Sex is sweet for these believers

2013-11-10 14:01

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Women in Mpumalanga’s capital city believe they’ve found a sweet solution to improving their sex lives.

They swear by Chinese “sex sweets”, which sell for as little as R5 and have names like Sweet Candy, Honey Plum, Sour Prune Tablet and Sour Plum Dry Fruit.

A local doctor has warned that the sweets, while probably not harmful, don’t have any medical properties. But satisfied customers say they won’t stop scoffing the sweets.

“The sex sweets are a reality. I found out about them from a fellow commuter who travels with me from Malalane to Mbombela [Nelspruit]. I was instantly interested and she took me to the place where they are sold, and I bought my own,” said a 30-year-old woman who refused to give her name.

“I remember swallowing it at about 3pm the first time because my boyfriend was coming over that evening. We started having sex at about 7pm and everything was so perfect.

“He couldn’t believe how tight I was. He even started talking marriage. He still asks for sex because my vagina becomes so tight whenever I have taken the love sweet,” she said, laughing.

Another woman said the sweets had made her feel “like a girl who’d just lost her virginity”. And one woman explained that she’d used one of the “magical” sweets after cheating on her boyfriend so he wouldn’t suspect she’d been unfaithful.

A street vendor in Nelspruit’s CBD told City Press: “Women who buy clothes in Durban to sell here in Mpumalanga brought the sweets from Chinese businesspeople in Durban.”

The ingredients listed on the sweets’ packaging include prune powder, citric acid, salt, sugar and “flavouring”. The vendor said some customers returned to thank her for the product.

“They tell me their men have started appreciating them. We are just trying to make men enjoy sex. With these sweets, there is no need to use korobela [love potion],” said the vender.

Dr Goodman Maleni, a gynaecologist at Rob Ferreira Hospital, insists the sweets are nothing more than placebos.

“These sweets don’t have side effects. Women shouldn’t worry about their health but about their money, because these sweets simply don’t work. They are being taken for a ride,” he said. – African Eye News Service

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