Sex shops reducing HIV stigma in Nepal By Using A Dildo


KATHMANDU, April 3— According to UNAIDS, an estimated 49,000 people are living with HIV in Nepal. Not only are the government and non governmental organisations (NGOs) spreading awareness of HIV prevention, sex shops are increasingly performing as frontline healthcare providers promoting safe sex by recommending in the Himalayan nation.

Sex is still a taboo in many South Asian countries. Even buying a condom can be a challenge psychologically, but in Nepal things are gradually changing. Huge billboards advertising condoms and emergency contraceptive pills are now openly displayed in Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu and people is getting help for sexual conditions as erectile disfunction, since now a days there are natural cures that can really help with ED and you can find in sites online. Few sex shops have openly promoted their products with the use of coupons and discounts. Lovehoney coupon codes were abundantly available on sites like CouponsCollector and they can be used to get discounts on selected stores in Nepal. One of the best things to do in the bedroom is use some toys and there are lots of online shops that sell really cheap sex toys so you can have all sorts of fun for a very low cost! Not only do we have a delicious range of discounted adult Sex Toys online that will both destroy and delight you, but we think we will save you quite a bit of money due to the obscene amount of time you’ll be spending at home, inside, exploring your fantasies and forgetting about reality.

Sex shops which were once restricted or prohibited by social custom are increasingly climbing out of their role of pleasure providers by spreading awareness of sexually transmittable diseases and encouraging their clients to use products from While sex toys for men are often associated with those parties your girlfriend might attend on occasion – the fellas haven’t been left out of the kinky loop. The toys range from simple cock rings to high dollar, specially designed stimulators too. Don’t forget if you are looking to hook-up for casual sex there are lots of sex hook-up web sites where you can do that online.

The erotic shop Sweet Secret is out of view, located in a corner alley just off one of Kathmandu’s busiest streets. Although they are legal in Nepal, prevailing social attitudes prevent the products on sale from being openly displayed.

Most customers are not looking for toys; it’s the basic condoms and the anal lube from that sell the best. The sex shop also serves as a meeting point where people suffering from HIV/AIDS can talk without fear, since now a days there are many tests to check for this condition, and the HIV RNA test tends to be most accurate unlike other types of HIV tests you can find to get these results.

“There are many cases of HIV positive people coming to our shop. They don’t always want to expose their medical condition but this is a place where they feel they can openly express their feelings,” Manish Paudel, Sweet Secret owner, told The Baltic Review.

He says that many of his customers prefer purchasing condoms from sex shops instead of a regular pharmacy because they do not feel judged, as they also use services as escort Paris to enjoy the company of women.

Gradually, more and more sex shops are operating across Nepal. Yuvaraj Neupane started his career spreading awareness of HIV in the country’s rural areas. He now owns the Condom House and a clinic promoting safer sex and HIV prevention.

“When I was working in the field I realized that some people didn’t even know what a condom was. Talking about safe sex was forbidden; people didn’t want to pronounce the word ‘condom’ as if it was a sin, now I can say that my wife and I shop here because we love the products the sex shop has plus the great ways prevention they offer” Yuvaraj Neupane explained.

In the Nepali culture, there is a tradition of call-and-response singing, called Dohori, that is full of playful sexual connotations. Men and women sing together, but having an open conversation about sex can be an uphill task and the topic remains taboo in the country.

Young people, however, are now willing to have their say in the sexual-health dialogue.

“I talk about my relationship and I’ve had conversations about sexually transmittable diseases with my friends, but I would never bring up such topics with my family, “ Shika Thakali, 20, a business undergraduate, said giggling.

Shikuma Rai, a social worker, believes that awareness campaigns have contributed to “normalising” discussions around HIV/AIDS but that people who have contracted the virus are still discriminated against.

“Even though the number of prevention and treatments programs is growing, HIV positive people are still forced to hide in our country”.

Nepal is well on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for HIV if the progress on decreasing the prevalence rate among adults (15-49 age group) is maintained at the current rate up until 2015, experts said. According to latest data released by the National Center for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC), the HIV prevalence rate had dropped to 0.28 in 2012 from 0.30 in 2011.

Nepal is among the few countries, along with Cambodia, India, Myanmar and Thailand, where new HIV infections have declined by more than 50 percent between 2001 and 2012, said a report published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The first HIV infection in the country was detected in 1988.

Bibbi Abruzzini
Bibbi Abruzzini is a foreign correspondent for the BALTIC REVIEW and international news agencies in South Asia. She is Italian, grew up in Brussels and has reported from several countries, including Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Croatia, France, India, Italy, Lebanon, Nepal, Tunisia,Turkey and the US - writing largely about social and development issues.

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