We want Avocado to be a platform that makes it possible for creatives to make a living from doing what they love. You can help us keep the Avocado community safe by selling only your original creations and keeping it legal. And be respectful -- this is not a platform for targeted harassment or violence.
Anything that encourages or promotes discrimination
We do not allow any activity that promotes or encourages discrimination based upon race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age. This includes any content sent out using our email services, or as part of any products sold on Avocado in any capacity.
To provide specific examples, (though by no means an exhaustive list) of what this means you cannot do:
- Threaten any individual person
- Incite violence
- Peddle Nazism
- Share private information about a private citizen without their express permission
Content that reveals private information about an individual without their express authorization
Unless you have the express consent and authorization of the individual or the information is publicly available elsewhere on the Internet, do not sell content that discloses a private individual’s home address, phone number, credit card number, social security number, or other private information. Breaching another person’s privacy can pose a serious threat to their safety, because, you know - it's the Internet.
Adult Content on Avocado
Avocado hosts a wide variety of products, and we do allow certain types of adult content.
However, we do not allow pornography.
We define pornography as photos or videos depicting one (or more) real human adults engaging in sexual activities. Sexual activities include genital stimulation or insertion of any kind. If your product contains images or video files of real human adults engaging in sexual activities, then it can't be sold on Avocado.
Animations, illustrations, audiobooks and audio products do not count as pornography. If your product does not fall under the preceding definition, you can sell on Avocado.
Content of any format, including those listed above, that features characters who are minors, are depicted as minors, or are suggested to be minors in any sexual or sensual context is strictly prohibited and cannot be sold on Avocado.
Why we don't allow pornography
In order to exist, we need to work with banking partners in the US. These partners process our payments and help us handle chargebacks and issues that may arise with credit cards and banks that we interact with on behalf of our creators.
They associate pornography and graphic adult content with high levels of risk. That translates most commonly into fraudulent purchases of NSFW products and high rates of chargebacks in the form of "mistaken" purchases that appear on family or business credit card statements.
All that said, adult-themed, adult-oriented, and NSFW products are objectively more risky to sell than other digital products because Avocado and our banking partners incur higher rates of loss on these sales than we do on other digital products.
If you are selling NSFW products on Avocado and your account has a chargeback rate higher than 1% per volume, or we see signs of fraud on your sales, we are still required by our banking agreements to suspend your account. This has nothing to do with the content of your products - if your account is suspended for these reasons, we are simply following the directives of our banking partners.
Risk Reviews and Adult Content
Because NSFW content is inherently more risky, we are typically unable to adequately review and pay out Avocado accounts selling adult content if they have only made one or two sales. Adult content creators should expect to have made between 6-10 sales to a handful of customers (in other words, not 6 sales to the same fan) before their account can be properly reviewed and paid out.
Does your product contains images of one or more real human beings engaging in sexual activities?
If the answer is "yes," then it can't be sold on Avocado.
But to be precise:
1) What about audiobooks and audio stories with written content/erotica?
As per the definition above, we define pornography as photos or videos depicting one (or more) real human adults engaging in sexual activities. Written content would not fall under that definition.
2) What about 3D characters or illustrations?
As per the definition above, we define pornography as photos or videos depicting one (or more) real human adults engaging in sexual activities. If the people in your product are not real or are illustrated, it's fine.
3) What about boudoir or nude photography?
As per the definition above, we define pornography as photos or videos depicting one (or more) real human adults engaging in sexual activities. If the models in your photos are not engaging in sexual activities, then it's fine.
If you have any questions about what we do and do not allow on Avocado, please feel free to reach out to us. We'll gladly walk you through any concerns you might have.
If you share, promote, or sell content that violates the guidelines listed above, it is a violation of our Terms of Service. If a staff member reviews your product and deems it is in violation of the Terms of Service, and this is your first violation, the product will be removed and your account will remain open. On the second violation, you will be given a two-week notice and your account will be deleted.