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Coming Out

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Is Privacy Merely An Illusion To Be Rejected?

Is there anything about my sexuality that is private anymore? What happened to the unspoken rule of not discussing one’s sexual life in the open? What happened to the sleazy jokes and the complete silence around sexuality that I remember from the previous generation?
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Coming Out as a Kinkster in Public

Will I write openly about what is or is not done, what is or is not meaningful when it comes to sexuality? Yes. Will I talk about BDSM and kink as a way of life, despite it being taboo for discussion? Yes, I will talk about BDSM and kink, and many other things as well, but I will not evangelise for them.
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Nanette: Of Universality and Difference

In Nanette, Hannah Gadsby's hour-long Netflix special that transcends the very notions of stand-up comedy, forces of reclamation, protest, and rage culminate to form a darkly hilarious but heartbreaking diatribe against patriarchy, heteronormativity, violence and marginalisation.
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A Boy And His Closet: My Coming Out Story

This post is part of TARSHI's #TalkSexuality campaign on Comprehensive Sexuality Education in collaboration with Youth Ki Awaaz. The author chose to remain anonymous. “So how did you figure out that you’re …gay?” The first time someone asked me this, I was in the 10th grade and I had just come out to my best friend. We had a free study…
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