Magazine article New Internationalist

How Do I Kiss?

Magazine article New Internationalist

How Do I Kiss?

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In India, talking about relationships and sex remains taboo. So it is little wonder that the question googled by the most people - 37 million - is 'how do I kiss?'

But since 2011, a Dutch-inspired website has helped millions of young people to find answers to some of the questions they never dared ask.

Love Matters is the first ever Hindi-language site to offer frank and friendly information on sexuality and sexual health issues, in a country where most girls are married before 18 with no sex education.

'Aunty Ji' is on hand to give tips on kissing, masturbation and safe sex to young adults aged 15-30.

'Hindi has no words to describe "female masturbation",' explains project founder Michele Ernsting from Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 'so local groups helped us find the right words to talk about sex and pleasure. …

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