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When Nakshatra goes out for a coffee with his mother, they’re both on the look-out for cute men. “Do you fancy that guy?” she’ll say.
Things haven’t always been this way. Growing up in a village, he became aware of his feelings aged 16. A year later, after a move to Mumbai, he told his parents he was gay. His mum said she wished he was dead.
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Q: Auntyji, I love my cousin brother and want to have sex with him. I’m an unmarried girl aged 26. What should I do? Sukanya, Bhopal
Auntyji says... I am so grateful that you wrote in Sukku, and I’m glad that you’re talking to someone before taking any further step. My instinct is that when in doubt, follow your passion. But always keep the consequences in mind.
Should watching porn be illegal? Kamlesh Vaswani, a lawyer from MP, filed a public interest litigation in the Supreme Court last month asking for porn-viewing to be made a non-bailable offence.
Vaswani’s action prompted vocal (and sometimes overly emotional) reactions. Now the storm has calmed down, let’s leave the emotions aside and engage in some constructive critique.
“Gay people can be converted into becoming straight.” “Gay parents aren’t as good as straight parents.” “Paedophiles are most likely to be gay.”
Hundreds of myths about homosexuality are doing the rounds out there. It’s easy to get sucked into the anti-gay vortex, especially in the internet age. So Love Matters takes a look at the science to bust some myths.
How does porn inspire both technology and art? Is there a clear science behind deciding the difference between porn and art? Do you want to be a porn inspector when you grow up?
These questions and more in the 16 May 2013 edition of ‘Sex in the Press’, which embraces the tech without forgetting the ways of the flesh.
More sex makes us happier, but only if we think we’re getting it more often than our friends, according to a large US study.
Humans are social creatures and when it comes to many things, including our sex lives, we can’t help comparing ourselves to others.
Q: I may have had drunk sex at a party but I don’t remember anything. If it’s true, this was my first time sex ever. What should I do? Geetika
Auntyji says... Geetika puttar take a deep breath and calm down. I know that this is a pretty big deal, but I’m giving you my world famous jaadu ki jhappi. You must have many unanswered questions and feel horribly confused.
Sexual harassment at work – does it happen in India? That’s the question we put to our Facebook audience recently.
Sure it happens, most agreed – it’s a worldwide phenomenon. A few men blamed women and their ‘Western’ values for harassment. The feminists then came to the rescue and pointed a stern finger at the male gaze. Find out how the debate rolled out.
The menstrual cycle can be a mystery! Those ever-changing hormone levels can be puzzling.
Even women have a hard time understanding what exactly is happening in their body. Why do some women get cranky right before their period? And which days are the ‘safe’ days again? Get over the confusion and read all you need to know about the menstrual cycle in this week's top five facts!
“I started my periods when I was 13 but I didn’t tell anyone in my family about it for five years,” says Anita.
Her mother discovered that she had been menstruating just a few months before she got married at 18. “There was no point in discussing it with her and I think she found out about it when she needed to,” says Anita.
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