A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Author: Bhanu Priya

A photograph of a city street. (Haus Khas Village Lane)

The Learning Curve on Desire, Desirability, and Financial Access

From my experience of being at the receiving end of this snap judgment of desirability, and seeing what a loss it is of getting to know people as persons instead of cardboard images, I realise how unjust this approach is towards seeking companions (which doesn’t necessarily mean romantic partners). This is not how I would want to be seen. I have been missing out on a lot of sexual, emotional and intellectual stimulation by reducing a person’s attractiveness to these notions.