'Good Penetration' Condoms Banned In Thailand
Cultural watchdogs in Thailand have banned a line of condoms whose name translates to 'Good Penetration', saying the suggestive name could tempt youngsters into having sex earlier.
The condoms are actually named "Tom Dundee" after the stage name of a popular country singer, but Ministry officials said the name when translated was inappropriate and offended the culture.
"Although the name is not vulgar or rude, it is ambiguous, boastful and provocative", said a spokeswoman at the Cultural Watch Center.
"It could entice excessive consumption and lure children and youths with little maturity to start having sexual activities before their appropriate age", she added.
The singer, whose real name is Puntiva Poomiprates, defended lending his stage name to the condom brand. "You can't stop human desire, no matter how old they are, so it is better to protect them", Puntiva said.
In Thailand, condom producers have to seek approval from both the Health and Culture ministries.
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