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Anatarang Sex Health Art Gallery is a one-of-its-kind museum that educates people about sex in a fun manner. Set up in the midst of Kamatipura, the red light district of Mumbai, this museum has interesting exhibits that talk about sex. It has attracted many prostitutes as a storehouse of relevant information. Their clients also make a visit to this place.
India had been trying to fight AIDS and STDs with the help of lectures and by distributing literature in schools, colleges and red light areas. This museum has become a unique and interesting way to disseminate the same information. According to the UN, about 5.7 million people were infected with HIV in 2007. However, 2012 has seen a 57% dip in number of new HIV infections over the last 10 years. Certainly, this museum would have something to do with it.
Anatarang means ‘intimate’ and the museum has many exhibits showcasing the hows and whats of sex. This is a one-room gallery with interesting displays that provide information about sexual health. This gallery is also the only one in South East Asia devoted to this sensitive subject.
Sex remains a taboo subject in India and the museum has become an engaging way to exchange such information. The authorities here undertake fun activities to talk about sex such as street plays and condom parties. They work as an interactive means of spreading sex education.