Pinterest.com is an amazing website that allows users to collect and share images within categories such as hobbies, recipes, fashion, design, architecture, and more. However, did you know that some take advantage of the site to share “porn pins”?
That’s right, despite Pinterest’s policy against explicit and nude content on their platform, people have found ways around it and now use the site to post erotic images without the fear of being shut down or suspended.
Since Pinterest has a huge library of user-posted images from all genres and categories imaginable, there is a high probability that these porn pins will exist within or near related categories. To be sure that someone comes across this type of content in your browsing session would depend largely upon which category you search for specific keywords in or search for images under.
Although many believe it defeats the purpose of using a service like Pinterest since the main objectives are finding inspirational ideas and not pornographic material; those who follow boards related to pornography can autofill their searches with results containing nudity or explicit language by simply typing in keywords associated with adult content.
One thing should be clarified though: while searching through any particular board/category could bring up such evidence, that doesn’t necessarily mean that every pin created belongs in such a category as they may be completely unrelated (or only tangentially related) to anything involving sexually oriented material. Therefore anyone using Pinterest must exercise caution if they happen to stumble across such pins by mistake as it might contain something that is unexpected or unappealing.
Despite this possibility however, some users have found success with curating and sharing their own porn-related content on their profile page (as long as it doesn’t violate any Community Guidelines). Aside from keeping things tasteful or appropriate for all audiences; this tactic aides users in avoiding potential embarrassment when searching for artistic inspiration on certain topics.
All things considered; there are still some risks involved when looking closely through different sections on Pinterest as you may come across inappropriate/explicit imagery or pornographic content depending on what has been posted earlier by other users on the platform. No matter how much scrutiny any person puts into reviewing each pin before deciding what they want to save/share publicly – there’s always an off chance they could potentially stumble upon “porn pins” which were intended strictly for adults only.