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Author: Ketaki Chowkhani

किशोर और परिवार : संयम, बातचीत और परस्पर निर्भरता पर पुनर्विचार

किशोरों के जीवन में यौनिकता और रोमांस के अनुभवों में अक्सर उनके और उनके परिवार के लोगों के बीच मोलभाव शामिल होते हैं। मुझे अपने शोध के दौरान मिली जानकारी से यही पता चला है कि किशोरों में रोमांटिक प्रेम संबंधों को उनके माता-पिता अक्सर ‘ध्यान भटकाने वाला’ करार देते हैं जिससे पढाई पर ‘बुरा…
Painting of a naked woman sharing an intimate moment with a naked man as she lies down hear his lap

Pleasure and Sex: Non-Committed Sexual Relationships in Urban India

Academic scholarship, popular culture and media-generated sex surveys are only beginning to understand ‘pre-marital’ sex among young people in India. But this understanding too is limited, since it presents ‘pre-marital’ sex as a monolith that generally stands in for committed romantic monogamous relationships, without explaining that ‘pre-marital’ sex constitutes many more kinds of sexual activity.…
Picture of two heterosexual parents with their adolescent daughter

The Adolescent and the Family: Rethinking Restraint, Dialogue and Inter-dependence

An integral part of adolescents’ lived experiences of sexuality and romance often include negotiations with their families[1]. My research indicates that romantic love amongst adolescents is termed as a distraction by parents, as something which ‘hampers’ studies, is ‘risky’ and not supposed to be ‘indulged’ in. Romantic love is best thought about after and outside…