Paan-Flavoured Condoms…

“Oh Khaike Paan Banaras Wala”
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image from davidmichael

After the vibrating condom ring fiasco, where people in Madhyapradesh protested against a condom that (gasp) seemed to be promoting sexual pleasure rather than mere family planning…who would have thought they’d come up with something like this.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan defended his government’s decision to ban the (vibrating) condom:

“I had said this earlier as well with reference to the sex education in the state,” he said. “If there is something that is not acceptable to our culture, we will take our own decision on this.”

quote from earthtimes

So one wonders why paan flavoured condoms are not also considered an affront to national culture…hmmm…perhaps its because this whole operation has been designed to help government officials kiss each others’ arses without puking?

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Check out the story…

Fancy a chew on my betel nuts?

July 18, 2007

An Indian company has released a “paan-flavoured” condom aimed at the country’s prostitutes who apparently like nothing more than chewing on the pungent mix of betel nut and spices wrapped in tobacco leaves, Reuters reports.
Hindustan Latex Ltd developed the tasty prophylactic in association with public health organisation Family Health International in the hope of preventing STDs in India’s ladies of the night.Extensive taste testing revealed that sex workers would rather suck paan than chocolate, banana, or strawberry. Family Health International’s Sanjeev Gaikwad confirmed: “The community loved it as most of the sex workers chew paan.”Hindustan Latex will doubtless be hoping its new product proves more palatable than the “Crezendo” condom, which recently caused a bit of a rumpus since it’s fitted with a vibrating ring and therefore might be classified as a sex toy – illegal on the sub-continent. ®

Bootnote : It’s official: Indian prostitutes will in future be referred to on El Reg as “paan-handlers”. story from theregister

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1 Comment

  1. This ad is extremely inappropriate! In a country like India, where gender inequality is the norm, such ads teach sexual slavery and put undue pressure on women to perform a humiliating sex act. Its humiliating, degrading and patriarchal. I would not want my daughter to see such things and I would not want my daughter to perform oral sex.


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