Males in Delhi are seemingly more willing to purchase and engage in high-tech sex toys, as compared to males in Mumbai, according to a sextech survey.
A survey conducted among 240 males in the two cities by AdultProductsIndia.com, a site that sells such toys, offers a fresh insight into the trends and usage patterns of sex products in these two cities.
The survey, according to Business Today, revealed that only 14% of online shoppers in Mumbai purchase at least one product that fell under SexTech category far less than Delhi where 27% of online buyers prefer high-tech sex toys.
While Mumbaikars relied on traditional sensual products such as penis extenders, lotions, sex dolls, Delhites seeking an ‘immersive experience’ opted for stuff that leverages technologies such as Virtual Reality.
One such product is the Virtual Reality Stroker that comes with goggles. Users can use iOS and Android phones to enter ‘a world of their dreams’.
“Males in Delhi are seemingly more willing to purchase and engage in high-tech sex toys, and are almost twice as willing to try the latest sexual technology than males in Mumbai,” a press note from the company said.
Last year, a countrywide survey conducted by ThatsPersonal.com , an adult products selling startup, reported that Mumbai is the largest purchaser of sex toys, while Delhi comes a close second. However, the national capital region, which includes Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida, overtakes Mumbai with 9% higher sales overall and 13% more traffic.
Despite its availability on e-commerce sites and markets, sale of sex toys is illegal in India.
Section 292 of the Indian Penal Code makes hiring, distribution, publicly exhibiting, the imports and exports of obscene books, pamphlets, drawings, representation or figure or any other obscene object illegal and punishable.
Section 67 of the IT Act makes publishing or transmitting of material “which is lascivious or appeal to the prurient interest” in the electronic form punishable.