Underage or non-consensual sex acts

What's the policy?

Google AdWords doesn't allow the promotion of underage-themed sexual content, including child sexual abuse imagery and non-consensual or illegal sexual content. We don't allow this content regardless of whether it meets applicable legal restrictions around this kind of content.

Examples

Product Allowed?
Underage-themed sexual content Not allowed
Google doesn't allow underage-themed content.
Non-consensual or illegal sexual content Not allowed
Google doesn't allow non-consensual or illegal content.
Other pornography Allowed with limitations
In certain countries, Google allows the promotion of pornography, provided that advertisers meet all requirements above and disclose that all models are 18 years of age or older. However, these ads will be given an "adult" status restricting who can see such ads.

What happens if I violate this policy?

  • Ad disapproval: Ads that don't follow this policy may get disapproved. A disapproved ad won't be able to run until the policy violation is fixed and the ad is approved.
  • Domain disabling: We may suspend websites that violate this policy, meaning that the website can no longer be advertised with AdWords until the problem is fixed.
  • Account suspension: An account may get suspended if you have several violations or a serious violation. If this happens, all ads in the suspended account will stop running, and we may no longer accept advertising from you. Any related accounts may also get permanently suspended and your new accounts may get automatically suspended at setup. Learn more about suspended accounts.

Contact information

If you still have questions about this policy, you can contact us via the link below. You'll be taken to a form where you can write to us about your issue.
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