Trinidad sex therapist happy with lifted ban on adult toys

Giri­raj “Dr Raj” Ram­nanan  a sex ther­a­pist in Trinidad is happy that the ban has been lifted on sex toys seeing him receiving a sex doll he bought.

Giri­raj “Dr Raj” Ram­nanan (Photo: stabroeknews)

Ram­nanan in an interview with the Trinidad Guardian says a High Court rul­ing that pre­vents Cus­toms and Ex­cise Di­vi­sion of­fi­cers from ban­ning the im­por­ta­tion of sex toys has the abil­i­ty to change the na­tion­al con­ver­sa­tion on sex.

“I am hop­ing it changes in the pos­i­tive be­cause there are a lot of is­sues that need to be ad­dressed.”

— Dr Giri­raj “Dr Raj” Ram­nanan

Speaking to the Guardian shortly after Jus­tice Ricky Rahim ruled that Cus­toms of­fi­cers ban­ning sex toys is un­law­ful, he said it is his opinion that citizens will be less prone to in­volv­ing in crim­i­nal be­hav­iour, once they are free to ful­fil their per­son­al fan­tasies us­ing sex toys.

“I am hop­ing it changes in the pos­i­tive be­cause there are a lot of is­sues that need to be ad­dressed if a per­son wants to buy a doll for in­stance and spend time with that doll at home, do­ing what­ev­er he or she wants to do with the doll, don’t you think that takes away from the neg­a­tiv­i­ty in so­ci­ety where that per­son could go out, have an al­co­holic bev­er­age and look to do some­thing that is a crim­i­nal act?” Ram­nanan reportedly asked.

Ram­nanan, who is a public advocate for sex education, also sells sex toys and this is not the first time his imports have been seized by customs officers.

According to The Guardian, he won a case in  2019 against the Di­vi­sion and the of­fi­cers were or­dered to re­turn a box of seized items to him.