Growing up, and living in a heavy bollywood culture, how did it affect you coming to terms with your body and/or sexuality?
please let me know if this question doesn’t make sense, but I’ve been wondering for sometime what has the experience been for my fellow south asian sisters? Like, I grew up in a really conservative household, but obviously, I was always aware of the bollywood culture around me. (To me, it was always portrayed as sex gone rampant), and so in relation to that, I learned to view everything sexual negatively, and shut off my sexuality in a lot of way just because of that reason.
I mean, I think even now it becomes confusing. Not that I watch a lot of bollywood admittedly, but of what I do, we get heroines who are so very confident of their sexuality, or who are completely on the opposite extreme of shy. How do south asian women negotiate that image with themselves (I always think I have to be hot in bed, but at the same time be completely submissive, and obviously I am not either).
So I wondered, what has other women’s experiences been like?
[this is set to reblog again tonight for my late viewers]