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India’s patent office has rejected a plea by a Canadian company to patent a vibrator because sex toys violate “public order and morality”.
Invoking India’s obscenity law, the patent office said the law “has never engaged positively with the notion of sexual pleasure”.
The patent office said sex toys are considered to be obscene objects and are illegal in India.
This post was originally posted on BBC News. Read the rest of the story at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45179057.