Mohandas Gandhi, the famous spiritual leader of India who lead the country to independence — had a kinky side. Specifically, he used his position of power to exploit young women and make them sleep naked with him. Why? To prove that he was able to overcome the urges to fuck a nubile young woman. So his vegetarian ways and preaching abstinence even while married…should be taken with a grain of salt.
Father of the Nation, Mahatma (meaning ‘Great Soul’) Gandhi took a vow of brahacharya or basically a vow of chastity in 1908 at the age of 38. He had already fathered children at this point. And this is where things start to get fucked up. Personally, I believe our inherent sex drive is necessary to fully appreciate our human experience. Suppressing our natural sex drive does not make it disappear but that energy has to get out in some way or other. Look at how disastrously chastity worked out for the Catholic Church. I am sure all the priests took the vow of chastity with the best intentions…yet 4% of priests molest children (between 1950 and 2002, according to the study by John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.) You simply cannot make sexual desire disappear. And neither could Gandhi.
Gandhi had normal sex with his wife up to that point…and he married her when she was 14 years old. She became pregnant shortly after they were married and she had her last child 15 years later — and then Gandhi took the vow of chastity. But his abstinence took on weird forms. For example, Ghandi set up ashrams (religious communities) where her ‘experimented’ with boys and girls bathing and sleeping together — but not having any form of sex.
Gandhi even took the very attractive sister of his secretary and decided that she (Sushila Nayar) and he should bathe together. Frequently. He even decided to sleep with her. But in this case, I just mean ‘sleep’. It probably didn’t help that she was half his age.
As Gandhi got older, her decided he needed to have even more women around him and the younger and more nubile the better (I can see why he’d want this…but trying to cloak it in chastity smells of bullshit to me.) Gandhi would frequently have young, nubile women in his bed for ‘experiments’ to test his chastity. He even went as far as to make them perform strip teases before bed. And then have them ‘sleep close to me’. And while this was going on, the chaste and pure Gandhi found he had ‘frequent problems’ with ‘involuntary discharges’ of semen. Odd that. :/
So he was sleeping naked with young teen girls and touching them but never having sex with them — to remain chaste and test his purity…yet was cumming frequently too? This is a chastity very much in line with Roman Catholic priests.
When he was in Bengal, he called for his 18 year old grandniece Manu to sleep with him. In his words to her, we “must put our purity to the ultimate test, so that we know that we are offering the purest of sacrifices, and we should now both start sleeping naked.”
You see, in Gandhi own words, he was simply striving to be one, “who is capable of lying naked with naked women, however beautiful, without being in any manner whatsoever sexually excited.”
Of course, all of this was widely known. Newspaper editors refused to print parts of her sermons about sleeping with women and leading politicians openly criticized him. In response to these objections? Gandhi said, “If I don’t let Manu sleep with me, though I regard it as essential that she should, wouldn’t that be a sign of weakness from me?” This article here contains a excerpts from a 16 page letter from a prominent objector.
In August of 1947, Gandhi started sleeping with his grandnephew Kanu Gandhi too. Yes, too. He was sleeping with both Manu and Abha at the same time…because great leaders like to make up the rules as they go along.
Gandhi kept sleeping with them both until January 1948 when he was assassinated — with Manu and Abha at his side. He really did love the thrill of the chaste.