Online Sex Shop For Muslims Is Now Live! No Porn Or Vibrators Though, This Is 'Halal' Sex

Ankara, Turkey - The Muslim world now has its very first online sex shop.

The site, www.bayan.helalsexshop.com, is the brainchild of Turkish developer Haluk Murat Demirel, who said that the demand for "halal" sex products (yeah, that's a thing) inspired him to create the Muslim world's first online sex shop.

His site sells everything from lubricants to herbal aphrodisiacs. It also offers advice on how to have "halal" sex.

But the sex shop is probably nothing like what we in the West would assume. There are no pornographic images, and the selection of "sex toys" is pretty slim. Demirel said that many Muslims look for sex products and even advice, but that content on other sites is often too explicit for them.

"Online sex shops usually have pornographic pictures, which makes Muslims uncomfortable. We don't sell vibrators for example, because they are not approved by Islam," Demirel said.

Demirel also said that his website has been a huge success thus far. It launched last Tuesday, and saw 33,000 visitors on Sunday alone.

You probably don't need me to tell you that sex is a touchy subject in the Muslim world. For instance, there are relatively few sex shops in Turkey, even in major cities. Last year, conservative Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested that all sex shops be renamed "love shops."

His critics have accused him of forcing his puritanical beliefs onto the private lives of his citizens, and indeed, he has offered plenty of unsolicited advice to Muslim women in Turkey on hot-button issues like abortion.

Even clothing is a touchy issue when Erdogan is around. The Daily Mail reports that a Turkish TV presenter was dismissed from duty after a spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party criticized her for wearing a low-cut top on TV.

Her outfit was called "unacceptable" by spokesman Hüseyin Çelik because it showed off cleavage. He also branded her choice of clothing "extreme."

"We don't intervene against anyone, but this is too much. It is unacceptable," he said.

If you want to check out the online sex shop for Muslims, you can do so here.

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