This past week has given rise to a merger of SexVine and EroticaVine under my ownership. I decided that I should post a short article introducing the pair and describing how each is different.
SexVine is the home for all things sexual on Newsvine, but also for discussions of gender relations, gender politics, relationship issues, sexual deviance, sex crimes, and so forth. SexVine is a public group with 380 members as of today. While it is a public group and anyone can apply for membership, I will be exercising a slight degree of selectivity when approving new members. In general, potential new members of SexVine will need to have contributed to the community of Newsvine with meaningful comments, articles, or seeds. Someone who has left no meaningful comments, posted no original articles, nor seeded anything, will be rejected. On the subjective side, someone who "looks" like a spammer will be rejected. Membership approvals or rejections should occur within 3 business days of the membership request.
EroticaVine is the place to find original erotica, material meant to arouse sexual interest. Whereas SexVine articles and seeds are generally PG-rated, EroticaVine material can be as explicit as the author desires. EroticaVine is a private group with 53 members currently. Membership in EroticaVine is generally by invitation only, with a few rare exceptions. Potential members can be directly invited to join by one of the moderators or can be sponsored by one of the existing members. Because there is a definite element of trust involved with the nature of the discussions we have in EroticaVine threads, the vetting process is highly subjective. Membership approvals or rejections for EroticaVine should occur within 3 business days of the membership request.
Going forward, I will take an active role in moderating the material that appears in both groups. If an article or seed doesn't look like it belongs in the group, I will send an email to the person who published it to the group. If I have not received a response within a reasonable period of time, the material will be removed from the group front page.
I look forward to making SexVine and EroticaVine the hottest places on Newsvine with your help and suggestions.