New Delhi: Important topics such as menstruation and sanitary pads have gained momentum on social media and among millennials in the past few years, certain things on sex and sexuality still remain a hush-hush matter. Sex shops being one of them.
But now, a businessman from Goa has taken a bold step in ending this taboo by opening India’s first-ever legal sex shop in Calangute.
Kama Gizmos, as it is named, is a sex toy and wellness products store in Goa. It also happens to be the country’s first official brick-and-mortar sex shop that was launched on February 14, according to a Vice.com report.
The store was created after two competing sex product retailers – Kamakart and Gizomoswala – came together for a partnership.
It’s a business that actually might see quick growth because the sale of sex toys in India during the lockdown phase in 2020 saw a 65% rise. But despite the rising demands, there are still only a handful of websites that sell sex toys. As for all the shady shops, they are all operating illegally.
But, not Kama Gizmos, which is located along a very populated stretch in Calangute. The store sells a wide variety of sex toys and products such as viagra-like sprays, novelty condoms, gels, vibrators, pumps to harness, and more. A customer is allowed to physically check out the products before buying them.