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A Malaysian condom corporate is hoping to boost intercourse lives with a contraceptive that tastes like the nation’s final convenience meals — a chili-infused rice dish referred to as nasi lemak.
Industry massive Karex, which claims to be the international’s greatest condom maker, already provides an array of flavours in quite a lot of pleasure-boosting textures, from grape to the stinky tropical fruit durian.
It is now set to release a condom impressed by means of nasi lemak, most often translated as “fatty rice”, at the beginning an inexpensive breakfast ate up at street-side stalls however which is now not unusual throughout the nation, together with at higher-end eating places.
The dish is composed of rice cooked with coconut milk, served with anchovies, roasted peanuts, a boiled egg, sliced cucumbers and a dollop of fiery chili sauce.
“We Malaysians are divided across our political ideas, religion and race,” Karex leader govt Goh Miah Kiat advised AFP from his place of work in Port Klang, outdoor the capital Kuala Lumpur.
“I felt one thing that unites us all (is): ‘Where’s the best nasi lemak place you’ve been?’”
Malaysia has been beset over the years by means of tensions between its Muslim Malay majority and its considerable ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities, with critics accusing the govt of introducing insurance policies that favour the Malays.
Karex — which sells condoms beneath the logo title Carex — spent six months wearing out exams prior to bobbing up with its nasi lemak prophylactic, which smells faintly of coconut and is covered with a warming lubricant.
The corporate is operating on packaging and the limited-edition condom will have to hit retail outlets in November or December.
Goh insisted the vary of wacky condoms have been greater than only a advertising gimmick, and have been about seeking to inspire contraceptive use in the Muslim-majority nation.
“For me, it’s about public health, and I want to get the message across to people,” Goh stated.
Conservative attitudes are nonetheless not unusual in portions of Malaysia and a few folks frown on the use of contraceptives in the trust they inspire pre-marital intercourse.
During a parliamentary debate in March, a lawmaker from an influential Islamist celebration proposed caning single who had intercourse.
The nasi lemak condoms are aimed toward the native Malaysian marketplace however a lot of what Karex makes is going in another country.
The corporate produces 5 billion condoms yearly from its 4 factories, with a lot of its output bought in bulk by means of governments or world companies for safe-sex drives.
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