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Sex-mad tourists told to stop playing with ‘penis plants’ as they ‘compare size’

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A government has warned sex-mad tourists to stop playing with "penis plants" and filming it on TikTok.

The Cambodian government has urged women to stay away from the phallic-shaped flowers called Nepenthes holdenii.

It comes after the Ministry of Environment was alerted to a viral video which showed several friends handling the erotic plants in the mountainous regions of western Cambodia.

On Wednesday (May 11), officials urged locals and travellers to stop touching the protected species and said they are at risk of extinction.

They said people are ripping them from the ground at an increased rate just so they can get the perfect selfie, reports New York Post.

The Ministry warned: “What they are doing is wrong and do not do it again in the future! Thank you for loving natural resources, but do not pick, [or] they will be ruined!”

In the widely shared footage, three women could be seen touching the endangered flowers on the Bokor Mountain in Kampot province.

They cheered once they came across the funny shaped plants and started to pick them from the ground before they compared the sizes.

It has been reported that no official complaint has been received at this time.

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Spokesperson for the Ministry of Environment, Neth Pheaktra, said there are 129 species of pitcher plants, five of which grow in some Cambodian regions, reports India Times.

On the departments website, it reads: "As more and more Cambodians travel to nature reserves, both for recreation and adventure, senior officials of the Ministry of Environment call on tourists to take care of the environment by properly packing and storing solid waste."

The warning added: "And especially to take care of biodiversity, do not pick wildflowers that are protected to keep the seeds and maintain the beauty of the area for other tourists who love nature to visit."

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