve posted on PornHub, with the possible exception of the “Making a Mud Movie” movie. If they can reject a bondage clip with no sexual content and no gag which would probably get a PG rating in a mainstream movie, most of my content is going to be subject to rejection if anyone reports it.
So, depending on the resolution of this ruling, and how things progress from here, this may be the end of my PornHub experiment. Needless to say, I’m still maintaining my clip store. That is because I still get some sales and I can use every dollar I can make while my regular business is mostly shut down. I’m living on my savings account, these days. I can’t turn my back on any revenue source. In case you’re wondering, I get about $2 a month from PornHub views and I still haven’t seen any of that money. It’s not going to be a difficult financial decision to close down my PornHub channel if it becomes a source of too much angst.
Regarding the angst, when my videos are targeted for no apparent reason, I can’t help but feel the rules are not being applied consistently. In this age of black lives matter, I hesitate to say that I’m being persecuted, but I am pretty sure I could find 100 videos with women bound and gagged, apparently against their will, that actually contain sexual activity and that would never be rejected by PornHub. Just the fact that they picked my most recent video to reject, even though I have much better examples of non-consensual sexual activity in my catalog leads me to believe that someone who has never watched my other videos flagged that video and the reviewer didn’t even bother to watch it before rejecting it.
But that’s just me.