Fest Boom: Surat condom sales soars during Navratris
The exuberance of Navratri and the unhindered gaiety and celebration during the festive season can sometimes evoke basic instincts among most young people.
After all, if one throws young, eligible, and brightly dressed young people together for nine continuous nights, there's bound to be a lot of love in the air.
And in many cities in Gujarat, like Surat, that love leads to a unique festival trend, something that could easily be considered the side-effect of festivities.
"Pregnancies and abortions are rising, that has been the observation by doctors and gynecologists over the last few years," says Surat-based sexologist Mukul Choksey.
Sexual activity, doctors say, is at its peak during this time.
“During the whole year it should be maximum during these days. Except 31st night, this is the only occasion when for total 10 days they have this freedom,” says Choksey.
In fact, conclusive evidence of this trend can be found at the various chemists shops in the city. Contraceptive sales keep their cash registers ringing.
“The sale of contraceptives goes up by 20 to 30 per cent. Condoms record the highest sale during Navratri season,” says a chemist Himanshu Yagnik.
So if there's festivity in the air, and romance on the mind, there’s only one caution: play it safe.
Reported by Indian express
Sex and Navratri: 43 short stories
Full news article:- http://m.indianexpress.com/news/sex-and-navratri-43-short-stories/1010777/
Another report by an Indian news website
As garba season sizzles, condom sales hot up
Full news:- http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-as-garba-season-sizzles-condom-sales-hot-up-1195829
Garba & Dandiya Sex : Concern during Navratri season 2012
Full article- http://www.astrocamp.com/dandiya-and-sex-concern-navratri-season-2010-10201002.html
Full article- http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2005-10-10/ahmedabad/27853502_1_garba-venues-garba-grounds-condoms
This are many more articles on this topic and obviously we cannot post them all here in a single post.
This is the story of every Navratri. Almost all media news papers and channels report this. So it is a proven fact that during Navratris sale of condoms, contraceptive pills, female pregnancies and abortions are on a rise.
Now here is something more interesting. Raheel Khursheed is the head of Twitter India appointed by twitter.
and look what Raheel thinks about Navratri festival. He posted this on twitter long ago.
What he said was absolutely true. Navratri seems to be about sex and condoms. It was a brave and true comment from Raheel.