Explained: Spain’s ‘only yes means yes’ bill on non-consensual sex

The lower house of Span’s parliament Thursday passed the Guarantee of Sexual Freedom bill, popularly known as ‘only yes means yes’, which will make consent a significant determinant in cases of sexual assault. The bill, which is yet to be passed by the Senate, does not require the survivors to prove that they have been … Read more

‘He doesn’t beat me, he forces sex to break my spirit’: Three women ‘raped’ by their husbands speak out

“Even one judge saying a husband violating his wife’s consent is rape was validating. There it was, in legal black and white, something I had struggled to say to myself for so many years,” the 44-year-old says over the phone. “My husband has sexually violated me for years. He does not beat me or deny … Read more

FDA authorizes a type of underwear to protect against infection during oral sex

This is a story about infections, sex and underwear. More specifically, it is about sexually-transmitted infections, oral sex and ultrathin, super-stretchy, vanilla-flavored panties. The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the panties to be considered protection against infections that can be transmitted from the vagina or anus during oral sex. It is a first for … Read more

Gangubai Kathiawadi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s sexless ode to sex workers’ workers their struggle and spirit

In the many interviews that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave in the run-up to his latest movie Gangubai Kathiawadi, he invariably ended up repeating the same stories. He’d tell women about not having paint on the walls of his childhood home, a life experience that inspired him to create the most extravagantly vibrant sets for … Read more