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Embrace your sexuality

Why women need to shed their inhibitions and come out of the sexual shell in order to be liberated.

Kiran Manral

Author, Mumbai

Of all the disservices that we women do to ourselves, the most common is that we do not consider ourselves sexual creatures. Blame it on the conditioning we've been slapped with all through our growing years and add to it the Madonna whore dichotomy that the patriarchy imposes on us. The fear of being judged

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