I'd like some advice on creating hubs around a possibly sensitive subject matter. First, a bit of background:
Last year, a friend of mine and I were in business together and part of his background is as a life/nude model for life painting and drawing classes (For art students and the like).
We thought that this was an interesting subject matter and set out to write a book on the various aspects of life / nude modelling because there weren't many other reources out there and we wanted to help people that were interested in getting into the field.
For various reasons, the project didn't pan out, but we still have some good, useful content that I'd like to share via hub pages.
Now clearly the idea and principle of life modelling is taking one's clothes off to enable other people to paint or draw you, which could be seen as a sensitive subject, so my question is, would a hub like this be in any violation of the TOS or be likely to be taken down?
I must stress that the content I would post is not sexual in any way (we've taken great care to ensure that it's not), it will not include any images of unclothed people and approaches the whole subject from a professional, objective viewpoint. It is a 'mature' subject matter in terms of the content being aimed at responsible, self-aware adults that are interested in becoming life models themselves.
I'd be grateful for any feedback that you have and any possible considerations that I need to take into account.
What you're describing should be OK (though we can never really tell without seeing the finished Hub), though to be on the super safe side, you can just turn your ads off.
For reference, here is relevant AdSense policy:
https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/ … lt_content
And here's a relevant FAQ entry:
One more FAQ entry that might help: http://hubpages.com/faq/#what_is_allowed
Simone, that's great, thank you so much for clarifying. I can't see anything in the TOS of either HP or AdSense that causes me alarm; as I said, the content is written in a sensitve and considered way, and I'll incorporate any feedback as appropriate.
I have had adsense drop blogs that are not against TOS but just happen to have words that seem like they might be. One was about romance novels and the other was written from a sex-positive feminist perspective but was mainly about things like advertising and TV shows. Both are now not allowed to show adsense.
Even if HubPages approves a Hub manually when you first publish it, it can still trip the automatic filters so your Hub will be unexpectedly unpublished. I've seen it happen before. Personally I'm not at all convinced it's worth the frustration that will inevitably cause.
The other thing that worries me most is that nudity is not allowed on HubPages. Even nude statues are a problem, and having the model turned away from the camera is not a solution. So you'll be unable to illustrate the Hub, and a Hub without images is a boring Hub.
Why not create a blog dedicated to that subject instead, then you'll have more freedom.
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