Pre-marital sex and the stigma around it influences women to undergo difficult surgeries like hymenoplasty so as to confirm to societal norms of virginity.
I realised that BDSM gave me absolute control of my agency and that I am no less a feminist because I enjoy being submissive in bed.
Shubh Mangal Savdhan gets many things right on feminism, patriarchy and masculinity – from acid attacks to erectile dysfunction to superstitions about marriage.
Toxic monogamy culture displays signs of codependency which manifests in ways that have invariably toxic outcomes.
The idea of suppressing female sexuality is a thread that keeps the patriarchal weaving of the society in place.
Female masturbation is normal and it's time we do away with the stigma. The clitoris solely exists for sexual pleasure and has around 12000 nerve endings. Many women do not know where the clitoris is or what it does, let alone touching it, playing with it or rubbing it.
Hysteria was a medical diagnosis in the Middle Ages for women who didn't bow to patriarchy. The word still retains shards of its sexist past.
In Ms Militancy, Meena Kandasamy's poetry wages a fierce resistance to Brahminical patriarchy with its defiant exploration of female desire.
The orgasm gap was mainly the result of the upbringing of men and women where men are brought up to be aggressive and powerful, and women as passive and pleasing.
Indian nationalist discourse has deeply connected the idea of India as a mother figure or 'Bharat Maata' to women's sexuality.