why can’t i search for sex toys on wish.com
I recently stumbled across something strange. I was searching for a sex toy on Wish.com, an online marketplace, and could not find anything. I was perplexed. Searching for a sex toy on Wish.com seemed like the most natural thing in the world, yet the website had nothing.
So, I decided to do some digging and investigate why I was unable to search for sex toys on Wish.com. Turns out, the company doesn’t permit its customers to buy or advertise intimate products. This totally made sense—after all, Wish.com is generally aimed at families and children.
This posed a few questions for me. For one, why did Wish.com create this policy? Do they not value their sexually-active customers? And then, why are sex toys not allowed to be advertised, while lingerie or clothing catalogs with suggestive images are allowed?
From what I can gather, Wish.com does allow people to purchase select items that can be used as sex toys. However, such items appear on the website under different titles – for example, ‘massagers’ or ‘personal health’ – and the pictures and descriptions accompanying the products are very generic.
When it comes to company policies, you would think that Wish.com would want to be as accommodating as possible to its customers. But I guess they value certain types of customers over others: families, kids, and those who aren’t sexually active.
While I understand the need to keep certain products away from minors, this policy still strikes me as a bit unfair. I mean, why should consumers who are merely looking for vibrators a vibrator or handcuffs be treated differently compared to those who need a new phone case?
It also raises the question of why we still feel such a strong need to control or censor the kinds of products that sexually-active adults are allowed to purchase. Do we still fail to recognize that people of all ages enjoy sex? Perhaps we need to address our own issues around sexuality, before singling out certain groups of people or activities as ‘inappropriate’.
We should also remember that not everyone has access to sex-positive education or resources. That doesn’t mean, however, that they shouldn’t be allowed to explore their sexuality in a safe and healthy way. In fact, we should be empowering those who are sexually active to access the products they need.
As a result, I think Wish.com should review their policy and consider allowing sex-positive products to be advertised on their platform. We need to make sure that as a society, we are encouraging safe and healthy exploration of sexual activities. And, if we can create an environment where people feel comfortable buying sex toys with the same ease as they do phones cases, then that would be a huge step in the right direction.