Friday, August 23, 2019

Why Doesn’t Tinder Work In India Like It Does Elsewhere?

Have you ever tried Tinder to find a potential girlfriend/boyfriend? If yes, did it work? Well, I would not be surprised if it didn’t. Tinder is...

What Is The Difference Between Gender Neutrality And Gender Fluidity?

The society around us is rapidly changing, and terms and phrases are coming up faster than most can keep up with them. While some are...

The History Of The Concept Of Virginity In India, And What Makes It Such...

India is indeed a land of contrasts- it is the land of the Kamasutra and erotic temple sculptures, and at the same time, a...

More Than 5,000 Suicides In India Happen Due To ‘Love’: Is It Love Or...

By Prashansa Khandelwal “ I am completely and madly in love” There are certain people who fail to distinguish between love, lust and infatuation. For them...

Every Indian Should Experience Casual Sex Relationships

By Sakshi Kanodia Flings, Casual Sex, Friends-with-Benefits, etc. - These are some of the very common topics amongst today’s youth. With the advent of the...

Valentine’s Day Is Round The Corner And Bajrang Dal Memes Are All Over The...

'Ashikon Ke Navratre', i.e. Valentine's week is already here. Most people are busy giving gifts to their crushes, love interests and partners but there is...

SexED: 11 Unusual Types of Alternative Sexuality You Should Know About

EDTimes brings to you a brand new series on alternative sexualities, where we explore the world of sex and attraction a step further. Apart...

Why Getting Over Someone You Never Dated Is The Hardest

“Here’s to the hearts that ache, here’s to the mess we make...” Why is it difficult to get over something you ‘almost’ had than the...

This Indian Lesbian Valentine’s Day Ad Is Something I Badly Needed

Valentine's Day or perhaps the entire week leading up to it, is one of the most irritating time of the year for...

How Is Delhi’s Hookup Culture Different From That Of Bombay?

The millennial generation in India has developed a culture which is in a sense ‘commitment-phobic’. We look for people to have a fun time...

The Heavily Censored Version Of Fifty Shades Darker Is Not What You’d Expect It...

By Anusha Majumdar Valentine's Day was just around the corner and every couple was getting engaged in some serious RIGOROUS fun which would’ve have been “on...

Independent Women Are Responsible For Increase In Divorces And Thank God For That!

Divorce cases dealt by the family courts increased by 350 percent between 2003 and 2011 in Kolkata and doubled in Mumbai between 2010 and 2014. The rate...

How The Brain Of Someone With Commitment Phobia Works

By Sneha Barua Do you fear any form of commitment as if it’s a big scary monster and run away as soon as you can?...

Would You Sign A Sexual Consent Form Before Sex?

What is a Sexual Consent form? Sexual consent form has started being popular among the youth in the west. Though the trend hasn’t really come...

Does Sanjay Khan Deserve HT Cover & Glorification After Allegedly Beating Zeenat Aman?

Domestic violence is a serious case of sexual assault where women stay in abusive relationships either because they believe they are scared or believe...

Disturbing Twin Stories That Will Make You Think Twice Before Using #twinning Again

Twins have always been a subject of much 'aww' and 'ooohh' and twin stories have been extremely popular in world literature. Twin psychology is...

Demystifying Sexsomnia: Can People Have Sex While Asleep?

Demystifier: An ED Original where we take a complex topic but the content is written in such a way that it is knowledgeable and...
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“Everytime I’d Want To Leave Him, He’d Threaten To Leak My Private Pictures”: Revenge...

"At the age of fifteen, when I was barely aware of the changes in my body, my ex-boyfriend asked me to ‘prove’...

SexED: 5 Different Types Of Condoms You Didn’t Know Existed!

India is the land of kama sutra, yet all we know about condoms is, that they are of two types: flavored and nonflavored. Besides these,...

Too Much Tinder: Other Exciting Indian Dating Apps For The LGBT Community

My happiness knew no bounds when the Supreme Court of India decriminalised Section 377 in a landmark judgment in 2018. This verdict came as a...

Our Generation Has Some Really F***ed Up Ideas About Love And Relationships

I began by saying that these ideas are a root of spoiling relationships in our generation, but some of these ideas are held by...

Why Millennials Are Largely Commitment Phobic And Choose To Postpone Marriage Vs. Advantages Of...

An accusation which often falls on the shoulders of millennials is that they suffer from Peter Pan syndrome- the refusal to grow up. As a...
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“It’s Easy To Hook Up In Corporate, Many Women Are Eager”: Misuse Of Women’s...

Remember TVF's Arunabh Kumar? Of course you do, it was a pretty big scandal. For the uninitiated, a former TVF employee brought up charges of...
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Why Do Feminist Women Expect Chivalry And Why Is That Not A Contradiction?

By Moulshree Srivastav To begin with, I myself am a die-hard feminist and an extremely opinionated woman; I’m neither jittery in voicing my disagreements nor shy...
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SexED: “I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It”: Why is Bisexuality Misunderstood?

Before you begin reading this, ask yourself: What are my perceptions of gay, lesbian and bisexual people? Even if you could answer right away...

Gaslighting Is A Scary Form Of Mental Torture In Dating & Relationships

As if relationships weren’t complicated enough on their own, modern terms like ghosting and more just further deepen those complexities by showing us all...

Why Is An Older Woman Dating A Younger Man Still Considered Abnormal? Cougar Is...

Recently at a wedding of my parent's friend’s kid, I happened to overhear a conversation occurring at a table next to mine. The women...

Not All Soulmates Are Romantic

When we think of a soulmate the immediate image that comes to mind is that of a romantic partner, a perfect partner whom you...

Are Millennials Today More Dependent On Their Parents Than Independent Of Them?

In the world of parent-child relationships, children are evidently very dependent on their parents. But after a certain age, kids want to be left...

Berlin-artparasites Teaches Us The Art Of Moving On From A Breakup

Once upon a cliché you had a fairytale love life when suddenly one day you were filling yourself from an ice cream bucket, lingering...

SexED: Coming Out As a Demisexual, And Decoding Its Many Myths

Part five of the SexED: Discovering Alternative Sexualities series One day, my friend walked into my room and declared, “I am demisexual.” I had no idea...

Kerala Doctor Claims To Be Able To Cure Homosexuality

A sexologist based in Kerala by the name of Titus P Varghese has been making waves on the Internet (through both social media and WhatsApp)...
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Demystifying The Sexist Nature Of Adultery Law In India

Before we begin, first let’s take a brief look at what exactly the law is. Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) says: “Adultery— Whoever...

Why Do Indian Parents Have So Much Trouble Letting Go Of Their Kids?

A Parent-child bond is universally a forever kind of thing. No matter what relationship one shares with their parents, an attachment of sorts, perennially...

SexED: Sapiosexuality- When The Smart Kid On The Block Wants To Get It On

Part six of the SexED: Discovering Alternative Sexualities series Okay, let’s try and understand sapiosexuality here. You walk into a room. You find yourself in the...
Polyamory: Reserving the right to love different people at once

Polyamory: Reserving The Right To Love Different People At Once

Is polyamory reserving the right to love different people at once? We need to delve deeper into the nitty-gritty of this argument. The science of keeping...

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