India is a country renowned the world over for being the birthplace of the global sexual bible of the world-the Kama sutra. The world considers and reveres it to be the best treatise ever composed on sex and sexual education. In spite of such critically acclaimed creation, the nation still starves for some fruitful and rational sex education. A general overview or introspect into the Indian society will prove how lagging the Indian masses are with reference to the subject of sex education.
Why India needs sex education?
India is reeling under the pressures of a population boom which even in these progressive times, is sporadically often found to be growing uncontrollably. The literacy rate still around 70% doesn’t auger well for the nation at all. The proper knowledge and literacy required for knowing the ways and benefits of population control are completely missing in most of the Indian society. The huge sex ratio in India too reflects the poor state of awareness about sex education in India. Recent surveys have come up with chilling facts which have found millions of teenagers in India still giving birth. Most startling of all, many of these births are unplanned and are results of accidental pregnancy. All these instances are glaring examples of the flaws present in the Indian education system that lacks proper education on the topic of sex.
Why India lags behind in sex education?
India lags behind many nations in terms of sex education due to many absurdly illogical social and aesthetically immoral reasons. The Indian society still considers sex to be a taboo in the society. It is a matter and subject of shame and dilemma to be discussed openly in the society. The moral guardians in the society feel that education on the grounds of sex will corrode the values and ethics of our diverse Indian culture. The diktat of those people is that kissing in public, sex before marriage, casual sex and many more sexual activities are offensive in nature. The moral stigma attached with the backlash prevents people to talk about sex even if they want to and hence leaves them as ignorant as ever.
The impact of lack in sex education
The lack of sex education in the masses has hit the nation hard. It has been found out that more and more teenagers are turning to easily available pornography just in order to satisfy their curiosity. This act is natural compared to the amount of exposure they get on sex and they awareness given to them by the society. Rapes and events of sexual violence will never stop in the country which is already ravaged with such nuisances. This is all due to the unavailability of sex due to the associated social stigma and the retarded sex education. Moreover recent trends also show that the number of sexually transmitted infections are rising exponentially and spiralling out of control.
The solution to the crisis
The solution to this crisis is simple sex education both in the schools and the society. The diktat of the moral guardians not to implement sex education in the society on the grounds of morality should be set aside with immediate effect. If the nation wants to stop the acts of sexual crimes, end the growth of rising sexually transmitted infections, prevent population boom as well as make the population sexually awakened, the implementation of sex education is just the medicine needed.