Amazing–and from the land of the Kama Sutra

There are people that want to ban sex toys in India:

Saying that the sale of sex toys in India would have “severe consequences in society”, a Madhya Pradesh minister has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convene an all-party meeting to discuss the issue.

Even as a condom with a vibrating ring continues to stir controversy in the state, Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya urged in a letter to Manmohan Singh that the import and sale of products like sex toys be banned.

“The Madhya Pradesh government stresses yoga shiksha (yoga education) instead of the centre’s yon shiksha (sex education). There is an urgent need to rise above party lines in this matter,” Vijayvargiya said.

About six months ago, HLL started to sell Crezendo – a three-condom pack with a vibrating ring – at a price of Rs.125. The Madhya Pradesh government is contemplating a ban on its sale in the state if Crezendo is proved to be a sex toy.

“The sale of such toys will lead to severe consequences in society. And they should be banned. But the union government is turning a Nelson’s eye despite such sale taking place openly in the national capital,” according to Vijayvargiya.

And it was from India we have one of the oldest books written on sex–the Kama Sutra.