Malaysian sex drugs heat up Kerala

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  • Monday, 21 Nov 2011

CHENNAI: Malaysian-made sex-enhancing stimulants appear to be heating up nocturnal activities in Kerala, but the influx of illegal imports of the libido boosters into the state is worrying drug control officials.

Sex stimulants in the form of gel, aphrodisiac brew, herbal pills and anti-impotence drugs, mostly produced by Malaysian firms, are household names in the southern Indian state.

“Marketing is usually done through MLM (multilevel-marketing) and it is hard for us to monitor,” Assistant Drugs Controller of Kerala’s central zone, Ravi S. Menon, said in a phone interview.

He said some cash-rich Keralites were willing to splurge on pleasure-boosting items, often sold at exorbitant prices.

For instance, sex stimulant gel for men is being sold for about Rs3,000 (RM185) in some parts of Kerala.

“There is a strong demand in Kerala for these items ... they are usually imported together with cosmetics,” Ravi added.

In July last year, his department seized a large consignment of herbal aphrodisiacs sent from a Malaysian port and illegally imported into Kerala. — Bernama

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