Microsoft’s bing.com censors ‘sex’ for Indians….yeh that’s the latest for you! But if you change your location you get to see all you desired for! I couldn’t help but smile at this news. Apparently its some law in India called Information Technology Act of 2000, which contains specials provisions related to publishing or transmitting pornographic content.
The very fact that such law exists in India is paradoxical. I find it as heights of hypocrisy….for sex to be considered taboo in a country with a population of 1 billion!
India played a significant role in the history of sex by bringing to the world the well known Kamasutra penned by renowned ancient author of the medieval age Malanaga Vatsayana, which was dedicated to the simple art of love making and pleasure. Then you have the famous Khajuraho temple with sculptures performing sexual acts. It is so evident that India was the country to bring forth to people sex education through art and literature. Then where did all change? When did the sex word become forbidden?
No wonder the repressive culture is giving birth to more serious problems like pregnancy at a tender age, abortions, AIDS, HIV etc. Today parents find it embarrassing to answers their kid’s curious questions on birds and bees. I have also seen parents of girls forbidding them to “talk” to boys! Well, whom are we kidding?
Kids are open to watch all movies from Bollywood and Hollywood. Though the movies from Bollywood might not show things explicitly but still can be quite suggestive. Do you think the kids aren’t watching? When there can be peer pressure amongst 6 years old to join social networking sites; then imagine….!
Ignorance and curiosity about sex can be a very lethal combination. If you don’t tell your kids, they would find out for themselves from the internet, books, friends or experimenting it themselves! And what the internet or friend say might not always be right.
Then isn’t a safer option to be forthright with your kid now and explain in your wise words what’s what? It’s also important for the kid to understand its relevance and not treat sex as a flippant and frivoling act and also learn to value their partners. Btw a kid can despite all advices and information from his/her parents still chooses to go otherwise and frankly one can’t do anything. But atleast you have the satisfaction that you did explain.
The fear should never stop us from clarifying things to our kids. May be with this one step of educating our child on safe and timely sex we turn our future generation into progressive and mature thinkers.
What do you say?