A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Author: Asmi

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How much support is enough?

In the middle of this pandemic, can one seek sexual support in the form of a hook up with one’s best friend, ‘just because’? Is it redefining boundaries, is it sympathy sex, is it simple indulgence, or is it something that one or both might later resent?
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Do we dare?

Exploring sexuality is innovative in itself. What does that mean? Well at the outset, the very fact that we are willing to explore our bodies, their sexual expression, their ability to experience pleasure in so many different ways, and that we go beyond social norms is groundbreaking in itself.

क्यों हर यौन व्यवहार क्विअर व्यवहार नहीं है?

अपने क्वीयर मित्रों की सहयोगी होने के कारण जब लोग मुझसे यह पूछते हैं कि क्या मैं भी क्विअर हूँ, तो मेरा मन खिन्न हो जाता है, विशेषकर तब जब मैं स्वयं को अपने क्विअर मित्रों की पक्षधर मानती हूँ। मैं क्विअर नहीं हूँ। क्विअर लोगों की पक्षधर होने का यह अर्थ तो नहीं है…
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Sexuality And Looking Beyond Safety

We all talk of ‘safe’ as some place where we are not in danger. Well, the truth is there is danger everywhere. So, maybe before we even delve into the subject of safety and sexuality, it is imperative that we take a moment to pause and see what safety and sexuality could even mean.
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Movie Review: Delta of Venus

Lawrence may have given Elena a world and a voice. But it was she who chose to delve into the unknown world of sexuality. It was she who chose to see the beauty and the richness of pleasure within communities of sex workers, soldiers, the elite, all alike. She alone chose to discern as well as reconcile love, as we commonly seem to know it, with a life in which she is capable of many loves.

Sexuality and Spirituality – Coming Full Circle

What do we create for ourselves in that moment of acute awareness? Do we create empowerment, love, care, self-expression; or do we manipulate it to create abuse, distrust and disharmony? For, what is spirituality if not the uplifting of the human spirit? If sexuality is the medium for someone, what’s the problem?