So you have decided to open an adult business online or bricks and mortar buts what’s legal to sell, the problem is because its an adult business and targeted to adults you want to sell things that adults want to buy. The problem is something’s that adults want to buy are not allowed by the government. This could be for a couple of reasons , for instance, dangerous (synthetic marijuana) , but many times it is simply outdated laws.
By outdated laws I mean laws that have not kept up with society for instance in Australia adults were unable to buy some games because they could not be classified because there was no 18 plus classification at that time, and it took over 10 years to change.
What’s legal to sell Actually.
This is a very good question, and finding an answer is going to be very hard, because there’s legal and there’s grey area (where the police couldn’t be bothered), you will generally find many shops operate in the grey area. For example in western Australia you could not sell dvds with penetration but you could own dvds with penetration, so what the shops did was sell you a cover and post your disk (they say from interstate ).
Now before I go on you really should get legal advice about what and how you can sell because I can only give general information so please see a lawyer before you put any of my ideas into action.
How do you find out What’s legal to sell
There are many way to find out what’s legal to sell but in general none of these will tell you where the grey area starts. Below you will find my list please comment if I have left any out.
- Classification Department
The truth is if you are starting An adult shop and you visit these 5 bodies you will discover that pretty much everything you want to sell will breach a law somewhere. And each and every one of them will have a different interpretation of the law, basically you will hang your head and run down the street screaming.
So how do you find what’s legal/grey area , you can ask your local adult sex body in Australia its the eros foundation you become a member and they will help you. The second thing you can do is research what you competition is selling then you can sell the same. Yep many sex shops and online shops have been around a long time and they know what’s generally tolerated and what’s not.
So it’s as easy as that research, research and research , sometimes you will want to add different products and from time to time you will have to take the suppliers advice for example when synthetic marijuana come out supplier said it better than the real thing and it’s legal. This is a perfect example synthetic marijuana is neither of the two thing and when it came out the suppliers were only half correct when they say its legal this was not true , it just wasn’t illegal, a slight difference.