A digital magazine on sexuality, based in the Global South: We are working towards cultivating safe, inclusive, and self-affirming spaces in which all individuals can express themselves without fear, judgement or shame

Let’s Talk Sexuality

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Why Is Menstruation A Woman’s ‘Worst Kept Secret’?

This post is part of TARSHI's #TalkSexuality campaign on Comprehensive Sexuality Education in collaboration with Youth Ki Awaaz. The author chose to remain anonymous. Menstruation was a very confusing experience for me when I was growing up. The reason I term it ‘confusing’ is because just after my menarche, my mother had an open discussion with me about it. She sat…

DIASPORIC VALUES // Part I

Different cultures have different codes of sexual expression and permissiveness. What happens to desis born into Indian families living in a more sexually liberal country? In the first of two segments, we feature a video by Indian-origin YouTube star Superwoman (known to her parents as Lily Singh) from Canada, doing what she arguably does best…
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Brushstrokes: Sexuality Fundas

How many of us know not to use regular soap to wash our genitals? How many know that the clitoris is the only organ to function solely for sexual pleasure in the human body? How many know that sexual abuse also happens in ‘good’ homes? And that rape is not ‘a crime of passion’? The…
Coloured condoms.

‘Do Condoms Reduce Pleasure?’: Watch What These Young People Have To Say About Sex-Ed And More

This post is part of TARSHI's #TalkSexuality campaign on Comprehensive Sexuality Education in collaboration with Youth Ki Awaaz.  In 2009, a volunteer with TARSHI walked around Delhi University asking students what their thoughts were on ‘sex-ed’. They spoke about where they learnt about sexuality from, and some common myths and misconceptions around sex and sexuality. Do condoms reduce pleasure? Does…
Youngsters wearing red shirts with "Enough is enough" written in black march on a road, carrying placards reading "Child sexual abuse - what are you doing about it?"; "The most public secret needs to be told"; and "it takes a community to protect a child."

INTERVIEW: SEXUALITY AND ADOLESCENTS

Our interview section this month features excerpts from three of our past interviews on issues in dealing with adolescent sexuality: I. Vidya Reddy is one of the co-founders of TULIR - Centre for Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse. She talks here about what sexual consent means among older teens. She was interviewed in January…
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एक परिवार में सालों तक चलता यौन शोषण, सामूहिक असहजता, और एक अंत: यही है मेरी कहानी

यह लेख तारशी के #TalkSexuality अभियान का हिस्सा है पिछले साल अगस्त में मेरे दादाजी का निधन हो गया। इस संभावित परिणाम के आखिरकार वास्तविकता में बदलने पर अचंभित सी हो गई थी मैं; एक अंत, जिसका इंतज़ार मेरे परिवार का हर एक सदस्य कर रहा था। नवम्बर २०१३ में, आखिरकार मैं दिल्ली पुलिस को…
The White House lit up in rainbow colours.

Love, Marriage, and the Neoliberal World Order

On June 27, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States of America held, “The Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.”[1] Writing on behalf…
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