vijayjohn wrote:So what do you suggest?
I suggest listening to what I have to say below since I did experience it:
Not every instance of viewing sexual content without adult supervision traumatizes a child. The difference is not between text and picture forms; the difference lies in how the child is exposed to it. What is traumatic is not merely coming across sexual content. What is traumatic, or at least can be, is when an adult who you trust specifically targets you and shows it to you.
On the one hand, I have come across both porn and written sex scenes as a minor before; this was not a problem for me at all. On the other hand, I have also been presented with porn as a minor by an adult who should have known better; this was the problem.
So, in terms of how that should translate to sexual content on UL (correct me if I'm wrong): You have been exposed to sexual content as a minor and don't find being exposed to sexual content on a language forum traumatic or even problematic, so you think posting sexual content on language forum (outside of the designated random sex thread) should be acceptable to everyone. If so, would you have any suggestions on how to reconcile that view with the view of people who don't want to see sexual content on a language forum?
I want to highlight this sentence in particular.
What is traumatic is not merely coming across sexual content.
It can be. Have you ever heard of PTSD? Triggers? You know, the reason for trigger warnings and content warnings?
Have you ever thought about the fact that there might be other UL members who did have traumatic sexual experiences (whether as a child or as an adult) and might not want to see that content?