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Searching Adult Only Items

eBay has a category called Adult Only that includes items of an adult nature. Please don’t visit the Adult Only category if you don’t want to see explicit materials.

Note: does not have the Adult category.

About the Adult Only category

While eBay doesn’t take a moral stand on the items that are listed (we act only as a listing agent), items in the Adult Only category are kept separate from the rest of the eBay marketplace so members can decide for themselves whether they want to view these kinds of items.   

That’s why items listed in this category don’t appear on the New Today page or other main eBay pages.

Viewing Adult Only items

Before you can actually search for and view Adult Only listings, you’ll be asked to read and agree to the Terms and Conditions for this category. Among other things, to view and buy these items, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.

  • Provide eBay with a valid credit card in your name if you plan to buy adult-only items.

  • Acknowledge that you’re knowingly and voluntarily seeking to access listings in this category.

To visit the Adult Only category on eBay:
  1. Click Categories at the top of the eBay home page.

  2. In the Everything Else category, click Adult Only. You may be asked to sign in.

  3. Review the “Terms of Use for the Adult Only” category. If you agree to the terms, click I Agree.

The fine print

Here are some things it's helpful to know about the Adult Only category:

  • Sellers of adult-only items can list their items using auction-style (including Buy It Now), Fixed Price, or Store Inventory selling formats. Sellers can offer PayPal as a payment method for adult-themed items, along with merchant credit cards, personal checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, and payment upon pickup. Before you buy anything in this category, be sure to review the seller’s item description and payment options carefully. For more on payment methods, see Accepted Payments Policy.

  • The sale and distribution of pornography and adult material are regulated by various legal statutes, not by eBay. So please exercise caution and obey all applicable laws if you’ll be buying items in this category. 

  • Like all eBay listings, those in this category are the responsibility of the seller alone. Sellers can link to graphics on their own sites, and are considered the sole publisher of the material they’re offering even though it appears within an eBay listing. eBay doesn’t verify, endorse, or recommend any of the items in the Adult Only category.

  • There are certain limitations on what can be listed in the Adult Only category. For more information, see Adult Only Category Policy.

  • To access the Adult Only category, you’ll need to make sure your browser is set to allow cookies. You can usually check or change this setting from your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu.

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