Okay, so here goes my rant!
Are you an Indian? Do you live in India? Have you done your schooling in India?
If the answers to the above questions is yes, I am sure you all are aware of the level of façade that exists in the Indian society when it comes to sex.
People in India do not accept sex to be spoken about. It’s always a hush-hush taboo topic. Everyone knows about, everyone enjoys it, yet everyone pretends that it doesn’t even exist.
When we were in tenth grade, we were educated about the Reproductive System. Being the not-so-innocent fifteen year olds, we already knew everything about it. Some of the information we were conditioned to think were really wrong, while some were somewhat right. I felt that all these years, we were just unaware of so many things. Our parents had never spoken a word of it in our presence, let alone, to us.
Do you remember changing TV channels when a kissing/love making scene would appear? It is so foolish, so lame and so hypocritical to actually be ashamed of a phenomenon in public yet enjoy the effects of the same in private.
I am not encouraging you to make love in public, however, treating this subject as taboo has done too much harm to our society. Teenagers are misinformed about facts, which in turn leads them to take misinformed steps.
The number of rapes in our country is rising by the hour. Do you know why?
One of the reasons is this hypocrisy.
Forbidden fruits are always the sweetest.
Rapes happen because it is forbidden.
Had sex been a regular and outspoken phenomenon like eating or sleeping or watching a movie, the state of rate of rapes in India might have been way different.
I have also done a little research, which tells me that women are far behind in the race when it comes to sex. The “weaker sex” actually has little idea about sex.
Eight out of ten women in India between the age of twenty-five and forty have never had an orgasm. They probably don’t even know what an orgasm feels like. Pity.
Why do you think that there is so much disparity when it comes to concepts of sex such as homosexuality? People in India are not ready to accept such concepts because the very core of this is a huge taboo. People have limited knowledge, limited information and very limited interest to change.
On the name of sanskriti, if an entire population chooses to ignore the existent, then there is something really grave that everyone needs to think about. I am not on an India-bashing mode. I love India as much as anyone else. It is after all, where I am from. But things need to change. And no one can deny that.
Women are not supposed to feel pleasure.
Women are not supposed to ask for sex.
Homosexuals are supposed to ask for the Government’s permission to have sex.
A man with infertility issues is shunned from the society.
Sex scenes are censored, because, what could be more harmful to adults, than showing them what they already know?
You cannot have sex before marriage.
You cannot discuss sex with your parents.
You cannot even spell out sex aloud in public.
Break the stereotypes, yo!
SEX – There, I said it aloud!