Thursday, August 07, 2003

India: teaching prostitutes the Kama Sutra

The Indian state of West Bengal is teaching prostitutes the Kama Sutra to check the spread of HIV/AIDS.
The courses are aimed at teaching the prostitutes how to use Kama Sutra techniques to help their clients derive sexual pleasure without actually engaging in sexual intercourse. IISD chief Rajyashree Choudhury said the techniques would help sex workers whose clients refuse to use condoms.

The courses are being conducted by the state government's Aids Control Society at Sonagachi, the red light area of the state's capital Calcutta. It is being backed by India's Institute of Social Development (IISD), a non-governmental organisation, the Indian Express newspaper reported.