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Double XL: Bollywood’s Flimsy Attempt That Does No Good

Body Dysmorphia or Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a mental illness involving obsessive focus on a perceived flaw in appearance. In today’s world, where Kardashian body types, judgemental aunty’s snarky comments on our bodies and brands having only S size clothing have been normalized, in this article we unwind various aspects of body dysmorphia in line with Bollywood’s new take on it.

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Exploring Sexuality and Love through Rituparno Ghosh’s Queer Films

While cis-gendered, heterosexual representation has been omnipresent and in fact overrepresented, queer representation has continuously been invisiblized and erased from dominant discourses surrounding love, sex and relationships in cinemas. Rituparno Ghosh’s queer movies are a step towards a more inclusive representation, especially in Bengali cinema.

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Khajuraho Temples- An expression of sexual desires

The Khajuraho temples are situated close to Shiv Sagar Lake in a tiny medieval settlement encircled by Vindhya Range hills. The 10th century marks the beginning of the Khajuraho Temples’ history. In a society where discussing sex, pleasure, sexuality, and intimacy are frowned upon, right in the middle of that nation sits Khajuraho, the pinnacle of sensuality and desire, where love and intimacy are carved into stone and where architecture takes on the role of the universal language of feelings.

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Pacifying Sexual Origins

It has not been very long since we have been born out of a vagina. If you are living and reading this article, a hypothetical extremity of 100 years would be correct. Right? Mother earth has been here for 4.6 billion years and still, she is revolving around her solar origin since times immemorial. So, if not every day, let us all take some time to ponder the nature of our origins and their role in the inheritance of very specific behavioral traits.

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Comprehensive Sex Education: Still a Distant Dream?

The New Education Policy 2020 has been all the rage recently. Earning several accolades for reform and improvement, it still misses the mark with respect to one issue- comprehensive, inclusive, and accessible sexual education. Click here to find out more about how this new policy continues to propagate the stigma around sex.

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What Is The ‘Line of Consent’

A No is not a Yes, A Maybe is not a Yes, An innocent yet awkward silence is not a yes but what establishes the Line Of Consent [LOC] is a definite ‘Yes’ and learning to say ‘No’!

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Winter Vaginal Self-Care 101

Winter brings in new challenges. The biting cold, deteriorating skin, a crumbling fashion sense. Amidst all these little problems, should vaginal upkeep also figure on your list of priorities? We say yes! Luckily, there are a few tried and tested ways that people use, to keep their vaginas healthy and happy. Ready to check them out?

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How To Have An Orgasm Just From Breast Play?

Breasts are a sensitive part of a person’s body and stimulating them brings pleasure to everyone involved, so much so that some people can have an orgasm from breast play alone. So here we present a field guide to breast play in this blog. Read to find out more!

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Keeping It Alive In A Long Distance Relationship

It is no shocker that long-distance relationships can be hard. Going from routinely seeing each other to primarily communicating online might get frustrating and monotonous to say the least. With access to the internet and mobile applications that allow the exchange of all forms of media and text messages in a jiffy, you bet there are A LOT of things you can do virtually to keep things spicy!

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