Are Vibrators Really Illegal in Kenya?
It’s no secret that Kenya as a whole considers anything sex-related as taboo and offensive to the public eye. In regards to sex toys in particular, though, that mentality has faded over the years. Thank goodness, considering how self quarantining and Corona is going!
Vibrators are some of the more popular sex toys out there and yet, getting one in Kenya legally seems like quite an impossible task. Why? There is no Kenyan law that bans the sale or distribution of sex toys and yet, if you try to ship one in, the Kenya postal authority and the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) will prohibit and confiscate such a package.
Numerous online sex toy stores have popped up in recent years such as Pazuri Place, Raha Toys, G-spot Kenya and Doctor Crocodildo, to name a few, because of this predicament. Sales are at a constant high according to G-spot founder, Beverly Munga. Kenyans are not afraid of using other means to get their fix, so to speak.
The taboo around sex toys comes with the overall stigmatization around sex and sexual activity in a very conservative society. Pornography and other ‘obscene acts’ are highly scrutinized and monitored, making Kenyans feel shame for wanting to pleasure themselves and/or their partner.
Sex toys, vibrators in particular, work for both sexes to produce sexual stimulation and can be a way to spice up your sex life in your marriage, relationship or for self-pleasure. They are definitely nothing to be ashamed of. The Ministry of Devolution actually listed the sexual gadgets in their procurement plan back in 2015, which puzzled many Kenyans. They claimed they were needed for sex education in schools, which has never come to be.