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Sex ed in schools: Why it's time to listen to Justice Verma rather than MPs
India

Sex ed in schools: Why it's time to listen to Justice Verma rather than MPs

All previous attempts to introduce school children to sex education have failed. Will the Justice JS Verma committee report re-open the debate?

Sex before marriage hampers healthy relationship: Study
Life

Sex before marriage hampers healthy relationship: Study

The study looked at the effects of sex before marriage, and found that early sexual satisfaction stunts the development of key ingredients of a healthy relationship, including caring and understanding.

When the AIDS money dries up: Red lights flashing for sex workers?
Life

When the AIDS money dries up: Red lights flashing for sex workers?

The crisis of AIDS allowed sex workers to organise for their rights. But if AIDS isn't quite that much of a crisis anymore what happens to all those gains? Sex workers at the Sex Workers Freedom Festival in Kolkata face the flip side of success.

The middle-aged Indian man and (more) sex: The dirty secret
Life

The middle-aged Indian man and (more) sex: The dirty secret

A new study tells the middle aged man how he can get a boost in the bedroom without popping a pill. And stave off diabetes along the way. Sounds like a win-win but can it work in India?

Drugs, alcohol, tight underwear don't affect men's fertility: study
Life

Drugs, alcohol, tight underwear don't affect men's fertility: study

A study by scientists from the universities of Manchester and Sheffield has found that many common lifestyle choices make little difference to male fertility.

How the Internet killed the porno star
Life

How the Internet killed the porno star

While a blessing to its consumer – getting revved up has never been so easy – Internet porn is the silver dagger plunged into the heart of the industry. And its demise is no cause for celebration.

Sthraina Kamasutra: A sex manual for women
Life

Sthraina Kamasutra: A sex manual for women

Sthraina Kamasutra by KR Indira rewrites the ancient text as a quasi-feminist manual that will help women "win the battle between the sheets." But do its intriguing suggestions go far enough?

Baby, let's all screw around: The great monogamy vs infidelity debate
Life

Baby, let's all screw around: The great monogamy vs infidelity debate

In recent years, infidelity has acquired a subversive cachet that makes old-fashioned monogamy seem safe and repressed. After centuries of being bullied into monogamy, we are now urged to embrace more enlightened open relationships.

The brave new era of 'may be' virgins
Life

The brave new era of 'may be' virgins

Indian men may be still hung up on virginity, but some are increasingly willing to adopt a 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. As for the rest: they may be just as clueless, but just don't know it.

Denial of sex is grounds for divorce, rules Delhi HC
Life

Denial of sex is grounds for divorce, rules Delhi HC

Sex is the foundation of marriage and marriage without sex is an "anathema", rules the court.

Internet porn isn't immoral, just dangerous
Life

Internet porn isn't immoral, just dangerous

The black-and-white debate over pornography often misses the a simple truth: porn is not porn is not porn. Now that we've joined the global club of voyeurs, it's best to remember a simple caveat: watcher beware.

One good brothel: Oasis or mirage?
Life

One good brothel: Oasis or mirage?

Sathya Saran visits a model brothel in Budhwarpeth where young girls like Shalini speak of a happy life freely chosen and led under the active care of local NGOs. But the sex trade offers few guarantees.

First straight male hooker in US: I am like Gandhi
Life

First straight male hooker in US: I am like Gandhi

Marcus Bestin is a man on a mission: to fight the unfair double-standard that makes male prostitution illegal in Nevada. If only this self-described Gandhian could get his history right.

Supreme Court takes on sex, sex and more sex
Life

Supreme Court takes on sex, sex and more sex

The Supreme Court is wading into some unnatural waters. They are talking about sex. Gay sex. Animal sex. Sex by imitating an orifice. The hearings on Sec 377 are getting quite graphic as the court ponders what is the 'order of nature' in 2012.

The Dirty Picture or how not to be a Porngate hypocrite
Politics

The Dirty Picture or how not to be a Porngate hypocrite

It’s not outrage. It’s excitement. Porngate gives everyone an excuse to talk and write about sex, while keeping mum about their own desires. M Svairini breaks that silence.

The Dummy’s Guide for Politicians Watching Porn
Politics

The Dummy’s Guide for Politicians Watching Porn

Leaders of our nation are clearly in desperate need of guidance on all matters pornographic. Hence in the spirit of public service, we've put together a handy etiquette guide for political dummies.

Baby Falak and sex education: The missing link
Life

Baby Falak and sex education: The missing link

Two year old Falak, bruised and burned, is an unwanted child. Our children desperately need sex education so they don't end up facing those kinds of terrible situations. But who's listening?

The Great Indian sex survey: It's kinky and boring
Life

The Great Indian sex survey: It's kinky and boring

The latest India Today sex survey is a perfect example of all that's wrong with the media addiction to sex as a sales gimmick.

Gay or not. Is coming out passé?
Life

Gay or not. Is coming out passé?

In India there are many ways to be out, even if you are still in the closet. But the media demands an in-or-out narrative. And these stories don't fit in there.

Love, sex and the dhoka of pushing the envelope in Bollywood
Entertainment

Love, sex and the dhoka of pushing the envelope in Bollywood

No sex please, we're Indian. That old saying has gone out of the window in Bollywood. Indian cinema is stripping down and getting to business. But does that mean it's all grown up now?