Sexologist Dr D Narayana Reddy at a seminar on World Sexual Health Day on Sunday, Sep 4, explained the reason for this. Though a majority of people are just curious, some who don't have partners and others with medical problems pick them up on medical advice.
In fact, many of his clients, both men and women, buy sex toys because they have a sexual dysfunction or they have no partners. Increasingly, people with disabilities are also using them on medical advice. "We are all sexual beings," he said.
"Customers asked for vibrators and aids. We laughed initially. But then seeing the sales, we realised that they were serious," said Satish Kumar, who works for a retail chain in Anna Nagar.
Inf act they claim the bold behaviour of the customers who don't even feel shy.