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Fantasy and Sexuality

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The Editorial: Fantasy and Sexuality

Fantasy is make-believe. We make something up and then we believe it in order to make it exist. However, in some contexts, the make-believe is relegated to the realm of mere 'play’ (as opposed to the ‘real’), but there’s no denying that make-believing is a crux of human civilisation – children naturally play make-believe games that steer them in their growth, adults use the hypothetical in their thought to make everyday decisions, and both children and adults rely on fantastical stories and myths to construct a common meaning that contributes to creating the world as we know it.
Illustration of a woman with boy-cut hair sitting on a motorcycle. She is wearing tee shirt and jeans.

ड्रैग और क्रॉस ड्रेसिंग के कई रंग

निरंतर से ऐनी और नीलिमा द्वारा यह बात लगभग दो हफ्ते पहले गाँव पठा, ललितपुर जिला, महरौनी ब्लॉक के सूचना केंद्र की है। निरंतर में काम कर रही नीलिमा वहाँ सहजनी शिक्षा केंद्र[1] टीम के साथ असाक्षर और नव-साक्षर औरतों के साथ भाषा के बारे में सत्र कर रहीं थी। “सत्र के दौरान दो औरतों की सास…
Still from a title song of Hindi film 'Satyam shivam sundaram'. A woman wearing light yellow-coloured saree with no blouse is clutching her dupatta that is covering her head. She is singing a song at night under a tree with small purple flowers.

Reel Review: Desire and Conciliation in Raj Kapoor’s Satyam Shivam Sundaram

Satyam Shivam Sundaram (Truth, God, Beauty) is the story of Rupa (Zeenat Aman), an archetypical abhagan (wretched girl), whose misery begins at her birth when her mother dies. She is immediately declared an accursed child and is shunned by others. Later, a freak accident results in scalding oil splashing across one side of her face, leaving her permanently scarred. Nevertheless, she goes about her daily life – alone, yet content.
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The Curious Case of Eudaimonia: A Conte de Fée for Finding Your Way

Eudaimonia, ever the kind soul, made every effort to befriend her cousins who initially treated her as a pest. Maybe it was out of spite for the love Eudaimonia received from the elders in the house and that too which she often left in her wake, but before long her cousins turned their attention to her in ways so cruel, the light in Eudaimonia’s eyes began to wane and it would be a very long time before it shone through them again.
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बीडीएसएम, यौन सम्बन्ध, फैन्टसी, पोर्न, और यथार्थ

मैं एक लेखिका हूँ । बीडीएसएम (BDSM) के बारे में लिखती हूँ । एक दशक से ज़्यादा हो गया मुझे  इस जीवन शैली को जीते हुए। मैं विवाहित नहीं हूँ और भारत में रहती हूँ । मैं जानती हूँ कि आपके दिमाग में क्या तस्वीर बन रही है। छरहरी काया, सुतवाँ जिस्म, तने हुए स्तन,…
A black man taking off the heels of a woman as she lies on bed on her stomach, wearing red lingeri. He is wearing beige-coloured pants, and is nude above the waist.

Women’s Sexual Fantasies – the Latest Scientific Research

Dr Raj Persaud Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Jenny Bivona Clinical psychologist A team of psychologists led by a woman has uncovered some surprising findings on one of the most secret aspects of female sexual fantasy. While almost everyone has sexual fantasies, previous research into the subject has found between 31 and 62% of women have rape fantasies.…
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कल्पनाएँ – हमारा आनंद, हमारा मामला, हमारा अधिकार

जो वर्जित है उससे मन ही मन सोचकर ख़ुशी पाने के अलावा, यौन कल्पनाएँ हमें सुरक्षित रूप से खोज करने का और बिना किसी प्रतिबद्धता के, बिना किसी परिणाम की चिंता के, विभिन्न तरीकों से रहने और उनका आनंद लेने का मौका देती हैं। यह कुछ-कुछ ऐसा है जैसे हम बिना खाना बनाने की झंझट के, या बर्तन साफ़ करने या अपच और वज़न बढ़ने की चिंता के भी अपने मन की चीज़ खाने का मज़ा ले सकते है।