A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Issue In Focus

Sex: Can anything good ever come of it?

(Tread gently. This article has some potentially disturbing content) If the first words that come to your mind when someone says ‘sex’ are syphilis, rape and unsafe abortions, then one can safely say that you are not exactly in a sex-positive frame of mind. As a young medical student in the late 1980s, accurate information…

Of heart image and heart powering

Body image, body shaming, fat shaming. Familiar. Heart image, heart shaming, self-shaming. Expanding the same concept. You know how the body piece goes. If you don’t conform to the current, socio-cultural standards and stereotypes of ‘attractive’, you’re f@*k#d. It starts at home, it progresses in school, you’re enveloped in it for the rest of your…
picture of a flower in bloom

Issue in Focus: Sexual Rights

It may be useful to visualise sexual rights as a large tree with deep roots and a vast canopy of leaves. Or as a giant umbrella. Or a big tent. Whatever tickles your imagination and allows you to see it as a conceptual and practical tool to make claims for any aspect that relates to how we express sexuality.
Two men with beards face each other

The Examined Life of Masculinities  

The inability to correctly identify, express and soothe (all three without exception, and in no particular order) inner vulnerabilities and imperfections is the weakest link between asserting masculinities and being able to properly live their full potential.
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