A 2013 survey by the India Today group and MDRA on the sexual habits and attitudes of men and women in India makes a surprising revelation. It shows that despite the appearance of a certain sexual liberalism in Indian society, and increasing prevalence of premarital sex, 77% of men say that they will not marry a woman who is not a virgin!
The Psychology Behind #Rape, #SexTrafficking, and Women’s #Virginity
In an article titled “Bride and Prejudice” [Title given by the magazine, not me!] in the India Today magazine, I explore the reasons why Indian men remain so fundamentally conservative, even in the educated, middle and upper class sections. I also explain why this fixation on women’s “virginities” in its basic perception of women’s sexuality also feeds other forms of sexual constrictions and violence inflicted on women in India.
Read the article here : http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/india-today-group-mdra-2013-sex-survey-virginity-sexuality-marriage/1/328135.html
Posted by Rita Banerji on January 4, 2014