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Cover Image The AOI Orgasm Anxiety Survey What do people really feel about their sex lives? We asked. They told us. Cover Image Teachers Tell Us Why They Need Sex-Ed In Schools! AOI x The Gender Lab 35 teachers share their stories, needs and demands for Sex-Ed in schools! Cover Image Love Paranoia After every rejection I ask, is it my disability? Cover Image How We Found Comprehensive Sex-Ed Goals in the AOI Blue Film Contest! Condoms se Consent tak, everything a Blue Film Script can reveal! 16, Mar 2022 Cover Image Fantasy, Feminism, Erotics, Politics: An Interview with Jaya Sharma Jaya Sharma tells us about BDSM, fantasy and reality ka khel! 19, Feb 2022 Cover Image Without Fantasy There is No Liberty! Bole Toh? An AOI Chhotu Essay Can fantasy allow us to rethink reality? 05, Feb 2022 Cover Image Iss Fantasy Ko Main Kya Naam Du? A Chart of Spicy Fantasies So are you into Daydreaming or Dendrophilia? 03, Feb 2022 Cover Image What Is Sexual Confidence Anyway? 20 People Tell Us Beyond the stereotypes of wham, bam, thank you ma'am, what does it really mean? 15, Jan 2022 Cover Image SLUT METRO : The Many Journeys to Sexual Confidence! 18, Jan 2022 Cover Image The AOI Pleasure Alphabet Not just one but three pleasures per letter! 21, Dec 2021 Cover Image Stories From A Survey: Chintu's Story 01, Nov 2021 Cover Image How Do Vulnerabilities Play Out in Sex? Why do we make sexual choices that make us vulnerable? Can one #VulnerABILITY lead to another? 12, Jul 2021 Cover Image 7 Kinds of Vulnerability We Glimpse in Films From Deewar, to Frances Ha - what vulnerabilities do films bring out? 09, Jul 2021 Cover Image Why We Need Comprehensive Sexuality Education Why CSE helps dismantle the sexual vulnerability time-bomb! 03, Jul 2021 Cover Image PROSTATE AND PATRIARCHY Why does prostate pleasure scare conventional masculinity? 06, Dec 2020 Cover Image Why Does Guilt Follow Pleasure - An Investigative Documentary About Me Moving from guilt to satisfaction in sex! 09, Nov 2020 Cover Image READING MINDS - 8 Indian Books About Experiencing Mental Illness Books to help understand mental and emotional turmoil 22, Oct 2020 Cover Image My Journey From Trauma To Touch - A Poem Can trauma soften when we confront it? 09, Oct 2020 Cover Image Teens Write #NotesToMyGenitals If Teens could write letters to their private parts, what would they say? 25, Sep 2020 Cover Image Sex Sure Doesn't Need #PeriodLeaves What's so special about the flow period sex can take? 18, Sep 2020 Cover Image Looking For Privacy In Laws A list of laws which play a part in governing private lives 15, Sep 2020 Cover Image Being A Sub Made Me Bloom And Widened My Perspective What sharing intimacy with strangers online may reveal about your kinky self. 09, Sep 2020 Cover Image My First Schoolgirl Crush There’s a magical quality to falling in love for the first time – it's dreamlike; pixie dust in the air. 27, Aug 2020 Cover Image OBGYNji Is Here To Bust Common Myths About Abortion 21, Apr 2022 Cover Image I Saw My Child Masturbating! What Should I Do? Tips to talk masturbation with kids stigma-free! 16, Dec 2020 Cover Image Memories of Touch- Poem In A Pandemic In the protected rooms where people are intubated there are no last hugs and the only thing to touch may be the glass of the window through which you can look at them  27, Jul 2020 Cover Image Small Doubts: If My Partner Gives Me A Below Job, Am I Also Supposed To Give Him A Below Job In Return? 28, Apr 2020 Cover Image Love Stole My Heart, Caste Broke It If caste were not a factor, I would have been married to my first boyfriend because there was no other issue. 17, Apr 2020 Cover Image I Have a Disability. Why Does Everyone Keep Saying That Love is Not For Me? It took me way too long to realise that I, too, was allowed to love. That I, too, was worthy of it. 23, Mar 2020 Cover Image Stuff People Said They Miss In Porn! What people wish porn also included. 31, Jan 2020 Cover Image Is ‘Good Touch’ and ‘Bad Touch’ an Unhelpful Shortcut to Teaching Kids about Consent? Is focusing all our energy only on preventing abuse, instead of building autonomy, missing the woods for the trees? 08, Oct 2019 Cover Image The Shame Around My Friend's Abortion Scarred Us All - A Comic A comic about Akhil's memory of a school friend who needed help. 05, Oct 2019 Cover Image What Emraan Hashmi Couldn’t Teach Me About Dhichak Dhichak I thought sex meant lying next to someone under a blanket and smooching. I was so, so wrong 19, Aug 2019 Cover Image 100 Things in My Body What else do we have in this world apart from our bodies? 25, Jul 2019 Cover Image Small Doubts: How Do I Respond to Unsolicited Advice About My Weight? Our #SexEtt column, this time about annoying nuskas. 23, Jul 2019 Cover Image Hair, There and Everywhere: The AOI Body Hair Survey What we learned from 665 people's answers about body hair 09, Jul 2019 Cover Image Amma, I Wonder If You Had Orgasms I have always wanted to ask you this. Can you tell me about your orgasms? 12, May 2019 Cover Image How Do Women's Bodies Change With Age? We rarely talk about it, so we’re often clueless about what to expect. 20, Mar 2019 Cover Image They Get an Angina When They See a Vagina My Facebook is a nation, That needs sex education 06, Mar 2019 Cover Image To be Truly Sex Positive, I Think We Need to Step Back From Sex Between being strictly platonic and having sex is a sea of sensuality. Are we ready to see that yet? 27, Feb 2019 Cover Image When it Comes to Sex-Ed, What Do Young People Want to Talk About? At a workshop for adolescents, we saw young people work through their fears and apprehensions to speak about their crushes. 29, Jan 2019 Cover Image Small Doubts With some Ishqiaon-Dishqiaon answers. 24, Jan 2019 Cover Image Want to Talk to Your Kid about Sex and Wondering Where to Start? These Videos Will Help 18, Jan 2019 Cover Image Things Young Men Say to Me During Sex-Ed Workshops From ‘What is a clitoris?’ to sharing stories of heartbreak, a sexuality educator tells us some of the burning issues on men’s minds 15, Jan 2019 Cover Image Wondering Why People are Protesting the Anti-Trafficking Bill? Here’s a Quick Guide In past days you would have seen that people are protesting the Anti-Trafficking Bill alongside the Trans Rights Bill. The two Bills are flawed on their own. But they are also connected in some ways. 29, Dec 2018 Cover Image Not Sure Why People Are Protesting the Trans Bill? Here's A Quick Guide Many amendments have been made to the Bill since it was drafted, but activists say it is still discriminatory, mainly for the following reasons. 26, Dec 2018 Cover Image We Asked: Has #MeToo Changed Anything for You? Here’s What You Told Us 29, Nov 2018 Cover Image Are You a Man? Has #MeToo Changed Anything for You? If you identify as a man, this is for you. 01, Nov 2018 Cover Image What I Learned from Reading Erotica at Twelve Is erotica a good intro into the world of sex? 09, Oct 2018 Cover Image Who can tell you how to please a woman better than a woman? More women should be writing about sex 21, Sep 2018 Cover Image Have You Watched This Sweet Film About Anshuman Travelling on the Metro? The film is a lovely portrait of it sparkling protagonist finding his way in the world 14, Sep 2018 Cover Image 'Aap Karthe Mere Saath Sex?' The day my research interview with a Hyderabad auto driver went off script to include sex, desire and consent 09, Aug 2018 Cover Image How to Love Yourself When You Are Asked Not To: A Conversation With Supriya Joshi Highlights from the June AOI Conversation with Supriya Joshi 18, Jun 2018 Cover Image Why My Photo for My Lover Ruffled So Many Feathers I had taken the photo years ago on my phone and sent it to my boyfriend, but it had stayed with me in my head. 11, Jun 2018 Cover Image Isn't A Whatsapp Love Story A Real Love Story? Could you fall crazily in love with someone you've never met IRL? 12, Jun 2018 Cover Image Why Write About Love: A Conversation With Annie Zaidi What goes into a love story? Why is it important to write about love? Can writing about love be an act of dissent? 31, May 2018 Cover Image Sex Actually: Memories of Mid-Afternoon Sex, and Losing Friends 11, Oct 2018 Cover Image Sex Actually: Ecstasy, Anxiety and the Fear of Being Judged Sex, as it actually is. 08, May 2018 Cover Image Different Personas In Bed Perhaps we adopt sexual personas to make ourselves feel more confident, or to make our lovers feel more confident. Some people adopt different personas as a temporary holiday from their real lives. 11, Sep 2018 Cover Image Sex Actually: Of Broken Vaginas and Negotiating Consent New stories of women's unforgettable sexual encounters. 19, Apr 2018 Cover Image I Stopped a Man From Harassing a Young Boy on a Bus, Because it's Happened to Me Too Think about all the hotel rooms, offices, malls, streets, building blocks and so many other places all over the world where similar things might be happening at this very moment. 03, Apr 2018 Cover Image What Is It Like To Have Sex and Love With Both Men and Women Sex with men and with women is actually very different but it’s difficult to articulate the difference in sensation. 22, Mar 2018 Cover Image Is It Better To Have Loved and Lost Than Never To Have Loved At All? While we sometimes have the pleasure and good luck of finding a “Truly, madly, deeply” wala love, we may not always find the “Forever and always” kind. 04, Feb 2018 Cover Image Sex Actually 2.0 : Stories of women's sexual experiences and thoughts... continued. 31, Jan 2018 Cover Image Sex Actually: The Sexual Encounter Women Say They Can't Forget Women make sense of their diverse sexual experiences. 26, Jan 2018 Cover Image The Agents of Ishq Winter Reading List: Books to Help You Do It Better Here’s a list of tried and tested books that will tell you how to get better at sex. Some old, some new, some serious and some hilarious but all will comfort you with their practical advice. 1) It's Normal by Mahinder Watsa (2015, English) 18, Dec 2017 Cover Image People Call Me 'Pervert' Because I Like Sex They can laugh and shame me all they want, but it's through sexual relationships that I learned how to build trust, seek consent, and stop judging 17, Jan 2018 Cover Image Curious Cat or Sleeping Dragon: What's your position on positions? Is the definition of good sex many-positions wala sex? 22, Dec 2017 Cover Image Meri “Baingan” Wali Story My bainganwali story took place in Delhi, declared one of the unsafest cities in general, but for women in particular. 15, Dec 2017 Cover Image Belly Laughter Goddesses with bellies full of love and laughter! 06, Dec 2017 Cover Image #MardonWaliBaatein: A Twitter Conversation About Men and Sexual Emotions Twitter chat with Manak Matiyani and Devanik Saha storified 19, Nov 2017 Cover Image What Men Talk About When They Talk About Sex As boys grow up and start having their first experiences, the conversation is similar to sharing newfound facts about sex in childhood: “You won’t believe what I did!” “how did it feel?” “this is how it is.” 17, Nov 2017 Cover Image What Being a Sexologist Taught Me About People Stigma has been my prime nemesis. 15, Nov 2017 Cover Image Mard, Mann Aur Jealousy: 5 Men Talk about Dealing With Unusual Jealousies Unusual jealousies men experience and how it affects the way they look at themselves as sexual beings. 16, Nov 2017 Cover Image THINGS PEOPLE TOLD US ABOUT THEIR FIRST TIME 15, Sep 2016 Cover Image PARENTS TUMKO SEX-ED PE BHAROSA NAHI KYA? THEN THESE THREE VIDEOS WILL GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE 06, Sep 2017 Cover Image Mission Orgasm: Exploring the Galaxies Of Pleasure! 10, Aug 2017 Cover Image How I Helped My Mother Watch Porn and Other Stories Can a young woman learn to accept her mother too is a sexual being? 28, Aug 2017 Cover Image Diary of An Indian Sex Educator It was a co-ed school. But the boys were not going to learn about the body. 31, Jul 2017 Cover Image Why I'll Never Stop Masturbating I accidentally discovered orgasms at 14, and began a thrilling solo trip 19, Sep 2017 Cover Image When Pets Walk In On Sex Let’s face it, pets do become like family for most people. While we may all have worked out ways of getting away from our families in the pursuit of ishq, animal children have a sneaky way of sticking around and refusing to be shooed out of the room. 07, Sep 2017 Cover Image Making Sense of An Ending 27, Jul 2017 Cover Image For 25 Years I've Stayed Faithful To A Husband Who Refused Me Sex Do I need sex? Well not really but I’d definitely like some. 17, Jul 2017 Cover Image How To Have THAT Awkward Conversation 28, Jun 2017 Cover Image ARE YOU AN ANIMAL IN BED? OKAY - WHICH ONE? Elephants have penises that are almost as big and strong as a fifth leg. 01, Jun 2017 Cover Image How To Fully Taste The Compelling Joys Of Cuddling While for some, cuddling might be in the same category of pleasure as panipuri and sex, for me it belongs in a fuzzier category. For starters, sexual desire needn't enter into it at all. Or it might, but it is really not a prerequisite. 23, Jun 2017 Cover Image How To Get Naked In Front Of Another Person And Be Cool With It We feel suspense, anxiety, uncertainty, excitement and maybe even a little fear about what getting naked will mean. Should we? Shouldn’t we? 02, Jun 2017 Cover Image Things You Should Know About Anal Sex Yes, most people are curious about anal sex ki baatein. But not every woman, gay or straight, is comfortable with having a penis or a dildo in their anus. Not all men, gay or straight, are instantly (or ever) comfortable with having either a penis or a strap-on in their anus either 27, Jun 2017 Cover Image Watch Me As I Fall In Love: 5 Trans Persons Talk About Dating Love is supposed to be the simplest thing, but it isn’t. 17, May 2017 Cover Image HOW NORMAL IS YOUR SEX DRIVE? (PROBABLY VERY NORMAL) 16, May 2017 Cover Image WHAT 100 WOMEN TOLD US ABOUT MASTURBATION The truth about female masturbation and it's varied forms and experiences: As told by a hundred women 05, May 2017 Cover Image A Sexy, Sizzling Reading List to Help You Get Off Books to spice up your sexy time! 03, May 2019 Cover Image I TOOK A JOURNEY WITH SEX TOYS AND I SAW STARS At first it felt strange. But soon I realised the pleasure was quite unlike what I had felt before – and using it was rather easy. 29, Mar 2017 Cover Image WHY I DECIDED TO PAINT SEXY PICTURES OF MALE MOVIE STARS 24, Mar 2017 Cover Image MY 1.2 FOOT VAGINA 21, Mar 2017 Cover Image Dear MTV, Please Excuse But Orgasms DO Have A Gender 10, Mar 2017 Cover Image GYAAN FROM YOUR GYNAE 02, Jan 2017 Cover Image Artist Tarini Sethi: "Everyone is the same, we all have imperfections" Everyone is awkward about themselves in some way or another. It’s okay to hate parts of your body, but these parts are what define you and one has to learn to love them instead of hide them. 18, Dec 2016 Cover Image Don't Miss These Nine Stories About Young Girls' Periods! What if we could move on to talking about periods as just another part of our lives? 03, Oct 2016 Cover Image RECLAIM MENSTRUATION! SAY BOO TO TABOO! 28, Sep 2016 Cover Image Grim Hairy Tales: A Depilator’s Diary - Plain Text 14, Sep 2016 Cover Image WHICH WAY DO WE SLICE IT? A poem by Jaya Sharma 13, Sep 2016 Cover Image MARDON WALI BAATEIN: Things Boys Told Us About Their Feelings We tried to unpack what the young men felt about love, sex, relationships, society and a man's place vis-a-vis these things. 21, Sep 2016 Cover Image NOT A HAIR IN PLACE: SEX, WAXING AND THE BODY IN MY MIND Body hair and sex - that complicated relationship! 06, Sep 2016 Cover Image ISHQ VISHQ SEX VEX EXPLORING TOUCH TO EXPLOSIVE TOUCH Let Manu take you on his journey of touch from naive bodily explorations with his male friends to the electric, experiences with the opposite sex, and along the way understandings about consent, mutuality and the simple pleasures of pleasure! 02, Sep 2016 Cover Image HOW WAS THE SEX-ED FOR YOU? 22, Aug 2016 Cover Image Birds Do It. Bees Do It. 19, Aug 2016 Cover Image WHAT INDIAN MEN FEEL ABOUT THEIR PENIS: RESULTS OF THE GREAT INDIAN PENIS SURVEY Cover Image Opening Up About Your Sexual Self GIFS that express the pain of hiding your sexual self 01, Aug 2016 Cover Image You, Me (Aur STD) A pertinent but unexpected question asked on a random dating app led Luna to get tested for STDs. Just using condoms is not enough! Cover Image KINKY IS QUEER A poem on finding freedom in the Kinky and the Queer! Cover Image The First Indian Penis Survey Are you In a Complicated Relationship with your Penis? Fill out our completely anonymous Penis Survey to help us understand what people are feeling towards their penis! 27, Apr 2016 Cover Image Amma, It's Time We Had THE TALK Discuss sex with your parents? Tell them that you are sexually active? Nope, not happening. But Srinidhi managed to do so. Read to find out how THE TALK took place between Srinidhi and her mother!