25 November, 2020

Prakash Kothari

India’s premier sexologist is the first Asian to get the most coveted award in his field

Prakash Kothari
What does winning a gold medal from the World Association for Sexology mean?
It means that there is nothing more to look forward to. The honour is the ultimate in the field of sexology.

Did you expect to win this award while in Spain?
When the announced – "This year's award goes to the Land of Kamasutra" – I was floored. I am the first Asian to be honoured with this award.

Despite being the land of Kamasutra, why do sexual myths abound in India?
Up to the 13th century, sex education was imparted very freely. But when foreigners invaded, safety came first on the agenda and sex, last. Once misconceptions crept in, they multiplied and were handed down from one generation to another.

Are there any hopeful shifts in sexual trends through?
When I first started my practice 25 years ago, no woman ever approached me directly. Now the urban educated woman, at least, has become tremendously aware.

Is there any difference in sexual problems faced by the people in the West and by those in the East?
In India at...


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