Violent Content Policy

Any content that depicts activity or behavior posing a real threat or likelihood of causing serious physical injury or death to the person(s) featured is strictly prohibited on our platform and constitutes a serious violation of our Terms of Service.

It is important to remember that pornography does not always represent sexual interactions and behaviors typical of everyday life, and often depicts diverse fantasies and role-play scenarios by consenting amateurs and professionals. Valid consent and intent are integral for all images and videos uploaded to the site, and therefore context plays a critical role in evaluating whether extreme fantasies violate our Terms of Service or pose a real threat or likelihood of causing serious distress or physical injury to the individuals involved.

Pornhub aims to offer the adult community an open, safe, and diverse space for an array of sexual expression and preferences. Consent and context are key to distinguishing content that depicts prohibited content, such as extreme violence posing a serious risk of harm or death, from exploring pain, kinks and/or less traditional sexual-based activities. Content that is categorized as BDSM, hardcore, or rough may often contain graphic content and/or violence. Although we recognize that some may consider BDSM, Hardcore, or Rough sex as “degrading” or “dehumanizing,” these words are entirely subjective. Essentially, what is degrading and dehumanizing to you may be empowering and dignifying for someone practicing safe BDSM. To learn more about healthy BDSM, we invite users to check out our additional resources section below.

That being said, we wish to highlight that although fetishes such as BDSM, Hardcore, and Rough Sex are popular categories, the vast majority of this style of content is created and produced by professionals in a safe and secure environment, employing strict consent and safety-based protocols, and involving consenting adults. In all cases, be it professional or amateur, we expect all user content to adhere to the Pornhub's Core Values

Our Sexual Wellness Center offers advice from a variety of health care practitioners, sex therapists, and industry experts. To learn more about Pornhub’s commitment to promoting sexual wellness  visit our Sexual Wellness Center. If you are seeking advice on your current sexual activities or are looking to try something new, it is important to do your research and educate yourself on safe practice. Consider checking out and/or contacting one of the resources listed below in our additional resources section. 


Do NOT post any content that*:

  • Features non-consensual activity
  • Depicts activity or behaviour posing a real threat or likelihood of causing serious physical injury or death to the person(s) featured
  • Features animal crushing (one or more living non-human mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians is purposely crushed, burned, drowned, suffocated, impaled or otherwise subjected to serious bodily injury)
  • Features blood resulting from inflicted bodily harm

We reiterate that consent is integral for all content uploaded to the platform, and context is a key component when evaluating graphic and/or content that contains violence. Consent and intent play a critical role in evaluating context and whether or not the extent of violence depicted in content is prohibited.

*This serves as an indicative list and does not constitute an exhaustive list. For the full description, please review our Terms of Service, under the section entitled, Prohibited Uses. Pornhub reserves the right at all times to determine whether content is appropriate and in compliance with our Terms of Service, and may remove any content at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, if such content is found to be in violation of our Terms of Service or is otherwise objectionable.


Context and intent are integral aspects of our moderation protocols when it comes to identifying the aforementioned types of content. Pornhub relies on a dedicated team of human moderators that work around the clock to review and remove all content that violates our Terms of Service, including content that depicts extreme violence posing a serious risk to the lives of individuals involved. Amongst a range of cues and criteria, our compliance team monitors for language, intent and context in order to distinguish content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety.

  If you come across content on our platform that violates this policy, or content that otherwise violate our Terms of Service, please report it to us by completing and submitting our Content Removal Request Form. Once submitted and reviewed by one of our moderators, the content in question will be removed, where appropriate, expeditiously.
Consequences for Violating this Policy

We will immediately remove any content found to violate the present policy. Where appropriate, the user’s associated account may also be permanently terminated.

Additional Resources and Support


If you believe anyone is in imminent danger, you should reach out to your local law enforcement agency to report the situation immediately.

To learn more about BDSM, you can check out some of the links below which aim to offer accurate information on healthy and consensual BDSM:

BDSM Safety

Center For Sex And Culture
The Center for Sex and Culture is a non-profit educational and advocacy organization based in San Francisco. For decades, the Center has worked to preserve the history of our communities as well as disseminate information about sexuality, sexual health and safer sex.

National Domestic Violence Hotline - Healthy BDSM Relationships Are Possible
The Hotline® is the only 24/7 center in the nation that has access to service providers and shelters across the U.S. and envision a world where all relationships are positive, healthy, and free from violence.

National Coalition Of Sexual Freedom
The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF employs a mix of direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach to directly benefit our communities.

Sexuality Education Resource Centre Mb (Serc) Sexuality Education Resource Centre provides inclusive, non-judgmental education about sexuality. They believe that people have the right to accurate information on all their choices.

Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance
The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance (WSFA) works to to advance the recognition of sexual, gender, and family diversity, and believes that sexual freedom is a fundamental human right of all individuals.



For more information, support, and referrals, you may wish to:

  • Call someone you trust to support you
  • Call your local law enforcement
  • Contact a crisis line or organization dedicated to supporting and informing those in need. Below are just a few organizations:



  Call 1800 737 732



  1-866-863-0511 or TTY 1-866-863-7868

FEM'AIDE (Ligne de soutien pour femmes violentées) 
  1.877.336.2433 or 1.866.860.7082 (ATS)



This directory provides table of the national women’s helplines available in 46 European countries. If there is no national helpline, a regional or general helpline is listed (these countries are marked with a *).



  0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843




  0808 2000 247






  1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) 
  800.656.HOPE (4673)

  TTY: 1.866.331.8453



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