Pillow Talk

I recently came across a blog post on Tumblr wherein the author wrote about how sex-positivity is “not feminist” and how it inherently oppresses and exploits women who express their sexuality. To that, I respectfully disagree with a hearty “hell no.” When we, women who wear the feminist merit badge, say things like, “When women…

Culture and Other Bittersweet Things

As a female raised on American soil but in the depths of Indian traditions, there are countless thoughts that haunt me daily about the life I’m expected to lead and the life I might have led alike. My parents aren’t your stereotypical Indian parents that force their kids to pursue a medical career, fill up…

The Virginity Disease

I’m celebrating my 22nd birthday on July 23rd and I still haven’t achieved a major checkpoint in my adulthood: losing my virginity. I have not yet bow-chicka-wow-wowed because before this point in my life, I’ve overhyped my hymen. I’ve come to realize that it’s just sex. So, who cares if you value it or not?…

Late Blooming

Being a late bloomer is seen as a negative thing. Branded with the big old stamp of “Inexperienced,” I walk the imaginary catwalk into most bars with the fear that I will, yet again, have to tell a man I have not had sex. I usually get one of two reactions; they perk up with…