India gave KAMASUTRA to the world.

India that worships Goddess Kamakhya Devi aka the bleeding goddess

India that worships and celebrate Arvan (Koothandavar)

Yet S-E-X and P-E-R-I-O-D-S are still a taboo out here.

Sex education doesn’t exist out here. Let’s talk about everything today. Why boys (few) stare? Periods being a taboo, porn and everything else that comes under the light.

Good old days

KAMASUTRA Sex education in India

Sex education VS India

The ancient Indians wrote KAMASUTRA, the oldest known Hindu text based on sex, eroticism, and emotional fulfillment in life. Other than predominantly teaching the art of sexuality and seduction. Its emphasis the fact of “the art of well living”.

Wiki says, ” The text acknowledges the Hindu concept of Parushathers, and lists desire, sexuality, and emotional fulfillment as one of the proper goals of life. Its chapters discuss methods for courtship, training in the arts to be socially engaging, finding a partner, flirting, maintaining power in a married life, when and how to commit adultery, sexual positions, and other topics.] The majority of the book is about the philosophy and theory of love, what triggers desire, what sustains it, and how and when it is good or bad.”

Goddess Kamakhya Devi

The natives and several tourists at Nilachal Hills located in Assam Worship the bleeding goddess KAMAKHYA. There’s a place named after the goddess. But what’s shocking is that women on their periods aren’t allowed to enter the temple. Irony! According to the legends, among the 108 body parts of Sati cut down by Vishnu’s Chakra, the womb fell here and so the significance.

The goddess is believed to go through an annual menstruation cycle and it is celebrated auspiciously. The temple remains closed for 3 days and opens in the 4th day.


Sex education VS India

Koovagam a place in Tamil Nadu is famous for its annual transgender festival where the participants marry Lord Aravan. The festival goes on for a span of fifteen days including fashion shows, marriage ceremonies, and other events. On the last day, the new brides mourn the death of Aravan by dancing, crying, breaking bangles, cutting their newly tied mangalsutra and other rituals. A YouTube channel 101 India covers the journey of this annually held festival through a series of vlogs of Rosh’s.

It is shocking that despite the existence of Kamasutra and especially when the whole world is referring to it, sex is hush-hush in India. It is really astonishing to see that despite worshipping Kamakhya and a place so extensively considered divine, periods are still a taboo.

Sex Education in India


In 2007, the Central Govt. of India announced the launch of the Adolescence Education Programme in schools, along with the NACO, NCERT and UN agencies. Thirteen different states called for an immediate ban as they felt that comprehensive sexuality education was against the so-called Indian culture. Very little has changed in the last decade. There is still a ban on Adolescence Education Programme in at least five different states across India, and there is no uniformity in the way the subject is approached.

The UNESCO says about sex education, “it provides opportunities to build decision-making, communication and risk reduction skills about many aspects of sexuality. Encompasses the full range of information, skills, and values to enable young people to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to make decisions about their health and sexuality”.

There’s little to no formal education available on topics like sex, sexuality, contraceptives, menstruation and asexual abuse and harassment. Even parents are afraid and stay ignorant of the facts.


Sex education VS India

Wiki says, ” According to the National AIDS Control Organization of India, the prevalence of AIDS in India in 2015 was 0.26%, which is down from 0.41 in 2002. While the National AIDS Control Organisation in 2015 estimated that 2.11 million people live with HIV/AIDS in India, a more recent investigation by the Million Death Study Collaborators in the British Medical Journal (2010) estimates the population to be between 1.4–1.6 million people.”

A study of the All India Educational and Vocation Guidance Institute on sex education found that between 42% to 52% of young students in India feel that they do not have adequate knowledge about sex. In a recent survey conducted by India Today, a leading news magazine, in 11 Indian cities revealed that almost half of all young people interviewed didn’t know enough to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS.

A report of REPORT TO THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL says, ” There is overwhelming evidence to show that adequate education on the modes of transmission of HIV can be a powerful factor in preventing HIV infection among young people. The right information and skills can also help young people living with HIV to get themselves tested and avail of nutritional and medicinal support to lead healthy lives.

Therefore, in light of the above, it is submitted that India is obliged to provide comprehensive sexuality education in all public and private schools in India and that the denial of such education to children, adolescents and young people generally and the banning of the AEP by state governments specifically is a violation of India’s commitments under international law. Arguments on culture, morality, or federalism are invalid in this context. Further, the provision of age-appropriate comprehensive education on sexuality and HIV/AIDS can also have important consequences in dealing with child abuse and in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.”

There is so little knowledge about sex education and related terms that this type of question comes up every now and then in any popular esteemed daily.

Sex education in India

Most of us don’t know about a good and bad touch. Why is sex education given when we are at standard 10? Girls get their first periods when at class 6–7. Puberty hits when we are at age 13–14, we are then sexually curious and attracted to each other. We are nervous at times. We should get lessons from our teachers and elders on personal hygiene and stuff. I may not be a girl but periods when an unknown term to a girl gets scary and a nightmare if in public. Why is it still a Taboo.?? To be honest, we all such seen such cases and that’s infinite. So, I ask “what’s wrong?” (Comment)

The degrading social scenario

People, especially women often ask why do men stare? Why do they act as creeps? Well, the possible and logical answer is curiosity and a lack of proper education. Though once a creep is always a creep, that’s his mindset but we can improve the situation

Sex education

Sex education VS India

This picture states some ugly facts if you notice. On an average, it takes around 5 years more for someone to lose virginity in India. Now, it is reasonable to assume that people who are acquainted with female anatomy are less likely to stare. So, we can see that the lifetime of a stalker is higher in India by five years. Above that, we ban porn (not glorifying porn here). The State is indirectly denying all scientific facts that there are hormones and some basic sexual needs that need to be taken care of. Instead of normalizing and spreading education it bans and restricts everything that comes under it.

Turns a blind eye. Even the insanely viral game Pubg got banned. There’s a term called SELF CONTROL.
An average Man and Woman have minimal interactions with each other in India. This is even less if they don’t study in co-ed or in big cities. Just Google classrooms in India and you will see.

At the end of the day everything comes to one point, we should ensure that boys and girls are ain’t discouraged to have interactions among themselves. They should be able to understand each other.

The Indian Life Cycle

As Indians, most parents teach their children how to be as far as possible from the opposite gender rather than how to communicate, behave or live with them.

We are taught next to nothing on the subject of sexuality. Nor do all those girls who all of the sudden meet with their periods knows what it is. Relationships are a big NO. Some parents even literally ban the opposite gender and if they see their kids with one girl/boy, they will b scolded/punished.

Then boom! all of sudden we are expected to marry, settling down in life suddenly becomes all about managing your household, have kids, have a wife.

That’s all a whole new level of responsibilities and stress. How does someone expect us to marry a complete stranger and settle down with him/her? How do you expect a healthy relationship now? It’s like I don’t know shit about ABC of English but we are expected to read and understand Shakespeare.
Ill Mindsets
Another YouTube East India Comedy humorously depict the present day poor scene of sex education in India

Today’s youth is tomorrow’s future and here are some ill ideologies shared by people as old as our own fathers and grandfathers. Around a year ago, a Youtube channel ScoopWhoop shared Delhi public’s opinion on Marital Rape and the response will shake you. The ideas each of them reflect was surprisingly shocking.


Anubhav Kumar Das

Anubhav Kumar Das

Anubhav is the owner of Forever Pieces. He is a published author and poet. He is a part-time freelance writer and maybe found strumming the guitar for gigs on festive weekends. Besides all these, he is also an exhibited artist and photographer.

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