Last Updated: February 26, 2015, 23:53 IST
Tenzin Gyatso has a huge following and is revered as the 14th Dalai Lama. Known for his quips and the twinkle in the eye, the Dalai Lama is our very unusual love guru. He asks his followers to show compassion and kindness to all and he takes a tolerant stand on gays and lesbians.
Osho, also known as Acharya Rajneesh, was a mystic and spiritual teacher who garnered a huge international following for his views on sexuality, a stance that earned him the sobriquet sex guru" in the Indian and later the international press.
They preach unconditional love, free sex and how to deal with rejection. They are known around the world for their controversial and sometimes unique views on love and romance. On Valentine's Day here's our top 10 Love Gurus.
Musician John Lennon remains one of the most influential youth icons of all time. In 1970 he wrote Love", an immortal song that is popular even 30 years after his death.
Phil McGraw is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr Phil, which debuted in 2002. From giving tips on how to land a perfect date to what not to do on one, Dr Phil is a trusted love guru who mixes simple common sense with humour to show couples the way to a happily ever after.
Timothy Sharp is the founder of the Happiness Institute in Sydney. Since the institute opened its doors earlier his year, men and women have been paying $ 140 per hour for lessons in how to feel great. Experts say only about 15 percent of happiness comes from income, assets and other financial factors but as much as 90 percent comes from elements such as attitude, life control and relationships. And he's the man to go to!
Women say his husky voice on an FM radio channel during the programme 'Between the Sheets' is a huge turn on for them. Anil Srivatsa is the man raising controversial sexual topics for discussion and dispensing advice on complex relationship issue with humour.
Who wouldn't remember the very public spat between the wife of married and self-styled love guru Professor Matuk Nath and his student and lover Julie? Arguably one of India's most controversial couple, the professor-student duo went on to write a book and claimed to be the defenders of romantic love.
When Singapore's Dr Love invites you up to his hotel room, you don't say no. And once you're inside, he doesn't disappoint. The doctor's got plans for educating close to the entire world about sex. Wei Siang Yu, nicknamed 'Dr Love' for his flamboyant, non-conventional methods of sex education for Singaporeans, has now launched his innovative programme in the world's most populous Muslim nation.
Love guru extraordinaire, Hefner remade himself as a bon vivant and man about town, a lifestyle he promoted in his magazine and two TV shows he hosted, Playboy's Penthouse and Playboy After Dark. He admitted to being 'involved' with maybe eleven out of twelve months' worth of Playmates" during some of these years. In 1971, he acknowledged that he experimented in bisexuality and dated up to seven women at one time.
Ali Saleem, best known by his alter-ego Begum Nawazish Ali, is a Pakistani television host, actor, scriptwriter and impressionist. The Pakistani cross-dresser broke a huge glass ceiling when he stormed into the glamour and infotainment segment with his explosive views on sexuality. He coached couples on love, romance and marriage.