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Avni Gupta

Avni is an avid writer and loves to read about wildlife. She holds a keen interest in sketching. She is blessed with a great taste for music and cinema/TV.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Avni Gupta contemplates the impact of traumatic or stressful situations in one’s life. Many of us face severe stress such as an injury, loss of close ones, violence, accidents, natural disasters, or assault experiences. These events often leave the individual with a pathological anxiety disorder, termed as “Post-traumatic Stress Disorder”, shortened to PTSD. Take, for …

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Saga of Myth, Mystery and Misunderstanding

Even in the age of artificial intelligence, period myth, mystery, and superstitious beliefs continue to denigrate people. When the world is talking of inhabiting the planet Mars, some still refuse to raise up the idea that menstruators are “impure” because they bleed. Avni Gupta dwells upon the times when the surrounding women suggested tying a black thread …

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Sex Talk: They Who Must Not Be Named

Avni Gupta contemplates the tradition of nicknaming one’s sexual body parts and replacing them with quirky terms during the sex talk. Slang seems to be the most prevalent when we’re talking about sex or anything remotely related to the activity. Today’s generation prefers euphemisms over the correct terminology for genitalia. A brief round of interviews revealed …

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Pornography Taking Over Sex Education’s Role Amongst Youth

Avni Gupta articulates the need to differentiate reel and real when it comes to sexual content in pornography. Facts: In 2018, India emerged as the third-largest consumer of porn, according to the annual report from Pornhub. Porn is estimated to be a $57 billion per annum industry, with revenue being larger than the combined revenues …

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