Sex Toy Site Adam & Eve Won’t Ship Porn to ‘Sexually Conservative’ Zip Codes

At least PornHub still works.

You know what we mean.

You know what we mean.

Apparently, you can be denied the chance to purchase some “adult” content because of where you live.

While attempting to buy pornographic DVDs from the popular site Adam & Eve, one man was unable to complete his order because the Tennessee address he entered was labeled “sexually conservative.”

When Hement Mehta attempted to checkout, he was redirected to the following message:

“At this time, we are unable to send any XXX books, magazines or videos to your address. Your community has been considered sexually conservative and our lawyers have advised us against it. Keep in mind that this is not a matter of legislation and that both the billing and shipping addresses must be in a non-conservative area. However, you can still order adult toys, lingerie, novelty items and lotions from our online catalog.”

According to his blog post on Pathoes.com, a site for discussing religion, Mr. Mehta called the site’s customer service (outraged that he was denied porn, we’re sure) to see what it was all about. It turns out that the site won’t ship porn to certain communities in states like Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Utah because of laws dating back to the ’70s and 80’s that declared doing so illegal.

The mailing of porn landed Adam & Eve in court several times, and in 1986, 37 law enforcement officials reportedly arrested a number of the company’s employees, which led Adam & Eve into a 8-year, $3 million legal battle. But sending porn through the mail was the exact business they were in, so to avoid further legal trouble without compromising the company, Adam & Eve reached a compromise—since obscenity was determined by location, they agreed to not ship anything depicting actual genitalia to certain areas.

Now, they won’t mail porn “not because they would lose in a lawsuit anymore, but because they’d rather just play it safe by adhering to decades-old rules. And they want to show they’re making a sincere effort not to violate local standards,” the post reads.

Sex Toy Site Adam & Eve Won’t Ship Porn to ‘Sexually Conservative’ Zip Codes