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After successfully stemming the trade of counterfeit handbags, rip-off sunglasses and bogus new-release DVDs, the Intellectual Property Protection Commission (IPPC) has turned its attention to fake orgasms.
“Replica orgasms devalue the genuine article,” said IPPC chairman Ron White. “We’ve got a duty to protect those people who have invested considerable time and resources into creating a real orgasm”.
White said some counterfeiters were now so sophisticated it was difficult to tell them apart from the real thing.
As part of the crackdown the IPPC will run a campaign aimed at men, educating them on what to look out for when faced with what appears to be an orgasm. “There are many tell-tale signs,” White said. “Basically if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.”
He also put the onus on men to do their bit to eradicate the practice. “If men stopped falling for fake orgasms, they’d pretty quickly stop. Our message to men is, if you see what you think is a fake orgasm, just say ‘I’m not buying it’”.
White said the trade in knock-off orgasms really took off in the late 1980s when Hollywood film When Harry Met Sally was first released. “It was basically a how-to guide for would-be counterfeiters” White said.
When asked if she was against the proposed crackdown, woman’s sexual rights campaigner Susan Han said “Yes, yes, YES!”