I have never used drugs and I don’t even drink alcohol. I don’t bring x rated magazines or toys into the country or even artistic or cultural books with explicit images as I’ve lived here a long time and know better.
In any case, I suffer from vaginismus which is a very painful contraction of the muscles in the private region. My gynaecologist tried taking a pap smear and I had to stop her as it was very painful. As a result I haven’t gone for another test in 2 years. She recommended getting dilators to open up the area (she is a doctor working in Dubai by the way).
I never bothered but my sister in the UK bought me some dilators from a medical company which cost about GBP 500. I returned to Dubai with them. I was shocked when the Airport staff treated it like it was some kind of sex toy/ vibrator. Though they were polite, they had a very crude approach to the issue. Despite my pointing out the information card attached to the box they just brushed it off. Needless to say, that I was thoroughly embarrassed and frightened. It is an embarrassing health problem as it is!
What I don’t get is my friends and even my boss boast about bringing sex toys into the country, so why humiliate me for a medical device? I agree with one of the other commentators on this page that they need to be properly educated and also trained to speak better English.