Indians slip on tobacco-flavoured condom
Fancy a chew on my betel nuts?
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. ®
It's official: Indian prostitutes will in future be referred to on El Reg as "paan-handlers".
I think that public discussion of kinky stuff is frowned upon in india, in private its between you and your partner(hopefully wife) and one is free to put the Kamasutra into practice.
Guess you are in America, churning out fixes for Infosys and are awed by the new found freedom there to bellyache about the native place.For the other, again, sex is not taboo in India, after all how did we reach this alarming population? public displays of affection are discouraged. This is again a cultural thing, let not someone shoulder the "white man's burthen" and launch wars against us to make us "open minded"; though i daresay we are capable of better retaliation than other targets:-)))
To Stuart Ross,
Do they do aspirin flavoured ones?
No kinky stuff in India?
In the birthplace of Tantric and the Kama Sutra?!!