The World's First Online 'Halal' Sex Shop

An entrepreneur in Turkey has opened what might be the first online ‘halal’ sex shop. According to Reuters, Haluk Murat Demirel was inspired to create the adult store when he realised that most were ‘too explicit’ for Muslims.

Demirel said: "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.”

What the shop does offer is lubricants, herbal aphrodisiacs and advice on how to have ‘halal’ sex. Although Turkey has a secular government the majority of its citizens are Muslim, and sex is a heatedly debated subject. The website is proving popular however; Demirel claims that the hits are in the tens of thousands per day.

It’s not the first time that someone has attempted to introduce ethics to the sex industry; Portland, Oregon has Casa Diablo to boast about, the world’s first Vegan Strip club.

Words by Joseph Smith.