Sexual candy could be harmful, Indonesia warns
- Published: 31/01/2013 at 05:29 PM
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Indonesia’s food safety regulator has warned that libido-enhancing sexual candies, widely available for purchase on the internet, could be dangerous to consume.
The enhancements promise to boost a user’s sexual stamina and desire.
One product, “Sexlove”, boasts that “with only one candy, a female will experience increased libido in only 10 to 15 minutes... the gum will work well, and she’ll feel aroused,” according to a report in the Jakarta Globe.
Sexlove chewing gum is "extremely dangerous for couples who are not married, because the effect is that powerful," according to its sales pitch. Indonesia's food safety regulator has warned aphrodisiacs such as this could be harmful. (Photo: Tokoone.com)
Sexlove, a chewing gum that comes with the disclaimer it is “extremely dangerous for couples who are not married, because the effect is that powerful,” is sold at online shopping portal, Tokoone from as little as 33,000 rupiah (100 baht) per pack.
“We advise people not to consume this candy, they are illegal products and have never been registered,” Lucky S Slamet, head of Indonesia’s Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM), told the Jakarta Globe.
“We don’t know whether they’re dangerous or not.”
Mr Lucky said that the BPOM has never tested or issued licenses for any of the products.
He added that the BPOM purchased some of the supposed aphrodisiacs online and is testing them for harmful substances.
The BPOM believes that at least 36 online vendors offer the supplements for sale. It has asked Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information to ban the sites.
Mr Lucky said that while it was easy to ask the ministry to block access to these sites, similar portals could appear with foreign domain names.