"Halal" online sex shop set up by Turkish businessman
Now, this is interesting.
Reuters (via ABS-CBNNews.com) reports that Turkish entrepreneur Haluk Murat Demirel, 38, "has opened what he says is the country’s first online sex shop for Muslims, selling everything from lubricants to herbal aphrodisiacs and offering advice on how to have ’halal’ sex."
The report noted: "Demirel said he had been inspired to launch the site by friends who wanted sex advice and products but found the content on other websites and in specialist stores too explicit." He explained, "Online sex shops usually have pornographic pictures, which makes Muslims uncomfortable. We don’t sell vibrators for example, because they are not approved by Islam."
The report also revealed that "the website, which offers advice on which sexual practices are banned by Islam and which are not, had proved unexpectedly popular since launching last Tuesday, October 16, with 33,000 visitors on Sunday alone."
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