The Internet Hates Hypnokink
Tumblr’s NSFW purge affected all different kinds of kinks, but for fans of erotic hypnosis, it was just another in a long list of sites that are pulling their content.
BY JACQUELINE GUALTIERI
Good luck finding content like this on the web. (Art: Evan Sklar)
Hypnokink creators know the internet hates them. Some websites consider it a form of “non-consensual sex” that “glorifies sexual violence.” Others lump it with bestiality, rape, and child exploitation, defining it as a “fringe sexual fetish.”
The kink, which is also refered to as erotic hypnosis, manifests itself in different ways.
Some people practice with partners, one being the ‘tist and the other the subject, to enhance sexual pleasure. Some create hypnotic videos or audio, guiding listeners into trances that expand their minds and take their arousal to new heights. Others just stick to creating content around the concept as a whole, by writing stories with mind-controlling protagonists or by making images or GIFs of hypnotized subjects.
But these days, the minute that GIF of a hypnotized cartoon woman shows up on Tumblr, it’ll get taken down seconds later. And if you were to try to sell such content on Patreon, you’d be risking getting banned from the site altogether. Even platforms like Reddit, which have channels for all sorts of kinks, have plenty of posts that mock hypnosis content proving, once again, that the world wide web has some major beef with hypnokink.