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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 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 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 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 Why We Need Comprehensive Sexuality Education Why CSE helps dismantle the sexual vulnerability time-bomb! 03, Jul 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 Why Does Guilt Follow Pleasure - An Investigative Documentary About Me Moving from guilt to satisfaction in sex! 09, Nov 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 Looking For Privacy In Laws A list of laws which play a part in governing private lives 15, Sep 2020 Cover Image Romantic Sensual Asexual - That’s Me Can one be asexual and terribly romantic too? 24, Aug 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 The (Secret) Porn That Turns Me On Must our fantasies mirror our real-life sexual preferences? 27, 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 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 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 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 ‘Queer’ Kya Hai? Your favourite agents are here with another #SuperSaralExplainer! 04, Jun 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 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 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 What the Law Tells Us about Relationships in India You might be surprised – in good and bad ways. 19, Feb 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 Why are People Opposing the Surrogacy Bill? Here’s a guide to help you out. 11, 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 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 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 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 Being Equal, Being Queer Rozana 17, May 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 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 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 What Intersex People Wished Everyone Knew About Them Simple FAQ's to familiarize yourself with body beyond binaries. 26, Oct 2017 Cover Image LOVE, SEX AUR DIMAAG: A VIDEO ABOUT MENTAL SEXUAL HEALTH 16, 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 women I love A love poem to women who laugh out loud 28, Nov 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 How To Have THAT Awkward Conversation 28, 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 Hum Aapke Hain, Porn 26, May 2017 Cover Image Things You Should Know About Anal Sex Yes, most people are curious about anal sex ki baatein. But not every woman, gay or straight, is comfortable with having a penis or a dildo in their anus. Not all men, gay or straight, are instantly (or ever) comfortable with having either a penis or a strap-on in their anus either 27, Jun 2017 Cover Image Watch Me As I Fall In Love: 5 Trans Persons Talk About Dating Love is supposed to be the simplest thing, but it isn’t. 17, May 2017 Cover Image 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 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 Is Pyaar Ko Main Kya Naam Doon! Words People Use for Masturbation 03, May 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 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 I TOOK A JOURNEY WITH SEX TOYS AND I SAW STARS At first it felt strange. But soon I realised the pleasure was quite unlike what I had felt before – and using it was rather easy. 29, Mar 2017 Cover Image WHY I DECIDED TO PAINT SEXY PICTURES OF MALE MOVIE STARS 24, Mar 2017 Cover Image MY 1.2 FOOT VAGINA 21, Mar 2017 Cover Image Dear MTV, Please Excuse But Orgasms DO Have A Gender 10, Mar 2017 Cover Image 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 BAS EK KISS... 16, 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 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 Opening Up About Your Sexual Self GIFS that express the pain of hiding your sexual self 01, Aug 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 The Inheritance of Sex-Ed Sex-Ed, through the generations - an inheritance from a father to a daughter. 23, May 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 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 Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Ho, Aur... A story about love, sex , opportunity and learning together. An audio story 05, Jan 2016