Tips to get the most out of NSFW Twitter

Like it or not (mostly not), Twitter is one of the #1 places to be if you wish to create or consume NSFW content. However, Twitter can be both a confusing and frustrating platform to use if you’re not familiar with how the site works. So here are a few tips for both NSFW creators and consumers.

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Make the switch and I don’t mean Nintendo.

Whether you’re consuming or making NSFW content, mark your account as NSFW. The way to do this is to:

  1. Click on Settings and Privacy. (If you don’t see it on the desktop version, hit the More button on the left)
  2. Next click on Privacy and Safety.
  3. Next hit Your Tweets.
  4. Now check the box for Mark media you Tweet as having material that may be sensitive.

Doing this prevents your account from being banned. Yes, Twitter allows NSFW content but not if it’s highly visible. 

Warning: When you do this. It will mark ALL your tweets as sensitive content. So I recommend only doing this for an alt/NSFW account and not an account where you plan on posting SFW content as well.

Lady in the PFP, Freak in the account

Even if your account is marked as sensitive, Twitter still doesn’t allow sexual imagery to be shown in your header or avatar. Doing so can get your account suspended. Now what Twitter considers being sexual can vary. I’ve heard of accounts being suspended over a drawing of a butt or even having people of the same-sex kissing.

Keep it safe.

Hashtags aren’t your friends.

Stop using hashtags!…please 😇. Unless you’re using the latest trending hashtags, hash tagging your post can do more harm than good. A non-trending hashtag can bury your post under Twitter’s algorithm, making it so that even your followers don’t see it.  Other things that can bury your post: 

  • @ a user
  • Mentioning Patreon
  • Adding a link
  • Using any type of currency symbol ($) or mentioning money

If you still decide to use tags, please try to do only 5 at most. Anymore can look pretty spamming, which can cause people to avoid your post even if you are using popular tags.

Thread ARE your friends!

For those who don’t know, a thread is a series of connected tweets from the OP. Thread posts tend to get the most engagement, plus anything you post in the connecting threads won’t affect the algorithm of the first post, so this is where you want to add links, mention patreon, credit someone with an @, etc.

Threads are your friends, Hashtags are not, and Kofi wants to fucking kill you.

Okay, so maybe the heading is a bit of an exaggeration but Kofi will cause a whole mess of problems if you connect your NSFW Twitter account to it. 

Kofi’s ToS doesn’t allow tips or payments for nsfw content. They will shut down a kofi page for having an NSFW twitter connected to it. If your kofi is connected to your paypal, the shutdown will alert paypal (who also doesn’t allow payment for nsfw content ) and can cause your paypal account to be shut down as well.

So if it isn’t clear enough, DO NOT CONNECT YOUR NSFW TWITTER ACCOUNT TO YOUR KOFI!!

I block about 20 people per day for disregarding this one, so please for the love of god read this one.

There are many NSFW accounts on Twitter that don’t feel comfortable being followed by accounts with no age indication in their bio. These accounts will usually state so in their bio, header, or in a pinned tweet. 

You don’t have to put your age in your bio if you don’t want to, but please be respectful and don’t follow these accounts that have CLEARLY stated this rule.

Now you can outright state your age on your twitter bio, or you can check to see if your birthdate is visible to the public by going to Edit profile and hitting Edit next to Birth date.

Here you can choose how and when your birthdate is visible. Do you want to show the whole date or just the year? Do you want to make it public, private, or viewable for people who follow you?

A few more notes on this topic:

Most NSFW accounts only check bios for age, so avoid only posting your age on a carrd or pinned post.

Just writing “18+” is not good enough of an age verification, most accounts will just read that as saying your account is NSFW.


You don’t have to type out your exact age, you can simply say I was born in the 90s, I was born before the 2000s, I’m over the age of 18, etc.

How dare you speak to me.

NSFW accounts get a lot of “unsolicited” messages, so most don’t allow DMs unless from mutuals (people who follow each other) and/or for business-related messages. Again, most accounts will mention this in either their bio, header, or a pinned tweet.

If you wish to talk to a NSFW creator outside of business reasons (and definitely not for harassment reasons 😠) try to see if they list a curiouscat, retrospring, or some other “ask me questions” type of site on their account.

If you just want to leave a nice comment for something they posted, feel free just to reply to the post directly. 


If you’re still unsure whether it’s okay to DM an account, @ them to ask if it’s okay beforehand.

How dare you speak to me Part 2

You can control who can DM you. You can also filter your DMs so you can lessen your chance of getting bot messages or that unasked dick pic. To do this:

1. Click on Settings and Privacy. (If you don’t see it on desktop, hit the More button on the left)

2. Next click on Privacy and Safety.

3. Next hit Direct Messages.

Here you can check or uncheck several boxes. 

One is the Allow message requests from everyone box.

By checking this box, you allow people who don’t follow you to send you message requests.


Next is the Filter low-quality messages box. If checked, it can help lessen the chance of you getting notified of bot messages or the “unsavory” pics. The way it works is that the messages won’t go into your default DM, instead, it goes to a second one where you have to accept whether or not you want to respond to the message. Sometimes legit messages get sent there, so you may have to check it occasionally to make sure no “real” messages were sent to the shadow realm.

ABCA (Always Be Checking Age)

The NSFW community is for adults, but that doesn’t mean minors don’t like to sneak in. Don’t be afraid to ask or check for age when interacting with people. In fact, I encourage you to do so, as talking sexually or distributing porn to a minor can give you serious jail time in most countries. 

A few more minor and nitty gritty things.

Make sure to untag someone when commenting on a post someone retweeted.

 To do this, click on the name of the person you want to untag and then uncheck the box beside their name.

Twitter Blue allows you to upload longer videos. 10 minutes as opposed to the standard 2 minutes

Using the word “commission” can trigger bots on your post and DMs. If you’re selling or looking to commission someone, censor the word instead (c0missions, coms, C*mmissions)


That’s all the tips I have, hopefully, you found something useful in this post.

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