A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Desire

black and white image of a man and woman sitting on a hill looking out at nature

The Impossibility of Intimacy

Roland Barthes writes in A Lover’s Discourse that we begin to think of ‘love’ as an idea only when our beloved or the object of desire has departed – either when love has failed, or in the absence of the lover – that is absolutely crucial to any theorisation of love.
mughal era painting of a man and woman in an intimate pose

समाज में यौनिकता और आत्मीयता की मीमांसा

यौनिकता पर संलाप या डिस्कोर्स नया नहीं है। समाज में हर प्रकार के विशेषज्ञों ने इस पर चर्चा की है। विज्ञान से लेकर अध्यात्म तक यौनिकता के प्रसंग विशेषज्ञों को रिझाते रहे हैं।
a modern painting of a sleeping girl

Love Has No Disability

After five months I received a call from Natasha telling me about the content of a WhatsApp chat that Raajveer was having with one of his male teachers. “He is missing his Sir and crying. He is very confused. He sent him roses on chat and reassuring messages saying that he will always be there with his Sir and will never leave him. We are very worried. My husband is not aware of this, and neither do I want to tell him about it. Please help him”, said Natasha over the phone.
a silhouette of a person standing with an umbrella

यादों के ताने बाने उलझाती सुलझाती मैं

ख्वाबों को बुनान और उसके साथ खेलना – एक अलग ही अहसास है। तुम राजा, तुम रंक। तुम लेखक तुम निर्देशक। तुम्हारा बस चलता है। हम सब के अंदर अलग ख्वाब भरे हुए हैं।
A pictures of the reddish-green leaves and branches of a plant, against a bright green background

Jasmine Stains

Desire is a man's turf, right up there with moustaches and Adam's apples / I'm the apple, I am the snake, I am Eve / I am the vibrator nestled between flimsy, cheap lace underwear / I am the shame, of saying I came
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