Raksha Saraf

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Raksha Saraf is an undergraduate student of Psychology looking to specialize in Sexuality and Holistic Therapy. Her articles are generally focused on well-researched findings and objective facts about sexuality. However, as an activist for women's rights, sexual liberty, and rational thinking, she accepts the fluidity in sexual desires and expression and believes that often, sexuality does not beg to be studied, rather, it begs to pleasure; and pleasure is an end in itself.

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Top 5 Purchases to Spice Up Your Sex Life

Raksha Saraf, Nov 22 2019

Don't know which of the millions of sex toys and products to really trust? Leave the work to us! Here are my top 5 picks! 5.

Don't know which of the millions of sex toys and p...

Top 5 Stress-Relieving Sex Positions

Raksha Saraf, Nov 15 2019

Which sex positions help you maximize pleasure and minimize stress? Find out here!

Which sex positions help you maximize pleasure and minimize stress? Find out here!

Polyamory in the Kamasutra

Raksha Saraf, Oct 31 2019

This is an analysis of the Kamasutra's writer - Vatsyayana's - sexually liberal attitude, using the example of his accepting attitude towards polyamory.

This is an analysis of the Kamasutra's writer - Vatsyayana's - sexually liberal attitude, using the example of his accepting attitude towards polyamory.

On the Use of the Word 'Slut'

Raksha Saraf, Oct 30 2019

Off late, the term 'slut' has grown to be heavily politicized. What are the popular opinions on the matter and what side does our writer propose we choose?

Off late, the term 'slut' has grown to be heavily politicized. What are the popular opinions on the matter and what side does our writer propose we choose?

Top 5 Easy, Sex-Positive Halloween Costume Ideas

Raksha Saraf, Oct 29 2019

Tired of the same old sexy nurse, sexy cat, and sexy XYZ costumes? Leave the old tradition of man-pleasing porn behind, and turn to a new kind of sexy - the sex-positive sexy. Here are a few quick and easy costume ideas inspired by some of the strongest female characters to appear in the last few years! 5. BoJack Horseman's "Diane" Source: Pinterest An easy character to like, Diane Nguyen has grown to be an extremely relatable character, not only because of her kind of judgmental attitude, but also how well all of her flaws line up with the approaches she was forced to take in the past because of ignorant parents and four unsupportive brothers. Additionally, her outfit on the show is REALLY easy to recreate, all you need is a regular white tank top, blue jeans, a green jacket and some glasses. If you really want to go the extra mile you can add in the blue wig, but it's really not necessary since the show's been quite a success, and you're likely to fit right in. What's more?

Tired of the same old sexy nurse, sexy cat, and sexy XYZ costumes? Leave the old tradition of man-pleasing porn behind, and turn to a new kind of sexy - the sex-positive sexy. Here are a few quick and easy costume ideas inspired by some of the strongest female characters to appear in the last few years! 5. BoJack Horseman's "Diane" Source: Pinterest An easy character to like, Diane Nguyen has grown to be an extremely relatable character, not only because of her kind of judgmental attitude, but also how well all of her flaws line up with the approaches she was forced to take in the past because of ignorant parents and four unsupportive brothers. Additionally, her outfit on the show is REALLY easy to recreate, all you need is a regular white tank top, blue jeans, a green jacket and some glasses. If you really want to go the extra mile you can add in the blue wig, but it's really not necessary since the show's been quite a success, and you're likely to fit right in. What's more?

Top 7 Sex-Positive Movies and Series on Netflix

Raksha Saraf, Oct 11 2019

With the weekend approaching, we figured it might be useful for you to know what you can binge watch with joy. These are the Top 10 TV Shows and Movies on Netflix that really give you a glimpse into a sex-positive lifestyle. 7. Black Mirror While this is not the main point of Black Mirror, it happens to depict a very raw perspective on sex: it shows us how we treat sex today and how we're likely to treat it in the future. 6. Lust Stories This film follows four Indian women in their journeys to liberate themselves sexually from different kinds of sexually repressive forces: society, their families, their partners and their own silence. It truly presents a different perspective on Indian society, never before seen in cinema. 5. Wanderlust This TV Show is unique in its depiction of the challenges of long term monogamy and consequent polyamory. It's a must-watch if you're considering polyamory, or if you want to understand it better!4. Sense 8 This is one show you

With the weekend approaching, we figured it might be useful for you to know what you can binge watch with joy. These are the Top 10 TV Shows and Movies on Netflix that really give you a glimpse into a sex-positive lifestyle. 7. Black Mirror While this is not the main point of Black Mirror, it happens to depict a very raw perspective on sex: it shows us how we treat sex today and how we're likely to treat it in the future. 6. Lust Stories This film follows four Indian women in their journeys to liberate themselves sexually from different kinds of sexually repressive forces: society, their families, their partners and their own silence. It truly presents a different perspective on Indian society, never before seen in cinema. 5. Wanderlust This TV Show is unique in its depiction of the challenges of long term monogamy and consequent polyamory. It's a must-watch if you're considering polyamory, or if you want to understand it better!4. Sense 8 This is one show you

Who Am I? - A Poem

Raksha Saraf, Oct 10 2019

In honor of Mental Health Day, a poem that celebrates the resilience within every child sexual assault survivor.

In honor of Mental Health Day, a poem that celebrates the resilience within every child sexual assault survivor.

Sex During Your Period

Raksha Saraf, Sep 13 2019

What is so weird about period sex? We'd like to say - nothing! But you need to think superstitions through to stop believing in them. Read on for some facts.

What is so weird about period sex? We'd like to say - nothing! But you need to think superstitions through to stop believing in them. Read on for some facts.

When They Always Say 'No'

Raksha Saraf, Aug 30 2019

How can you talk to your partner when they always seem to disregard your sexual advances? Find out here!

How can you talk to your partner when they always seem to disregard your sexual advances? Find out here!

You Are Not "Losing" ANYTHING: Rethinking Virginity

Raksha Saraf, Aug 21 2019

In stark contrast to this environment lies a side of the globe where women's virginity is held to the highest regard - it bears the weight of her whole family's honor. In these societies, not bleeding on your wedding night could result in your own father killing you. Virginity is inherently connected not only to the woman, but her hymen specifically. The maintenance of the hymen is considered so important that women fear using tampons and playing sports. In some countries, parents mutilate their own daughters' labia, clitoris, or sometimes even the whole vulva, and stitch them up for a lifetime of sufferance, so that they would be charged with incredible pain if they brought dishonor to the family (tried to have sex). (A brief digression - I once heard that language grows instead of evolving - it carries cultural remnants that are thousands of years old that we might not even comprehend today. And this is one of those cases. In fact, the Greek goddess of marriage was named hymen, r

In stark contrast to this environment lies a side of the globe where women's virginity is held to the highest regard - it bears the weight of her whole family's honor. In these societies, not bleeding on your wedding night could result in your own father killing you. Virginity is inherently connected not only to the woman, but her hymen specifically. The maintenance of the hymen is considered so important that women fear using tampons and playing sports. In some countries, parents mutilate their own daughters' labia, clitoris, or sometimes even the whole vulva, and stitch them up for a lifetime of sufferance, so that they would be charged with incredible pain if they brought dishonor to the family (tried to have sex). (A brief digression - I once heard that language grows instead of evolving - it carries cultural remnants that are thousands of years old that we might not even comprehend today. And this is one of those cases. In fact, the Greek goddess of marriage was named hymen, r