The market for sex toys and sex aids
has been thriving in Chennai secretly
and silently with people no longer
playing coy about asking for them.
Patni Plaza on Waltax Road appeared
much like any other ‘imported
goods’ shopping space with Customs
Notified Shops littering its narrow
An electronics shop in the complex
was crammed with dildos of every possible
size, shape and colour, vibrating
rings, penis elongators and caps and
sexual stimulant medication. Surprisingly,
there was no attempt to keep things
under wraps or hidden from view.
Shankar the shopkeeper says that,
“Any type of sex toys can be
“Ordinary dildos cost Rs 1,500-3,000.
The ‘human’ model is pure
silicone and even has veins. It costs
only Rs 3,500 and comes with a remote
control,” he informs.
Apparently, sales are seasonal and
his largest customer bases are young
and middle aged women. “Mostly
young people make purchases, but sometimes
I get older women as well,”
the trader says with a wink in the
Sex toys are not limited to women,
even if dildos are all people have
Men can choose from vibrating rings
(Rs 100 - Rs 1,500), fake vaginas
and even sex dolls (life-sized figurines
of women that can be blown, used and
deflated). “Since they cost
Rs 5,000 or more, we don’t stock
too many dolls. Celebrity dolls are
popular, though,” says Prakash.
He further adds that, all the goods
are ‘Imported from China’
and “100% safe and tested.”
Every other dealer in that complex
merely stock duplicate from Burma
Bazaar, he cautions. European products
can also be ordered, but the price
range is nearly double.
“Chinese goods are neatly packed
with an instruction manual.
Posted on forums on Facebook is the
link to a site that has a catalogue
of products offered by ‘Chennai
call boy akshay’. Complete with
product code, price, picture and description
the service offers a special ‘cash-on-delivery’
benefit for Chennai customers. Why?
The reason is that the service is
based in Chennai! Delivery anywhere
else in the country will be done only