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Provocative Sex Toy Ads To Appear On NYC Subway

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Provocative sex toy ads will appear on the New York City subway after the Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) banned them for a day, according to the New York Post Thursday.

Unbound, a women’s sex toy company, will be allowed to have their ads displayed in the subway despite the MTA previously claimed that vivid images depicted “indecent material,” the New York Post reported. Outfront Media, the third-party company that controls ads on the subway told Unbound their sex toy advertisements broke two laws since they showed indecent material to minors and displayed offensive sexual material, the company told Bustle.

“Unfortunately, the @MTA has decided that NYC is still not prepared to see womxn [women] take control of their sexuality and pleasure,” Unbound tweeted in response to the temporary ban Wednesday. (RELATED: ‘Knotty Vibes’ Feminist Startup Thinks Giving Away Sex Toys Empowers Women)


The MTA’s decision also sparked controversy considering that the subway has advertisements for male sexual enhancement pills. Advertisements for erectile dysfunction should appear on subways, Unbound said and therefore claimed female sexual enhancement materials should as well.

“The MTA has always and will continue to ensure that our policies are applied evenly and fairly,” Jon Weinstein, the MTA spokesman, said Thursday, following the outcry Wednesday.

The company, in turn, thanked people who worked to get the MTA to reverse its ruling. “Shoutout to our artists as well for creating the type of work that people are willing to fight for,” Unbound wrote on Twitter Friday.

Unbound did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment in time for publication.

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