In the ever-evolving landscape of modern education, there’s one subject that often seems to tiptoe around the classroom: Sex Education. It’s a topic that makes some uncomfortable, while others believe it’s a necessity that should be introduced in schools as early as possible. In this part of the “Oh My God 2, series” we will focus on why Sex Education is not just important but vital, and how we, as a brand committed to sexual wellness, have been working to make a positive impact.
The Movie Breaks Silence on Sexual Wellness
One of the core bases of our existence is sexuality. Our sexual wellness is just as important as our mental and physical health. Understanding it is essential to living a healthy and full life since it is a part of who we are. However, discussions regarding sex education frequently take place behind closed doors or not at all in many countries, including India. The long-term effects of this silence on sexuality might include misunderstandings, taboos, and harmful attitudes.
In the film, we see Vivek, the protagonist’s son, being bullied by his peers and getting duped by different people. Everyone around him managed to make him feel disgusted about himself as if masturbation was a sin that he committed. The humiliation went up to such an extent that his adolescent brain thought suicide was the only possible way out.
Many measures are being conducted to raise awareness about false information, but many people still view it as a taboo subject and prefer to keep this subject low. As a result, we see so many innocent lives being triggered.
Why Sex Education Matters
In many parts of our country, youngsters are still not even aware of what good or bad touch means, and the situation is equally concerning on a global scale. Shockingly, fewer than 1 in 3 children worldwide agreed that their school provided adequate sex education. In the Indian context, a staggering 71% of youth living in 17 states (aged 13-30 years) reported1 that they received no guidance about sexuality from teachers or their parents.
Forget about having good relationships; we aren’t even taught the fundamentals of protecting ourselves from those who wish to do us harm. This is a pressing issue as research shows that only 35% of schools in our nation provide comprehensive sex education.
Let’s look at some key reasons why sex education deserves to rank alongside subjects like mathematics and sciences.
Knowledge is Empowerment
Sex education equips us with the right information about our bodies, relationships, and sexual health. When armed with knowledge, people will tend to make informed decisions and navigate intimate relationships responsibly.
Safety and Well-being
Understanding safe sex practices is important for preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies. Sex education provides the tools necessary to protect our health.
Clearing Myths and Misconceptions
We’ve all heard myths like “your penis size depends on the size of your hand.” Sex education dispels these misconceptions, promoting healthy self-esteem and body image.
Respect and Consent
Sex education teaches the importance of respect, boundaries, and consent in intimate relationships, fostering healthier interactions and reducing the risk of sexual harassment and assault.
Sukham’s Commitment to Sexual Wellness
At Sukham, we firmly believe that sexual wellness is an integral part of our overall well-being. That’s why we’re passionate about promoting open and non-judgmental discussions about sexual health and pleasure. We’re committed to spreading awareness and knowledge through our products and services.
Educating Through Our Various Platforms
We address questions related to sexual wellness on platforms like Quora, providing comprehensive and accurate information to those seeking answers. We understand that curiosity about sexual health is natural, and we’re here to ensure that individuals receive reliable guidance.
On our Instagram platform, we go the extra mile to create a safe and informative space. We craft carousels related to Kama Sutra, not just as an ancient practice but as a celebration of positivity around the term ‘sex.’ With the help of our Ayurvedic healthcare expert, Dr Ravinder Kaushik, we familiarise our audience with the benefits of Ayurvedic herbs and home remedies for optimum wellness.
We’ve also expanded our reach to LinkedIn, recognizing that people of various fields have a vested interest in sexual wellness. On this platform, we share articles and updates that focus on the importance of sexual health in personal and professional life, and how we as a brand are working day and night to spread awareness about sexual wellness.
We’re more than just a brand; we’re a source of information and support. Our blogs and social media channels are filled with valuable insights on sexual wellness, Ayurvedic practices, and holistic well-being.
Our team of sexual health experts is dedicated to providing personalised counselling to address your concerns. We understand that every man’s journey towards sexual wellness is unique, and our experts are here to guide you every step of the way.
Sex education isn’t a topic to shy away from. It’s an essential part of preparing individuals for the realities of life. By celebrating sex education, we can create a society that is more informed, respectful, and empowered when it comes to matters of sexual health and pleasure. Sukham is proud to be part of this transformative journey, breaking barriers, and promoting sexual wellness for all.
Let’s ensure that the next generation grows up with the knowledge and confidence to lead healthier, happier lives.