Human Sexuality: Let”s Discuss the Least Discussed

Posted on May 1, 2012 in Specials

By Anavil Jaiswal:

Man embarks on the journey as a baby, gradually exploring and learning the myriad facets of life, leading him to stand as a full-fledged adult. Now, what matters is the ‘type’ of tools he gains in his formative years and the ‘way’ to use them. What generally happens is that the term ‘sex’ and its genus are deemed as a ‘taboo’ especially in the context of Indian society, which is an irony in itself. Children become inquisitive about sex and the human anatomy at a juvenile age, and it is their parents’ obligation to deal with these challenging subjects. They ought to be educated about the euphemistic “birds and bees” from that point of time in life.

The role of efficacious ‘communication’ between the parents and their offspring is vital, the destitution of which manifests to be insidious. The kid should be gradually conversed with about sex being a natural procedure of reproduction as well as that of recreation. An intelligible description regarding the reproductory organs acts as a fruitful manifestation like, if a young child encounters another of the opposite sex undressed, the incidence can be made well use of, to elucidate the fundamental anatomical differences among the two genders.

S/he should not be abstained from any fact and should be brought home, whenever found curious to see, to know, or to discover. For instance, when a five-year-old is eager to know why his/her aunt suddenly has a protruding tummy, it is the perfect time to explain about pregnancy. The opportunities to discuss sexuality need to be captured, while preventing any gender bias; both the parents should guide the child of any gender.

It is an art to create an amicable ambiance, the child ‘must feel’ comfortable enough at all times to ask any question, reveal any query, present any thought; no matter how absurd do these sound. Parents must be approachable and they themselves should not feel any discomfort while grooming their kid, as the mislaid shame or embarrassment instigates one to sugar coat issues. Honesty marks a significant existence, the child must be made aware of the ‘actual’ names for sundry body parts such as penis and vagina and the enticement to use “baby” terms must be withset, while topics like masturbation, menstruation must never be misrepresented. Precaution is better than cure; parents must foretaste various sexual issues and carefully broach the world of human sexuality.

A child’s tender mind is just like clay, the duty to mould it to a firm shape lies in the hands of the parents and the elders. Sex should not be overall framed to be harmful and something to be escaped from. Children must, along with initiating, ‘right action’ at the ‘right time’ and the negative outcomes of the imbalance between the two; be shown the other side of the coin, that is the love, sexual intimacy, the strengthening of bonds, etc. leading a human life to flourish. Many unfortunate children who are devoid of the complete knowledge of the human sexual behaviour act as a prey to the numerous misconsequences such as they suffer from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), AIDS; sexual abuse, unwanted pregnancies, unhealthy relationships, poor emotional intelligence and so on. Comprehensively, this makes the life disastrous. So, let us be aware, be careful and live a healthy life of a true human being.

Youth Ki Awaaz

India's largest platform for young people to express themselves on critical issues - making best use of new media and online journalism.

Submit Your Story


You must be logged in to comment.

If you sign up with Google, Twitter or Facebook, we’ll automatically import your bio which you will be able to edit/change after logging in. Also, we’ll never post to Twitter or Facebook without your permission. We take privacy very seriously. For more info, please see Terms.


This is fantastic…truly need to take an initiative in this direction for a better tomorrow and a community free of STD’s and sexual offences


    Hi Gaurav, 
    Its good to find like-minded people like you, who have a clear and a logical understanding of life. Hats Off to you!!
    Lets propagate this knowledge so that others can also make use of.
    You can post the link on you FB/Twitter accounts and act as a revolutioner. 

Yogesh Loke88

“Sex should not be overall framed to be harmful and something to be escaped from”i feel the same

    Zealoticwriter (Anavil)

    Dear Yogesh,
    Glad to see like-minded people like you. Sex is divine, its our negative perception which has made it a TABOO.
    Thanks for reading my work, you may go through some more at :

Similar Posts


Submit your story