A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

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Editorial: Health and Sexuality

That health is one of the most important aspects of our lives is becoming increasingly apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdown, both of which are placing a burden on already over-stretched health services. While adequate information dissemination and access to sexual health care services for women, for members of the LGBTIQA+ community, for…

Editorial: Dating and Sexuality

Searching for and then finding and connecting with others, dating, and then possibly, romancing them, are activities and experiences that do not occur in isolation – they are inter-connected with the rest of our lives, with what’s going on in other areas, and with what’s happening in the external environment, nowadays being a case in…

Desirability and Caste

When the pressure started to mount on Surekha, from all corners, to get married, she thought of reconsidering Kishore’s proposal which was made a year or two before. She had not accepted the proposal at the time as she was in her early twenties and she felt she was too young to be getting married.…

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…

Interview – Abha Khetarpal

Abha Khetarpal is a disability rights activist and self-advocate, writer, motivational speaker, and President of Cross the Hurdles, a resource centre for online counselling, information, education and mentoring, focussing on issues of disability. Abha has lived experience of mobility issues and the challenges that arise as a consequence. On the subject of dating, Abha says…

Dating in the Time of Social Distancing

At first glance, dating and social distancing appear to be oxymorons. But, as the last few weeks have shown us, that isn’t necessarily the case. We have adapted to the limitations of our time, figuring out how to connect with others in a time when we cannot physically meet. While we cannot replicate a physical…

Video Page: Eligible Bachelorette

Going on a first date with someone one has never met can be a fraught experience, especially if it is with a view to finding a marriage partner! What will happen? Will it go well? How to tell whether it’s working or if there is any potential for the future? Watch what goes on in…
Cover Photo: Pixabay

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मैं उत्तरी दिल्ली के एक कमर्शियल कॉम्प्लेक्स में एक छोटे तंग से ऑफिस में हूँ। यहाँ बाहर किसी भी कंपनी या व्यक्ति का नाम नहीं लिखा है। मैं एक लैपटाप कम्प्युटर पर आँखें गढ़ाए एक विडियो को देखने और समझने की कोशिश में लगी हूँ। विडियो में दिखाई दे रहे दृश्य धुंधले हैं और कुछ…
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