How strong can ur content get?

How strong can your vocabulary, describing of sexual assult, sexual sitioutions etc, violence, self harm or self doubts etc get and will Episode prevent story from getting red by others or in worse case remove story if it goes too far?

the guidelines states this about those topics:


If stories contain objectionable or offensive content, we may not be able to feature or host them on Episode. Stories must always be appropriate for all readers ages 13 or older, which means content would be objectionable if it, among other things:

  • promotes or depicts excessive violence or assault, including but not limited to sexual assault, murder, and torture against humans or animals;
  • includes hate speech or content that promotes hatred or discrimination against individuals or groups, on the basis of race, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, disability, gender, age, or sexual orientation;
  • promotes suicide, self-harm, abuse, or bullying;
  • promotes excessive alcohol, tobacco or drug use;
  • promotes gambling, betting or casinos;
  • portrays adult themes, including pornographic content, nudity, or prostitution;
  • slanders or libels a person or third party;
  • includes excessive use of profanity or sexually explicit phrases;
  • advertises for outside products or services, including but not limited to website links, reviews, and promotional language;
  • excessively promotes the use of firearms, explosives, and ammunition; or
  • excessively promotes a political agenda.
  1. Profanity

  2. No derogatory-based words or discriminatory language

  3. No use of profane language without bleeps or using an * (you can look to ratings from organizations such as the MPAA or TV Parental Guidelines to help understand what may be considered excessive for similar audiences)

  4. No use of sexually explicit profanity

  5. No profanity of any kind in story titles


if you’d like to see the full document for the guidelines click here: Content Guidelines - Google Docs

so in my opinion, i’d keep the descriptions and the way you portray those topics very pg-13. if you think something sounds like it’s too explicit, it might be best to not include it at all.

Well, swear words have to be censored
and the reader needs to have an option to skip sex as required by the guidelines
try to keep it 12+ or 13+ and if not, you need to have an option to skip/censor those kinds of scenes

I understan this part of guidelines differently than you
reader has to have option to deny sex only for non-consencual sex scenes. There are sex scenes in most of stories without any choice to deny it since it is consensual sex.

No descriptions or depictions of non-consensual sex. Through content or through choice selection, the reader must be able to give consent to having sex or performing sexual acts (i.e. reader must always have the option to turn it down without punishment or judgment)

Also even if scene has option to be skipped it still must be +13

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Okay, good to know :wink:

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So basically cant write too intimate information like:

[CHARACHTER] dialogue

  • One time I just gave up and wanted the pain to go away so badly. I grabbed a sharp knife and started slowly cutting myself relicing the pain. Now that I think about it I wish I had some shoulder to comfort me instead.

Or

  • He grabbed me by the neck and started kissing me gently and passionately to my ****. That night was one of my best nights I’ve ever had with a man.

Or

  • When I was little my uncle came to my room and grabbed me by the head out of nowhere. I felt the tension rise and started to get worried. He held his hand on my moth and told me to obey. When I dissobeyd he would punch me but not so other could c it but sexually. He would even strangle me for his own pleasure. So I got tired and knew that no one would belive me since he is a great manupulative b**ch and decided that the next day he tried to use me I would let that f*cker pay. Next day he came to the room as usual expecting me to obey. I had prepared a knife and stabbed him where the sun don’t shine. Etc Etc

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I am not episode stuff so its not 100%

  1. if this will be happening now especially if you will have animation there of her cuting herselt then you cant have this. But I think you might have this in case you will have her telling about her past to somebody and it will in the context not be shown as glorifiing

  2. depends on what will be the censored part and when you write it. You can have characters talking about they had sex in past it of cause should not be vulgar and to explicit. But if this will be happening now with animation as he is with his had between her legs than for sure not

  3. Again its on border but again if this will be something the character is saying that it happened in the past without animated flashback I think you can have this. Its not prohibited that the character had went through sexual abuse in the past. Its prohibited to display it in excesive way especially if she is under 16. And it should not be glorified or promoted … but your character back story still can be like this. If the whole story is not about this and its just said to clarify her past than it might be OK.

But again I am not episode stuff and they might see it differently. You can write them ticket and ask on this examples.

Or if you read a lot of episode stories you can get image what is the border since all stories visible now on app went through check that they are in accordance with the guidelines.

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