A digital magazine on sexuality 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

desires

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Communication: A Path to Vulnerability

We must all care for ourselves and be discerning about when and where and with whom we show our cards…but those who can hold our emotional and sexual vulnerability are out there, and we can find them and be all of who we are.
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 Age no bar

While the idea of older adults and sex is a taboo in itself, the idea of older adults exploring their sexuality, by engaging in same-sex relationships, or by experimenting with the way the look, or by becoming more sexually active, causes even greater discomfort.
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A class on porn, anyone?

It’s technology that has allowed me, amidst the lockdown, to connect with so many people and I dare say, sext and share photos. It’s technology that has allowed me and many others access to things like porn, fetish websites, and to buy sex toys and so much more without leaving our beds!
Still from an Hindi film "Margarita with a Straw". A young woman with oily hair is laughing. An older woman wearing a blue nightgown is massaging her hair.

FILMS OF DESIRE/BODIES OF DESIRE

The Church says: the body is a sin Science says: the body is a machine Advertising says: the body is a business The Body says: I am a fiesta – Eduardo Galeano in Walking Words Bodies are central to human beings. And the way we experience our bodies is closely linked to how we experience desire. The desiring…
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Veiled Desires

I still remember my early childhood days when we used to get lessons on caste in our day-to-day lives. Coming from an upper caste family in rural Bihar, my siblings and I learned early on the privileges that come with being upper caste. Many elders in my family would often discriminate against others who were…
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