Flipkart Shuts Down Sexual Wellness Section Following Police Complaint

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Updated on 1 Sep, 2017 at 7:04 pm

Flipkart will not be selling the products it used to under its ‘sexual wellness’ section after someone wrote an email complaining to the police about the e-tailer and three others.

The complainant claimed that they were “openly promoting and selling objectionable products illegally and showing objectionable content on their websites”, reports Economic Times.


Flipkart had started its sexual wellness section earlier in July 2014, which, according to the e-tailer, was Rs.1,000 crore category and growing in double digits.


Local government and health authorities are increasingly scrutinising ecommerce marketplaces selling anything from sexual wellness products to prescription drugs.


Snapdeal CEO Kunal Bahl was slapped with a FIR Maharashtra’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for selling prescription drugs on the site.

In January the Telangana government sought to block Flipkart and three other sites for “objectionable content”.