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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 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 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 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 Dilbadar: A Dating Manifesto Minus The Bad Advice Putting the pleasure back in online dating! 11, Dec 2021 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: Manju's Story 01, Nov 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 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 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 Happy Ending - A Poem A poem about moving on from emotionally unavailable people 06, Mar 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 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 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 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 The Sacred Flower : A Poem Reveling in your own touch & blooming with pleasure! 18, Oct 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 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 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 June Rewind - #WhenWomenLoveWomen, All In One Place Stories, histories and resources for queer women - ek dhamakedar package! 30, 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 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 Shiela Ki Jawaani Ki Anokhi Kahaani An excerpt from Maya Sharma's Loving Women: Being Lesbian in Unprivileged India 13, 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 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 Mugs are here! 14, Feb 2020 Cover Image Sexy Saturday Songs: Do it Like Dhanush Vijeta Kumar's playlist of Dhanush songs 11, Sep 2019 Cover Image When Pyaar Cannot be Taken Forward Body Peechhe Pad Jaati Hai. What else to do? 18, Oct 2019 Cover Image Sexy Sunday Songs: Ishq, Pyaar, Kishore Kumar! Happy Birthday Kishore Da! 04, Aug 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 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 Q se Qawwali, Q se Queer Quties Time for another Sexy Saturday Songs playlist! 22, Jun 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 Small Doubts: I Like Older Women, Is That Okay? A young man's burning question. 01, Mar 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Three Superb, Sexy Poems By Tamil Poet Perundevi good poetry for the health of your soul. 16, Oct 2018 Cover Image a historic day A short poem for September 6, 2018 13, 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 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 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 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 Isn't A Whatsapp Love Story A Real Love Story? Could you fall crazily in love with someone you've never met IRL? 12, Jun 2018 Cover Image Why Write About Love: A Conversation With Annie Zaidi What goes into a love story? Why is it important to write about love? Can writing about love be an act of dissent? 31, May 2018 Cover Image Khud Se Pyaar Hai, To Zindagi Gulzar Hai AOI Masturbation Shayari Guldasta. 09, 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 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 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 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 Kya tumhe semi-cooked pyaar hua hai? It all started with Pabs (my cat) 16, 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 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 women I love A love poem to women who laugh out loud 28, Nov 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 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 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 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 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 MILITANT HUGGER A drought of hugs? Why? When did this ground water deplete? 18, Jul 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 THE STAGES OF CONSENT 14, Jul 2017 Cover Image The AOI Guide For Lady-People To Be Sure Your Ishq Moves Aren't Creepy 13, 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 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 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 15 LOVE POEMS TO SELF LOVE 10, May 2017 Cover Image Six Sexy Things Women Want. OK? Equality, justice, pleasure and fun! 08, 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 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 Fantasy Mein Kya Sharmana: My Secret Crushes 16, Mar 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 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 BAS EK KISS... 16, 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 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 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 PAMMI AUNTY: AGENT OF ISHQ 16, Aug 2016 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 Opening Up About Your Sexual Self GIFS that express the pain of hiding your sexual self 01, Aug 2016 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 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 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 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 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 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 Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Ho, Aur... A story about love, sex , opportunity and learning together. An audio story 05, Jan 2016 Cover Image That First Kiss A young girl, a sunny winter’s day – her first kiss. Her secret diary. A bittersweet story about growing up. In a sparkling format – an audio story podcast. Cover Image Today My Mother Came Home A mother struggles to come to terms with her son’s sexuality. A son struggles to accept his mother’s disapproval. Love and chicken curry help in the struggle. A moving story of family, choice and acceptance. 03, Dec 2015 Cover Image The Feels We Conceal – Things Young People Really Think About Sex 07, Jun 2016