Love and Sex
Love and Sex He Was Depressed, I Needed Therapy. How Was Our Marriage Going to Survive?
My husband couldn’t get out of bed and spent most of his waking hours in silence or crying. He experienced panic attacks. Soon my empathy for him began morphing into a dark affirmation – I didn’t deserve this. Then I realised I needed therapy too.Add to list
Love and Sex What the Broken Heart Does Not Understand About Finding Closure
Closure is always the first word that is urgently thrown around every time someone sniffs heartbreak in their vicinity, even though it’s really the last emotion that a broken heart has the ability to process. So why do we force ourselves to seek closure instead of letting it find us?Add to list
Love and Sex Opposites Distract: What Happens When Your Partner and You Can’t Agree on the Choice of Porn?
I’m someone who wants her escape erotica to look like the Mills & Boons version from her teenage years. Gentle, loving, slow and sensuous. My partner, unfortunately, belongs to the other end of the porno spectrum. He likes his porn to be brutal; the more depraved it is, the better he enjoys it.Add to list
Love and Sex Kya Dosti Pyaar Hai?: Why I Love To Hate My Girlfriend’s Male BFF
My girlfriend’s male BFF never misses a chance to point out how he knows her better than I ever will, never laughs at my jokes and is particularly quick to write off her romantic prospects, including myself. Some days, I want to strangle the smug bastard.Add to list
Love and Sex Buddha Mil Gaya… Why Does the Thought of Old People With Sex Lives Make Us Cringe?
In our movies like in real life, we expect lovers to be young and restless. Indian psyche tutors us that men and women beyond 50 do not need a sexual dialogue or depiction. Aged people and their desires, as a Made in Heaven episode showed us, make us cringe.Add to list
Love and Sex Terminally Love-Struck: Does Romance Actually Bloom at Airports?
Growing up I was enamoured by the romance-at-the-tarmac trope – Love Actually and Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na. But the chance of someone dodging security guards for that one passionate kiss are as slim as your Jet Airways flight taking off these days. Yet each time I’m at a terminal, the dormant romantic in me wakes up.Add to list
Love and Sex How Do You Handle an Office Romance in the Post-MeToo World?
Like most women who have dealt with creeps at the workplace, I cheered when the #MeToo movement gathered momentum. But what I didn’t see coming, is the collateral damage. Falling for your colleagues is inevitable, but do we now dare to love at work?Add to list
Love and Sex You Are My Fire: Do We Really Need “the Spark” to Make Love Last?
Like everyone else, I grew up watching films, reading books, and listening to stories that eulogised the “spark”, the firsts of love. “First meeting”, “first eye-contact”, “first kiss” and so on. How often to we give up on relationships because the elusive spark seems to be missing?Add to list
Love and Sex Heartbreak from Hell: When Your Boyfriend Cheats on You… with Your Best Friend
When your boyfriend cheats on you, you feel humiliated and worthless. But when a best friend cheats on you, it knocks the wind out of you. No one makes a friend thinking that they might some day jump into bed with your partner, knowing better than almost anyone else, what that betrayal would do to you.Add to list
Love and Sex To All the “Misunderstood” Dev.Ds We’ve Loved Before
Dear Dev.Ds, we fell for you; we wanted to be the ones who changed you. We wanted to make your darkness evaporate. But we should have known better. You were never going to change, and we would end up losing ourselves.Add to list