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When I dumped all my short dresses

Sexual Harassment
‘It must be my fault that I was groped on the street. After all, I was coming home late, alone and in a short dress’, Sheetal told herself. An inspiring conversation with someone unexpected gave her the courage that it wasn’t. Sheetal shares her story with Love Matters.

‘Show me your brown part,’ he said

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Vaibhavi and Abhi were in the same school as kids and met on Facebook after many years. When she started chatting with him, he asked her for a ‘special’ picture. She tells Love Matters India how embarrassed she felt.

Yes, we all feed violence against women: Here’s how to stop it now

Sexual Harassment
One in three women have experienced violence in their lifetime. Most often when we think of violence against women, we think of women being raped by strangers or burnt by their in-laws. While this is true, violence can also occur in so called ‘normal’ everyday situations that we often ignore because they seem inconsequential. But they are not. We all play a role in creating a culture in which violence against women grows and therefore we all have the responsibility to change it. Here’s what we can do to end the culture of violence around us.

What is MeToo and what can YouDo?

Love and relationships
If you have been wondering about the avalanche of social media allegations of sexual harassment and so many women suddenly talking about this now using the #MeToo, here’s why. And how we too can make a difference.

My aunt is flirting with me, help!

Love and relationships
Hi Auntyji, an aunt keeps dropping sexual hints at me. What should I do? Amit, 22, Kanpur.

Dealing with street sexual harassment, here's how

Sexual Harassment
If you’re a woman in India, street sexual harassment or eve teasing is a dismal reality. But that doesn’t mean you need to put up with it. Dealing with harassment situations can be daunting, but a little preparation and technique can go a long way to make you more confident and skillful in your response.

How I overcame the trauma of sexual assault

Sex Problems: how to overcome them
Megha had been in relationships, but whenever things started to get physical, she would back off. It took her a long time to realise how a single traumatic incident had changed her body image and feelings about sex.

If he loves me why does he hit me?

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My partner hits me sometimes when he is angry but otherwise says he loves me a lot and can’t live without me. I am very confused. Nisha, 29, Mathura.