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AIBU - nude & topless photos on Etsy

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Branches1 Sun 21-Jun-20 13:29:30

Was just browsing on etsy when the 'You may also like' section suggested full frontal nude 'art prints'. Not a prude, but now I know not to browse Etsy in the presence of DCs, let alone allow them to browse etsy.

The account I was looking at sells photographic prints, but no nudes or anything related to that - I looked through their entire shop after this and it's just landscapes etc. Nothing in my search history should have made the algorithm think that I wanted to purchase risqué photos, I have searched for cake decorations and clothing in the past. I am not a frequent etsy user at all. And no, there is nothing on the general search history either - brand new cheap laptop purchased for kids to use for school during lockdown, and yes I checked the search history smile

Am I being unreasonable for not having anticipated this? Is Etsy unreasonable for not offering a safe search function (I asked and and they don't)

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CastleCrasher Sun 21-Jun-20 13:31:25

It probably just doesn't distinguish between types of photographic print.

TheQueef Sun 21-Jun-20 13:31:36

Safe from what tits?

RaininSummer Sun 21-Jun-20 13:42:16

Strange thing to show you but they are just nudes, does it matter if children see them.

MolyHolyGuacamole Sun 21-Jun-20 13:46:37

Unless it involves dripping bits of the male or female anatomy, it's just art grin

SeriouslyRetro Sun 21-Jun-20 13:49:16

Arty nudes aren’t really pornographic.

The naked body isn’t sinful. But I haven’t seen the prints to know what the visual is.

4Smalls Sun 21-Jun-20 13:54:36

YANBU. Totally agree OP.

ViciousJackdaw Sun 21-Jun-20 13:57:22

Bloody hell, it's only breasts. Funny how they're only sexual when it suits people's agenda. Not sexual if breastfeeding, completely outrageous if art.

Bluntness100 Sun 21-Jun-20 14:00:26

I don’t think it would occur to them that some people felt unsafe round an image of breast op or an art nude.

I think due to your extreme sensitivity maybe you could ask someone to search on Etsy for you and not use it yourself?

LastTrainEast Sun 21-Jun-20 14:05:01

Nothing wrong with nakedness as such. Consider visiting an art gallery.

Alabamawhirly1 Sun 21-Jun-20 14:08:28

Would you take your kids to an art gallery? Lots of tits and muffs on display there.

Children are fed from boobs, I can't really see an issue with them seeing them unless it's in a porno.

Alabamawhirly1 Sun 21-Jun-20 14:12:10

Actually tbf to op, if you search erotic art in etsy you do actually get full on porn. Some of its censored, but not well and not all of it.

If she got any of those pictures I'm not surprised she doesn't want her kids seeing it.

DartmoorChef Sun 21-Jun-20 14:12:30

I think you are being very precious and ott unless they were pornographic photos.

JaniceWebster Sun 21-Jun-20 14:19:12

if you search erotic art in etsy you do actually get full on porn
shock

as I always thought as etsy as a bit twee, for no reason whatsoever, I have to admit that would never had occur to me.

That said, no one should let their kids browse anything without supervision, so YABU OP.

4Smalls Sun 21-Jun-20 14:38:08

That said, no one should let their kids browse anything without supervision, so YABU OP

So tired of this argument. Are parents really able to supervise multiple children every moment they are on a computer? I don't think it would occur to most parents that their children are likely to encounter porn (not just an art photo with breasts ffs) on Etsy.

TwoPlugs Sun 21-Jun-20 14:44:06

Err... so I just stuck "erotic art" into Etsy and OP and a PP are right, that ain't arty pictures of breasts! That's some shocking stuff. My eyes...

JaniceWebster Sun 21-Jun-20 14:45:32

So tired of this argument.

you might be tired, but that's being a parent. Take responsibility.
If your child is too young to be faced with unsuitable material, don't let them alone in a place full of it.

Pretty sure you manage to supervise your young children when they are in the kitchen cooking or baking, so why couldn't you when they are on the internet?

Ceebies is safe. "internet" is not.

Brownieinthewine Sun 21-Jun-20 15:18:47

grin

BreakfastAtLitanies Sun 21-Jun-20 15:40:43

If your children aren't old enough to see a picture of a nude human, they aren't old enough to go online shopping.

BreakfastAtLitanies Sun 21-Jun-20 15:41:25

Or even, if they're not mature enough go see a naked human they're probably not mature enough to be trusted to online shop.

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