On discovering our sexuality

Telugu child book on discovering our bodies

Who said you cannot judge a book by its cover? I spotted this book cover at a telugu bookstall recently. Here it tells everything and  more. It throws a flash of insight into centuries of human conditioning to look down upon sex as something ugly and unholy and remain obstinately oblivious to the natural, playful curiosity behind  discovering one's sexuality. 
Whenever little kids touch their private parts, they are immediately rebuked for touching them. Most of the children in India, growing up in their teens, are subconsciously affected by the deep dissonance they observe in how their parents approach the topic of sex behind the charade of morality and what they do furtively in the dark recesses of their private spaces. As they wade through the murky rivers of adolescence, they are left completely dazed as their hormones begin to short-circuit their normal operating intelligence. 

Thus the child who grows up into a responsible adult, carries this loud, yet unspoken uneasiness towards man's natural instinct of sex inside the cloistered realms of his subconscious. It deeply conditions his life energies and profoundly impacts his so called civilized life inside the society. I admit. The previous sentence was more from my intellectual rag-picking of geniuses than my perceptions derived from my life's experiences. 

I have long way to go before I can concentrate my energies of awareness to viscerally see how much I have been conditioned by the modern world, especially after going through 18 years of education. 

Have you read Listen, Little Man by Wilhelm Reich? It may be a good place to start to explore.