joined:Feb 19, 2012
we are a free online language learning websites featuring thousands of lessons in Spanish,English, German... Many high-school in Europe and the US use our lessons. Some of our word lessons contain sexually explicit words, because they are part of any language and need to be studied by students as well. We are a large publisher.
Now Adsense sent us a message about sexually explicit content, warning us that we have 72 hours to remove the ads from pages with sexually explicit content. We can fully understand that and we immediately took action.
BUT, after starting and marking many words we found out that Adsense is not displayed on pages showing words like "nude", "nudist", "sexuality" (these are non vulgar words). We then decided to remove all ads from the word lessons to be on the safe side.
After contacting Adsense asking them for a list of what they regard as sexually explicit they have sent us a list with words that they regard as problematic: it includes "wife", "wet", "girl"... Surprisingly, a more explicit word describing a sexual act was not included. It was exactly this word that triggered the Adsense warning message.
So now we cannot rely on that list and we are creating our own list.
I wrote Adsense again, telling them that I would love to comply with the policy but I am not able to rely on their incomplete list. I asked them "WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE MISS ONE OR TWO WORDS" and "WHAT HAPPENS IF WE THINK A WORD IS OK AND THEY DONT"...
Then I got the response that depending on the violation and because I had already got a warning they "might" have to suspend my account.
From your experience are there any people with common sense at Adsense or is it just like with robots? I am not willing to risk the entire account, because I need Adsense in other lessons that do not contain words.