I thought it was interesting that a fellow was muted in the chat earlier today for simply mentioning masturbation, meanwhile the staff were talking about Brazzer's apps and taking their pants off with Alexis. I don't know who muted the dude - I understand muting someone for something excessively crude or disgusting, but something as trivial as that seems a little overly stringent and goes against the whole spirit of Giant Bomb. It's not a significant thing, the guy wasn't perma-banned, I just thought it was a bit curious, seeing people get shut down for things that don't necessarily violate rules.
There is quite a chasm between jokingly talking about taking pants off and straight up saying "I'm masturbating right now." The latter is definitely not appropriate for the chat or forums and falls under the "no overtly sexual material" proviso.
I think that is also meant to be a joke, my brief experience with the internet has taught me that people are rarely literal in these circumstances. If you're suggesting people need to more creative, with banning as a punishment, than I agree 100%.