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Comprehensive Sexuality Education

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Changing Social Norms Around Sexuality And Safety For Adolescents

To ensure that important discussions about issues of sexuality can take place at home, in schools and between generations, efforts needs to be made to change the norms – especially those related to perceptions of safety. Individuals, institutions, organisations and policies need to work together to include safe spaces for reflections and opportunities for these discussions to become common practice.
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Editorial: Privacy and Sexuality

In our mid-month issue, we have Mamatha Karollil writing about how she asserted herself after an incident of privacy violation when a nude picture of herself was seen by someone from work without her consent, and how ripping through, or not getting into, the cocoon of shame and dishonour, can prevent much distress...
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The International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots

Freedom and sexuality: walking hand in hand with robots

Where we are now: In August this year the Supreme Court of India declared that privacy at its core includes the “preservation of personal intimacies, the sanctity of family life, marriage, procreation, the home and sexual orientation”. However just a few weeks ago, the government defended its inability to recognize marital rape saying  it would…
Book cover. Illustration of a brother and sister reading a book with birds and bees on its covers. On the top is written "The Yellow Book - a paren'ts guide to sexuality education.

Review: ‘The Yellow Book: A Parent’s Guide to Sexuality Education’

In a country with a burgeoning population that still doesn’t believe in talking about sex openly, the book wants to help parents and teachers deal with uncomfortable questions rather than brush them under the carpet. To ensure that young children are not dismissed, distracted, or confused by adults who are too awkward or even (gasp!) ignorant of biology.
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Because ‘Sex-ed’ Classes Taught Us Nothing, And Porn Is Only ‘Entertainment’

By Kirrat Sachdeva This post is part of TARSHI’s #TalkSexuality campaign on Comprehensive Sexuality Education in collaboration with Youth Ki Awaaz. Talking about the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education has never been a drawing room discussion. While most people avoid bringing up anything remotely related to sex, the conversation past that, one that engages with sexuality and more, has always…