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Our House Rules

Listing Mature Content Correctly

Etsy aims to maintain a marketplace appropriate for general audiences, but some content may not be suitable for everyone. Please take care to list mature content in an appropriate way.

Mature content is defined as:

  • Visual depiction of male or female genitalia
  • Sexual activity or content
  • Profane language
  • Graphic violence
  • Sexual wellness items, such as dildos, vibrators, and BDSM items
  • Explicit types or representations of taxidermy

Mature content listings will remain in all Etsy searches by default. If you would like to remove mature content from your search, type “-mature” at the end of your search.

Mature content must comply with the following policies:

  • Listings containing mature content must be tagged with "mature."
  • Mature content may not appear in the public areas of your account, including but not limited to username, avatar, or shop home.
  • The first thumbnail image in your item listing should be kept appropriate for general audiences. Additional images in the listing may show the item in its entirety.

Pornography is prohibited on Etsy.

Last updated on Nov 19, 2018