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IN Lifestyle ON 13 Dec, 2015
In our conservative Indian society, obstetrician and gynecologist by profession, Dr Mahinder Watsa explains sex education and thoughts of the fairer sex of the country. The famous sexpert and doctor from Mumbai Mirror's column who has had his share of readers as well as critics finally comes out to talk about what the Indian society lacks and what could be done to educate the people about sex in a safe and guided manner.
Initially when the column started, the only people who would post their queries would be men, but gradually women also started asking their doubts and now they form about 30 percent of the total queries that the doctor gets on a daily basis.
In the column, Mahinder Watsa makes it a point to tell it how it is. He doesn't twist any words that would make it more 'acceptable' to the general public. He uses words like 'vagina' and 'penis' where they should be mentioned. Scientific words for organs should be used wherever possible without giving any wrong impressions to the readers.
In India, if you put up a slideshow with a diagram of a penis, some people are bound to create an issue over it. People lack an open minded attitude and need to embrace the fact that premarital sex and unwanted pregnancies are occurring even if they shut their eyes to it. So the only way for safe sex is to educate the youth about sexual problems and how to have safe sex.
Usually he displays a concerned and caring attitude while answering to women's doubts but one can also find him answering with his own wit to some men who ask uncertain questions like demanding to know how to check whether they're wife to be is a virgin or not. Sometimes an angry tone makes the reader introspect and think about their actions.
Although, some believe that the column is made up due to the awkward questions that come through. For example, about the man who liked to cheat on his wife with a pet goat. Dr Watsa tries to explain that even he feels bewildered regarding the kind of questions that the readers ask him but they're all true.
Some people send in bizarre and funny questions and Dr Watsa says that he's been doing this for quite sometime now and understands when it's all a hoax. Some readers out there are just trying to make a fool out of him but he never gets carried away by these silly readers!