As with most sites of this type, members are allowed to post nude photos and many choose to do so.Adam4Adam provides a "Health Resource" page as well as a page devoted to "Online Safety Tips".
If successfully applied, these regulations would mean that Adam4Adam and similar companies would have to keep records proving that individuals appearing in photographs or videos are over the age of 18.
They would also have to "categorize those documents in a meticulous manner", with failure to comply resulting in possible felony charges and prison time.
Unlike similar competitors, Adam4Adam does not charge members to use its full range of services.
Instead, Adam4Adam receives revenue from advertising, particularly from pay-per-view pornographic websites and companies offering erection enhancement drugs like sildenafil, vardenafil, tadalafil and their generic drug equivalents through mail order.
The counselors also discourage the party and play phenomenon. Posts are organized into several categories, ranging from sex to lifestyle to news.
In October 2006, New York City-area media including the New York Times and WCBS-TV reported that Adam4Adam was the focus of a conspiracy to find gay men online to rob.
For example, the Washington Blade featured an article about the evolution of online dating in which it was reported that: an increasing number of gay and lesbian youth have taken their first steps into the “gay community” by passing through an online chat room door.
Gay male social networking sites like Manhunt, Adam4Adam and the recently launched DList, for "edgy gay men," provide just as easy an opportunity for men to find a coffee date as easy as a gangbang.
A number of men in New York City used the site to lure a Brooklyn man to a remote area where he was robbed and murdered.