Pinterest is one of the largest social media platforms in the world that allows users to share and view a wide range of topics, from fashion to food. But it can also be used to access pornographic content, too, which has become an increasingly popular trend in recent years.
It’s estimated that around 10-15% of all pins on Pinterest are dedicated to porn related subjects, ranging from erotic images to explicit videos. This number is substantial when you consider there are millions of pins per day being added onto Pinterest – and those numbers only seem to be increasing as more users flock to the platform for its wide range of content.
As anyone familiar with searching and sharing sites like Pinterest knows, it’s very easy to find pornographic material. From searching for “Porn Pins” or typing in generic keywords into the search bar such as “adult,” “nude,” or “sexy,” results will quickly yield up an array of adult entertainment for viewers looking for something a little more risqué on the site.
In addition, pornographic accounts have been cropping up on Pinterest since 2017 with most making some variation of the same claim – that their posts consist solely of artistic depictions or videos containing nudity/sexual acts but no actual sex itself. While this can be useful if you’re looking specifically for artists who specialize in these kinds of visuals, it can also lead people towards content they weren’t expecting and may not have wanted to see in the first place depending on what type of account they’re viewing.
And while many users choose to keep their interests general by using keywords such as “erotica” instead of “pornography” so as not to reveal too much detail about themselves, this still leaves them vulnerable if they encounter explicit material while searching through search terms they assumed were appropriate. It’s important that anyone browsing Pinterest remain vigilant and aware and avoid clicking on any links marked as “NSFW” (Not Safe For Work) because this often means the content doesn’t comply with Pinterest’s community guidelines.
Although there are ways to enjoy pornographic material safely on Pinterest without coming across illegal or disturbing imagery through carefully selected hashtags (and avoiding the NSFW ones), it is strongly suggested that those under 18 refrain from using these terms altogether in order to protect oneself from accessing potentially harmful material online.