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Ads must not promote the sale or use of adult products or services. Ads promoting sexual and reproductive health products or services, like contraception and family planning, must be targeted to people 18 years or older and must not focus on sexual pleasure.
Advertisers can run ads that promote sexual health, wellness and reproductive products and services. However, as a global company, we need to take into account the wide array of people from different cultures and countries who see ads across our technologies to avoid potential negative experiences. That is why we place additional restrictions on these ads, including the requirement to target audiences 18 years or older.
The following examples are only allowed when targeting audiences 18 years or older:
“Free condoms now available at all local health centers”
“Practice safe sex with our brand of condoms”
“New moisturizing lube to relieve vaginal dryness on a day to day basis”
“Buy our sex toys for your adult pleasure”
“Use our gel to dramatically improve your sex life”
“Condoms, sex tips and more. Pleasure guaranteed!”
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