The Kama Sutra finally wins over colonial law in India

The ancient Indian text the Kama Sutra makes an interesting read. It is not just a “sex manual” but also a guide or commentary on human behaviour and society. It allows for the differences in people and offers insight in to the intimate relationships that humans explore, including same gender sex.

Homosexuality has always been a part of human culture, as it is with other primates, and has not been as submerged by modern society in India as it has been in the West. Now the colonial prejudice which made homosexual relationship a criminal offence has finally been overturned. Not only will this remove some of the fear that ignorant laws like that engender, but it will facilitate the prevention and treatment of STDs like AIDS.

BBC: Gay sex ‘not criminal’ in India.

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