Distancing himself from the row over a vibrating condoms being sold by a public sector company in India, Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Ajay Vishnoi today said action against the product was unwarranted as there were no reports of it causing health hazards.
“We have not received complaints about health hazards caused by Crezendo, the vibrating ring sold with condoms by Hindustan Latex Ltd (HLL), and thus any action is unwarranted,” Vishnoi told reporters.
Clarifying his stand on the controversy triggered by state PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvergiya, who described the product as a “sex toy” and sought a ban on it, he said: “The health department is not concerned about the product till it causes health problems.” To a query, Vishnoi said if the chief minister decides to ban the product on moral grounds, his instructions will be followed.
Referring to objections from different quarters, including from Vijayvergiya, to the sale of Crezendo, he said, “All complaints and objections will be addressed, including his (the PWD minister’s).” The sale of the vibrating condom was criticised by all political parties, who sought a ban on it and action against HLL for importing and marketing the product.
Vijayvergiya had written to the Prime Minister, seeking his intervention in preventing the sale of the condom.
The company has clarified that Crezendo is not meant for “self-pleasure”.