A startup focused on sexual wellness is suing the New York public transit system after its sex toy ad campaign was rejected. In the complaint, Dame states that the company submitted multiple ads to the MTA for consideration for an ad campaign in July of last year, and was subsequently strung along for several months, asked to tweak their ads to be less sexually suggestive, only to ultimately have their campaign rejected. And, as Dame pointed out in the complaint, they are hardly more overtly suggestive or sexual in nature than a number of ads that have and are adorning subway stations and cars.
At this friendly sex-toy boutique—run by women and skewed toward women—browsers are encouraged to handle all manner of buzzing, wriggling and bendable playthings, including the famed Rabbit Pearl vibrator. The shop also stocks a huge variety of condoms and hosts frank sex-ed classes on a variety of subjects. Billed as the first sex shop for women, by women, Eve's Garden strives to steer female sexuality away from penis-shaped straws and subpar vibrators.
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Dame, a company that makes "female-friendly" sex toys, has filed a lawsuit against New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, alleging sexism and censorship at the state agency after it rejected its proposed advertisements. In the federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Dame's founder, Alexandra Fine, said the agency, which operates all commuter rail, subway, and bus service in New York, was initially receptive to its design pitches and worked with it on its first drafts in September. Some of the examples Dame submitted as part of its lawsuit. Court filings.
On a stroll through the Times Square of today, a visitor can slurp a bowl of gumbo at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, buy a tube of mascara at Sephora and snap a selfie with a fleet of Elmos. But if the fever of desire is at hand, it is still possible to findwithin a few blocks, all manner of erotica at businesses like the Playpen, Lace and Private Eyes. This week, an appeals court in Manhattan ruled that they have a legal right to do so.
But the MTA rejected its campaign about two months later, saying it prohibits all ads for sex toys because they promote a "sexually oriented business," according to a Dec. That stance marks a shift from the MTA's position last spring when it publicy announced it would let another sex toy retailer, Unbound, advertise in the system. But that campaign never got off the ground either, according to Unbound's CEO.
And yet, as we all know, such placards are few and far between. Over the past 18 months, I have interviewed more than 30 entrepreneurs in female and male sexual wellness, as well as venture capitalists who have invested in this field. I have researched and worked on investments in sex education and contraception technology companies.
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A sex toy company filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against New York City's transit authority for refusing its advertisements. Dame Products, which built its brand around closing the "pleasure gap" for women, claims that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority MTA applied its policies in a discriminatory manner against the company using a double standard based on gender. Dame then received a letter on Dec.
Brooklyn-based sex toy company Dame Products filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority MTA after it refused to run ads for female-focused sex toys. Passengers riding the New York City subway can see advertisements for condoms, male libido, and erectile dysfunction that feature images of cacti-shaped phalluses and bare buttocks. If these images have gotten a green light from the MTA, why have the pastel-colored sex toys on a beige background been deemed inappropriate?