Well India as a nation is considered by many as the next strongest world player as far as power and economic growth is concerned. However, still today the common India despite all its forthcoming and success stories lags behind many countries and cultures as soon as things pertaining to "sex" come in the picture. This word SEX still remains a taboo in the 21st century Indian scenario. One just needs to open up the Sunday Telegraph magazine Graffiti to see the column on Survival Strategies, where people from all walks of life be it a 25 years old newlyweds or a golden jubilee celebrating couple or a 12 years old kid asking for a love advice or a 30 years old lover, most of them post quite unusual and bizarre problems and queries which really makes us wonder whether we actually do have any knowledge about romantic relationships or not.
Wikipedia.com defines Sex Education as a broad term used to describe education about human sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction, sexual intercourse, reproductive health, emotional relations, reproductive rights and responsibilities, abstinence, contraception, and other aspects of human sexual behaviour. Speaking in the Indian context, it is high time that Sex Education is imparted by the schools and colleges in India, in an effective manner. The young minds in these schools and colleges are poised to become the leaders of tomorrow, and if they are themselves unsure about the mentality or thinking then the sexual desires and temptations will constrict them leading to their own career downfall. If a child from a young age starts watching pornography then it becomes very difficult to get rid of the habit later on in life, it becomes an addiction and a dangerous disorder. But if the same child is made aware early on in life all the ugly ill-effects of extreme porn addiction then he/she will keep things under control. The unhealthy sexual activities are a direct result of improper sexual education and the learning process should start by the time boys and girls reach the age of puberty or by the time when hormonal changes start occurring in them. Moral education is important so that the mind does not wander away from the real goals and objectives in life. This is a compulsory step which is needed to be taken in order to create future responsible citizens of this world.
The main problem lies in implementing this properly in schools all across India. Probably sex is the second most powerful desire which one needs to fulfill hunger being the first. We are the land of Kama sutra but still talking sex in public is like doing the biggest tabooed thing one can imagine. A bold step was taken by the government of Madhya Pradesh in 1996 by implementing sex education in schools of the state. Many others followed suit but still healthy discussions are prevalent only in a few handful of such schools. Things should change in India and the willingness to learn should be encouraged, then only can the Indian society see a complete face lift.