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Kalki Koechlin is of the view that the main reasons behind the rape culture is this victim shaming.Styling and sari, Avantika Ganguly(Chitrangada Chakraborty)

Exclusive year-end essay by Kalki Koechlin: “No is important, but it’s also important to teach our girls to say Yes when they want to!”

Hindustan Times | By Kalki Koechlin
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 01:09 AM IST
The actor implores us to stop making sex holy or dirty
The Supreme Court decriminalised same-sex relations on September 6 this year.(AFP/Picture for representation)
The Supreme Court decriminalised same-sex relations on September 6 this year.(AFP/Picture for representation)

Same sex couple living together allegedly beaten up in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Krishnagar | By Halim Mondal, Krishnagar
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 08:10 AM IST
The men, now 45 and 34, share a relation that dates back to 2007. On Monday they vacated the room they rented about 19 months ago, when they started living together.
Intimacy had disappeared from their relationships as botox treatments took away their ability to show their thoughts and their feelings.(Shutterstock)
Intimacy had disappeared from their relationships as botox treatments took away their ability to show their thoughts and their feelings.(Shutterstock)

Why botox may be bad for your sex life

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 04:52 PM IST
Botox may help you look young and fresh, but at the cost of your love life.
A 2018 survey published in the Journal of American College Health shows that consensual sex is less enjoyable when one or both of the participants have been drinking.(Unsplash)
A 2018 survey published in the Journal of American College Health shows that consensual sex is less enjoyable when one or both of the participants have been drinking.(Unsplash)

Drinking and sex could be linked, here’s what parents can do

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 09:59 AM IST
Drinking and sex can be fatal, especially for teenagers. Here’s what you should do.
Though we cannot always control what we eat, we can definitely ensure that on the day of a date or the night before a date once can surely be mindful of what you are eating.(Shutterstock)
Though we cannot always control what we eat, we can definitely ensure that on the day of a date or the night before a date once can surely be mindful of what you are eating.(Shutterstock)

5 foods you should not eat before having sex

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 06:03 PM IST
Beans, cheese and French fries are some of the food items which are best avoided if you planning on getting intimate with your partner.
The CBI has booked self-styled preacher Daati Maharaj, who runs a temple in South Delhi, for allegedly raping and having unnatural sex with an inmate of his ashram, officials said Friday.(ANI Photo)
The CBI has booked self-styled preacher Daati Maharaj, who runs a temple in South Delhi, for allegedly raping and having unnatural sex with an inmate of his ashram, officials said Friday.(ANI Photo)

Self-styled godman Daati Maharaj booked for alleged rape and unnatural sex by CBI

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 04:53 PM IST
On a complaint by a woman disciple, a case of rape and unnatural sex was filed against Daati Maharaj, his three brothers and a woman at Fatehpur Beri Police Station in South Delhi.
The 20-year-old aspiring model, Mansi Dixit, was murdered and stuffed inside a suitcase by 19-year-old Muzzammil Syed, police said.(Facebook Photo)
The 20-year-old aspiring model, Mansi Dixit, was murdered and stuffed inside a suitcase by 19-year-old Muzzammil Syed, police said.(Facebook Photo)

Aspiring model was murdered for refusing sex, say cops

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayprakash S Naidu
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 06:35 PM IST
The 20-year-old aspiring model, Mansi Dixit, was murdered and stuffed inside a suitcase by 19-year-old Muzzammil Syed after she turned down his demand for sex, according to the Bangur Nagar police.
Here’s how tracking periods can help you avoid an unwanted pregnancy.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how tracking periods can help you avoid an unwanted pregnancy.(Shutterstock)

World Contraception Day: These 5 period tracking apps can help you have safe sex

Hindustan Times | By Meenakshi Iyer
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 10:11 AM IST
There are many benefits to tracking your menstrual cycle: better overall health and a safe sex life. Knowing your fertile window and scheduling sex accordingly can save you from unwanted pregnancy.
Modern medicine claims it decreases the chances of heart attacks and increases grey cell activity – good sex makes you healthier and more intelligent(Imaging by Sunil Kumar Mallik)
Modern medicine claims it decreases the chances of heart attacks and increases grey cell activity – good sex makes you healthier and more intelligent(Imaging by Sunil Kumar Mallik)

Good sex makes the world go round! Helpful hints to make your lovemaking sessions even better

Hindustan Times | By Seema Anand
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2018 07:58 PM IST
Take it from the ancients, life will be totally balanced only when you take your lover to the moon and back
Sexuality and disability is viewed as a taboo topic so stroke survivors don’t know how to talk about it and health professionals don’t ask the questions.(Shutterstock)
Sexuality and disability is viewed as a taboo topic so stroke survivors don’t know how to talk about it and health professionals don’t ask the questions.(Shutterstock)

There is a need to talk about sexuality after having a stroke

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington Dc
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 12:20 PM IST
For people not in a relationship or whose relationship ended, stroke decreased their self-confidence and willingness to seek out new relationships.
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD), a condition that ranges from a lack of libido to an inability to achieve orgasm, affects 40 to 45% of women, especially as they age.(Shutterstock)
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD), a condition that ranges from a lack of libido to an inability to achieve orgasm, affects 40 to 45% of women, especially as they age.(Shutterstock)

Nerve stimulation may improve sexual response in women

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 12:03 PM IST
A new treatment, traditionally used for overactive bladder, may offer new hope for women with sexual dysfunction, says a new study.
Some men remain single because they don’t make the effort or are not interested in long-term relationships.(Shutterstock)
Some men remain single because they don’t make the effort or are not interested in long-term relationships.(Shutterstock)

10 reasons why men remain single even though they hate it

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 12:00 PM IST
Most men want to be in a relationship but are single because of their looks, height, or because they lack confidence, finds a new study.
Being in a stable relationship, having a partner with whom they could share responsibility and feeling sufficiently mature were rated by both men and women as the most important conditions prior to having children.(Shutterstock)
Being in a stable relationship, having a partner with whom they could share responsibility and feeling sufficiently mature were rated by both men and women as the most important conditions prior to having children.(Shutterstock)

Millennial youth are clueless about age-related fertility decline

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 10:50 AM IST
Fertility decline: A new study done on students shows that less than half of the participants could correctly identify the age when a woman’s fertility declines, and even fewer knew when male fertility declines.
Men who suffer from Postcoital Dysphoria (PCD) experience sadness, tearfulness or irritability following sex. It can cause long-term problems in the relationship as well.(Shutterstock)
Men who suffer from Postcoital Dysphoria (PCD) experience sadness, tearfulness or irritability following sex. It can cause long-term problems in the relationship as well.(Shutterstock)

Do you feel post-sex blues? You need to know about Postcoital Dysphoria

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 12:31 PM IST
Postcoital Dysphoria is a condition which results in sadness and irritability after sex. A new study shows that men, too, are affected by it. Here’s the reason behind it.
The accused was charged with POCSO and Section 377.(HT Photo/Representational Image)
The accused was charged with POCSO and Section 377.(HT Photo/Representational Image)

Sex chats with 16-year-old boy leads to 53-year-old Mumbai businessman’s arrest

Hindustan Times | By Aritra Hazra, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 12:24 AM IST
Khar Police had been investigating a case involving a 16-year-old boy, whose mother had filed a complaint in June.
Based on findings of the report, the police registered a case against Yakov, who is currently in Israel, he said, adding that a probe was on in the case.(HT File Photo)
Based on findings of the report, the police registered a case against Yakov, who is currently in Israel, he said, adding that a probe was on in the case.(HT File Photo)

Israeli man booked year after girlfriend dies of suffocation during sex in Mumbai hotel

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 02:42 PM IST
During an act of sexual intercourse in their hotel room, Yakov allegedly applied pressure on the woman’s neck and she got suffocated.
In consensual, non-monogamous relationships, partners agree to engage in multiple sexual or romantic relationships.(Shutterstock)
In consensual, non-monogamous relationships, partners agree to engage in multiple sexual or romantic relationships.(Shutterstock)

Open relationships can be just as satisfying as monogamous ones

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 02:21 PM IST
Being in an open relationship or in a monogamous relationship makes no difference in happiness levels, even though non-monogamous relationships are stigmatised, says a new study.
The study showed that women were 2.059 times likelier to show musculoskeletal symptoms than men. (Shutterstock0
The study showed that women were 2.059 times likelier to show musculoskeletal symptoms than men. (Shutterstock0

iPad giving you a pain in the neck? Blame your posture and gender, not screen time

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2018 05:12 PM IST
Is your iPad being a literal pain in the neck? The answer is likely yes, especially if you’re a women, reveals new study.
CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, union minister Radha Mohan Singh inaugurate Sexed Sorted Semen Laboratory in Rishikesh on Saturday.(HT Photo)
CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, union minister Radha Mohan Singh inaugurate Sexed Sorted Semen Laboratory in Rishikesh on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand gets sex sorted semen lab to better its bovine breeds

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2018 09:48 PM IST
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday unveiled the country’s first Sexed Sorted Semen Laboratory in Rishikesh, saying the test centre will help produce high milk yielding indigenous varieties of cows and buffaloes
A woman from Punjab, who got married to a Bihar resident in 2007, had levelled allegations of sodomy, forcible and oral sex and stated that these were the reasons she was forced to leave him. Forced sex in a marriage is not a criminal offence in India.(Representative image)
A woman from Punjab, who got married to a Bihar resident in 2007, had levelled allegations of sodomy, forcible and oral sex and stated that these were the reasons she was forced to leave him. Forced sex in a marriage is not a criminal offence in India.(Representative image)

Forcible, unnatural sex in marriage is cruelty, hence a ground for divorce: HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 11:49 AM IST
The court said it is easy to level such allegations and even more difficult to prove them and, therefore, courts always have to be cautious while dealing with such allegations.
Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor during the music launch of their upcoming film Veere Di Wedding.(PTI)
Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor during the music launch of their upcoming film Veere Di Wedding.(PTI)

We do smoke, drink, swear, have sex, says Sonam Kapoor on Veere Di Wedding’s reality

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2018 08:18 PM IST
Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and the entire team of Veere Di Wedding talked about the feminist aspects of the film in an interview.
People participate in a parade supporting gay sex at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai on January 28, 2017.(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)
People participate in a parade supporting gay sex at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai on January 28, 2017.(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)

SC notice to Centre on fresh pleas seeking to decriminalise gay sex

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 10:11 PM IST
The Delhi High Court in 2009 had legalised homosexual acts among consenting adults holding that the 149-year-old law making it a criminal offence is violative of the fundamental rights and making it not punishable.
StayUncle, an app for couples to book hotel rooms.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)
StayUncle, an app for couples to book hotel rooms.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

StayUncle to Secondshaadi: Startups breaking sex, relationship taboos in India

Bloomberg | By Saritha Rai
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 12:20 PM IST
Startup app like StayUncle, Delta, Inclov, and Secondshaadi are beginning to change not only practices, but also morals in India.
Protesters wearing anti-Trump shirts stand in front of US President Donald Trump's personal enclosure at the US Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, New Jersey (File Photo)(REUTERS)
Protesters wearing anti-Trump shirts stand in front of US President Donald Trump's personal enclosure at the US Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, New Jersey (File Photo)(REUTERS)

Gender relations: The men-are-from-Mars, women-are-from-Venus White House

By Tyler Cowen
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 11:24 AM IST
The Trump administration is projecting a symbolic and rhetorical vision of an earlier America where people fit into traditional gender roles. It is no surprise that millennial women, who have unparalleled opportunities for education and autonomy, are mostly responding negatively. Older white men, of course, are much more likely to be Trump supporters
Republican Governor Eric Greitens (right) has been criminally charged with invasion of privacy and scheduled to stand trial in May.(Twitter)
Republican Governor Eric Greitens (right) has been criminally charged with invasion of privacy and scheduled to stand trial in May.(Twitter)

Woman claims US governor Eric Greitens ‘coerced’ sex, hit her

Agence France-Presse, Chicago | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 09:48 AM IST
The woman testified she had multiple sexual encounters with Republican Governor Eric Greitens over several months in 2015. Some of the governor’s sexual conduct — such as groping her during one haircut appointment — was not consensual, she claimed.
These days if you meet a Western baby, you can’t tell what sex it is, since many consider it evil to dress girls in pink and boys in blue.(Shutterstock)
These days if you meet a Western baby, you can’t tell what sex it is, since many consider it evil to dress girls in pink and boys in blue.(Shutterstock)

Gender trends: Now change your sex by clicking an online form

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 12:24 PM IST
As some recent incidents have shown, east and west seem to have very different gender trends.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the US Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 21, 2017.(Reuters Photo)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the US Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 21, 2017.(Reuters Photo)

Sex, money and spying: Robert Mueller’s Russia probe has it all

Agence France-Presse, Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2018 11:45 AM IST
Mueller is also reportedly eyeing Republican political consultant Roger Stone over his contacts with WikiLeaks during the campaign.
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