YouTube Doesn't Remove Lesbian Sex From L-Word

Aug 24, 2012 • 8:22 am | comments (15) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

YouTube Lesbian Sex From L-WordThe other day, @Thos003 sent me an email showing how YouTube is allowing the ShowTime series, the L-Word, to post videos with scenes of explicit sexual scenes on YouTube without them being removed despite multiple reports and being up for several months on YouTube with over 6 million views.

There are several videos posted from this show, but only one has 6 million views. The screen shot above is a filtered version of one of the two scenes where characters Alice and Dana have sex.

One of the more shocking parts, outside of the video being allowed on YouTube is that the thumbnail that shows up for a YouTube search on Alice and Dana shows breasts outright. It is one of the top videos.

If you want to see the specific episode at your own risk, i.e. NSFW, here it is.

As you can see by YouTube's age rules:

Videos featuring sexually explicit content like real sex acts are not allowed. Other content like nudity and dramatized or implied sexual conduct may be considered sexually suggestive depending on whether or not it is intended or designed to arouse viewers.

Nudity includes exposed or partially covered genitalia, buttocks, or breasts, as well as sheer clothing. Videos featuring individuals in minimal or revealing clothing may also be age-restricted if they're intended to elicit a sexual response.

It goes on to explain more, but clearly this video should not be listed on YouTube and it has been for several months and for over 6 million views and who knows how many reported violations?

Forum discussion at YouTube Help.

Update: At around 4pm EDT today, YouTube added a warning for those who click on the video. Note, the thumbnail still shows nudity on both the search results and the warning page. I blurred out parts of it below:

NSFW YouTube Warning

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