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July 15, 2022

Leeza Mangaldas on Why Don’t We Talk About Sex in India

Leeza Mangaldas on Why Don’t We Talk About Sex in India

In this episode of Take aPause, Varun and Leeza discuss the hush-hush way sex is discussed in Indian society. Leeza presses upon the need to have open conversations about sex and intimacy.

Leeza Mangaldas is a sex-positive creator utilising her social platforms to break stereotypes around sex. Through her YouTube channel and podcast, she aims to create more awareness of female pleasure. Her mission is to help build a world where all sexual experiences are consensual, safe, and pleasurable!

Time Stamps

(00:00 - 1:19) Introduction

(1:20 - 3:55) Why is there an awkwardness around the topic of sex

(3:56 - 6:48) How did Leeza’s journey start about sexuality

(6:48 - 7:35) Lack of sexual health knowledge access in India

(7:36 - 12:11) Problem with sexual information given to women

(12:11 - 15:26) Varun’s school story about sex ed

(15:27 - 21:37) Societal focus on marriage to talk about Sex

(21:38 - 23:59) Normalising Sexual behaviour

(24:00 - 26:45) Leeza Mangaldas content focus and thoughts about it

(26:46 - 29:05) The problem of not having the knowledge

(29:06 - 32:00) Misconceptions about sex

(32:01 - 33:45) Communication without shame

(33:46 - 37:54) Sexuality isn't always related to sex

(37:55 - 43:56) Building trust when you fear shame

(43:57 - 47:31) Finding mentors

(47:32 - 49:38) Asking for it?!

(49:40 - 51:14) Creating boundaries

(51:15 - 54:21) Addressing the orgasm gap

(54:22 - 57:33) Leeza on taking a pause

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About the show

“Take a pause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The  Varun Duggi show”) is a thrice a week podcast that’s meant to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their daily lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that will help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and use in their work, life and everything in-between.

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