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In COVID-ravaged America, much ado about masturbation: What Jeffrey Toobin's Zoom faux pas exposes
World

In COVID-ravaged America, much ado about masturbation: What Jeffrey Toobin's Zoom faux pas exposes

This week, the world of the autoerotic was thrown into the spotlight: Jeffrey Toobin, scholar, author and legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker, was suspended after he was spotted masturbating on a Zoom event.

Beyond saas-bahu sagas, how Ekta Kapoor champions intersectional feminism in her films as producer
Entertainment

Beyond saas-bahu sagas, how Ekta Kapoor champions intersectional feminism in her films as producer

The perception of Ekta Kapoor as the soap-opera queen is a unidimensional thought, given the exciting envelope-pushing films she has been backing as a producer

Bois Locker Room case underscores vital need for radical, political reimagining of an education that liberates us
India

Bois Locker Room case underscores vital need for radical, political reimagining of an education that liberates us

The Bois Locker Room and the crisis of our society in its current breakdown have a lot to say about each other. Both of them tell us that we have reached the limits of the system we live in. If the way out is together, then we need an education on what it means to do that.

My short, secret career as a writer of erotica: How writing steamy fiction helped me come to terms with my sexuality
Life

My short, secret career as a writer of erotica: How writing steamy fiction helped me come to terms with my sexuality

The peak of my erotica writing journey happened to intersect with a time when I was strongly questioning my sexuality. For someone who was coming to terms with her attraction to women while still dating a man, erotica became a cathartic canvas for being able to express my desires in a healthy way.

Forced sex fantasies and rape culture: What does one have to do with the other?
Life

Forced sex fantasies and rape culture: What does one have to do with the other?

How can the many women who experience rape fantasies, but reject rape culture, reconcile their erogeny and ideology, especially in an era of heightened cultural scrutiny?

Wanted: Superhero with alt sexuality in films
Entertainment

Wanted: Superhero with alt sexuality in films

With the world opening up on LGBTQ+ inclusion, the time seems right for the launch of a queer superhero franchise on screen

The Queer Take: Embracing the hidden parts of your life by casting aside deeply ingrained lessons
Life

The Queer Take: Embracing the hidden parts of your life by casting aside deeply ingrained lessons

On reading and hearing stories from other queer friends, I see that everyone in my community always knew to hide in the beginning — just like I did

How to talk to your children about sex: Educator Anju Kish on addressing questions about puberty and sexuality
Life

How to talk to your children about sex: Educator Anju Kish on addressing questions about puberty and sexuality

Anju Kish's objective behind setting up Untaboo was to bring about a change in mindset and rid kids of the shyness and self-consciousness associated with sex education.

SC decriminalises adultery: Triumph of individual's rights over social institutions like marriage is the real victory
India

SC decriminalises adultery: Triumph of individual's rights over social institutions like marriage is the real victory

With the striking down of adultery under Section 497 of the IPC, constitutional law has finally entered the institution of marriage in a bid to ensure constitutional freedoms, destroy hierarchies, eliminate inequalities and attempt to democratise matrimonial relationships

SC verdict on Section 377 won't end fight against inequality; love is as much about caste, class and religious struggle
India

SC verdict on Section 377 won't end fight against inequality; love is as much about caste, class and religious struggle

The years-long fight against Section 377 talks deeply about caste-class networking among lawyers, who while choosing to be in opposition to Hadiya, or rape law reforms, still get to claim their solidarity for queer love

Love and Swan Lake: Challenging gender norms through different interpretations of the ballet
Life

Love and Swan Lake: Challenging gender norms through different interpretations of the ballet

Swan Lake attracts choreographers who want to re-evaluate what the tale signifies, as well as the question of who gets to fall in love on stage

Padmaavat: Amid Rajput romance and valour, Bhansali gives us a most queer love story
Entertainment

Padmaavat: Amid Rajput romance and valour, Bhansali gives us a most queer love story

Padmaavat's true subversiveness lies in sneaking in a gay love story in a film that's a paean to heterosexual passion

LGBTQ individuals told to dress 'queerly' for newspaper photo shoot: Incident's an eye-opener on stereotyping
Life

LGBTQ individuals told to dress 'queerly' for newspaper photo shoot: Incident's an eye-opener on stereotyping

Have you subconsciously contributed to the propagation of LGBTQ stereotypes in India despite your best intentions? | #FirstCulture

#NoGenderDecember hopes to end stereotyping: Can it change the way we think of gender?
Life

#NoGenderDecember hopes to end stereotyping: Can it change the way we think of gender?

Perhaps the small step of #NoGenderDecember could enable a giant leap for humankind

How Nancy Friday helped generations of Indian women to acknowledge their sexual desires
Entertainment

How Nancy Friday helped generations of Indian women to acknowledge their sexual desires

Nancy Friday normalised the idea of women having sexual desires and liking it, something society in the ‘70s was completely unprepared for

Letter to the Subalterns: To everyone who has the courage to come out as bisexual
Life

Letter to the Subalterns: To everyone who has the courage to come out as bisexual

Coming out as a bisexual has its unique set of challenges, as b isexuals get short shrift not only from the heterosexual majority, but also from the LGBT community.

Pornhub Insights for 2017 reveal just what Indian men and women are searching for online
Life

Pornhub Insights for 2017 reveal just what Indian men and women are searching for online

What have Indian men and women been looking for when it comes to porn, in 2017? Pornhub Insights pulled up some data for Firstpost:

Sex and the older woman: The female libido doesn't come with an expiry date attached
Life

Sex and the older woman: The female libido doesn't come with an expiry date attached

Thank God they made it official; older women can have sex. A foreign ruling just said so. And closer home, a film almost allowed it.

AYUSH ministry's no sex, no meat advice for pregnant women is yet another case of body policing
India

AYUSH ministry's no sex, no meat advice for pregnant women is yet another case of body policing

Time and again, the government is just attempting to do the most convenient thing when it comes to prenatal care — policing women's bodies. And as if this odd conflation of morality and sexuality isn't enough, it's funny how pregnant women are asked to control lust when marital rape is still legal.

RGV's short film Meri Beti Sunny Leone Banna Chahti Hai reflects shameless opportunism
Entertainment

RGV's short film Meri Beti Sunny Leone Banna Chahti Hai reflects shameless opportunism

The conversation about porn, sexuality — and Sunny Leone — has moved far beyond what this poorly conceived, poorly executed short film by Ram Gopal Varma imagines