Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurthi, India’s leading andrologist, is en route to Taiwan when I finally manage to get him on the phone. He is giving a plenary talk on sexual health in India at a conference. Why are the Taiwanese so interested in our sex lives? Well, it’s a long story and another conversation; right now he has a plane to catch. And with this instinctive query (that might well have cost me the interview) begin my intermittent conversations with Dr Krishnamurthi—across countries, time zones and mediums. But this is now, there was once a time, not very long ago, when people were not talking about sex. Hell, they weren’t even acknowledging it. We aren’t talking immaculate conception here; sex and its obvious outcome so lavishly exulted by census figures was the stuff of divine manifestation. Everyone was ‘blessed’ on a routine and frequent enough basis.