A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Dating and Sexuality

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.…

नीलम और एक अकारण सा हंगामा

“मेरी बेटी के सेक्स को कम करने के लिए कुछ कीजिए न डाक्टर बाबू” यह एक पिता की दरख्वास्त थी मुझसे। वह दिन भी दूसरे दिनों की तरह ही ओपीडी में एक व्यस्त दिन था और क्लीनिक में लोगों की भीड़ थी। वह व्यक्ति कहना चाहते थे कि मैं उनकी बेटी की सेक्स की इच्छा…

सब कुछ पर्दे में है

शुभांगी कश्यप  एक ऐसे समाज में जहाँ किसी व्यक्ति द्वारा अपनी यौनिकता की खुली अभिव्यक्ति कर पाना प्रतिबंधित हो और जहाँ जेंडर के बारे में पितृसत्ता के स्थापित मानकों को ही अपनाया जाता हो, वहाँ इस संबंध में किसी भी तरह के प्रयोग कर पाना आसान नहीं होता। स्कूलों में बच्चों के लिए व्यापक यौनिकता…

How Grindr, The Dating App Is Destroying My Mental Health

By Kanav Narayan Sahgal December 4, 2019 Posted by Kanav Sahgal Growing up, I always knew I was homosexual. My childhood was wrought with memories of bullying, self-doubt and insecurities, most of which were due to other people’s comments about my effeminate voice, body language, dressing sense and taste in music. I felt alone because I…

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…
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