The views of religions and religious believers range widely, from giving sex and sexuality a rather negative connotation to believing that sex is the highest expression of the divine. Some religions distinguish between sexual activities that are practised for biological reproduction sometimes allowed only when in formal marital status and at a certain age and those practised only for sexual pleasure in evaluating relative morality. Sexual morality has varied greatly over time and between cultures. A society's sexual norms —standards of sexual conduct—can be linked to religious beliefs, or social and environmental conditions, or all of these.
Hinduism and LGBT topics
Hinduism and LGBT topics - Wikipedia
Many Hindus believe that sensual pleasure is one of the four legitimate goals to be sought in life. Kama includes sexual pleasure and sex is considered a good thing to be enjoyed, but within certain boundaries. Self-control is an important aspect of Hindu teachings. During the second ashrama , sexual activity in a loving and committed relationship is actually encouraged. This is because having children is viewed as an important part of life and also because kama is a valid aim in life.
Indian concepts on sexuality
Hindu views of homosexuality , and LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues more generally, are diverse and different Hindu groups have distinct views. Although a few Hindu texts contain injunctions against homosexuality, a number of Hindu texts have portrayed homosexual experience as natural and joyful,  the Kamasutra affirms and recognizes same-sex relations  , and there are several Hindu temples which have carvings that depict both men and women engaging in homosexual acts. In , the Delhi High Court legalised homosexuality in India , but the Supreme Court of India subsequently overturned the high court's decision. Sexuality is rarely discussed openly in contemporary Hindu society, especially in modern India where homosexuality was illegal until a brief period beginning in , due to colonial British laws. Furthermore, LGBT people are often subjected to torture, executions and fines by non-government affiliated vigilante groups.
India is a vast country depicting wide social, cultural and sexual variations. Indian concept of sexuality has evolved over time and has been immensely influenced by various rulers and religions. Indian sexuality is manifested in our attire, behavior, recreation, literature, sculptures, scriptures, religion and sports. It has influenced the way we perceive our health, disease and device remedies for the same.