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With Gehraiyaan, intimacy seems to come of age in Hindi cinema
Entertainment

With Gehraiyaan, intimacy seems to come of age in Hindi cinema

It seems aptly ironical that the ‘intimacy director’ for Shakun Batra’s Gehraiyaan was brought in from Ukraine. Quite obviously, the Indian film industry has no idea of how to portray intimacy on screen.

China silent on tennis star Peng Shuai despite growing overseas concern
Sports

China silent on tennis star Peng Shuai despite growing overseas concern

Peng Shuai has not been heard from since accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual abuse

Campaign in US against 'stealthing' or the removal of condom without consent during sex
World

Campaign in US against 'stealthing' or the removal of condom without consent during sex

In the United States, the fight against this long-taboo practice is gaining momentum, marked by a major victory in early October when California became the first US state to pass a law banning the act

Sex Education Season 3 review: Another winning chapter in Netflix's saga of self-love
Entertainment

Sex Education Season 3 review: Another winning chapter in Netflix's saga of self-love

I love that the openness of Sex Education makes me think and reflect, and at times, straight up uncomfortable. But it is a kind of discomfort I am grateful for.

The Girlfriend Experience: In Season 3, sex is power and data is everything
Entertainment

The Girlfriend Experience: In Season 3, sex is power and data is everything

Costumes aside, there’s very little sexy about this show about sex. For the sex isn’t used to titillate, but illustrate a transactional world where the whole world is a commodity.

As a generation of thinkers grapples with notions of consent, an observation of the word's travels, its odd, nagging magnetism
Arts & Culture

As a generation of thinkers grapples with notions of consent, an observation of the word's travels, its odd, nagging magnetism

Recent novels, philosophical inquiries, young adult and romance fiction, films and television shows join a robust literature from the fields of feminist and disability studies to ask who and what the term “consent” excludes today.

In Mexico, hunger and unemployment force many former sex workers back into trade amid COVID-19 pandemic
long-reads

In Mexico, hunger and unemployment force many former sex workers back into trade amid COVID-19 pandemic

Conditions that have always been tough for the women who ply the trade in Mexico City — violence by clients and gangs who prey on prostitutes and shakedowns by corrupt police — got even worse during the pandemic.

French biographical drama Madame Claude, based on life of 20th century Paris sex icon, debuts on Netflix on 2 April
Entertainment

French biographical drama Madame Claude, based on life of 20th century Paris sex icon, debuts on Netflix on 2 April

There's the image of #MadameClaude: of Paris, beautiful dresses and big hotels, power. What interested me was what was happening behind the scenes," director Sylvie Verheyde says.

China proposes to hire more male PT teachers in schools to end 'masculinity crisis'
World

China proposes to hire more male PT teachers in schools to end 'masculinity crisis'

The Chinese Education Ministry’s plan is in response to a proposal that said that the prevalence of female teachers in kindergartens and elementary schools and the popularity of “pretty boys” in pop culture had made Chinese boys “weak, inferior and timid"

Risk of sexually transmitted infections high but underdiagnosed among adults above 45
Health

Risk of sexually transmitted infections high but underdiagnosed among adults above 45

The stigma attached to sexual activity in later life coupled with lack of awareness leads to many misconceptions about safe sex and STIs.

Risky sexual behaviour, STIs high despite pandemic; ways to practice safe sex during COVID-19
Health

Risky sexual behaviour, STIs high despite pandemic; ways to practice safe sex during COVID-19

Although diseases like syphilis are treatable, getting a proper diagnosis, medical care and treatment during the pandemic could be more difficult, hence the renewed need to refrain from engaging in risky sexual behaviour.

Does COVID-19 linger in the body? What we know about viruses in general staying on in the brain, testicles
science

Does COVID-19 linger in the body? What we know about viruses in general staying on in the brain, testicles

In one small study, the virus was detected in semen in a quarter of patients during active infection and in a bit less than 10 percent of patients who apparently recovered.

Sex headaches: Signs, causes and treatment for the condition commonly seen in men
Health

Sex headaches: Signs, causes and treatment for the condition commonly seen in men

Sex headache, the medical term for which is coital cephalalgia, is a condition where a person starts experiencing a headache before, during or after orgasm.

Gynaecologists warn against use of vaginal cleansing brush, call it unnecessary, harmful
Health

Gynaecologists warn against use of vaginal cleansing brush, call it unnecessary, harmful

Instead of believing in fads like vaginal cleansing brush, one should adopt practices that actually improve vaginal health.

Five simple exercises to improve sexual stamina and help prevent sexual dysfunction
Health

Five simple exercises to improve sexual stamina and help prevent sexual dysfunction

Sufficient focus on physical fitness and exercises like kegel exercise, full planks, twisting lunges, etc, can increase sexual stamina

Endometriosis: Communicating with your partner, knowing the right position, other ways that can help manage pain during sex
Health

Endometriosis: Communicating with your partner, knowing the right position, other ways that can help manage pain during sex

According to the Endometriosis Foundation of America, knowing where the endometriosis is located and how advanced it is can help you determine how to have pain-free sex

From dehydration to infections, here are all the reasons you may be experiencing cramps after intercourse
Health

From dehydration to infections, here are all the reasons you may be experiencing cramps after intercourse

Cramps during or after sexual intercourse, especially around the abdomen or genitalia could be an indication of an underlying problem

Coronavirus Outbreak: Why are more men dying from COVID-19 infections than women?
science

Coronavirus Outbreak: Why are more men dying from COVID-19 infections than women?

Sex differences in the frequency, severity and treatment efficacy for many diseases, not just COVID-19, were pointed out long ago.

Does coronavirus spread via surfaces, sneezes or sex? A look at how COVID-19 can and cannot be contracted
World

Does coronavirus spread via surfaces, sneezes or sex? A look at how COVID-19 can and cannot be contracted

If you can smell what someone had for lunch, you are inhaling what they breathe out, including any virus in their breath.

Sex in space: Could technology help in meeting astronauts' intimate needs during space travel?
News & Analysis

Sex in space: Could technology help in meeting astronauts' intimate needs during space travel?

Erobotics is the emerging transdisciplinary research studying human-erobots interactions and related phenomena.