A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

The Internet and Sexuality

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The Editorial: The Internet and Sexuality

Our desire to connect is perhaps one of the human aspirations that both Sexuality and the Internet serve. And with the Internet we now have new ways, unthought of even twenty years ago, of connecting with each other, and even at times with ourselves, finding aspects of our selves that we did not know existed.
In Plainspeak English Audit In Plainspeak English Audit 100% 10 Its a cartoon, where a girl is sitting on a chair facing her back and choosing boys on a dating application. There are a huge number boys in the photo and out of all of them, the girl chose one who is standing on the counter. Screen reader support enabled. Its a cartoon, where a girl is sitting on a chair facing her back and choosing boys on a dating application. There are a huge number boys in the photo and out of all of them, the girl chose one who is standing on the counter.

Wanting Monogamy as 1,946 Men Await my Swipe

Leaving Michael’s apartment one Tuesday morning, I smiled and said, “Have a good class today.” That may not sound like much, but I was trying to leave a hint: I was interested in more than our one-night-a-week thing. Understandably, he didn’t catch on. So a little later, I texted, “Could you send me a playlist…
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How Queer are your Dating Apps?

Online dating websites and apps are one of those technological innovations that people did not think would ever do well. How can one form a connection without physical interaction? Do you not need to know one another? Virtual is real was a much less known and accepted notion a few years ago. Today, online dating…
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पहली बार इंटरनेट से जुड़ते लोग

फोटोग्राफ़र लॉरा डे रेनल ऐसे संगठनों की कोशिशों को कैमरे में क़ैद कर रही हैं, जो लोगों को पहली बार इंटरनेट से जोड़ने में मदद कर रहे हैं. मेडागास्कर के स्कूली छात्रों ने पहली बार इंटरनेट पर विकीपीडिया देखा और उससे मिली जानकारी को ब्लैकबोर्ड पर लिखा. लगभग एक दशक पहले 'वन लैपटॉप पर चाइल्ड'…
The photo shows a girl slying naked in her bed looking at her laptop. The backgorund of the photo features feminst symbols, flowers and butterflies.

How do you Imagine a Feminist Internet?

By: Amla Pisharody In August 2016, APC along with some activists and feminists which also included Feminism in India revised and released the 17 Feminist Principles of the Internet. Often I have been asked “Why do we need Feminist Principles to run the Internet when women and queer individuals already have the freedom to access the…
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अगर इन्टरनेट का अस्तित्व ही न होता तो?

अगर इन्टरनेट न होता, तो मुझे लगता है कि मैं खुद में बहुत ही असुरक्षित महसूस करती। इस बात से आप कोई अन्य अर्थ न निकालें – यहाँ मेरी बात में ज़्यादा ज़ोर ‘असुरक्षित’ से अधिक ‘बहुत ही’ पर है। इसी बात को दुसरे पहलु से देखें तो इसका अर्थ यह निकलता है कि इन्टरनेट…
Its a doodle of a girl and boy sitting facing their backs at eachoher. The girl is, wearing a yellow flower dress, looking at her phone. While the boy is using his laptop and has a red cup of coffee in one hand.

Pyaar Online: Cruising Online for Love

Generations come and go but the quest for love remains eternal. In the early 2000s, most of us millennials were getting our first email accounts. By 2004, Orkut, a now defunct social networking site, had come up. It was exhilarating to connect with all of one’s crushes, old and new, from behind the security of…
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Ctr Alt Swipe Right: Sex, Sexuality and the Internet in India

The promises of the Internet are, of course, highly contextual. The Internet will mean very different things to a person who has access to their own mobile phone in a city with a reliable and affordable broadband or WiFi connection, as compared to someone who does not have access to a reliable Internet connection or who is unable to go to a shop to exchange downloaded songs and clips through an SD card.
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