Sex Facts we Barely Know about Indian Youth
“Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they are not. When the two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or rich is the pleasure they experience- they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them.” (Paolo Coelho : Eleven Minutes)
The generation today is too experimental with their carnal desires. The word ‘ethics’ has actually taken a backseat in the dictionary of the contemporary youth. The clarification worth here is of the fact that the Indian youth is as adventurous sexually as the western youth, and are thus even regarded as the game changers in the market, needless to say, the market of emergency contraceptive pills, condoms etc. A number of surveys conducted in the major cities such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Luckhnow, Madurai and Ahmedabad with the key respondents ranging from 14 years to 45 years of age. And astonishingly the adolescents are more active sexually than the latter.
Even though the present day youth in India may openly practice the western culture and its easy ways with sexual relations, but when asked about commitment, they tend to become apprehensive and start talking about religious, cultural and family values.
Living in is a very common practice which serves as an easy platform for the youngsters to fulfil their sexual needs and this is on a rise. No doubt, the current corporate world, increasing work tensions, frequent work related travels together are presented by these lots as their indulgence in live in relations, one night stands or even extra marital affairs.
Pre-marital sex has seen a notable rise in the past few years till date. But owing to lack of basic sex education, the youth from rural sector are twice more involved in sex before marriage as compared to their urban counterpart. The lack of awareness of the sexual health facts still remain a completely neglected issue. Among the other entire discussed phenomenon, the premarital sex is the only practice which cannot be called as influenced by the western world. The fact that this is very much in practice in rural sector stands as a proof.
Today, a major percentage of the youth population in India is sexually active, but it is disheartening to know that most of them still stand ignorant of the general protection methods. A fact worth mentioning here is that even though youngsters are discovering the pleasures of sex, but in an average Indian society, they still cannot openly clarify their sex related doubts. A lack of friendly conversation about sex between youngers and the elders have resulted in many serious incidences such as conceiving at an early age, abortions out of fear of society, sexually transmitted disease etc.
To be or not to be openminded with respect to one’s sexual desires is still very much a debatable subject. To conclude, as is written in the holy Bible:
“But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, each woman her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife and likewise the wife to her husband”