The rule forbidding text rape has been updated to be more clear, and to cover many of the questions we get. The new rule, stated here, is also now in @rules.
2.D. Text Rape & Rape RP
Text rape is defined here as any instance in which something explicitly
sexual is directly forced on a character. Rape RP is any RP that revolves
around an instance of text rape, including the rape itself and any
in-character or out of character discussions about it.
Rape RP is against the rules on Sindome. Discussing instances of Rape RP
that took place on this, or other games, by any IC or OOC communication
method is also against the rules. The only exception is to use xhelp to
report violations of the rule, or get clarification from admin.
This means that you should never engage in rape RP, including both
perpetration and discussion, in any location, over SIC, on the grid, or
on OOC Channels. It does not matter if all directly involved have given
their consent to the RP because it’s impossible to obtain OOC consent of
everyone (players & admin) who may witness, hear discussion of, or be
affected by the RP itself.
Avoid this kind of RP altogether and any discussion of RP that may have
happened ICly or OOCly in the past.
Combat roleplay following sex roleplay does not constitute a rule break
under this rule as long as the two events are conducted separately. Sexual
roleplay must be done and over with before combat roleplay can commence for
a clean and clear progression of the roleplay.
The discussion of rape as it pertains to the rules, or the real world is not
forbidden on OOC channels but anyone discussing it should be aware that
it is a volatile topic that can easily upset others. Be respectful and
be prepared to stop discussing it if asked by other members of the
(see also: ‘help rape’ and rule 2.C. above on “Sexual Harassment”)