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Puberty In Boys: How Should You Deal With The Changes?

Puberty In Boys: How Should You Deal With The Changes? Lately, a lot of post-puberty “glow-up” posts have been doing rounds on social media. But we often overlook what goes on behind the scenes of these glow-ups – the sudden physical, emotional and behavioral changes. The process of puberty, or the changes that happen as […]

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Performance Anxiety And The Hush-Hush

Performance Anxiety And The Hush-Hush Not only has patriarchal conditioning exhausted a man socially. It has also culturally, and familially, but even on the sexual forefront, men aren’t spared. While a woman faces condemnation for sexualizing herself at all, a man is somehow responsible for a mindblowing sexual experience. It somehow becomes as his life

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Let’s Talk About Men Who Don’t Really Feel Sexually Attracted

Let’s Talk About Men Who Don’t Really Feel Sexually Attracted Pratisandhi interviewed Dr. Pragati Singh on the prevalence of asexuality and asexual men. She is a Medical graduate from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, and an SRHR Consultant. She is the founder of Indian Aces, an initiative that started as a community for aces (asexual people)

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No Pride Without Prejudice

No Pride Without Prejudice Vibhuti focuses on how the essence of ‘Pride’ in society derives its foundation from the prejudices that precede it. Pride is not understood independently of the compound beliefs that misguide the being of it. Even after each landmark judgment, there are legal shortcomings that further fuel these biased notions and prejudices that

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Vex-Ed About Sex-Ed: An Interview With Mallika and Vartika

Vex-Ed About Sex-Ed: An Interview With Mallika and Vartika Saairah Mehta had the opportunity to interview the co-founders of a sex-ed organization, Vex-Ed, Mallika Bawa, and Vartika. Mallika and Vartika attended school together and have been friends ever since. Mallika studies zoology at St. Xaviers University, Mumbai, and Vartika studies biomedical sciences at the University of Cincinnati. Vex-Ed

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Parents and Mental Health Discussions

Parents and Mental Health Discussions In many Indian households, the big hush-hush topic is mental health, especially when it comes to teenagers and young adults. In a video about the issue, one of Instagram’s favorite content creators, Kareema Barry, brings up common remarks that Indian parents are infamous for making. When you’re in tears laughing about

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Parents and Gaslighting

Parents and Gaslighting “You’re crazy!”, “That never happened”, “You’re remembering things wrong”, “What are you talking about?”,  “You must be confused again”, “You’re overreacting.” You get to hear them every other day and these statements actually harm you in ways you would never have imagined. In case you didn’t know, this is called Gaslighting. Gaslighting is

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