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.
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.