Can you post nudes on Instagram in 2024? - The Full Guide

3 min read
30 January 2024

One of our users regularly posts on Instagram photos of girls with different degree of exposure. Here are his favorite pictures:

Instagram doesn’t like such frankness. Regularly he receives warnings, and his photos get removed. They say there is a counter that registers his every mistake and any time soon he will be banned for good.

To avoid this, let’s take a look to the rules for publications of explicit content. We will tell you about the rules, will give you advice for publishing “close to the edge” content and will share good accounts with you.

Here is what Instagram says about nudity:

We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but we don’t allow nudity on Instagram. This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks. It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos or post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed. People like to share photos or videos of their children. Even when this content is shared with good intentions, it could be used by others in unanticipated ways. We need to remove them.

So, to avoid being removed or banned you need to know:

  1. Breasts on the photo should be covered (at least don’t expose nipples).
  2. It’s not allowed to expose genitals and buttocks. The situation with male genitals is pretty clear. But it is a little bit more complicated with female parts. Even pubic haircuts are considered female genitals. So if you want to publish something like this, make sure that nothing is exposed.
  3. Learn from tattoo artists how to publish nude photos. For instance, they can cover nipples with black stripes and cover buttocks with pixel squares. This way they formally follow the rules of Instaram and their pictures are safe.
  4. Instagram doesn’t remove pictures in lingerie, even if it is rather nominal.
  5. Don’t ever post photos of nude children. Instagram fights very hard with it: it removes accounts with all the content forever and doesn’t let create a new one. Roman Ivanov from Yandex lost thousands of his pictures this way.
  6. Instagram deals with doubtful photos only if some user reports them. If your picture has been removed, it means somebody had told on it. Sometimes you can find this user and get him banned (for example, look if he or she was leaving negative comments on your photos).
  7. If you want to share your nude pictures, create separate account and make it private. Add as friend only people you trust, it’s very doubtful they will report your content.

On a good nude picture on Instagram nipples are covered; you can’t see pubic haircut or buttocks. And the main person is definitely of age.

Here are some accounts that have good nude photos and almost never fall under restrictions of the social network.

  • Yushikazu Aizawa from Japan and his beautiful Japanese girls (everybody wears lingerie).
  • Lingerie brand “Corporelle” manages to combine its promotion photos and nude art.
  • Richard Kern publishes parts of his big photographic artwork.
  • Light-bdsm accessories brand “Fleet Ilya” squeezes maximum out the rules.
  • Fabio Borquez makes conceptual photos and artistically uses white stripes.