Readers are therefore requested to bear with any interpretations they may find here.The essay will be refined further in future depending upon any new findings and conclusions that may emerge. Hinduism, unlike some other faiths, does not regard sexual desire as evil or impure.Hence, you will find in them approval for certain practices, which present day society may not appreciate.For example, young widows who were still maidens or whose husbands died without leaving behind heirs were permitted in some places in the past to approach other men in their families or even god-men to bear children.
Since Hinduism is a pluralistic faith with many variations and approaches in its beliefs and practices, you have to be careful in drawing conclusions about what Hindus may believe or may not believe or what they may practice or may not practice.
If a person pursues it purely for pleasure and selfish enjoyment, it is considered evil and unlawful.
On the contrary, if it is pursued for procreation, as part of one's householder duties, the tradition upholds it as dutiful, moral and lawful.
In that they display a clear bias against women, holding them as weaker of the two and more culpable in inciting lust in men.
Hence, they vehemently advise men to curtail the freedom of their women and keep them within bounds so that they will not distract men from performing their obligatory duties or succumb to temptations and cause the intermixture of castes and decline of their families.