I want to talk about the importance of the right to anonymity to those who need it for speaking out, meeting others and surviving in general.
Online dating thus, is fraught with the same misogyny that is present in other facets of 'real life'. In fact, the anonymity that the internet provides allows sexism to flower even more freely, as the rules of human decency and communication are allowed to wither by the sterile light of a phone screen. The apps themselves offer some level of protection, in terms of features that allow one to 'report abuse' or 'block' abusive profiles. However, they cannot control the communication that occurs between two people, or the spillover to Facebook where harassment can continue.
#Pocketshala is a series of Hindi audio podcasts produced by Hidden Pockets on six themes related to sexuality.
We wanted to test if introducing sexuality education through audio model in a set up like this, would make the classrooms more interactive.
Consent simply means ‘giving permission for something to happen or to do something’. However, one needs to keep in mind that giving or not giving consent is not always as simple because of the systemic barriers that privilege some people over the others.
So it was clear, I was a biromantic asexual. Yet the label didn’t feel all that right. Yes I did feel romantic attraction and it was directed towards both the genders.
It becomes very difficult to explain it to people who are really ‘curious’ to know what a creature called homoromantic grey ace looks like.
I am a 35+ single woman and I identify as a heteroromantic asexual.
I realised I might be aromantic asexual because I am not too keen on sex nor am I interested in romance. This term defined me a lot.
Graysexuals normally do not experience sexual attraction or sex drive, but sometimes they do in small or limited circumstances.