I have recently had a written work censored for having a character under the age of eighteen at another site. 28 chapters, at a length of about 70K words, removed. Granted it was inadvertently in violation of the guidelines, yet they admit to not reading the entire work it still was removed. Admittedly I also hadn’t read the guidelines and from seeing content in other media, namely prolific amounts of pony porn I mistakenly assumed the territory I was in was admissible. I was clearly not trying to sneak cub porn in, and I agree that the guidelines are there and actually agree with the reason for them being in place. So please, do not take this as an attempt to reignite that debate. As my discussion with them continued it became clear that while they say they read ‘much’ of the story they continued to say is was largely sexually driven. Issues with cherrypicking parts of the work aside, who under eighteen isn’t largely driven sexually. Are writers here in the community supposed to ignore puberty completely? Can we not have some consideration if we want to explore what many consider the most exciting and adventurous time of life? As far as the guidelines were enforced in that instance, having an underage character the first time they show any signs of being a sexually driven adolescent we either must stop or risk having our work pulled down. I do not feel this is a suitable state of affairs for a community that wants to be accepting of works that explore so many fetishes. This happened at another site that I also post my work. Their notice at first shamed me as it was implied by the action and wording of the notice that in their view I was engaging in actions harmful to those under the age of eighteen. I also pulled the story down wherever I had it posted, including here. I feel that I am not and will not be that kind of writer. While I do write what many would call porn, and even I admit the classification fits so I’ll wear it, I do not feel it was cub porn. While the guidelines state anything under eighteen is forbidden, it was orphaned on that side of the fence because I placed him at a young age. I wouldn’t call for the guidelines prohibiting cub porn being removed or lifted, but the trouble is it also prohibits anything until a character is of a certain age. While no-one feels eighteen an arbitrary age, I was also advised by non moderators after pulling the story down that simply not giving his age and making veiled references should be safe. I’m not one to skulk around an issue. My story was intended to take the subject of sexuality head on. I placed him at that age for a reason. While I made subtle references to the idea that his world differed in maturity of characters he was still at the beginning of puberty. And yes, he engaged in a lot of sex though he was never taken advantage of by any character nor did he take advantage of another. If that’s considered cub porn, then I’ll drop the issue right here and now. I don’t pretend to be all that wise, or smart since I found myself in that position in the first place. But I also do not intend on continuing to present my work under such strict enforcement. The guidelines are there for a very valid reason. To keep cub porn out. Yet at the same time porn of cartoon characters clearly developed and aimed for prepubescent children is allowed to remain. I’m not saying take that down too. I’m saying allowances were made for that, but none have been made for written work where a character was in a world where maturity comes much sooner, but since he was pegged at an age under eighteen it had to go. A lot of you are smarter and wiser that I am. There has to be some way we as writers can be afforded some of the same consideration prior to having our works removed through the rigid enforcement of a rule that is porous in other media. What say you?