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Cover Image The Women Who Bathed Together Arya for the first time has seen her aunt's breasts and wished to never have boobs. Read Arya's essay about bodies and bathing! 28, Nov 2022 Cover Image To End Violence Against Women, We Need To Talk About Pleasure! #16DaysOfActivism Why #PleasurePolitics is necessary to take the conversation on gender-based violence forward! Cover Image LGBTQyun Nahin! Cover Image What's A Sexual Fantasy You Are Afraid of Being Judged For? Cover Image Around The World In Intimate Ways Cover Image Rukhmabai Vs Dadaji Case Cover Image Blue Balls aka The Dis-Cum-Fort of No Cumming! Cover Image The QKNIT's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Happy Birthday to Mirza Ghalib, Woh Shayar Badnaam Cover Image Sexy Saturday Songs : Nightie Night Baby Cover Image Sisters Are Doing It To Themselves Cover Image Ae Mohabbat: Love and Loss with Begum Akhtar Cover Image Songs That Say I've Fallen In Love: Sexy Saturdays Cover Image Songs That Switched On Our Libido Lightbulbs: Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image The YP Foundation's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Ulka Anjaria’s Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Harini Calamur's Sexy Saturday Songs – Longing for One-Ness Cover Image Sharmila Tagore Special Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Sharanya Manivannan’s Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Khabar Lahariya's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Anuradha SenGupta's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Sunny Deol Edition By Darshana Davé Cover Image Varun Grover’s Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Madhulika Liddle’s Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Sathya Saran's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Annie Zaidi’s Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Sexy Saturday Songs: Friendship Day Special Cover Image Dil Tutta Toh Naach Karo : Debasmita's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Meena Seshu's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Unexpectedly Lata Mangeshkar - Paromita Vohra's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Hodgepodge Songs You Can Dance And Cry To : Aliza’s Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Natasha Badhwar's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Nayan Matakka: The Eye Candy Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Thoda Theory Thoda Yyaar Mathangi Krishnamurthy's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Flashbacks Of A Fool: Vishishta Sam’s Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Rasika Dugal's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Pooja Dhingra's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Radhika Vaz's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Ruth Vanita's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Merry XXX Mas Sexy Saturday Songs curated by Agents of Ishq Cover Image Pill Da Maamla Hai! Starring OBGYNji Birth control pills, i-pill and abortion pills - difference kya hai? Cover Image Asexuality Ki ABC - An AOI Primer Can asexuality transform how we see pleasure itself? Cover Image Asexuality And Shah Rukh Khan: Ek Prem Kahaani But the older Abhramika grew, the more she realised that her idea of romance was probably not the same as that of others around her. Cover Image Sexy Saturday Songs by Agents of Ishq Cover Image Ain't No Cure Love Tribute to Leonard Cohen - Crowdsourced Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Sexy Saturday Songs by Rohini Ramnathan Cover Image Sexy Saturday Songs by Ameen Sayani Cover Image Sexy Saturday Songs by Richa Kaul Padte Cover Image Sushant Divgikar's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Sreemoyee Piu Kundu's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image K se Kabaret Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Bishakha Dutta's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Renuka Shahane's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Dharmendra Made Me Gay - Vivek Anand's Sexy Saturday Songs My 5 fav Sexy Saturday Songs from the bold 1970’s! Cover Image Shikha Biswas's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Saba Dewan's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Bhushan & Savitri's Sexy Saturday Lavani's Cover Image Anu Singh Choudhary's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Niranjan Iyengar's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image Aditi Mittal's Sexy Saturday Songs Cover Image JOBS AT AOI Cover Image The AOI Orgasm Anxiety Survey What do people really feel about their sex lives? We asked. They told us. Cover Image Stars In My Eyes ft. Meena Kumari 6 people tell us why the Tragedy Queen mattered to them on her birthday! 01, Jul 2022 Cover Image What Are We Really Asking For When We Say We Want To Be Touched? An Interview with Ratnaboli Ray Psychologist and mental health activist Ratnaboli Ray discusses skin hunger, touch and mental health. Cover Image Sexy Saturday Songs: Suriya Special Happy Birthday to the poster boy of romance in Tamil cinema! 23, Jul 2022 Cover Image Forbidden Cookies Taste Sweet - Falling In Love With My Older Married Aunt It didn't bother me that she was married because I just wanted to be with her for whatever time I could. 07, Jun 2022 Cover Image Healing, Not The Law, Gave Me My Justice - This is My Survivor Story M tells us a complex story about violence, justice and ideal victims! 28, Jun 2022 Cover Image I Like To Bend It Bend It! Rule Bendy Asanas for Rule-Bendy Feelings Cover Image My Clients Celebrate Relationships With Me That They Can’t Even Mention Outside The Therapy Room: A Therapist’s Diary A therapist wonders if we can relook how we approach 'problematic' relationships 14, Jul 2022 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 THE AOI MALE GENITAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ How much do you know about male genital organs? Cover Image Things to Know About: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Cover Image If it’s May 17th, it Must Be International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia! Cover Image Dilbar Contraception: Find Your Perfect Contraceptive Match! Cover Image Bura Na Maano Holi Hai! Erotic poetry is in Order! Cover Image The Body Of Law: Age+Consent Cover Image Old Wives' Tales About Masturbation You know all those myths you’ve heard about masturbation? They are MYTHS. Cover Image Etiquette In Love And Sex – HappyHo Cover Image The Body is a Wonderland- By Pooja Pillai, Indian Express Cover Image Kabhi haan, kabhi Na- By Benita Fernando, Mid-day Cover Image Agents of Ishq, a Community that Encourages Open and Positive Conversations about Love and Sex – By Roshni Jacob, Little Black Book (LBB) Bangalore Cover Image Inside The New Website Revolutionizing Sex Talk In India Cover Image AGENTS OF ISHQ GIVES SEX ED A GOOD NAME by Sarita Santoshini, Bitch Media Cover Image Sex Ed in the News – By Steph Auteri, Sexually Smarter Cover Image 7 Online Love Gurus Who Talk Sense And Sensuality – By Avani Parekh, Sheroes Cover Image This Hindi Sex Education Video Is A Must-Watch For Parents And Teachers – By Piyasree Dasgupta, HuffPost India Cover Image The Great Indian Penis Survey: Know what guys think about their manhood – Deccan Chronicle Cover Image Indian men like to name their private part ‘SRK’, ‘Shakti Kapoor’. We don’t know whether to laugh or cry – Dailyo Cover Image Pammi Aunty’s commentary on homosexuality is both hilarious and meaningful – By Mini Dixit, IndiaToday Cover Image Say hello to Pammi Aunty: Ssumier Pasricha is the brain behind the viral internet sensation – By FP staff, Firstpost Cover Image From Sex Work Geographies to Intimate Cities: An Interview with Manjima Bhattacharjya Manjima tells us about the shifting landscape of sex work, and its history! Cover Image 2022: The AOI Masturbation Shayari Contest And You! This year's self-pleasure shayaris by our Agents! 25, May 2022 Cover Image Do You Dare Confess Your One Sided Love? He loves someone else, but he doesn't mind me loving him in this one-sided fashion. Cover Image Breaking My Heart And Finding Myself Imran on why queer break-ups are hard, but you can't lose yourself entirely in love. Cover Image Love Paranoia After every rejection I ask, is it my disability? Cover Image QUESTIONS. RUMINATION. CONVERSATION Or What is he doing right now? Cover Image Reckless In Love, Powerful In Sisterhood - Vijeta Kumar Interviews Asha Kowtal Asha was General Secretary of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (AIDMAM) for eleven years Cover Image Ageing Through A Queer Eye - What is Queer Gerontology? Can a queer lens change how we think about old age? 25, Mar 2022 Cover Image The Many Journeys of an Old-Fashioned Butch: An Interview With Dr. Shruti Chakravarty Dr. Shruti Chakravarty talks to us about queerness, gender, labels, community and love. 22, Mar 2022 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 Bad Habits, Good Women: My Conversations with Nuns Unmarried, celibate, religious – is every nun the same kind of woman? Nikhita finds out! Cover Image End of Period (Beginning of Another)- Stuff Menopause Does Menopause is more an easy sexist butt of jokes, than a phenomenon we take seriously. 23, Mar 2022 Cover Image Not Seeing You Later, Ovulator : What Happens To 'U' When The Uterus is Removed? Let's talk about the hysterectomy - what happens before, during and after! 15, Mar 2022 Cover Image “It’s simple, to live life emotions are very important so why should you suppress them?” Lesbian Love and Freedom Journeys with Maya Sharma An interview with Maya Sharma 13, Mar 2022 Cover Image This Month at AOI - Who Is A #GrownAssWoman? 04, Mar 2022 Cover Image Things Changing In My Body & I As We Grow Older (For the better, for the worse, for the sexier!) Cover Image The Woman In The Closet "I never considered my ajji was not always my ajji" Cover Image My Wobbly Bits: Making Friends with My New-Old Body In my 50's, I'm rearing a kid by myself and greeting new body parts ever so frequently. Cover Image The Night I Became Shah Rukh Based on a true fantasy Cover Image Mama Mia, Porn Porn! AOI Write Your Own Blue Film Contest Winners and More! The porn scripts of your dreams are all here! 23, Feb 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 The Case Of The Missing Butterflies In My Tummy I thought if I gave myself a push, I’d fall into the hormone pool everyone was swimming in. Cover Image Porn OK Please! A list of erotica, porn and sexual fun for all your senses A sexy list of #Porn4TheSenses! 15, 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 Con Se Confidence Tak: The AOI Guide to Sexual Confidence It's much than just being Lord Fuckalot, ok? 24, Jan 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 See-Saw Sexual Confidence Ka! What people said brought their sexual confidence up or down! 07, Jan 2022 Cover Image Bodies in Pain: Reclaim, not Shame Angel's journey of accepting that her period pain was real, not imaginary or inconsequential. 30, Apr 2022 Cover Image The AOI Pleasure Alphabet Not just one but three pleasures per letter! 21, Dec 2021 Cover Image Dilbadar: A Dating Manifesto Minus The Bad Advice Putting the pleasure back in online dating! 11, Dec 2021 Cover Image Ek Se Bhale Do - The Story Behind AOI’s Two Laadli Awards! The making of #AikaToTheBaika and #LesbianLetterExchange! 07, Dec 2021 Cover Image Where is my Education? A Transman’s Story The everyday struggles of a trans man attending university. Cover Image Fan : Why I Love Shah Rukh Khan If you love him, you love him the way he loves his heroines – unabashedly, inexplicably, and forever. Cover Image Stories From A Survey: Mohan's Story 01, Nov 2021 Cover Image Stories From A Survey: Manju's Story 01, Nov 2021 Cover Image Stories From A Survey: Chintu's Story 01, Nov 2021 Cover Image Stories From A Survey: Chandu's Story 01, Nov 2021 Cover Image Seen Zoned, IRL It turned ‘seen’ instantly, like never before. Bundles of crackers went off in my heart. 10, Nov 2021 Cover Image Kabhi Alvida Kehna! How I Said Ta-Ta Bye-Bye to Gender Norms and Became Beautiful It was not easy to dress like a girl outside; only in the secrecy of my room. 17, Sep 2021 Cover Image Discovering My Sexual Self Through Therapy Now that I have been living by myself, the quietness has given me time to take off these masks. 13, Oct 2021 Cover Image Friendship: The Movie featuring Uncertain Love Shocking - Queer people confused if their flirting is romantic or platonic! 17, Oct 2021 Cover Image My Body, My Confusion My idea of the feminine was intrinsic to the experience of heterosexuality. 20, Sep 2021 Cover Image "The Talk Of The Heart, It’s Not As Easy As It Looks" : Saleem Kidwai’s Friendship with Begum Akhtar An interview with the late Saleem Kidwai about his life and friendship with Begum. 12, Sep 2021 Cover Image The Misadventures of Cheeku Tarbooza In The Search of Friends Will this introvert find dosti in a big city finally? 21, Aug 2021 Cover Image Good Friends, Bad Boys And Friendship Betrayals Do you remember your first friendship break-up? Pranav does! Cover Image My Best Friend, My Wedding and Other Breakup Stories Can BFF's getting coupled up throw your dosti into crisis? 23, Aug 2021 Cover Image I Have Erotic Friendships And It's Not Complicated Aditya writes to reveal new definitions of friendship - and sex! 09, Aug 2021 Cover Image My Mother’s Lost Friendships How can marriage and family expectations slowly bleach friendship out of a woman's life? 15, Aug 2021 Cover Image You Are My Di! What keeps an intense friendship alive in a world that defines love & friendship separately? 04, Aug 2021 Cover Image The History of Friendship is A History of the World - Bole Toh? An AOI Chhotu Essay! 02, Aug 2021 Cover Image What Does Science Say About Friendship? 13, Aug 2021 Cover Image How Vulnerability Can Fill Our Lives with Love! #PyaariVulnerability 28, Jul 2021 Cover Image Can Your Vulnerability Make You Mean? Mine Did. What memories can a unexpected apology from a childhood bully bring up? 22, Jul 2021 Cover Image Whose is the Voice in our Head? The (Mis)adventures of Vulnerability and Vetaal A series of comics on what #VulnerABILITY says to us in our worst moments. 19, Jul 2021 Cover Image “Being well-adjusted to this world is no measure of being well”- Vulnerability, Strength and Mental Health A conversation with Sonal Giani! 26, Jul 2021 Cover Image I Will Not Write About The Boy I Like The world is imploding. I should not be writing about the boy I like, who recently told me he likes me too. 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 Six People on What They Learned About Vulnerability By Working At A Helpline What listening to people at their most vulnerable moment can teach us about resilience. 07, Jul 2021 Cover Image “Without Vulnerability There is No Revolution” – Bole Toh? The AOI Chhotu Essay! Is #VulnerABILITY just a personal maamla or something more? Cover Image Why We Need Comprehensive Sexuality Education Why CSE helps dismantle the sexual vulnerability time-bomb! 03, Jul 2021 Cover Image Small Doubts: Will It Be Awkward If I Don't Orgasm During A Hook-up? Do I Tell Him Beforehand? 30, Jun 2021 Cover Image 5 Laws and Policies That Were Meant To Help Adolescents - So Why Didn't They? Do these laws #Care for Indian adolescents? Or do they just seek to #Control? 24, Jun 2021 Cover Image Zara Sa Ghoom Loon Main! A Map of Words for Sauntering 19, Jun 2021 Cover Image Songs that Helped Me Be… A Black Sheep The Soundtrack of Shon Shon's Adolescence! 11, Jun 2021 Cover Image How Do You Solve a ‘Problem’ Like Adolescence? A Guide to Adolescent Mental Health! 08, Jun 2021 Cover Image Songs that Helped Me Be....Sentimental The Soundtrack of Prashant's Adolescence 19, Jun 2021 Cover Image Songs that Helped Me Be…Hopeful The soundtrack to Apurva Paithane's adolescence! 05, Jun 2021 Cover Image Songs that Helped Me Be… Angsty I was 16 in 2007 and I used to listen to my songs on my CD player. Cover Image This Was My Adolescence! 7 People Tell Us How Their Youth Shaped their Adult Lives 03, Jun 2021 Cover Image Oye Hormones! What Are You Doing to Me?! 11 Worries We’ve Had About Puberty 14, Jun 2021 Cover Image Who Is the Indian Adolescent? 02, Jun 2021 Cover Image Love Like Lilies We drank the same cup of tea, we are in the same cup of tea. 30, May 2021 Cover Image Is Your Orgasm Worrying You? An AOI Survey! Orgasms feel great, but don't come easily na? Tell us about it! 27, May 2021 Cover Image Oh Boy! That's a Sex Toy (For Penis Owners) Toys to please your P's - Penis and Prostate! 25, May 2021 Cover Image Orgasm ki Barakhadi: Because Pleasure is an Education Learn the ABCDs of an Orgasm, desi style! 10, May 2021 Cover Image “Rubbing, rubbing, nothing is happening!” What can a quest to find out about the mythical ‘orgasm’ look like? 05, May 2021 Cover Image WHAT’S THE CUM-FUSION?: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ORGASMS The hows, wheres, whats, whys and huhs of the Big O! 11, May 2021 Cover Image Of Desire, Sex and Size “Oh, are you wearing a sleeveless top? Have you looked at your size?” 17, Jun 2021 Cover Image Small Doubts: My Partner Often Has Bad Breath, Which Turns Me Off. How Do I Tell Them? There are solutions beyond handing someone chewing gum! 28, Apr 2021 Cover Image Of Simps, Sluts and Societal Pressure - My Time in a 'Boys Club' Nayana talks about conditioning, internalized misogyny and self-hate through her experiences in a “boys club” in school.   04, Jun 2021 Cover Image Love Was Not A Cure For My Masculine Anxieties “Pyaar ka sitam means love comes to us with great promise, to fill our lives, but the truth is it can only fill very little of us,” says Anand Yadav, battling with the pressure that the idea of ‘love’ brings with it. 21, May 2021 Cover Image “I want to buy jasmine to decorate Bhim’s turban” - Love, Songs and B.R. Ambedkar Three songs expressing love for Ambedkar! 14, Apr 2021 Cover Image 12 Common Questions About Sexually Transmitted Infections - Dr. Suchitra Dalvie To Our Rescue! Dr. Suchitra Dalvie answers some common questions pertaining to STI diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and perception. Psst…she also has a few mind-blowing facts about these much-feared infections! 07, Apr 2021 Cover Image What does it mean to be an Agent of Ishq? 03, Apr 2021 Cover Image Sun-Sani Sex-Ed Facts! Sensastional facts about pleasure, your body, sexual safety and more! 02, Apr 2021 Cover Image Small Doubts : Went On A Date, But Not Feeling It. Should I Ghost or Do I Say Something? To ghost or not to ghost? 30, Mar 2021 Cover Image Some of us need to be understood differently: Breaking Up and Mental Illness Rukmini writes about her relationship and break-up, and how as a person with mental-illness, she wishes it could have been done differently. 29, Jul 2021 Cover Image Ten Tashan-Filled Tales On Being Trans : AOI’s Reading List for Transgender Day of Visibility Ten books on being trans in India! 31, Mar 2021 Cover Image Uncle’s Fault : What I Understand Now About Grooming How do cultural norms rooted in respect for seniority enable grooming 16, Mar 2021 Cover Image What Does Queerness Care About Productivity? A Poem The mind was kept busy while the body craved attention. The more it craved, the more I got busy.  22, Mar 2021 Cover Image What Is Heteronormativity And How Does It Decide What's Normal? An Explainer A saral explainer of a complicated system! 07, Mar 2021 Cover Image Happy Ending - A Poem A poem about moving on from emotionally unavailable people 06, Mar 2021 Cover Image The Vicious Ability of Ableism: What do you do when you're explicitly told that you're unlovable, over and over again? 15, Jul 2021 Cover Image Platonic Pyaar in the Time of Corona 23, Mar 2021 Cover Image The Story of My “Diagnosis”: What if Nothing is Wrong With Me? How is absence of shaadi or coupledom an 'abnormality' for the society and for oneself? 09, Mar 2021 Cover Image If Love is A Rose, Mine is Rather Grotesque Once bitten, twice shy – Can one learn to trust again? 04, Jul 2021 Cover Image WHY MEN DON'T TALK ABOUT MASTURBATORS - AND OTHER QUESTIONS YOU NEVER THOUGHT TO ASK How restricting sex to peno-vaginal intercourse hinders possibilities of self-pleasure 04, Mar 2021 Cover Image Small Doubts: Didn't Match on Tinder, So DMed Her on Insta. Did I Do Something Wrong? 27, Feb 2021 Cover Image “Be like Belinda How a porn character can make one rethink sex 18, Feb 2021 Cover Image #BoreMatKarYaar- End of Search For Some AOI Merch 17, Feb 2021 Cover Image From Archies to Pink Chaddis: How V-Day Became a Desi Tyohar How did V-Day change India, or rather how did India change V-Day? 13, Feb 2021 Cover Image How to Muse a Man  Why are always men finding muse in women in books and films? 08, Feb 2021 Cover Image The Curious Case of Absent Serenading Heroines in My Life Where to find those Bollywood heroines who serenade the hero? 03, Feb 2021 Cover Image Small Doubts: How Do I Suggest Meeting Up To My Bumble Match Without Sounding Insensitive About COVID? Sexual Etiquette to responsible COVIDating 29, Jan 2021 Cover Image To Think Of All the Bisexual Love I’ve Missed! I’m 28 and I recently realized I’m bisexual. 22, Feb 2021 Cover Image How the Internet Changed the Way We Make Friends What does it mean to form bonds in the world of digital connections? 18, Jan 2021 Cover Image Ten Thundering Tips for Internet Ishq with Digital Security! Steps to retain your intimate and private internet-self 15, Jan 2021 Cover Image What Does A Dictionary Of Digital Dating Tell Us About Dating? Ease of access to hurtful behaviour- the many attitudes that digital dating reveal. 13, Jan 2021 Cover Image SAFE-TY NET: Tips For Parents to Provide Safe Internet Playtime For Their Kids How to play on the internet safely without spoiling its maza for your kids? 11, Jan 2021 Cover Image Looking For Love on a Dating App…And What It Taught Me How experiences of dishonesty sour dating in the digital world 07, Jan 2021 Cover Image Internet Sexplorer: How Digital Laws Impact Online Intimacy, Privacy and Discovery How long is the arm of the law with digital freedom and desire? 10, Jan 2021 Cover Image IT’S NOT ONLY WORDS! THE AOI SEXTING PRIMER The AOI Sexting Primer 04, Jan 2021 Cover Image Not-So-Textbook Techniques For Erogenous A-B-C-D Practical lessons to master the art of touching Erogenous Zones! 18, Dec 2020 Cover Image The One My Mother Warned Me About AKA Chais With Guys Can breaking rules make our own choices and chai sweeter? 15, Dec 2020 Cover Image From Spanking to Sehlana - 10 Types of Touch for your Erogenous Zones! 13, Dec 2020 Cover Image THAT’S EROGENOUS! THE AOI PRIMER TO THE BODY’S SEXY SPOTS! AOI's hot new guide on Erogenous Zones and where to find them! 03, Dec 2020 Cover Image Self-love, And Other Jarring Tasks I Am Forced To Perform During Lockdown What if lockdown loneliness found you new love? 09, Dec 2020 Cover Image PROSTATE AND PATRIARCHY Why does prostate pleasure scare conventional masculinity? 06, Dec 2020 Cover Image Small Doubts: Had A Hook-up. Should One Spend The Night? How to make post hookup scenarios bahana-free and relaxed! 30, Nov 2020 Cover Image Kahin pe Nishana, Kahin Pe Nigahein A party, flirtation, class, and a romantic twist. 29, Nov 2020 Cover Image Things You Wanted To Know About Polyamory, But Felt Too Cool To Ask! Polyamorous Pyaar ki Basic Jankaari! 23, Nov 2020 Cover Image I am Big and Beautiful A fat woman rises to own her sexuality, desire and desirability 21, Nov 2020 Cover Image THE OTHER F WORD - A Poem Running into woman-on-woman porn to rediscover sex 21, Dec 2020 Cover Image A Live-In In Lockdown What does lockdown mean for a couple living-in in a big city? 24, Nov 2020 Cover Image BOSOMS - A Poem A poem about a little girl's desire to have big breasts 15, Nov 2020 Cover Image A Prostitute and A Saviour: A Diary A trans-person's journey through sex-work and back 17, Nov 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 “If He Does 'This', Girl You Need To Let Go Of Him!” How the Discussion on 'Toxic' stuff can become toxic to live with 06, Nov 2020 Cover Image WHAT IS PRIVACY The AOI Guide To Privacy 02, Nov 2020 Cover Image How Masturbation Helped Me Cope With Heartbreak Masturbation and other remedies for rejection. 29, Oct 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 SIX SIMPLE SUGGESTIONS TO HELP PARENTS LOOK OUT FOR THEIR CHILD’S MENTAL HEALTH A little help for parents to understand for their children's mental health. 19, Oct 2020 Cover Image The Sacred Flower : A Poem Reveling in your own touch & blooming with pleasure! 18, Oct 2020 Cover Image TWO OR THREE THINGS I LEARNED FROM BEING ALONE How living alone during a pandemic changes how we think of our wellness. 17, Oct 2020 Cover Image My Journey From Trauma To Touch - A Poem Can trauma soften when we confront it? 09, Oct 2020 Cover Image My Body In Bed Isn’t Any Kind of Map To Pleasure What is intimacy like when it’s traumatic to live in your body/head? 12, Oct 2020 Cover Image AOI GUIDE TO #MENTALHELP RESOURCES  Looking for help with mental health? Here's where to get started. 10, Oct 2020 Cover Image Some Mental Health Fundas and FAQs Helping your mental health through fundas and FAQs! 10, Oct 2020 Cover Image My Struggle To Live and Love With Vaginismus How does trauma manifest in our bodies and our intimacies 04, 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 It Was ‘Twilight’. I Woke Up Bisexual. How one can stumble upon one's (bi)sexuality with the help of fiction / fan-fiction 23, 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 Dear Girls Who Sent Nudes, Thank You What leaking of nude pictures says about betrayal of consent and privacy. 03, 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 Romantic Sensual Asexual - That’s Me Can one be asexual and terribly romantic too? 24, Aug 2020 Cover Image Small Doubts: Can I Ask Her To Send Nudes? In this month's #SexEtt comic - Etiquette of exchanging sexy pictures! 30, Aug 2020 Cover Image Travel With Me - An Erotic Poem The waves will come from the sea, But they’ll hit your shore. 20, Sep 2020 Cover Image The Adorable Boys Who Love ‘Papa Bear’ Who decided that desire is only for the young? 21, Aug 2020 Cover Image I Ghosted Him. Then I Got A Second Chance. Caught between shame and surprise, will a ghost-er make a different choice? 10, Aug 2020 Cover Image Tamil films! Where’s The Single Ladies, The Soup Girls, The Un-settled Women? What is Tamil cinema's relationship with messy, complicated, thriving Single Women? 17, Aug 2020 Cover Image To All the Boys I Couldn't Love Before What fleeting connections with many interesting men tell you about having the hots for none of them. 04, Aug 2020 Cover Image HINDI MOVIES UNLOCKED MY LOCKDOWN LIBIDO aka CORONA PYAAR HAI RETURNS Learning the art and drama of distancing in times of Corona from Hindi movies. 20, Jul 2020 Cover Image NON BINARY PEOPLE'S DAY - A PRIMER 21, Oct 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 S.W.A.G (Secretly We Are Gay) 2: Till We Meet Again Revisiting an old lover with new realisations and self-admission. 23, Jul 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 I Took A Nude Selfie. It Changed My Life. After years of hiding, can a nude selfie get Ini to see her body in a new light? 13, Jul 2020 Cover Image Can I Open The Window And Let Go Of The Past? A journey back to a room full of a traumatic memory to seek reconciliation. 07, Jul 2020 Cover Image Tell Me Tarot, Will He Ever Come Back? After Manjari is ghosted, all search for closure leads to herself. 02, Jul 2020 Cover Image June Rewind - #WhenWomenLoveWomen, All In One Place Stories, histories and resources for queer women - ek dhamakedar package! 30, Jun 2020 Cover Image You've Got Mail! Letters Between An Older and A Younger Lesbian - Plain Text Version 24, Jun 2020 Cover Image Secret Loves And Broken Hearts: A Comic A comic about queer desire, love, and loss. 26, Jun 2020 Cover Image Satrangi Ladki, Atrangi Khiladi: A Comic About Shiela The many romances and realities of this dashing woman! 28, Jun 2020 Cover Image Steamy Shayari Alert! #WhenWomenLoveWomen in 19th Century Awadh Some seductive Chapti poems from India's past! 23, Jun 2020 Cover Image What Did Your Father Do? In a Father’s Day special, Swati recalls the most special moments spent with her "un-special" Baba. 21, Jun 2020 Cover Image Call Me Rama: Reading Baba A woman re-discovers the man her father was through his writings. 21, Jun 2020 Cover Image Pehle App! Online Dating Tips for Queer Ladies from Queer Ladies Confused about how to begin? Here's some tips from our queer Agents! 19, Jun 2020 Cover Image ‘Not because I have wisdom, but because I care’: An Interview with Suniti Namjoshi Poet, fabulist, lesbian - She tells AOI about her journey as a writer, lover & person! 17, Jun 2020 Cover Image You’ve Got Mail! Letters Between An Older and A Younger Lesbian How much has changed for women who love women in urban India? 24, Jun 2020 Cover Image Shiela Ki Jawaani Ki Anokhi Kahaani An excerpt from Maya Sharma's Loving Women: Being Lesbian in Unprivileged India 13, Jun 2020 Cover Image THE L WORD - KONJUM HISTORY, ZARA GEOGRAPHY, THODA POLITICS The many variations, slangs and slurs for the word 'lesbian' across the world! 11, Jun 2020 Cover Image "So Many Women, But It's Her I Love" An excerpt from Maya Sharma's Loving Women: Being Lesbian in Unprivileged India 07, Jun 2020 Cover Image Lockdown Diaries: There's A Naked Woman In My Mirror! F*** It's ME! When there is nobody to call us beautiful, what might we discover while binge-watching ourselves? 29, May 2020 Cover Image I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It - 7 Queer Women Tell Us About Their First Kiss With A Girl Stories of people's first taste of pleasure and tenderness 01, Jun 2020 Cover Image Safe Sex for Queer Women? Yes, Yes, Yes! Many ways to have sex, many ways to stay safe! 04, Jun 2020 Cover Image What Falling For My Friend As A Lesbian Taught Me About How We Express Friendship Does queerness complicate the experience of falling for a friend? 15, Jun 2020 Cover Image L SE LESBIAN, L SE LOVE, L SE LIBRARY – A READING LIST! 09, Jun 2020 Cover Image My Sexy Sapna - Poems from the AOI No.1 Masturbation Fantasies Contest 15, May 2020 Cover Image Masturbation Hygiene: Small Saaf-Safai for Max Maza! 02, May 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 Anatomy of a Flirt I will tell you/That some days my body is a sonnet, yesterday it was a dirty limerick 27, 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 Kya Main #PregnantTohNahin? Answers to Common Doubts About Pregnancy The #DocDoc of all pregnancy doubts, our OBGYNji is back! 14, Apr 2020 Cover Image Love x Sex x Caste: A Reading List Will you read about love with us? 15, Apr 2020 Cover Image Corona Pyaar Hai! Some Don'ts, and Some Do's During Isolation Navigating sex & intimacy during a pandemic 04, Apr 2020 Cover Image "Enough, Let's Fuck" and Other Poems of Art and Lust 22, Mar 2020 Cover Image A #WomensDay tohfa from AOI to you - “Aika To The Baika: Police Complaint Lavani” 07, Mar 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 S.W.A.G. Secretly We Are Gay Two closeted gay men, who are married to women, fall in love with each other. 01, Mar 2020 Cover Image Small Doubts : Is It Rude To Ask People Not To Tell Anyone About Your Hook-up? What do when you wanna be private about your hook-ups? 26, Feb 2020 Cover Image AOI Tutions with Bitti: Sex, Pregnancy and Abortion! #MyBodyMyChoice Get your sex-ed fundas right with Bitti! 19, Feb 2020 Cover Image AOI Mugs are here! 14, Feb 2020 Cover Image Couplets From The Uncoupled! #HappyValentinesDay Two-liners from our Agents on celebrating singlehood! 14, Feb 2020 Cover Image Stuff People Said They Miss In Porn! What people wish porn also included. 31, Jan 2020 Cover Image The (Secret) Porn That Turns Me On Must our fantasies mirror our real-life sexual preferences? 27, Jan 2020 Cover Image Does Size Matter? A True Story For a man with a small penis, porn and condoms can unite in a nightmare. 16, Jan 2020 Cover Image Sunny Leone: The Porn Star Even Your Granny Knows How did a porn star become a household name in India? 16, Jan 2020 Cover Image Prime Time Porn – An Information Striptease Your doubts on porn, dispelled based on the book 'Cybersexy' by Richa Kaul Padte 07, Jan 2020 Cover Image Lazy to Lustful, Sinful to Besharam: Women Who Embraced The Deadly Sins An interview with Swati Bhattacharya about her film 'Saints of Sin'. 28, Mar 2020 Cover Image How Do Women’s Voices get Censored? This Play Offers a Primer  An interview with theatre maker Deepika Arwind 29, Dec 2019 Cover Image Sexy Saturday Songs: Are You a Geeta Dutt Girl? She sings to men, not for them. 21, Dec 2019 Cover Image Laws that Go Haw: Five Ways in Which Sexual Content is Censored in India A look into the Censorship laws of India. 10, Dec 2019 Cover Image My ButterBae, My Cabbage-Cabbage, My Little Jackfruit Seed: Love Words Around The World! Do words in different tongues shape how we experience love itself? 17, Nov 2019 Cover Image Where Do Lovers Go in Mumbai for Privacy Mein Pyaar? If bringing a partner home isn’t an option, what do lovers do when they want alone time? 10, Nov 2019 Cover Image Here's What the Author of a Marathi Book on Being Intersex Thinks You Should Know Why is 'intersex' something that we know so little about, and how can we learn more? 08, Nov 2019 Cover Image 13 Home Remedies for Heartbreak Easy practical ways of coping with heartbreak! 29, Oct 2019 Cover Image Lovely Ways to Touch During Sex, That Are Not Intercourse So many ways to pleasure ourselves and others! 22, Oct 2019 Cover Image As A Man Am I Condemned To Choose Violence Over Love? Maybe Not. I hit her. The realisation of what I did, and the guilt it brought is unbearable even now. 15, Oct 2019 Cover Image The See-Saw of Abortion Law: Women’s Rights and Social Maryadaa What comes to your mind when we mention the word – A-B-O-R-T-I-O-N? 14, Oct 2019 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 Skin Hunger: The AOI Guide to Mental Health and Touch A fun explainer, in comics form, about why touch is so important for our well-being. 03, Oct 2019 Cover Image How My Girlfriend's Abortion Made Me A Better Man: A Comic M's story about a life-changing incident. 02, Oct 2019 Cover Image Sexy Saturday Songs: Do it Like Dhanush Vijeta Kumar's playlist of Dhanush songs 11, Sep 2019 Cover Image Small Doubts: What Do I Do if Someone Refuses to See Me After a One-Night Stand? Our Sex Ett column. This time, on dealing with rejection! 13, Nov 2019 Cover Image Who is a ‘Tight’ Vagina Meant to be Pleasurable For? A doctor asks: can we please have conversations around (hetero)sexual pleasure that don’t focus on ‘editing’ women’s bodies for men’s sake? 09, Sep 2019 Cover Image Sexy Saturday Songs from the Sultry Sixties Are the 1960s the sexiest decade of Hindi cinema? 03, Sep 2019 Cover Image AOI Masturbation Tips: How Many Have You Tried? One for each day of the month! 29, Aug 2019 Cover Image The AOI Guide on How to Say No Sounds simple, but we all know it's tricky in real life! 22, Aug 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 When Pyaar Cannot be Taken Forward Body Peechhe Pad Jaati Hai. What else to do? 18, Oct 2019 Cover Image The AOI Guide to Having Oral Sex Are you wondering how to do it but aren’t sure whom to ask? Never fear, we’re right here! 13, Aug 2019 Cover Image Sexy Sunday Songs: Ishq, Pyaar, Kishore Kumar! Happy Birthday Kishore Da! 04, Aug 2019 Cover Image Six-Legged Sexy Saturday Songs Who knew Bollywood had soooooo much bug love? 27, Jul 2019 Cover Image Kissing for Beginners: The AOI Guide Do you want to kiss someone for the first time but aren’t sure what to do? 02, 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 Here's How Laws on Sexual Autonomy Have Changed for Women Sometimes the law is ahead of how people actually live, and sometimes it’s behind 12, Sep 2019 Cover Image I Believe in the Promises Made by Passing Strangers: Cruising and the City Leaving behind the threshold of our homes, what other boundaries do we cross? 23, Jul 2019 Cover Image My Sexy Saturday Songs Playlist: Aliza A new weekend playlist to groove to! 13, Jul 2019 Cover Image Masculinity and Femininity Are Up For Grabs! - An Interview with The Patchworks Ensemble A conversation with theatre artists Puja Sarup and Sheena Khalid on how they used the form to expand the ideas of gender and sexuality. 25, Jun 2019 Cover Image Q Marks the Spot! A Queer Map of Mumbai Put on your special Agent of Ishq glasses and see the real city, glittering all around you! 27, Jun 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 Getting Down and (Not) Dirty - Tips for Better Hygiene During Sex Sexy time can be fun and awesome. Maintaining good hygiene can make it even better! 18, Jul 2019 Cover Image How Can You Escape from the Body Image House of Mirrors? #SexEdFundas about body image and how we can tackle problems related to it 03, Jul 2019 Cover Image Remembering the Life of Sweet Maria Through Art A unique monument to the murdered trans activist reminds us of her life as well as the violence that trans people face in India 19, Jun 2019 Cover Image Maybe Fighting with a Friend isn't Such a Bad Thing Why do we find it so easy to let friendship fade away? 20, Jun 2019 Cover Image 8 Not-So-Straight Books for Young People You Won’t Want to Miss! Here are some lovely works with queer, or gender-bendy, or non-normative narratives for young readers 18, Jun 2019 Cover Image Finding Queerness Everywhere Time for a new Sexy Saturday Songs playlist, this time by Vikram Phukan! 15, Jun 2019 Cover Image More Than An Identity: How I Realised My Struggle Was With Being Sexual, Not Homosexual My identity as a queer person became a bit of a shield from the world of love, the world of sex 11, Jun 2019 Cover Image Small Doubts: Who Should Carry a Condom? Take charge of your pleasure and safety, and keep one (or three)! 06, Jun 2019 Cover Image The AOI List of Queer Support Resources Of All Kinds Are you a queer person looking for back-up and wondering where to find it? 04, Jun 2019 Cover Image ‘Queer’ Kya Hai? Your favourite agents are here with another #SuperSaralExplainer! 04, Jun 2019 Cover Image Q se Qawwali, Q se Queer Quties Time for another Sexy Saturday Songs playlist! 22, Jun 2019 Cover Image Kucch Toh Accha Hua Hai - AOI Masturbation Shayari 2019 Edition! Our readers' love poems to self-love 22, May 2019 Cover Image A Mudblood Child of a Love Marriage From my parents’ inter-caste marriage, I learned that love was worth hardship  24, Nov 2019 Cover Image Is There a Secret Masturbation Message in Your Ad? We’re only kidding! Brands aren’t trying to get you masturbate... or are they? 08, May 2019 Cover Image Caster Semenya, Hormone Fallacies and Some Not-So-Sporting Double Standards Is everything we think we know about gender wrong? 06, May 2019 Cover Image Do You Know How to Give Women Orgasms? This app will teach you how and we got some Agents to try it out! 15, May 2019 Cover Image Genital Jaankari Have you wondered what pushes their pleasure buttons, but felt too unsure to ask? 02, May 2019 Cover Image Personal Life aur Political Empowerment Linked Hai Kya? The stories of these five women show us how they reimagined their adult lives 24, Apr 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 Shru Stopped Hating Herself (With A Little Help From Her Dad) From self-harm and shame, to learning to be your own hero! 18, Apr 2019 Cover Image Pubic and Private: Remove or Don't Remove Body Hair? Does body hair have anything to do with sexual pleasure? 16, Apr 2019 Cover Image Small Doubts: How Can I Have Sex Without a Relationship? A new instalment of our monthly Sex Ett comic! 11, Apr 2019 Cover Image Watch These #GrownUpGirls Re-Define Adulthood Seven young women talk about the sparkling futures they envision for themselves 30, Apr 2019 Cover Image Main Apni Sabse Favourite Hoon: Chronicles of an Instaspam Queen What is it about being a woman on Instagram that is so joyous, so satisfying – and so annoying to men? 25, Apr 2019 Cover Image This Month on AOI: Shame/No Shame 01, Apr 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 Quotes from The Courts About Women and the Right to Consent! When courtrooms recognize women as individuals and their right to choose, the quotes are bound to be dhamakedar! 14, Mar 2019 Cover Image Know These 19th Century folks and Their Hatke Ideas on Marriage, Sex and Women? Here's some people who stirred up the the debate on child marriage and women's rights! 09, 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 Small Doubts: I Like Older Women, Is That Okay? A young man's burning question. 01, Mar 2019 Cover Image This Month on AOI: What Kind of Woman Would You Like to Be? We're finding new ways of thinking what it means to be a woman 01, Mar 2019 Cover Image Dil Ki Rani, Rishton Ka Rajya A look at the many kinds of relationships in the realm of rishtas! 28, Feb 2019 Cover Image I Make the Kind of Goddesses that I Want to See A Brooklyn-based artist and sculptor on six works that mean a lot to her 07, Mar 2019 Cover Image I Faked Orgasms to be Polite You know how we’re taught that good kids don't go for second helpings of food? I carried that training into my sex life 05, Mar 2019 Cover Image Do You Have A Chosen Family? A Few Agents Tell Us About Their Family Like Bonds We asked you about your closest rishtas and here's love you expressed! 22, Feb 2019 Cover Image Qissa Kiss aur Bosa Noshi ka Ten beautiful Urdu couplets that use ‘bosa’ in various ways. 13, Feb 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 Why are Bheem and Hidimba the Real Deal? We spoke to the artist and graphic novelist Amruta Patil about the different ways in which love and relationships exist in her work. 12, Feb 2019 Cover Image Muh Bole Rishte - 6 People Describe Their Chosen Families Society might say “Only family is forever”, but here are stories of 6 people forming their closest bonds, beyond blood. 20, Feb 2019 Cover Image Menopause: A Poem "My tongue has sharpened." 19, Mar 2019 Cover Image What the Law Tells Us about Relationships in India You might be surprised – in good and bad ways. 19, Feb 2019 Cover Image How My Relationships Made Me Question Pyaar, Azaadi aur Accountability Is ‘demanding accountability’ just a euphemism for trying to control someone? 26, Feb 2019 Cover Image My Valentine To Milind A digital altar for our collective fantasy of this effortlessly beautiful man. 14, Feb 2019 Cover Image This Month on AOI: Relationship Status!    01, Feb 2019 Cover Image Contraception Ka Swayamvaar: Choose Your Perfect Contraception Partner! 05, 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 What is the Age of Consent in India? A series of handy cards to help you figure out the ins and outs of what the law says. 22, Jan 2019 Cover Image Swapnadosh is Not a Dosh! 10, Jan 2019 Cover Image Why are People Opposing the Surrogacy Bill? Here’s a guide to help you out. 11, 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 Are You About to Have Sex for the First Time? Here’s a Handy Checklist To Get Ready For It! Excited but nervous? Confused? Here's what you can keep in mind! 08, Jan 2019 Cover Image This Month on AOI : Being Young 02, Jan 2019 Cover Image Hugs in Many Languages, From Us to You! Have you ever been able to say no to a nice warm hug? 01, 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 How I Grew Out of My Turbulent Teens Life as a schoolgirl was about trying to fit in; to be seen and not seen; self-hate and self-harm. Talking about it to other people was the first step in a new direction 17, Jan 2019 Cover Image STI Jaldi 5 : HIV A refresher course on the most commonly known STI 01, Dec 2018 Cover Image A Crowd Sourced List On Consent A crowd sourced list of important material on consent. 02, Dec 2018 Cover Image We Asked: Has #MeToo Changed Anything for You? Here’s What You Told Us 29, Nov 2018 Cover Image The Masculinity Detox Diet Easy tips to cleanse your system of toxic masculinity. 22, Nov 2018 Cover Image The AOI Penis Wellness Guide A guide to taking care of your penis. 08, Nov 2018 Cover Image My Male Friends and I Talked About Sex Constantly, But Not How We Really Felt About It I’m trying to unlearn everything I’d absorbed in predominantly male spaces. It’s making me a better person. 13, Nov 2018 Cover Image AOI Jaldi 5: Questions About Herpes Do you know these 5 facts about Herpes? 06, 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 Three Superb, Sexy Poems By Poet Perundevi in Tamil 23, Oct 2018 Cover Image When a Workshop about Love and Desire Turned into a Raucous Party 26, Oct 2018 Cover Image If You're Unsure What POSH, LoSHA, ICC & Other Terms Are, This Is For You. Some common terms being used in the #MeToo conversation, explained. 20, Oct 2018 Cover Image Sex Actually: It Was My First Time, and I Had Gotten My Period! As part of our #SexActually series, we asked people to write to us about their real-life experiences of sex. This 23-year-old author tells us about her recent experience of putting theory into practice and why it will always be special to her. (23 then, 23 now) 18, Oct 2018 Cover Image Three Superb, Sexy Poems By Tamil Poet Perundevi good poetry for the health of your soul. 16, Oct 2018 Cover Image How Ideas of Purity Damage Our Mental Sexual Health (And Happiness) The unconscious sexual caste system that undercuts our relationships with self and others. 10, Oct 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 My First Time Taught Me How Not to Have Sex 24, Jan 2019 Cover Image What is a Normal Period? Let’s talk about periods beyond the menstruation shame business. 04, Oct 2018 Cover Image AOI JALDI FIVE! 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT SYPHILIS Do you know these five VERY IMPORTANT facts about Syphilis? 01, Oct 2018 Cover Image Five Helpful Folks Giving Us Resources On Safe Abortion You Need To Follow 28, Sep 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 a historic day A short poem for September 6, 2018 13, Sep 2018 Cover Image How Are Your STI Fundas? Take this quiz to find out Do you know enough about STIs to avoid them? 07, Sep 2018 Cover Image Changing the Conversation on Consent with A Nayi Emotional Bhasha Have you seen Love in the Garden of Consent/Ishq ke Baagh mein Marzi hai Minimum yet? 02, Sep 2018 Cover Image You Should Wear Maroon For Your Skin" and Other Advice I've Ignored as a Non-Fair Woman Why hide under drab colours? Bold lip art – bright colours, filigree designs, polka dots – are my jam 24, Aug 2018 Cover Image I Thought Dye-ing Young Would Make Me More Desirable. Twenty-Three Years Later, I’m Ready to Stop Trying to hide white hair now seems like an avoidable agony 21, Aug 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 Homosexuality in India: Old or New? Here’s what Sahapedia has to say about Indian tradition and the current arguments about homosexuality in India’s Supreme Court 25, Jul 2018 Cover Image What My Live-In Relationship Taught Me About Consent She wanted to say no, but felt compelled to say yes. She would signal how she truly felt, but he would pretend not to understand. Consent proved tricky and elusive, until she developed the muscle she needed to say 'no'. 02, Aug 2018 Cover Image My Exes Live in a Sexy Nexus. I Love them All We need our exes like we need our brothers and sisters and favourite cousins to remember who we were 03, Jul 2018 Cover Image 'I Hope that My Art Replaces Judgement with Acceptance' I express queerness through my art, then it exists with all the politics and the complexities that surround it, whether it’s social or it’s personal. 30, Jun 2018 Cover Image Inside the World of Puu – A Beautiful Comic about Love  Puu is a webcomic about Saboor and Jameel, two housemates in Chennai, and other people whose lives intersect with theirs. 26, Jun 2018 Cover Image Izhaar-e-Ishq: Queer Voices in Urdu Poetry Studying the work of Urdu ghazal poets showed me that their approach to sexual desire is far more fluid than I had realised. 21, Jun 2018 Cover Image The AOI Queer Reading List: Desi Languages Version Queer readings from non-English Indian languages. 19, Jun 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 Let All the Stars Inside Me Shine/ What I See is Me Photographs from public performances of queerness. 14, Jun 2018 Cover Image Booby Trap The bra-shopping adventure story every woman knows too well. 04, 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 Winning Memes for a Theme This #MasturbationMay ! A shortlist of winners 31, May 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 Seven Indian Films We’re Excited To Watch This Year At KASHISH Film Festival Here are seven Indian films playing at KASHISH that we’re keen to watch this year 23, May 2018 Cover Image Sex Actually: Memories of Mid-Afternoon Sex, and Losing Friends 11, Oct 2018 Cover Image Being Equal, Being Queer Rozana 17, May 2018 Cover Image From Saat Khoon Maaf to Khoon-Kharaba : Ways People React To Cheating! Stories from people who discovered their lovers’ infidelity, what happened next and what they think about it now. 03, Feb 2020 Cover Image Khud Se Pyaar Hai, To Zindagi Gulzar Hai AOI Masturbation Shayari Guldasta. 09, May 2018 Cover Image Take the Agents of Ishq Feedback Survey! Tell us what you think about us. 05, May 2018 Cover Image Dance Your Body, Love Your Baby A fun video made by Agents of Ishq and Point of View. 07, May 2018 Cover Image How Dancing Helped Me Fix My Broken Heart There is no gender in dance. Pick your gender for today and tomorrow if I ask you to switch you should be able to do it . 29, Apr 2018 Cover Image Sex Actually: Ecstasy, Anxiety and the Fear of Being Judged Sex, as it actually is. 08, May 2018 Cover Image Hamara Sanskar: How Much Do You Know About India’s Erotic Heritage? You thought it was only us modern cool types who thought about pyaar-vyaar, sex-vex- Aiyoh puh-leez! 18, Apr 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 Oral Sex Fundas: Put Your Knowledge Where Your Mouth Is No biology textbook will teach you about that other, exciting part of sex that you may have heard or wondered about: oral sex. 17, Apr 2018 Cover Image Sex Actually: Of Broken Vaginas and Negotiating Consent New stories of women's unforgettable sexual encounters. 19, Apr 2018 Cover Image The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Girlfriend There is only so much that can be romanticised about a long-distance relationship and the magical reunion that'll fix everything. 12, Apr 2018 Cover Image Thoughts You Can't Avoid When Your Long-Distance Relationship is Doomed I suppose one of the perks of being in a long-distance relationship is that you can foster a few pimples which pixelate into the rest your skin on Skype. 24, 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 Makes Your Sexual Confidence Go Up and Down Sexual confidence is like a Snakes and Ladders Game 26, Mar 2018 Cover Image Flirting: Whats Okay? Whats Not Okay? 17, Mar 2018 Cover Image First Times, February and Hindi Kavita at The AOI Conversations Highlights from the Hindi open mic at AOI Conversations this February. 16, Mar 2018 Cover Image Why Flirting Without Agenda Matters: Lessons from the Caribbean There is a way to verbally and non-verbally gauge another person’s interest without harassing them. It’s called flirting 13, Mar 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 Choli ke Peeche Kya Hain? So Many Tit-bits of Important General Knowledge An essential primer on breasts. 06, Mar 2018 Cover Image Why I Believe Love is Like Quantum Physics (But in a Good Way) The strange similarities between love and the theory of quantum entaglement. 28, Feb 2018 Cover Image I Want It That Way! Women, Tell Us What Makes Sex Good! What's the one thing you like most in bed? 21, Feb 2018 Cover Image I Dreamed of Having a Suhaag Raat Straight Out of the Movie Kama Sutra. My Actual Experience Was Nothing Like It It’s been a decade since I had sex with a man. 20, Mar 2018 Cover Image Love In Indian Love in different Indian languages. 14, Aug 2018 Cover Image Romance is Real, and Here’s How We Know 08, Feb 2018 Cover Image Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karenge: India’s top PDA Spots 06, Feb 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 The AOI Queer Reading List : Naya Maal A selection of recent Indian queer writing. 30, 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 Sex Actually (Let’s Talk About It) Have you ever had a sexual encounter that you just couldn’t forget? That keeps coming back to you from time to time or all the time? 19, Jan 2018 Cover Image Sexual Resolutions For A Sexual Revolution in 2018 We asked you what your sexual resolutions for 2018 were and you gave us some truly creative answers. 03, Jan 2018 Cover Image ROMANTIC ADVICE FROM MANY RAMAYANAS While researching many Ramayanas for my new book of poems, I discovered some wise counsel for matters of the heart…. 20, Dec 2017 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 Libido Lightbulb Moments: What movie first turned you on? Here are several kinds of movie sexiness that people told us marked the first time a movie made them horny. 11, 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 Dating an Older Woman Made Me Take Myself and Relationships More Seriously It made me do a lot of prioritizing and reorganizing. It was stabilizing. 08, Jan 2018 Cover Image Kya tumhe semi-cooked pyaar hua hai? It all started with Pabs (my cat) 16, Jan 2018 Cover Image IT’S TIME WE STOPPED LINKING ABORTION TO THE BAD SEX RATIO If there is a connection between abortion and female infanticide it is this: the reasons for both are mostly intertwined with sexism. 28, Dec 2017 Cover Image LOVE, SEX AND KHICHDI I just wanted to hold him tight and never let go. I wanted to make sure he would come back and I wanted to scream at him for untangling the ‘not’s in my chest. 12, 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 CHADDI PEHEN KE DUDE KHILA HAI A history of masculinity through chaddi ads 28, Nov 2017 Cover Image LONGING IS THE SPICE THAT MAKES A MEAL OF SEX FOR ME Longing is a spice. Its essence pulls you close, teases the appetite at the slightest taste. What is love without longing? 04, 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 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki? The Big Fat Indian Break-Up Two love stories in which Family played very different roles. 10, Nov 2017 Cover Image What Being a Sexologist Taught Me About People Stigma has been my prime nemesis. 15, Nov 2017 Cover Image Kiss... Ek Kavita 15, Nov 2017 Cover Image #QueerlyHeartbroken: A Twitter Chat With Sonal Giani Queer Rights Activist Sonal Giani, on being Queer and Heartbroken, the common issues faced by queer people during break ups and how to deal with it. 01, 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 What Intersex People Wished Everyone Knew About Them Simple FAQ's to familiarize yourself with body beyond binaries. 26, Oct 2017 Cover Image #Unfinished Business: A Conversation about Sudden Heartbreaks Expert tips on dealing with a broken heart. 17, Oct 2017 Cover Image LOVE, SEX AUR DIMAAG: A VIDEO ABOUT MENTAL SEXUAL HEALTH 16, Oct 2017 Cover Image Kamadev: Agent Of Ishq Decoding Kamadev 09, Oct 2017 Cover Image WE MET ON GRINDR. NOW THE INTIMACY OF THE SEX WE HAD MAKES IT HARD FOR ME TO FORGET HIM Some loves are sexual, where emotion, body and connection become powerfully joined in the intimacy of sex more than anything else. It is an intoxication, a nasha that’s hard to forget, because it runs deep. 08, Nov 2017 Cover Image THE AOI GUIDE TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF DOCTORS FOR SEX-RELATED PROBLEMS Agents of Ishq’s handy guide to what type of doctor attends to what kind of ailments. 21, Nov 2017 Cover Image Are We Together or Broken Up? The Agony of Ambiguity. I was afraid to straight up ask him for an answer and he didn’t have the decency to be a bit clearer. 30, Oct 2017 Cover Image The women I love A love poem to women who laugh out loud 28, Nov 2017 Cover Image my mother does not know i am wearing her sari. how long must I hide? poetry and poetic prose by soz 29, Sep 2017 Cover Image PUBIC AND PRIVATE: THE PROS AND CONS OF REMOVING BODY HAIR To remove or not to remove? 24, Nov 2017 Cover Image THINGS PEOPLE TOLD US ABOUT THEIR FIRST TIME 15, Sep 2016 Cover Image WHAT DOCTORS (REALLY) THINK ABOUT SEX, ABORTION AND VIRGINITY A doctor’s account of gender and moral biases that are rife in the health care system. 24, Oct 2017 Cover Image Just How Long is This Breakup Going to Take? If you didn’t count his crying, nagging, and emotional blackmail, he was a genuinely nice guy who cared about me and wanted the best for me. 07, Nov 2017 Cover Image PARENTS TUMKO SEX-ED PE BHAROSA NAHI KYA? THEN THESE THREE VIDEOS WILL GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE 06, Sep 2017 Cover Image A Thousand and One Stories of Coming Out I learnt that people are always jockeying for power and invariably looking for that one thing to pick on you about. In my case, it is my sexual orientation 21, Sep 2017 Cover Image Jugni Songs and the Traveling Sparks of Freedoms Freedom has no fixed address. It’s meanings are always changing, always on the move. Like Jugni. 15, Aug 2017 Cover Image My Year of Flings In retrospect, it seems to me that my ‘hooking-up’ was not so much about seeking temporary partners, it was more about establishing power. To make myself needed, yet always be out of reach. 12, Sep 2017 Cover Image How Gujrati Porn Made Me Realise I Was Asexual The way I was not feeling anything while watching porn, I did not feel any kind of attraction and sexual desire for anyone either. 14, Sep 2017 Cover Image India In Love: A Collection Of Poems 6 Indian poems through the ages that sing of love, fantasy, and a democracy of desires. 15, Aug 2017 Cover Image Mission Orgasm: Exploring the Galaxies Of Pleasure! 10, Aug 2017 Cover Image NIGHTS FULL OF WOMEN Women out at night, filling it up, in the pictures of Anushree Fadnavis 10, Aug 2017 Cover Image I was the Abusive One In My Relationship. My Break-up Taught Me To Change. I’ve realised that there is no purpose to just feeling perpetually guilty. What I can do now is never treat anyone else the way I treated her. 12, Oct 2017 Cover Image My First Break-Up Was Nothing Like The Movies We just sat down, wringing our hands. I said, “We have to confront reality. I don’t think we should be together anymore.” 13, Oct 2017 Cover Image Dosti is Pyaar: Being Lost and Finding Friends If pyaar is dosti, it took me a while to understand that that dosti is also pyaar, but more forgiving. 04, 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 I LEARNT HOW TO EXPRESS AFFECTION AND LOVE IN FRIENDSHIP THE HARD WAY Sometimes I think that friendship and hugging are oddly co-related. Both exist in a place of love which is somewhere between sexual love and cordial acquaintance. 06, Aug 2017 Cover Image The Extravagant Love-Pain Poems of Meena Kumari Meena Kumari turned tragic love into art and social commentary 01, 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 I Came Out To My Mom And Now I Think She's Fomosexual A mother's totally unexpected response to her daughter's coming out! 22, Aug 2017 Cover Image Dil Google Google ho gaya AKA how I internet stalked my way through a break up I’d scroll down from post to post, to find semblance of a love lost. As though trying to relive our time together by scrolling down will undo everything that happened to us. 11, Oct 2017 Cover Image NICEST ISHQ MOVES STORIFIED What is the nicest ishq move or overture someone ever made on you? 21, Jul 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 MILITANT HUGGER A drought of hugs? Why? When did this ground water deplete? 18, Jul 2017 Cover Image I Felt Humiliated for Contracting an STI But I Know I'm Touchable, Lovable and More-Than-Sexable Getting an STI is surrounded by shame and shaming, even at times, by doctors. 03, Aug 2017 Cover Image KISS MEIN KITNA HAI DUM: 19 KISS POEMS Kisses that go from sweet to saucy, tender to raunchy, mischievous to gloomy and every other shade of desire. 06, Jul 2017 Cover Image A Long Time Ago In Our Own Country: Meet The Stars of Indian Sex-Ed ‘Modern’ India has had many doctors, activists, researchers, and writers doing very important work like beginning programmes for birth control, saying women have the right to enjoy sexual pleasure and talking about the never-satisfied public’s sex dilemmas. 05, Sep 2017 Cover Image Everything You Need To Know About Condoms But Feel Embarrassed To Ask Why use condoms? Do condoms really kill pleasure? Answers to questions you feel embarrassed to ask. 30, Aug 2017 Cover Image Making Sense of An Ending 27, Jul 2017 Cover Image THE STAGES OF CONSENT 14, Jul 2017 Cover Image Things People Tell Me About Sex: Diary Of A Gynaecologist A gynaecologist gives us an insight into how (little) sex is understood even in marriage 01, Aug 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 The AOI Guide For Lady-People To Be Sure Your Ishq Moves Aren't Creepy 13, Jul 2017 Cover Image WEIRD IDEAS PORN GAVE ME ABOUT SEX Porn gives many ideas on pleasure & how to pleasure. In real life, sex, like everything else, can be messy, silent, and hairy. 08, Aug 2017 Cover Image WHAT 'NO STRINGS ATTACHED' TAUGHT ME ABOUT LOVE AND SEX A young woman asks some 'un-cool' questions about NSA relationships 25, Jul 2017 Cover Image PETROL BACHAO, CREEP JEEP MAT CHALAO. YOUR ROAD-MAP TO POST-REJECTION RECOVERY! 14, Jul 2017 Cover Image The AOI Beginner's Guide To Kissing 15, Sep 2017 Cover Image How To Have THAT Awkward Conversation 28, Jun 2017 Cover Image BODY AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR SEX Penises long or slender Breasts soft and tender For some chemistry, we vouch! In the bedroom or the couch! 07, 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 I Taught Myself To Have Orgasms I wasn’t fucking anorgasmic, I’d just been doing it wrong my whole life. 19, 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 Hum Aapke Hain, Porn 26, May 2017 Cover Image WATCH- HAVE YOU HEARD OF THESE OLD WIVES TALES ABOUT MASTURBATION? Let's bust some popular myths about masturbation that we have all grown up with! 23, May 2017 Cover Image How To Understand Your Body As You Grow Older 13, 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 PYAAR TOH HAI, PAR SEX NAHIN Rudraksh, a young man from Lucknow, longs to delve into the pleasures of sex. But what's holding him back? Listen to his experience as he explores the meanings of sex, consent and self-love. 19, May 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 Hot Mama: Or How I Went from Comfortably Numb to Shape of You 13, May 2017 Cover Image HOW NORMAL IS YOUR SEX DRIVE? (PROBABLY VERY NORMAL) 16, May 2017 Cover Image Is There An Ancient Indian Aphrodisiac in Your Samsung Refrigerator? The last chapter in the Kamasutra is all about different plants and devices you can use to enhance your sex life. 22, May 2017 Cover Image 15 LOVE POEMS TO SELF LOVE 10, 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 Is Pyaar Ko Main Kya Naam Doon! Words People Use for Masturbation 03, May 2017 Cover Image THE AOI FEMALE GENITAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ Will your gential knowledge make us go Va-Va Vulva? Take the AOI female genital knowledge quiz and find out! 28, Apr 2017 Cover Image WHAT INDIAN MEN FEEL ABOUT THEIR PENIS 26, Apr 2017 Cover Image 'TRASHY'. SO WHAT? A UNIQUE ART PROJECT THAT RECLAIMS THE WORD SLUT I think, sexual objectification is not inherently negative. I believe that most of us need and enjoy being objectified, but when we want to be. 20, Apr 2017 Cover Image Who Sez You Don't Have A Swimsuit Body! 10, Apr 2017 Cover Image Circumcised Or Uncircumcised - What's Sexier? And Other Questions You Were Embarrassed To Ask 18, Apr 2017 Cover Image Could I Have Been Misogynist Even Though I Was a Woman? Why? Today, I feel to an utmost certainty that I am not pretty, and even slightly indulging in dressing up makes me feel like a fraud. 07, Apr 2017 Cover Image Are Male Orgasms And Female Orgasms Matching Matching? (An Investigation) 05, Apr 2017 Cover Image Summer's Here And So Is Sweat. Ladies And Gents Need These Hot Tips For Sexual Hygiene 06, Apr 2017 Cover Image 15 years of Women Talking About Their Vaginas To The Public -- The Vagina Monologues in India Celebrates Happy Birthday 01, Apr 2017 Cover Image What Makes Women Feel Hot? - The Answers May Surprise You 04, Apr 2017 Cover Image DON'T KNOW WHERE TO FIND GOOD SEX EDUCATORS? HERE'S A LIST Have you ever had the sex talk? With children as a parent, as a teacher or as an adult with your own parents? Was it relaxed or was it more like the channel that has to be changed as soon as the hero and the heroine looked into each other’s eyes? Does the question, 'Where do babies come from?' or the question ‘what does gay mean’ give you a massive coughing fit that requires running to the bathroom? You know you should be talking to your kid about sex. But you just don’t know where to start. 11, Apr 2017 Cover Image Why I Love The Big, Bad, Bold 70s 03, Apr 2017 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 HOW TO MAKE AN ISHQ MOVE WITHOUT BEING A CREEP 15, 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 Six Sexy Things Women Want. OK? Equality, justice, pleasure and fun! 08, Mar 2017 Cover Image IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE MINISTRY OF HORMONAL DEVELOPMENT 07, Mar 2017 Cover Image Sex Pe Charcha With Parivaar At Agents of Ishq we’ve been wondering if all conversations that reveal family members to each other as sexual beings necessarily involve shock, haw, khamoshi, behoshi, fainting, door-slamming and the fear that you will be married off the next week? 10, Apr 2017 Cover Image Savita Bhabhi and I: A True Love Story Here is something you should know about me. I wrote three stories for Savita Bhabhi. 04, Mar 2017 Cover Image Open that Door! Flirting Fundas of Old Tamil Poetry 01, Mar 2017 Cover Image Those City Love Affairs I find love in conversations, and in what I can never quite completely understand about the other person. 24, Feb 2017 Cover Image A Craving For French Fries Have you ever had this sudden, urgent, mad craving for french fries? Like I did, on rainy days when petrichor can drive you to delirium. 19, Feb 2017 Cover Image To All The (Straight) Men I've Loved Before Let loose, this rise of the body and soul caused me to constantly fall in love with many a lissom lad 21, Feb 2017 Cover Image My Konark Summer 17, Feb 2017 Cover Image Fantasy Mein Kya Sharmana: My Secret Crushes 16, Mar 2017 Cover Image PURURVASA’S LOVE-MAKING ALMANAC 14, Feb 2017 Cover Image UNFUCKABLE ME (OR, “YOU’RE NOT LIKE OTHER GIRLS”) 13, Feb 2017 Cover Image IT'S COMPLICATED! (BUT) A FULLY FABULOUS FEBRUARY ON AOI 08, Feb 2017 Cover Image LOST AND FOUND POEMS OF A GIRL WHO LIKED SEX Naughty and Nice poems by Nisha Susan 09, Feb 2017 Cover Image The Bhabhi Next Door "I like talking to a Bhabhi in the neighbourhood because of her outspoken and frank opinions on sex" says Saurabh "but I feel nervous too because she is so bold." The conversations excite him and Bhabhi extends an invitation. WiIl Saurabh take her up on it? Listen to this podcast about a young man's fantasies and anxieties about sex. 20, Jan 2017 Cover Image Ishq Year Planner - Your #SexRes2017 Storified 04, Jan 2017 Cover Image GYAAN FROM YOUR GYNAE 02, Jan 2017 Cover Image George Michael, The Sex-Ed Teacher We Never Had And all this while dear George, hot-sexy-smooth George Michael in his snug denims kept telling us, ‘Sex is natural, sex is good, sex is fun, sex is chemical’. 28, Dec 2016 Cover Image Sexual Resolutions For A Sexual Revolution Tell us your sexual resolution for 2017 and share with the hashtag #sexres2017 02, Jan 2017 Cover Image "I've slowly learnt to keep the lights on." Body, Images and Sex: A Storified Conversation Body, Images and Sex: A Storified Conversation with Kripa Joshi, Rani Dhaschainey and Ratna Devi Manokaran 19, Dec 2016 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 Images and Imaginations of Sex Before we can create something, we have to imagine it. 12, Dec 2016 Cover Image #SexPeCharcha Twitter Chat 09, Dec 2016 Cover Image The Sex Pe Charcha With Parivaar Survey The Parivaar and Sex Survey 05, Dec 2016 Cover Image Her Lovely Naked Body “It’s the curves of her body, the stillness in her eyes and the long, cascading hair that I find very beautiful.” 11, Dec 2016 Cover Image Let's Talk About Masturbation 28, Jul 2016 Cover Image LADIES BIKE There I saw her, Love-at-first-Sight. Tailor-made for a lad my height 08, Nov 2016 Cover Image TELEPHONE PYAAR When Rohit's crush writers her cell number on a form he quickly memorises it. Then it's love in full gear. They act like strangers in the coaching class and spend hours on the phone. And then, one day, there's a cross-connection and the line goes dead. Did love have to turn into hate? Listen to this podcast and see what you think. 04, Nov 2016 Cover Image EK LADKI BHOLI BHALI SI 21, Oct 2016 Cover Image Snakelets And Spilt Milk: The Highs and Lows of Dating in Old Tamil Poetry To write about Ishq in classical Tamil poetry, is to be spoilt for choice. 26, Oct 2016 Cover Image Every Navratri Falguni Made Me Feel That Queer Is Ekdum Cool A song of ishq for Falguni Pathak! 05, Oct 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 HETERO HOMO BI BI: SHIT BISEXUALS HAVE TO HEAR Shit bisexuals have to hear. 23, Sep 2016 Cover Image I CALL HER MOSAMBI 23, Sep 2016 Cover Image Grim Hairy Tales: A Depilator’s Diary - Plain Text 14, Sep 2016 Cover Image BAS EK KISS... 16, Sep 2016 Cover Image GRIM HAIRY TALES: A DEPILATOR'S DIARY Mummy never needed to wax or shave her legs or underarms. Her lower leg was quite hairy, but were always concealed from view, as were those of all desi aunties we knew. 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 WHITE PUBIC HAIR 08, Sep 2016 Cover Image Body Hair. Do You Care? The AOI Body Hair Survey The AOI Body Hair survey is here! 06, 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 I DIDN’T BELIEVE IN LOVE – THEN I FOUND POLYAMORY Well. Polyamory done right, as it turns out, is a lot of work! 31, Aug 2016 Cover Image THE GALAXY OF OUTERCOURSE: A COSMOLOGICAL MAP AND COLOURING SHEET 25, Aug 2016 Cover Image A LOVE SUPREME Is it better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all? Gudiya's story of love ending in tragedy is both unbearably tender and painful - but it will make you believe in the idea of a love supreme. 26, Aug 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 PAMMI AUNTY: AGENT OF ISHQ 16, Aug 2016 Cover Image The A Film or Maybe It's OK to be Lost: On BR Ishara's Chetna (1970) Cover Image Qayanat Ka Romancenama “A board was flashing a sign: Qayanat*, I love you. It was like a film. I could not believe this was all happening for me, to me.” Qayanat’s romance, begins like a film, proceeds like a film, complete with shayris, desperation, twists and turns, 100 free sms a day, ice-cream in the mall, and her reflection in her boyfriend’s eyes. How does this filmi Romance-nama culminate? Not at all as you would expect – listen here to this podcast full of fizz and glitter: Qayanat ka Romancenama. 12, Aug 2016 Cover Image ISHQ KE AAM, KHAANE KE AUR, DIKHANE KE AUR Sweety, growing into a beautiful young woman in a small town, admired herself in the mirror, longed for love. But did she dare taste this forbidden fruit? A bittersweet story of longing and regret from Muzaffarpur, Bihar. 09, Sep 2016 Cover Image JEEP MEIN BEEP, DIL MEIN DHAK DHAK “He winked at me in the rear-view mirror and I was overcome with shyness.” Once Chandni meets this jeep driver and their love story gathers speed, it’s heart-in-the-mouth romantic twists and turns and the speedbreaker of respectability cannot slow it down. A story of passionate romance from Banda, UP. 05, Aug 2016 Cover Image In A Gay Bar You Can See Forever An Indian man at 31, in a gay bar for the first time, experiencing male erotic tenderness for the first time. Cover Image WHAT INDIAN MEN FEEL ABOUT THEIR PENIS: RESULTS OF THE GREAT INDIAN PENIS SURVEY Cover Image March on Women: In conversation with columnist Paromita Vohra, activist Trupti Desai - CNN IBN 12, Mar 2016 Cover Image Cards To Announce You Did It! 01, Aug 2016 Cover Image Opening Up About Your Sexual Self GIFS that express the pain of hiding your sexual self 01, Aug 2016 Cover Image Munna Memes 01, Aug 2016 Cover Image Eid card AOI Ishtyle 06, Jul 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 LOVE ALL: THE UNLIMITED WAYS OF PANSEXUALITY Today is International Pansexuality Awareness and Visibility Day! Read the unlimited ways Love Pans out! #AOIQuickies Cover Image India's Most Popular #PDA Locations (We asked, you answered) Top of the #PDA Pops: We Asked People their Favourite #PDA Locations. Here's what they said! 14, May 2016 Cover Image KINKY IS QUEER A poem on finding freedom in the Kinky and the Queer! Cover Image THIS IS WHO I AM: A YOUNG MAN’S JOURNEY OF FINDING HIMSELF THROUGH KINK A young man who discovers his submissive nature and learns to be himself through BDSM and kink. Cover Image HOW I LEARNED TO GET NAKED IN PUBLIC (AND WHAT IT TAUGHT ME) "I picked a spot I liked, spread out my beach towel, placed my flip-flops on its ears to keep the wind from boxing them, smoothened out the crimps, and, with my eyes fixed firmly on the horizon, started to undress myself." Read how Abhijit learned how natural it is to be naked in public. Cover Image The Inheritance of Sex-Ed Sex-Ed, through the generations - an inheritance from a father to a daughter. 23, May 2016 Cover Image My First Boyfriend Rutuja's first boyfriend began to do an unexpected sexual thing with oranges. Did she like it? Listen to Rutuja's podcast about what she learned from her first relationship. 05, Jun 2016 Cover Image Not Such A Chill Pill: Things You Need To Know About The Morning-After Pill The Emergency Contraceptive may seem like a magic pill - but there is a reason it's for emergencies! One chart that tells you all you need to know about the morning-after pill. 30, Mar 2016 Cover Image Ruchir Joshi's Sexy Saturday Songs: Rough and Ready Sexy Saturday Songs Curated by Ruchir Joshi 30, Apr 2016 Cover Image How Posing in the Nude Changed My Life A young gay man who hates being touched, is awkward about having sex. Then, an ex-flame asks him if he'll pose for some photographs - in the nude. Listen to Arindam's podcast on how the experience made him bloom into a sexual being. And how an act that mixed intimacy and creativity, began a new journey of confidence and exuberance. 29, Apr 2016 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 Women go to Gynaecologists, whom do Men go to? Women have gynaecologists to go to for sexual health. What do men do? Does that awkward conversation while watching porn with your friend count? Or that drunk conversation? Or that random boasting? Or being told to be a ‘mard’ or a ‘man’? Probably not. Dr Nair has the solution for all this and more. Cover Image Mamma Ka Dilemma One day you discover your 7 year old has been watching porn? What do you do? Freak out? Cut your internet connection? Blame yourself? Or maybe, you do what Anu Singh Choudhary did. Listen to her podcast Mamma Ka Dilemma. 22, Apr 2016 Cover Image EATING AT THE BANQUET OF PLEASURE IS WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERS FOR SEXUAL MENTAL HEALTH. SO WHY DO WE HOLD BACK? Cover Image I Kissed A Boy (Plus Several More) And I Liked It: My Slutty Life The thrill of being with a stranger, the joy of kissing several more - and liking it! Read as Glitch embraces her 'slutty' course of life, making it HER choice. 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! Cover Image We're Not Serious and Other Non-Promises "What is sex sex I want to scream? Is what we’ve been having un-sex sex? Is one superior to the other? Is this one inferior to that one?" Alia questions the boundaries between love, lust, sex and long-term relationships. Cover Image A Lavni About Consent: The Amorous Adventures of Megha and Shakku Follow the delightful amorous adventures of Megha and Shakku as they teach us the nuances of Yes, No, Maybe and the Point of Consent! Cover Image Do You Believe In The Rain? Is there only one meaning of love? Will you find someone who believes in your meaning of love? Do you believe in the rain? 25, Mar 2016 Cover Image The Reluctant Voyeur Your best friend and her boy friend get it on in front you. Should you be made a voyeur without your consent? Young Andrea's podcast about an awkward night. 13, Mar 2016 Cover Image The Princess and The O A poem about a princess that is bound to tickle your fancy! 27, Nov 2016 Cover Image The Flower of My Secret Sex Life A young woman's candid and joyful account of her search for a relationship with her sexual self. Cover Image My First Vibrator When household chores turn into the discovery of an orgasm. Listen to Meera's story of her first ever vibrator! 28, Nov 2016 Cover Image Jewels like Flowers: About Men's Bodies and Women's Desires We are always made aware of the beauty of the feminine, but what about the masculine figures? Read this essay by Elisa Brune to know a woman’s love for the opposite sex. Cover Image Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh A boy longs to touch his girlfriend and is intoxicated by that longing. Listen to Satya's podcast about the girl whom he can't stop thinking of, the eroticism of her every move and the fantasy of the moment when they'll finally touch. 18, Feb 2016 Cover Image Park Mein PDA AK's friend asks to meet him at the sea side garden, and he has no idea why. His friend shows up in a red t-shirt, jeans and coloured contact lenses. Something about him feels different. Something different happens. Listen to AK's story of what makes his heart beat, his knees go weak and turns him into a poet. 28, Jul 2016 Cover Image If Rani Mukerji Were Your Girlfriend: A Fantasy A young woman's fully filmi - and filmy - fantasy. 17, Feb 2016 Cover Image The Lover's Pilgrimage Loves are always represented as a male-female couple. But in life, people live in many different combinations of relationships. Here is one set of these combinations in this depiction of the Valentine’s Day Lover’s Pilgrimage. 14, Feb 2016 Cover Image Oh Darling...Kiss is India! A map of India with the word for 'kiss' in every official Indian language! 13, Feb 2016 Cover Image Images and Imaginations of Sex The segregation of sex in this world. The boundaries of porn and the erotic art. The notions of beauty, desirability and sexuality, as they differ, for industry and the individual. An essay by graphic artist Orijit Sen on his way of imaging and imagining sex. Cover Image Phoolz For Love - A Video Love doesn't happen only between girls and boys, but in all kinds of combinations. And love means different things to different people too! Ruia college celebrates Rose Day with a difference and it will leave you warm and fuzzy with a big smile on your face! 11, Feb 2016 Cover Image Friendzone Lovezone Is he my boyfriend if he has another girlfriend? Is it better to be friends if his family won't be cool about us? Can I be friends with a boy I secretly love? Can I pretend to be friends for some time and then tell him one day I love him? Lubna's friendzone lovezone story about love. 10, Feb 2016 Cover Image Condom Kaand A workshop souvenir turns into a nightmare for a 20 year old NCC Cadet when his mother discovers it in his bag. Curious about what happens next? Listen to his audio podcast to know about his condom kaand, and how it influenced his future knowledge of sex! 06, Feb 2016 Cover Image MAIN AUR MERI BODY A video about how bodies are made. How babies are made, how gender is formed, how attraction happens, what puberty is about. Made by kids for kids and adults too – in full blast Bambaiya ishtyle by Agents of Ishq in collaboration with SNEHA. 03, Feb 2016 Cover Image Chance Pe Dance 22, Jan 2016 Cover Image A Workshop Named Desire Is there a starting point to talk about sex? 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Go ahead AMA – Ask Munna Anything! 03, Dec 2015 Cover Image Songs About 'Doing It' : Sexy Saturday Songs by Deepika S Cover Image Ek Se Bhale Do – The Story Behind AOI’s Two Laadli Awards! Cover Image Ooohh Yesssss! It’s the AOI Orgasm Quiz 14, May 2021 Cover Image The Feels We Conceal – Things Young People Really Think About Sex 07, Jun 2016 Cover Image A #WomensDay tohfa from AOI to you – “Aika To The Baika: Police Complaint Lavani” 08, Mar 2020 Cover Image I Have Erotic Friendships And It’s Not Complicated 09, Aug 2021