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Adult products policies & guidelines

If you want to list adult products in any of the European stores (UK, DE, FR, ES, IT, NL, and SE), you must follow the guidelines below.

Products subject to the policy: Any product which, because of its nature, image, title, or description, appears to be designed for use in sexual or adult activity. Products in this category include but are not limited to:

Product category Example products
Safer Sex Condoms, lubricants, spermicides, and enemas
Adult Toys and Games Sex dolls or mannequins, dildos, vibrators, sexual massagers, wand massagers, games of a sexual nature, penis pumps, male masturbators, butt plugs, anal beads, kegel/ben wa balls
Bondage Gear and Accessories Nipple clamps, chastity devices, gags, muzzles, paddles, whips, ticklers, nipple jewelry, genital jewelry, cock rings, bondage clothing, and jewelry such as collars, wrist chains
Fetish Wear Clothing or accessories that are intended to create sexual provocation, crotchless underwear, see-through clothing that exposes breasts or genitals, latex body-suits, and similar attire
Sensual Delights Edible underwear, erotic massage oils, erotic bath oils, and pheromone candles
Sex Furniture Swings, ramps, and cushions
Sexual Enhancers Genital sensitizers, genital suction devices, penis pumps, sexual performance enhancing pills, nipple and anal stimulators
Novelty Adult novelty items in the shape of genitalia including toys, collectibles, soaps, key chains, party favors, or food items

Note: Failure to comply with the guidelines below may result in the suppression of your listings and the removal of your selling privileges.
Note: The listing and sale of realistic/life-like sex dolls and body parts (like masturbators with a mouth that include other facial features like a nose, heads for sex dolls as well as lower body sex dolls with legs or feet, torsos, or any other life-like body parts including butt or hips) is prohibited. Inflatable dolls that are not advertised with images of realistic looking sex dolls are allowed.

For more information on which products may or may not be listed and sold on Amazon, go to Inventory file templates and find the Style Guide for Sexual Wellness.

All adult product listings must comply with the following requirements:

  1. General:
    • New condition only: All sexual wellness products must be in “New” condition only. To learn more, go to Condition guidelines.
    • Expiry: Expiry dates must be clearly displayed on applicable products.
  2. Controversial content is prohibited :
    • Language:
      • No abusive, insulting, obscene, or controversial language in any way.
      • No terms that are associated with minors; for example, young, child, girl, boy, school, teen, kids, or baby.
    • Images: You can find examples of images in the Style guide for Sexual Wellness.
      • Child exploitation: Products that portray minors or children under the age of 18 (or older, depending on local definitions) in a sexually suggestive manner.
      • No product on model: Products are not allowed to be shown on a model and persons or parts of human bodies (including hands) are not allowed to be shown on the image. In case the product itself is an inflatable doll, it is allowed to be shown pictures. This also applies to images on product pictures. Undergarments are allowed to be shown on a model, but not on the main image. Human nudity (for example, nipples) is not allowed.
      • No interaction with product including with or by humans with another product or with symbol images on any of the images, this applies also to the images of product packaging. Penetration, pulling or squeezing of the product is also not allowed.
      • No text, logo, graphic, or watermark is allowed on the main image unless it is part of the product design and is printed on the actual product.
      • No multiple views of the same product on the main image. No detail or inset shots are allowed.
      • Background of the main image must be white or transparent.
      • Product must occupy minimum 65% of the frame on the main image (horizontal or vertical products must extend to 65% on the limiting dimension).
      • No blurry, pixelated, or jagged images. It must not be cropped off from the edge.
      • Products have to be shown in a neutral position in all of the product images. This also applies to images on product packaging – no sexually suggestive pose or expression of products. A suggestive background (bed, couch, etc.), and any clothes that indicate towards children or teens, is also not allowed. Furthermore, frontal nudity is not allowed; the product has to be turned in a slight angle.
    • Search terms:
      • No terms that are not related to the product or even product group. For example, Outdoor grill.
      • No terms that are associated with minors. For example, young, child, girl, boy, school, teen, kids, and baby.
      • No abusive, insulting, obscene, or controversial language in any manner.
      • Use a clinical, business-like tone when describing products. Provide accurate and complete product information. List adult products and its uses directly, avoid sexual innuendos and ambiguous or evasive terminology, descriptions, or characters.
    • Product videos:
      • The image guidelines also apply to product videos.
      • Graphics or other abstract illustrations, which are in line with these image guidelines, are allowed in order to explain the product and its usage.
      • All visual or verbal explanations must be product-related.
      • Actors are allowed to explain the product verbally using non-obscene and non-offensive language. Actors cannot act or perform use of the product.
  3. Categorization:
    • Products must be listed in Health and Personal Care.
    • Attribute, feed_product_type has to be set to "Sexual Wellness" for adult products except for condoms and lubricants. For condoms and lubricants, the feed_product_type has to be set to "Health Misc".
  4. Product Shipments:
    • You must follow any applicable laws or shipping restrictions for adult material.
    • Products must reach the customer safely.
    • Condoms must be shipped in a carton box and cannot be shipped in paper envelopes or similar loose packages.

For complete guidelines, including image examples, go to Inventory file templates.

Check these guidelines and update your products accordingly.

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