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.
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
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
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.
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?
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
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
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
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
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'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
Have you subconsciously contributed to the propagation of LGBTQ stereotypes in India despite your best intentions? | #FirstCulture
Perhaps the small step of #NoGenderDecember could enable a giant leap for humankind
Nancy Friday normalised the idea of women having sexual desires and liking it, something society in the ‘70s was completely unprepared for
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.
What have Indian men and women been looking for when it comes to porn, in 2017? Pornhub Insights pulled up some data for Firstpost:
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.
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.
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