A Healthy & Unhealthy Relationship- What is The Difference?

Instead of jumping into a marriage, a lot of people now choose to be in a relationship for a while before making any life decisions. But it is still  hard to talk openly about relationships. Most of us get our knowledge about love and relationships from books, movies or TV shows. Very often, these depictions […]

All About Abortions in India

Most sexually active people can agree that sex is fun, and makes life and love better. But unfortunately, the good things in life do come with some risks. And in the case of sexual intercourse, an unwanted pregnancy is one of the biggest risks. There are lots of myths and misconceptions in India about abortion. […]

Take a 90 Day Probation Period to Date

My friend Ann recently shared in a closed group that she has grown selective about letting a man access her body. Ann was not always like that, free-spirited and wild are some of the adjectives that suit her perfectly. At point in her life she had multiple sexual partners and confided to me that she […]

So You Want To Take Texting to The Next Level?

Anisha (name changed) lives in Nagpur, while her boyfriend has been living in Mumbai for the last few years. Apart from occasional visits, the two rarely get to see or touch each other in person. ‘It is difficult, we’ve been doing long-distance for four years. Sometimes I miss him a lot, I miss even simple […]

Femininity and Body Image

Sriya was 16 when she had her first boyfriend. She met him at a boarding school in Mysore, in the 11th grade. Relationships were not allowed in their school, but they managed to meet secretly. “At first everything was fine, he was sweet to me. But slowly he started doing things to make me feel […]

Masculinity and Body Image

The term ‘body image’ refers to how you perceive your own body. Poor body image happens when we find flaws in our appearance due to social pressure, and start to feel insecure. Some symptoms of poor body image include- frequently comparing your body to that of others, feeling ashamed of your body, finding it difficult […]

What We Teach Boys About Love & Sex

Kiran (name changed) grew up with a lot of curiosity about love, relationships and sex. “I experienced attraction very young, maybe third or fourth grade. It was often very strong, and I wanted to understand what I was feeling.” The only time he caught a glimpse of these things was in Bollywood movies. But living […]

Rejection is okay. Sexual entitlement isn’t.

On most nights, I like to listen to music and walk around my building for some movement and exercise. I usually go a little late into the night, when it is quiet and peaceful and everything is dark. I enjoy the solitude of the night. How the night is uninterrupted by anything. Anything, except well… […]

A limited introduction to the world of Fetishes, and what you may misunderstand.

There’s something about the word itself that makes us recoil- fetish. In our society, it’s difficult as is to talk about sex openly. If at all we must discuss our proclivities, they have to fall in line with the mainstream narrative of sex, which is to say, a heterosexual, penetrative, and otherwise unremarkable type of […]