The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Your Social Accounts Safe

Each social media platform has its own set of rules and regulations, and keeping on top of them can be big job in and of itself. That’s why we want to provide a complete guide on each platform to help you keep your accounts as safe and secure as possible.

Losing an account you’ve worked hard to build is one of the most frustrating things that can happen when you’re promoting an adult brand. Because of the multitude of rules and regulations regarding content across different platforms, it can be easy to cross a line you didn’t mean to. And in some cases, that won’t just result in an account ban, but an entire device ban…which can get pretty expensive to overcome.

While these tips are designed to help you keep your account as safe as possible, using good judgement and common sense can be just as useful in keeping your accounts secure.



Instagram has its own hard and fast rules for content, but in some ways it’s a bit more lenient than some other platforms. Let’s take a look at how to stay safe on IG.

For a more comprehensive guide, check out Your Instagram Safety Guide!


Links and Swipes

It’s safe to use swipe-up links on Instagram and having your domain listed in your bio or attached to a story should not affect your account. If the link you’re sharing is completely SFW (such as your FanCentro profile) there is no chance of putting your account at risk.


Content Rules

However, Instagram can be extremely strict in terms of acceptable content, and having your account flagged or reported can result in deletion or a shadowban. While nudity is forbidden except in certain situations (such as breastfeeding), you do have a bit more freedom of content. Let’s look at what can’t be shown:

  • No full nudity
  • No depictions of sexual intercourse
  • No visible genitals
  • No up-close fully nude buttocks
  • Attempted coordination of or recruitment for adult sexual activities, including but not limited to: Filmed sexual activities, Pornographic activities, strip club shows, live sex performances, erotic dances, Sexual, erotic, or tantric massages
  • Explicit sexual solicitation by, including but not limited to the following, offering or asking for: Sex or sexual partners, Sex chat or conversations, Nude photos/videos/imagery
  • Content that is implicitly or indirectly offering or asking for sexual solicitation and meets both of the following criteria. If both criteria are not met, it is not deemed to be violating. For example, if content is a hand-drawn image depicting sexual activity but does not ask or offer sexual solicitation, it is not violating
  • Content implicitly or indirectly* (typically through providing a method of contact) offers or asks for: Nude imagery, or Sex or sexual partners, or Sex chat conversations


Suggestive Elements

Content makes the aforementioned offer or ask using one of the following sexually suggestive elements:

  • Contextually specific and commonly sexual emojis or emoji strings, or
  • Regional sexualized slang, or Mentions or depictions of sexual activity (including hand drawn, digital, or real world art) such as: sexual roles, sex positions, fetish scenarios, state of arousal, act of sexual intercourse or activity (sexual penetration or self-pleasuring), or Imagery of real individuals with nudity covered by human parts, objects, or digital obstruction, including long shots of fully nude butts
  • An offer or ask for pornographic material (including, but not limited to, sharing of links to external pornographic websites)
  • Sexually explicit language that goes into graphic detail beyond mere reference to: A state of sexual arousal (wetness or erection) or An act of sexual intercourse (sexual penetration, self-pleasuring or exercising fetish scenarios)
However, when you’re building your account, Instagram does have some rather sticky rules regarding activity that you may not be aware of, and these have the potential to have your account banned.


Activity Rules

What better way to build and grow your account than by following and interacting with other accounts, right? Well, not quite. The Instagram algorithm is extremely sensitive to ‘unusual activity’ and the types of things you’re doing to help your account grow might be exactly what is getting your account banned.

For example, did you know there are rules on how many accounts you can follow and how many posts you can like without triggering the system? Here it is by the numbers:


For established accounts:

  • maximum number of likes per hour: 60
  • maximum number of comments per hour: 60
  • maximum number of follows per hour: 60
  • maximum number of messages per hour: 60

For newer accounts:

  • maximum number of likes per hour: 30
  • maximum number of comments per hour: 30
  • maximum number of follows/unfollows per hour: 30


Posting too frequently is another way you can end up getting temporarily banned. Instagram sees an excess of posts as potential spamming and can block your account as a result.

That means that if you’re not keeping your eye on the clock as you try to build and engage your account, your best intentions might end up getting you blocked. That’s the bad news. The good news is that such blocks are usually temporary (anywhere from two hours to two weeks). The real trouble occurs when your account is disabled.

When you are blocked, the remedy is simple: you gotta wait it out. It may be annoying, but it’s the only way to regain control of your account. However, if you are banned too often you may end up getting disabled, and disabled accounts are an entirely different story.

Disabled accounts may occur for many reasons. Being reported several times, breaking content rules, and repeated blocks can all result in a disabled account. When that happens it is not temporary; you will have to take steps to have your account reinstated, but it isn’t always possible. Instagram gives you the option to appeal the decision to have your account reinstated, so if you find yourself facing a disabled account, be sure to follow the instructions offered for how to regain your account carefully.



We briefly mentioned shadowbanning, another bane to the content creator’s existence. What is shadowbanning? This situation occurs when your account appears active, but is blocked from showing up in others’ feed. That means you could see a major drop in likes and comments, simply because your fans are not seeing your content. In essence, you’ve been blocked, you just don’t know it.

There are many different reasons your account may be shadowbanned, including:

  • Using bots or other ‘quick growth’ tools
  • Using broken or banned hashtags
  • Having your account reported
  • Posting or engaging too quickly (see time limits for posting above)

Have you been shadowbanned? Ask yourself these questions.

  • Has your instagram been deleted in the last 6 months?
  • Have you had any posts removed in the last week?
  • Have you had more than 5 posts removed in a month?
  • Do you use banned hashtags?
  • Do you have any 3rd party Apps attached to your Insta?

If your answer is yes, you are likely under a shadowban.

Fortunately, there are ways to remedy a shadowban, and it usually revolves around correcting whatever mistake you made. If you find yourself shadowbanned you may need to troubleshoot to find out the problem. It’s recommended that you first take an Insta-break for a couple of days to allow for the ban to clear. That will allow Instagram to see that you are not over-engaging. If you are using bots to grow your account, remove them. You should also research current banned or broken hashtags in order to make sure you haven’t been posting them. Finally, review your account for any potentially reportable content. You don’t have to fully self-censor, but if there is a post you suspect is problematic, removing it can help end the shadowban.



When it comes to Twitter, you have the most freedom in terms of what content you can post, but that doesn’t mean that zero rules apply. There are ways to keep your account safe and protected when you are displaying adult content.


Twitter Best Practices

  • Make sure your account is listed as NSFW
  • Avoid any kind of targeted hate speech
  • No non-consensual nudity
  • When posting NSF videos make sure fluids are not in video. Ex: Semen

Twitter also restricts what is referred to as ‘sensitive content’ which means that your account MUST be labeled as containing sensitive content. Sensitive adult content is defined as follows:


Adult content

Adult content is any consensually produced and distributed media that is pornographic or intended to cause sexual arousal. Some examples include, but are not limited to, depictions of:

  • full or partial nudity, including close-ups of genitals, buttocks, or breasts (excluding content related to breastfeeding);
  • simulated sexual acts; and
  • sexual intercourse or other sexual acts – this also applies to cartoons, hentai, or anime involving humans or depictions of animals with human-like features.

You can find Twitter’s complete TOS here.


Other Platforms

To begin, keeping your account safe on other social media platforms relies heavily on not using any links that directly promote any type of private adult content. Using such links makes it easy to be spotted and banned, so proceed very carefully when attempting to share links–if you do have your own domain linked to your FanCentro profile it’s best to use it as a text overlay rather than a direct link.

In order to ensure the longevity of your public account, we recommend not using any links that will directly promote a private adult service/platform. Instead, you can use social media reference landing pages for swipe-ups such as or


 So What Are the Official SFW Rules?

  • No nudity
  • No hand bras
  • No stickers bras
  • No masturbation through panties
  • Exercise caution when posting thong photos
  • No visible dildos
  • Lingerie must be not transparent
  • Careful with dirty talk

Remember, should your account be deleted, it’s not just a matter of creating a new one. Some platforms can also ban your device, making the creation of new accounts on the same phone impossible.


Setting up and maintaining a backup account

Platforms can lock your account at any time if you post content that violates their terms and conditions. To ensure the safety of your following, it’s important to set up a backup account and make sure you promote it at least once a day. This way if your main public account gets deleted you don’t have to start from scratch.

Remember, just because you have a backup account, it does not mean that you should post risky content to your public account. Backups are built over time, so always try to keep your content SFW and save yourself the extra work of rebuilding accounts over time.


Social media is both a blessing and a curse, and when your livelihood is on the line it’s important to adhere to the rules and regulations as carefully as possible to avoid potential bans, blocks, and deleted accounts.

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