Navigating the Complex World of AI-Generated NSFW Content


Published: FEBRUARY 6, 2024

But guess what? Someone’s still making money on sex work social media platforms – and it isn’t sex workers. A novel form of sexualized content has emerged, despite social media moderation systems. According to reporting by NBC News, tech startups have been running explicit advertisements on platforms like TikTok, Instagram and Facebook, luring users with promises of not-safe-for-work (NSFW) content and uncensored chats. These ads frequently showcase digitally created “girlfriends” clad in revealing attire, some of whom appear to be minors.

This phenomenon raises a pressing question: Why are these apps allowed to profit from content resembling sex work or adult content when real adult content creators are banned from doing so?

According to Dr. Tiffany “K.”, Ed.D., M.A., C.S.E., board certified sexologist, creators of NSFW AI content are launching Patreons exclusively featuring explicit non-human content. On DeviantArt, they’re selling downloads and albums. Video-to-video AI generators are transforming TikTok and Instagram clips into nude versions for distribution on other platforms.

Discord now allows servers to monetize through subscriptions, offering little to no regulation as long as content channels are tagged as NSFW/mature. In other words, money is being made on or aided by all sorts of sites that cracked down on content created by sex workers – and even sex educators and artists.

Read: How Doing Sex Work Helped Me Love Myself

Sexual Content Moderation and the Patriarchy

Clearly, a double standard persists in the moderation of sexual content, impacting sex work, sex education and adult content creation.

So what’s going on?

First, we can chalk it up to the patriarchy. In fact, this bias against sexual content has deep historical roots in patriarchal norms and values.

Throughout history, patriarchal societies have often enforced strict control over expressions of sexuality, contributing to the stigmatization and censorship of sexual content. The stigma often leads to more stringent moderation of sexual education content than other content categories.

Content moderation algorithms, designed to detect explicit human-created content, may struggle with AI-generated material due to its variability and lack of clear categorization. Consequently, this stigma can result in inconsistent enforcement of content guidelines across various online platforms and content hosting providers. It’s also content that can be built at a pace that real content creators simply can’t match, allowing it to proliferate, undiscovered, in all corners of the internet.

Carol Wersbe, Chief of Staff of the Center for Intimacy Justice, points out
that platforms prioritize content related to male pleasure while removing
content focused on women’s health and other underrepresented gender-
related topics. She suggests this reflects the inherent bias within the
algorithms themselves, underscoring the larger issue of gender-based
stigma, silencing and underfunding. “The bias there is so obvious,” she
said. “AI is just a continuation of the stigma, and it just really represents
that women’s health is shamed, is silenced, is considered dirty, and
underfunded.”

Defining What’s Explicit

For example, the platforms tend to view nude depictions of humans as crossing a line. In contrast, AI-generated depictions, including intimate encounters with non-human entities, are often deemed acceptable as art rather than explicit material.

It doesn’t help that everyone has their own interpretation of what is spicy, erotic, or straight-up porn. “The one thing that seems to be a constant, however, is that these platforms view nude ‘humans’ as going a step too far,” Dr. K said, “but AI-generated humans, or women fucking monsters with tentacles is considered fine since they are ‘art’ rather than photos or videos of consenting engagement between humans.”

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