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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 Love Paranoia After every rejection I ask, is it my disability? 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 “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 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 You Are My Di! What keeps an intense friendship alive in a world that defines love & friendship separately? 04, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AOI Tutions with Bitti: Sex, Pregnancy and Abortion! #MyBodyMyChoice Get your sex-ed fundas right with Bitti! 19, Feb 2020 Cover Image The (Secret) Porn That Turns Me On Must our fantasies mirror our real-life sexual preferences? 27, Jan 2020 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 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 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 ‘Queer’ Kya Hai? Your favourite agents are here with another #SuperSaralExplainer! 04, Jun 2019 Cover Image Genital Jaankari Have you wondered what pushes their pleasure buttons, but felt too unsure to ask? 02, May 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 Dil Ki Rani, Rishton Ka Rajya A look at the many kinds of relationships in the realm of rishtas! 28, 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 Contraception Ka Swayamvaar: Choose Your Perfect Contraception Partner! 05, Feb 2019 Cover Image Things Young Men Say to Me During Sex-Ed Workshops From ‘What is a clitoris?’ to sharing stories of heartbreak, a sexuality educator tells us some of the burning issues on men’s minds 15, Jan 2019 Cover Image Wondering Why People are Protesting the Anti-Trafficking Bill? Here’s a Quick Guide In past days you would have seen that people are protesting the Anti-Trafficking Bill alongside the Trans Rights Bill. The two Bills are flawed on their own. But they are also connected in some ways. 29, Dec 2018 Cover Image Not Sure Why People Are Protesting the Trans Bill? Here's A Quick Guide Many amendments have been made to the Bill since it was drafted, but activists say it is still discriminatory, mainly for the following reasons. 26, Dec 2018 Cover Image 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 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 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 Being Equal, Being Queer Rozana 17, 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 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 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 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 #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 PUBIC AND PRIVATE: THE PROS AND CONS OF REMOVING BODY HAIR To remove or not to remove? 24, Nov 2017 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 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 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 WHAT INDIAN MEN FEEL ABOUT THEIR PENIS 26, Apr 2017 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 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 WHITE PUBIC HAIR 08, Sep 2016 Cover Image HOW WAS THE SEX-ED FOR YOU? 22, Aug 2016 Cover Image Birds Do It. Bees Do It. 19, Aug 2016 Cover Image Opening Up About Your Sexual Self GIFS that express the pain of hiding your sexual self 01, Aug 2016 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 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 Se Bhale Do – The Story Behind AOI’s Two Laadli Awards!