1. Anything that isn't curvy-positive is considered off-topic and must go behind a DESCRIPTIVE lj-cut. Be specific: write something like "off-topic: rant about sizism in the media" or "off-topic: books for building a healthy self-image." Off topic posts have to at least be related to healthy curviness OR self-positivity, and the entire post needs to be under the cut. (click here to learn how to make an lj-cut) Intro posts also must include something about healthy curviness or positivity, and must be completely under a cut. See this post for a more in-depth explanation.
2. No posting weight or measurements -- sizes are okay, but weight/measurement invites comparison, and comparison has no place here. This means NO pound numbers. (or kilos, etc.) And this especially includes weightloss/gain pound numbers, as they can be very triggering to those who are recovering from an ED. This also includes anything about BMI, which is an outdated and false measure of health. (additional articles)
3. No negative body talk -- non-curvy-positive posts must not describe your form in a negative way. It's okay for you to say 'I'm having trouble loving (body part),' but not to say, 'my (body part) is disgusting/gross/etc' or 'I hate this specific curve' or 'my (body part) is too ____' or 'I wish my (body part) looked more _____.' It is detrimental to your own body love and the body love of anyone who reads it for you to disparage yourself. This includes comments -- do not say 'I wish I had your (body part).' And of COURSE, never say anything even slightly negative about another woman's body, or about any body type.
4. Photoposts must be on-topic (focused on curves), must contain a majority of body shots, and must be non-sexual in nature. It's okay if you post a close-up of your face, but the focus of the post must be your body. (exceptions are intro posts -- we understand that you might not have any body shots yet) All posts are automatically locked, and you can unlock them UNLESS they contain a member photo. 'Erotic' type photos are not allowed (no matter how clothed or unclothed), because we want to keep the community a platonic celebration of beauty, not sexuality. There are many other communities for celebrating sexuality.
5. Photos larger than 400 pixels (and/or multiple photos) should go behind an lj-cut. Thumbnailed photos do not have to be lj-cut, but do have to be work-safe. (imageshack is a great host that thumbnails images for you)
6. Nude or semi-nude photos MUST be put behind an lj-cut that says 'age 18+ only for nudity' (whether partial or full nudity) and must stay friendslocked. You must be 18 or older to post nude photos, and if you are under 18 you must be at least as covered as you would be by a bikini. The "age 18+ only for nudity" warning is mandatory -- breaking this rule will get you banned. We'd hate to do it but we have to protect the community. On non-nude skin-showing photos like bathing suit shots, please add a NWS (not work safe) tag to your lj-cut. Nude paintings do not have to include the 18+ only in the lj-cut, and icons of nude paintings are allowed to be used in posting -- just not nude photographs.
7. No posting about diets or exercise or vanity weightloss (including weight-loss products). There are other communities for that, but here that's off-topic. We focus on loving ourselves exactly as we are. Health is wonderful, but losing/gaining weight for the sake of a look is not. Mentioning exercise is fine as long as it isn't for the purpose of losing weight or changing the look of your body.
8. No posting photos (or links to photos, or using icons) of unhealthy or 'enhanced' women. That means no photos of anorexic, surgery-enhanced, obese to the point where it seriously inhibits health and mobility, or otherwise 'unnatural' bodies. (this includes all mainstream porn actresses and most major film stars) We understand that those women can be beautiful too, but we're here to celebrate healthy, natural curviness.
9. No pro-eating disorder posts. Instant ban. Eating disorders, whether anorexia, bulimia, or overeating, are not healthy, and we do not want to encourage them. Stories of recovery, however, are very welcome.
10. No rating community ads. Other communities may contact me for permission to post an ad, and I'll probably give it, but if it's a rating community, forget it. (this includes just mentioning rating communities)
11. No sales posts. This also includes links to items for sale. There are many other communities for that, but here it's off-topic.
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