Singapore's Dr. Love has ambitious plans to educate the world about sex. The starting point is his laptop -- and the world's most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia .
On Tuesday, Wei Siang Yu, nicknamed "Dr. Love" for his flamboyant, unconventional methods of sex education for Singaporeans, unveils his multi-media empire to Indonesians.
They are invited to send anonymous text messages to ask an artificially intelligent avatar, "Nova," any question they have relating to sex, Dr. Love explains.
They might get a personal answer from one of the Indonesian doctors on the panel behind "Nova," though given the expected volume of messages, they probably won't. But their questions will be compiled and responded to on the "Love Airways" website, where anyone can log on and learn, he says.
"It's a boarding pass -- it's like a journey," says the enthusiastic Australian-trained doctor as he logs on to a mocked-up boarding pass to access his site, where he shows off Nova and his ambitious plans.
Backed by Fiesta, a major condom brand in Indonesia, the site also features a sex forum where users can ask each other questions.
"What we are saying is, the best solution is not just to tell people what to do and not to do, but rather to create a big forum using multi-media... This way we get the real questions," says Dr. Love, his trademark square-rimmed glasses pushed back on his forehead.
"It's about real content. It's about sex education made by the people for the people."
With his buttonless white shirt, checked trousers and white shoes, the 37-year-old, who is a minor celebrity in Singapore, looks more DJ than doctor-turned-inventor.
"The world has been running sex education campaigns presuming that people will follow what the system wants -- but we don't actually know what is on the ground, qualitatively," he says.
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