e-Store Terms of Service and Kinky Sex. And Censorship

So for some bat-shit entirely external to me, lets talk about ebook store terms of service and bestiality.  Squirmy.

ARe says no to “bestiality with naturally occurring animals”.

Meaning, I think, that you’re allowed to fuck aliens and supernatural beings that look like animals, but not actual animals.  Seriously.  So a whole story about a werewolf’s girlfriend who gets turned on by him fucking her as a dog and won’t otherwise, that’s fine.  An actual dog isn’t.

Smashwords says no even to that.  You’re only allowed to fuck shapeshifters “provided the were-creature characters are getting it on in their human form”.   So yeah, prizes to Smashwords too for their snark while they say shit like this.

And I completely get why people make these rules.  It’s just fucking funny seeing them try and work out where to draw the line.  I imagine it looks so simple when you start, then you end up earnestly discussing shapeshifted wereshifter and human sex and what’s okay.  And wondering why you started down this road.

And just to say it, censorship is really bad but this is fine.  People should sell whatever they want to sell.  Seriously.  I should be able to write what I want, but I shouldn’t be able to make you read it, or Smashwords sell it.  As long as ARe and Smashwords aren’t actually coming around to my house to make me stop doing what I do, I shouldn’t have a problem with their rules.  That’s just what I think.

Um.  Tess gets all political and shit.

So WordPress seem to be more worried about spam and warez.  There’s a vague thing about no pornography, which I assume means legally in the US, so its porn if its without artistic merit and is just for titilation.  Which basically means anything I say isn’t pornography isn’t pornography because I say so.  So that’s simple.

And also, um, apparently means beastiality erotica is okay here as long as it’s erotica, not porn.  There’s a nasty surprise waiting to happen for wordpress, when they become the go-to global hotbed of such things.

Anyways.  I just thought all that was funny and deserved a post.