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West Bengal teaches Kamasutra in its fight against AIDS
KOLKATA, AUGUST 6: Lessons in scintillating asanas and mudras. Various ways of hugging, kissing and caressing. Stimulating shower bath. Ways to get a man charged up — and then to give him a premature but pleasurable discharge if he refuses to use a condom.

Four women are listening agog, sometimes seeking clarifications from the teacher. The students are prostitutes from Sonagachi, Kolkata’s biggest red-light area. The teacher is Dr Sacchidananda Sarker, Assistant Director of the West Bengal government’s State AIDS Control Society. And the subject: Kamasutra.

In a lecture hall of the Institute of International Social Development (IISD), in the prim Gariahat locality of South Kolkata, the ancient treatise on love has been co-opted as the latest arsenal in the battle against AIDS...(more)

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