ETMA Ratings Clarification 2018-12-21 06:16:50
I seldom browse some of the new arts and sometimes stumble across some questionable ratings that the authors give. I was wondering if there is a detailed distinction between them; though I'm specifically looking for the between Mature and Adult. If there is a detailed breakdown, point me towards that please, because the site doesn't do a good job doing that.
From my current understanding, it goes something like:
Everyone: Non-offensive, non-suggestive content. No explicit language. Partial nudity is okay as long as it is justified and non-suggestive (such as swimsuits, with low emphasis on figure/sexual attraction).
Teens: May contain explicit language, suggestive content and mild violence. No genitalia can be shown.
The boundary between Mature and Adult in my mind goes something like this:
Mature: May contain very suggestive content. May contain nudity, as long as it is non-suggestive (of other activities such as sex). May contain mild gore.
Adult: Contains nudity or sex. Otherwise, may also have a large amount of gore(?). [Actually unsure about the gore part. I rarely see it enough to determine that, but I am guessing Excessive Gore gets Blammed more often; and I have no motivation to look through gore art and see their ratings]
I am wondering about the boundary between the two, since something like:
contains sexual intercourse, and is still rated Mature? (not to mention those undertones there that are questionable already)
I have otherwise also seen several other examples of nudity within Mature that is much more suggestive. However, this may actually be incorrect and Mature shouldn't have casual nudity either, and Everyone shouldn't have partial nudity or suggestive clothing (such as tank tops, cleavage and suggestive posing). I just want clarification so I can report these instances as required.