Sex Education in India: From Porn to Dictionaries, This Twitter Thread Explains How People Got Their Bit of Knowledge About Sex
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In the advent of so many cases of sexual abuse and violence that come up every other day, it is the #MeToo movement which brought out even other voices of things that went unreported. The #MeToo movement created quite a stir about the cases of sexual harassment that almost every woman has gone through at some point in her life. The importance of consent and positive sexual behavior was highlighted with this. It also draws attention to the sex education received by people and how it affects the way they think about proper sexual conduct. A Twitter thread by #MeTooIndia has brought up this discussion of how and where did people receive their sex ed and some answers are quite appalling. People mention of porn, books and dictionaries to know about sex. #MeToo in India: 9 Out of 10 Complaints of Sexual Harassment Are True, Why it’s Difficult to Frame False Cases.

The #MeToo movement has exploded in the last two years. It is bringing the topics of sexual assault into public discussions. Thus the kind of sex education that is imparted onto the coming generation is also important. A Twitter account called #MeTooIndia is holding an important discussion about sex education. The thread gives interesting perspectives about how people have received their bit of knowledge about sex. Sex Education Before College Lowers Risk of Sexual Assault.

Check Tweet Talking of Sex Education in India:

Misinformation on the internet

School sessions

Porn!

Newspaper columns

Dictionaries

The internet!

 

While most people commented it was the sessions in their school which helped, others relied mostly on the internet, which more or less contributes to misinformation. Sex is very much a tabooed topic and most parents don't want to discuss it with their children. While some of them mention of learning about sex in school sessions, it is still not widely covered. Because of the taboo around it, teachers are more often than not awkward, and may not clear all doubts. People also mentioned about reading sex problem columns to get their bit of knowledge. Those who did not understand the words from the books had to rely on dictionaries. Today as more and more discussions are held around topics regarding sex, sexuality, consent and sexual behaviour, getting right sex education is important.