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

Safety and Sexuality

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Editorial: Safety and Sexuality

Safety and Sexuality… in these uncertain times of COVID-19 when most of the world is in some form or other of quarantine, safety has taken on a new meaning all together. People are encouraged to stay home, not step out unless absolutely necessary, practice social distancing, and so on. Is home the safest place to be? What about if home and family are where one feels least safe?

सुरक्षित सेक्स तक पहुँच – अपनी यौनिता को जानने और सुरक्षित रूप में इसका आनंद उठाने का क्या अर्थ है?

सुरक्षित सेक्स पर लिखी और बताई जाने वाली बातें अक्सर मेडिकल या चिकित्सीय शब्दावली में लिखी गयी होती हैं – यौन जनित संक्रमण और अनचाहे गर्भ से सुरक्षा पा लेना ही मानो सेक्स को सुरक्षित बनाता है। लेकिन जब हम यौन सुख या सेक्स का आनंद लेते हैं तो क्या बस ये ही जोखिम होते…
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There’s Something Queer About Tumblr

LGBTIQA+ young people should feel safe and empowered in everyday physical spaces, and many do – often with support from a wider community of peers who share similar experiences. But until the world becomes more friendly for queer and gender diverse people, we expect they’ll continue to find safety, community, identity, and friendship on Tumblr.
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Safe Sex In The Time of Abundance

I want it, I got it. Right? Except, what I often get is some approximation of erotic pleasure, which has more to do with my own conditioning about what good sex looks like, and little to do with my body’s erotic mechanisms. This very peculiar condition is often lumped under ‘sexual frustration’, when it should really be addressed under safety.

Gerald’s Game – A Story Of Resilience In The Face Of Metaphorical And Emotional Bondage

This movie had instantly called out to me because the book had made a huge impression many years ago when I was going through a Stephen King phase and consuming as many of his novels as I could. It is a story of resilience where a woman had to rescue herself from a dangerous situation of metaphorical and emotional bondage as well as the physical and sexual kind.

Interview: Shruti Arora

Shruti Arora is a feminist trainer and researcher in the field of Gender and Sexuality. In this interview, she shares her insights on collective practices of building safe and sexuality-affirming spaces for young people, in friendships and community, digital and healthcare settings.