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Jakarta Post

No stopping sex toy use despite haram label

  • Indra Harsaputra

    THE JAKARTA POST

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 24 2010   /  10:41 am

Rules are made to be broken, at least, that is for sex toy customers and sellers in East Java capital Surabaya, where the products have gained in popularity. A private university student, Angelia, not her real name, said she was aware sex toys were haram (forbidden under Islamic law) but it did not stop her from using it. "I use sex toys to curb my urges to engage in extramarital sex," the 20-year-old told The Jakarta Post. She said that many of her friends, students and professionals, used sex toys in the bedroom. "Some of my friends even collect them," she said. Finding the products - ranging from aphrodisiacs and herbs to prosthetic appendages, all at affordable prices - are easy, she added. Many of them, she said, were advertised online and in the media. "Sex toy sellers usually deliver their products. Traders keep their customers' identity strictly...