Polysexual

What does polysexual mean?

polysexual person is someone who is sexually and/or romantically attracted to multiple genders. It is not the same as being bisexual or pansexual, although all of these sexualities involve being attracted to more than one gender. It also is not the same as being polyamorous.

The word polysexual comes from the Greek prefix poly-, meaning “many” and -sexual, as used as combining form. The term has been around since the 1920s or ‘30s.

One interesting attestation of polysexual appears in a 1974 article in Stereo Review by Noel Coppage. In this article, Coppage mentions “asexual, bisexual, polysexual, [and] pansexual” pop stars, and calls out David Bowie, in particular. This is notable because it sets polysexuality apart from bisexuality and pansexuality.

Before it received more widespread recognition as a sexuality, polysexuality had also existed as a term used in polyamory. In this context, polysexuality is the practice of having multiple sexual partners, as opposed to having multiple romantic partners as in polyamory. However, polyamory itself already includes multiple sexual partners as an understood option, considering the nature of being open to one or more romantic relationships.

Polysexuality is often compared to and confused with both bisexuality and pansexuality. To be pansexual is to be attracted to all genders. To be bisexual is, traditionally, to be attracted to two genders, specifically men and women. However, as time has gone on, it has also come to mean to be attracted to people of various genders, beyond binary gender identities.

So how is polysexuality different than bisexuality and pansexuality? A polysexual person is not attracted to all genders. They also do not even have to be attracted to both women and men at all, as traditionally described by bisexuality. For example, a polysexual person might be attracted to women, genderqueer and nonbinary people, but not to men.

A person might appreciate polysexual as a label because it eschews the gender binary traditionally associated with bisexuality, though the meaning has changed. Polysexuality has no such presuppositions. While bisexuality might have its issues because of that,it has the advantage of history and recognition. Ultimately, it is a personal decision to use one label or the other.

When polysexuality is discussed, it is often as meta-commentary. That is, the identity itself is being discussed. Or, it is used in the context of a person claiming this identity for themselves.

Another usage of polysexual is as a description of multiple sexualities. A polysexual gathering might be one where people of multiple sexual orientations are in attendance.

Nonbinary Gender

What does nonbinary gender mean?

Nonbinary gender is an umbrella term to describe any gender identity that does not fit into the gender binary of male and female. Nonbinary gender (also sometimes referred to as genderqueer) people may, for example, identify as having no gender, fall on a gender spectrum somewhere between male and female, or identify as totally outside binary gender identities.

Nonbinary gender, and the related term genderqueer, emerged in the 1990s as part of growing movement within the broader LGBTQIA+ community to recognize gender identities beyond male and female. Initially this referred to anyone whose gender presentation didn’t conform to binary-gender standards, such as a woman who dresses in masculine attire. It has since shifted to focus on identity rather than on outward appearances, with an emphasis on the difference between presentation and identification. Nonbinary gender emerged as an alternative partly because of the history of the word queer being used as a slur.

The word nonbinary and its variants are most often used within the LGBTQIA+ community when discussing gender identity. It’s best to use it only in reference to people who self-identify as nonbinary. Using the person’s preferred gender variant (e.g., using nonbinary to refer to someone who identifies as nonbinary rather than genderqueer) is considered a mark of respect.

Since this is an umbrella term, it’s common for people to refer to themselves as both nonbinary and another gender identity, such as agender or bigender. However, some people identify exclusively as nonbinaryNonbinary gender is generally considered to belong to the transgender identity spectrum.

Nonbinary gender most often refers to the gender itself. A person with this identity is more commonly called nonbinary.

Nonbinary gender identities are not the same as intersex identities. While an intersex person may identify as nonbinaryintersex refers to sex characteristics that are outside what is considered the standard range for male and female bodies. Nonbinary gender refers to gender identity and is unrelated to a person’s physical characteristics.

Femdom 😇😈😇

What does femdom mean?

Femdom refers to a woman who is a dominant partner in BDSM sexual activities. The term can also describe the activities themselves.

“Is being fed by a femdom extra embarrassing? Have you ever eaten lunch in bondage?”

“Women need a space in which to explore the lifestyle so those kinds of shindigs are especially empowering, useful and necessary for women who are just beginning to explore femdom.”

“So what better way to pay tribute to her legacy than to encourage some good ol’ fashioned femdom where Coit herself is now remembered?”

Understanding your Semen Analysis Report

Any condition in a man that affects the chances of getting the female partner pregnant is known as male infertility. The most common cause of male infertility is to do with the health of the sperm.

Male fertility is diagnosed through a number of tests, the most important being the semen analysis test. After collection, the semen sample is sent to a laboratory where it is assessed for various factors such as volume of semen, semen count, motility and morphology. Absence or low sperm numbers does not necessarily indicate that a man is absolutely infertile. It could point to a hindrance with the production or delivery of the sperm.

If you have had a semen analysis done recently, and received the report, you might be wondering what the numbers on the report mean. Let us look at some of the terms generally mentioned in the semen analysis report and what the healthy levels for each should be.

Semen ejaculate volume

On an average, a man produces 2 – 5 ml volume of semen on ejaculation. If the volume is low or absent, it could be due to the following reasons:

  • Failed emission (inability to ejaculate)
  • Incomplete collection (partial collection of the semen)
  • Problems or absence of the duct that carries the spermatozoa.
  • Short abstinence interval (Engaging in sexual intercourse too frequently.)

Sperm concentration

Spermatozoa concentration should typically be a minimum of 15 million per ml. If the count is lower than this, it is called oligospermia where as if no sperms are present in the semen, it is termed azoospermia. If the sperm concentration is below 5 million/ml, it is considered severely low. Sperm count can fluctuate on a daily basis and is also affected by abstinence of sexual intercourse.

Sperm motility

Sperm motility (movement) is as important as sperm count. Motility can be further divided into total motility (any kind of movement) and progressive motility (forward movement). Healthy sperm must have a fast, forward movement. This allows the sperm to swim to their destination, which is the female reproductive tract, and fertilize the egg. Over 50% sperm motility provides a better chance of pregnancy. If the motility is lower than normal, it is termed asthenospermia.

Sperm morphology

Sperm morphology refers to the shape and size (appearance) of the sperms. The semen sample is examined to check what percentage of the sperms has a normal shape. The shape of the sperm’s head, body and tail are taken into account. Normally, the sperm should have an oval head and an extended tail. If the sperm is misshapen, it might indicate that the health of the sperm has been affected by exposure to toxins, chemicals or other problems. Even if the sperm sample has 12% normal sperms, it is considered normal. Higher percentage of abnormal sperms is termed teratospermia.

What abnormal results indicate

If your semen analysis report shows any irregularities, your fertility expert might recommend another semen analysis after four to six weeks. If the report still shows abnormalities after the second analysis, other tests might be conducted to look for underlying problems. Some cases can be treated with minor alterations to lifestyle or medication. Latest developments in reproductive medicine have made it possible to treat many infertility issues. Consult an andrologist to understand your semen analysis report in detail and to receive the best infertility treatment available.

Male infertility: More common than you think

Male infertility is a problem that’s often ignored, especially in India. But the truth is, about 1 in 3 cases of a couple’s inability to have a child is due to what is called the ‘male factor’. While there are multiple causes behind this, it ends up in one effect: the male partner is unable to produce enough viable sperms to fertilise his wife’s egg.

Sperm could be too few in numbers, inactive or misshapen, or blockages could prevent the delivery of sperm. The reasons for this varies: from varicocele (a swelling of veins), semen abnormalities, hormonal imbalance, blockages, certain diseases and medication to lifestyle issues (stress & smoking).

When the cause is a physical blockage, microsurgery can rectify the condition. Other treatments include using a vibrator or electro-ejaculation to collect sperm for IVF.

One of the most common forms of male factor infertility is oligozoospermia – a low sperm count. An extreme case of this is azoospermia, a total absence of sperm, in effect a zero sperm count. Typically both of these require specialised treatment. Azoospermia requires extracting sperms from the testes directly, separating the best, the most active and the healthiest sperm from the others using advanced techniques. These can then be used for ICSI to achieve pregnancy. In case there are no viable sperms, the couple can still conceive using donor sperms.

While there are medical and surgical procedures to help you, there are ways in which you can help yourself and work towards increasing your sperm count.

How to improve your sperm count: foods and habits that can help you

Yes, it is possible to improve sperm counts and sperm health, but it takes time, significant lifestyle changes and dedication.

Before we get to what you can do, it’s important to look at the time it will take. The human body typically takes 72 days to produce new sperms – so you will need to wait at least two months for any changes to occur. Visible effects may take even longer.

Lifestyle changes

If you smoke, stop. Now. Tobacco use is linked to asthenozoospermia (low sperm motility), deformed and weak sperms as well as genetic damage to chromosomes. It is one of the most important things to be aware of. So STOP SMOKING!

If you consume alcohol in excess, you may need to reduce the quantity. Excessive alcohol can affect your sexual performance. An occasional drink won’t harm your reproductive potential, but avoid heavy and binge drinking.

And last, avoid extremely tight underwear – since the testes, responsible for sperm production, need a cool environment.

Sperm superfoods

Besides the usual fats, proteins and carbohydrates, healthy sperms need a few specific types of nutrients and minerals. Because it turns out that sperms are incredibly sensitive to what you eat and the right kind of food can have an effect on their health and activity.

Here are some of the essential nutrients and their sources.

Coenzyme Q10

A fatty molecule that provides energy to cells and acts as an antioxidant. Best dietary sources are meat and liver; olive, grapeseed and soya oil; many nuts, including peanuts and vegetables like broccoli, spinach and avocado.

Folate

Those same vegetables are also rich sources of this essential nutrient. As are some types of dal, beans and peas.

L-Arginine

Usually generated by the body. It is helpful for the release of hormones. While the best sources are meat and dairy products, many nuts also have high quantities of this nutrient.

L-Carnitine

An amino acid that helps break down fats and convert them into cellular energy. It also has antioxidant properties. Found primarily in meat, dairy products, avocado and asparagus.

Selenium

An element that plays a critical role in the structural development of sperm by making them stronger. Brazil nuts, asparagus, some mushrooms, fish and meat are the best sources.

Vitamin E

Helpful for generating energy, this vitamin is also an anti-oxidant. Found in many oils, nuts, green vegetables and fish.

Vitamin C

A powerful anti-oxidant and all-round health essential, it is found most plentifully in fruits, especially citrus fruit.

Zinc

Critical for the production of the male hormone, testosterone, it is found in seafood, meat, oats, sesame and yoghurt.

One of the foods that contains many of these key ingredients is asparagus – which has been reputed to be a powerful aphrodisiac in ancient Indian texts!

Odisha among least corrupt state

In an endorsement of the Naveen Patnaik government’s zero tolerance policy towards corruption, Odisha has been ranked among the least corrupt states in the India Corruption Survey 2019. Besides Odisha, Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, West Bengal, Kerala and Goa are the least corrupt states.

The survey was conducted by LocalCircles, a community social media platform, and Transparency International India, a non-governmental organisation. The survey was carried out to ascertain the level of domestic corruption in the country based on people’s feedback.

It stated that citizens from Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Punjab have reported higher instances of corruption.

during Examination Time

ᴅᴏ ʏᴏᴜ sᴛɪʟʟ ʀᴇᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀ ᴛʜᴏsᴇ ᴀᴡᴋᴡᴀʀᴅ ᴅᴀʏs ɪɴ sᴄʜᴏᴏʟs ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ ᴇxᴀᴍs ?*

ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴀ ʙʀɪɢʜᴛ sᴛᴜᴅᴇɴᴛ ᴛᴇʟʟs ᴛʜᴇ ɪɴᴠɪɢɪʟᴀᴛᴏʀ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ǫᴜᴇsᴛɪᴏɴ 4 ʜᴀs ᴀ ᴘʀᴏʙʟᴇᴍ, ʙᴜᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴀʟʀᴇᴀᴅʏ ᴀɴsᴡᴇʀᴇᴅ ɪᴛ…😳😜*

ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴀ ғᴇʟʟᴏᴡ sᴛᴜᴅᴇɴᴛ ᴀsᴋs ғᴏʀ ᴀ ɢʀᴀᴘʜ ᴘᴀᴘᴇʀ, ʙᴜᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀᴇ ғɪɴɪsʜᴇᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ᴅɪᴅ ɴᴏᴛ sᴇᴇ ᴀɴʏᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ɪᴛ ᴡᴀs ʀᴇǫᴜɪʀᴇᴅ…😧 😁😁

ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴛʜᴇ ɪɴᴠɪɢɪʟᴀᴛᴏʀ sᴀʏs ᴊᴜᴍᴘ ǫᴜᴇsᴛɪᴏɴ 6 ᴡᴇ ᴡɪʟʟ ʀᴇᴄᴛɪғʏ ɪᴛ ʟᴀᴛᴇʀ, ʙᴜᴛ ɪᴛ ᴡᴀs ᴛʜᴇ ǫᴜᴇsᴛɪᴏɴ ʏᴏᴜ ᴇɴᴊᴏʏᴇᴅ ᴍᴏsᴛ ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴀɴsᴡᴇʀɪɴɢ…😟 😱😲

ᴡʜᴇɴ ʏᴏᴜ sᴇᴇ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ ʙᴜsʏ ᴜsɪɴɢ ʀᴜʟᴇʀs ᴀɴᴅ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀᴇ ᴡᴏɴᴅᴇʀɪɴɢ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɪs ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴏɴ…😣😫😫

ᴡʜᴇɴ ʏᴏᴜ ʜᴇᴀʀ ʏᴏᴜʀ ғʀɪᴇɴᴅs ᴀʀɢᴜɪɴɢ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇxᴀᴍ ᴡʜᴇᴛʜᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀɴsᴡᴇʀ ᴛᴏ ǫᴜᴇsᴛɪᴏɴ 5 ᴡᴀs 35.5% ᴏʀ 36.5% ᴀɴᴅ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴀɴsᴡᴇʀ ᴡᴀs 1800 😩😏

ᴛʜᴇ ᴄʀᴇᴀᴍ. ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ sᴛᴜᴅᴇɴᴛs ᴀsᴋᴇᴅ ғᴏʀ 4-5 ᴀᴅᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ ᴀɴsᴡᴇʀ sʜᴇᴇᴛs ᴀɴᴅ ʏᴏᴜ ʜᴀᴅ ᴛᴡᴏ ᴘᴀɢᴇs ᴇᴍᴘᴛʏ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴀɪɴ ᴀɴsᴡᴇʀ sʜᴇᴇᴛ😨😰😱

sᴇᴇ ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʀᴇᴀᴄʜᴇᴅ ɪɴ ʟɪғᴇ ɪɴsᴘɪᴛᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴏsᴇ ᴍᴏᴍᴇɴᴛs…ᴛʜɪɴɢs ᴀʀᴇ ɴᴏᴛ ᴘᴇʀᴍᴀɴᴇɴᴛ…ᴇɴᴊᴏʏ ʟɪғᴇ! 😃😃

Odia lipstick

This fuit is called कुमकुम फल/କୁମକୁମ ଫଳ and when you rub its seeds with a little bit of water, its gives off a reddish dye.

Supposedly used by odia ladies in old times as lipstick or vermilion.

It is called “latkan” (लौटकान) in hindi and Achiote(Bixa Orellana) in english. Its a native plants of American and used by natives there as dye bodypaint/lipsticks or as a spice. That is why it’s also known as the “lipstick tree”.

It also used as industrial food coloring to add yellow and orange color to many products such as butter, cheese, sausage etc before synthetic dye.

Spread happiness

*ଅହଂକାର*

କାଳିଦାସ:—ମା ମୋତେ ପାଣି ଟୋପେ ପିଇବାକୁ ଦିଅ ବହୁତ ଧର୍ମ ହେବ।

ବୃଦ୍ଧା ;—ପୁଅ ମୁଁ ତୋତେ ଜାଣିନାହିଁ। ତୋର ପରିଚୟ ଦେ।

କାଳିଦାସ :— ମୁଁ ଏକ ପଥିକ। ଦୟାକରି ମୋତେ ପାଣି ଟୋପେ ଦିଅ ମା। ମୁଁ ବହୁତ ତୁଷାର୍ଥ।

ବୃଦ୍ଧା :—ତୁ ପଥିକ କେମିତି ହୋଇପାରିବୁ!!! ପଥିକ ତ କେବଳ ଦୁଇଜଣ ଅଟନ୍ତି। ଜଣେ ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଓ ଆଉଜଣେ ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର।ତାଙ୍କର ଗନ୍ତ୍ୟଵ୍ୟ ପଥରେ ସବୁବେଳେ ଗତି କରିଥାନ୍ତି। ତୁ ୟାଙ୍କ ଭିତରୁ କିଏ ସତ କହ

କାଳିଦାସ:— ମୁଁ ଅତିଥି, ଦୟା କରି ମୋତେ ପାଣି ଟୋପେ ଦିଅ।

ବୃଦ୍ଧା:—ତୁ ଅତିଥି କେମିତି ହୋଇପାରିବୁ ??? ଏ ସଂସାର ରେ ଦୁଇ ଜଣ ଅତିଥି ଅଟନ୍ତି। ଜଣେ ଧନ ଓ ଆଉ ଜଣେ ଯୌବନ।ତାଙ୍କୁ ଯିବାକୁ ସମୟ ଲାଗେନି। ସତ୍ୟ କରି କହ ତୁ କିଏ ???

(ଏପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ସବୁ ତର୍କ ରୁ ହତାଶ ହୋଇସାଲେନି କାଳିଦାସ)
କାଳିଦାସ :–ମୁଁ ସହନଶୀଳ ଅଟେ। ଏବେ ତ ପାଣି ଟୋପେ ଦିଅ।

ବୃଦ୍ଧା :—ନା ସହନଶୀଳ ତ ଦୁଇଜଣ ଅଟନ୍ତି। ଜଣେ ପୃଥିବୀ ଯିଏ କି ପାପି ଓ ପୁଣ୍ୟାତ୍ମା ମାନଂକର ବୋଝ ସହି ଆସିଛନ୍ତି।ତାର ଛାତି ଚିରି କରି ବୀଜ ରୋପଣ କରି ସମାଜ କୁ ଶସ୍ୟ ର ଭଣ୍ଡାର ଯୋଗାଇ ଥାଏ
ଅନ୍ୟଟି ହେଉଛି ବୃକ୍ଷ ଯାହାକୁ କି ପଥର ମାରିଲେବି ସେ ମିଠା ଫଳ ଦେଇଥାଏ।ତୁ ସତ କହ କିଏ ତୁ????

( କଳିଦାସ ମୂର୍ଛିତ ଅବସ୍ଥାରେ ଆସି ଗଲେଣି )
କାଳିଦାସ :—ମୁଁ ହଠୀ ଅଟେ।

ବୃଦ୍ଧା :–ପୁଣି ଅସତ୍ୟ । ହଠୀ ଦୁଇ ଜଣ ଅଟନ୍ତି। ପ୍ରଥମ ନଖ ଓ ଅନ୍ୟଟି ବାଳ। ଯେତେ କାଟିଲେବି ତାକୁ ବଢ଼ିବାରେ କେହି ରୋକି ପାରନ୍ତି ନାହିଁ। ସତ୍ୟ କୁହ ବ୍ରାହ୍ମଣ ତମେ କିଏ ???

(କାଳିଦାସ ପୁରା ଅପମାନିତ ଓ ପରାଜିତ ହୋଇସାରିଛନ୍ତି)
କାଳିଦାସ :—ତାହାହେଲେ ମୁଁ ମୁର୍ଖ।

ବୃଦ୍ଧା:—ନା ତୁ ମୁର୍ଖ କିପରି ହୋଇପାରିବୁ ??? ମୁର୍ଖ ତ ଦୁଇଜଣ ଅଟନ୍ତି। ଜଣେ ରାଜା, ଯିଏ ବିନା ଯୋଗ୍ୟତା ରେ ବି ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ଉପରେ ଶାସନ କରିଥାଏ। ଆଉ ଜଣେ ହେଉଛି ରାଜ ଦରବାରରେ ପଣ୍ଡିତ ଯିଏକି ରାଜାଙ୍କୁ ଖୁସି କରିବାକୁ ଯାଇ ଭୁଲ୍ କଥା କୁ ତର୍କ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ଠିକ୍ କଥା ରେ ପରିଣତ କରିଥାଏ।

( କିଛିଆଉ କହିବା ଅବସ୍ଥାରେ ନ ଥିଲେ କାଳିଦାସ, ସେ ବୃଦ୍ଧା ଙ୍କ ଗୋଡ ତଳେ ପଡିଗଲେ ଓ ପାଣି ପାଣି ବୋଲି କହି ଚାଲିଲେ)

ବୃଦ୍ଧା :—ଉଠ ବସ୍ଛ । ଏ ସ୍ୱର ଶୁଣି କଳିଦାସ ଉପରକୁ ଦେଖନ୍ତି ତ ସାକ୍ଷାତ ମା ସରସ୍ଵତୀ ତାଙ୍କ ସାମନା ରେ ଅଭିର୍ଭୁତା।କାଳିଦାସ ତାଙ୍କ ପାଦ ଧରି କାନ୍ଦି ବାକୁ ଲାଗିଲେ।

*ମା ସରସ୍ୱତୀ :—ଶିକ୍ଷାରେ ଜ୍ଞାନ ଉତ୍ପନ ହୁଏ, ଅହଂକାର ନୁହେଁ।ତୁ ଶିକ୍ଷା ଦ୍ୱାରା ପ୍ରାପ୍ତ ମାନ ଓ ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠା କୁ ନିଜର ଉପଲବ୍ଧି ବୋଲି ମାନିନେଲୁ ଓ ନିଜକୁ ବହୁତ ଅହଙ୍କାରୀ ବୋଲି ମାନିନେଲୁ। ଏଥିପାଇଁ ତୋର ଆଖି ଖୋଲିବାପାଇଁ ମୁଁ ତୋତେ ପରୀକ୍ଷା କରୁଥିଲି।*

କାଳିଦାସ ନିଜର ଭୁଲ୍ ନିଜେ ବୁଝିପାରିଲେ ଓ ପେଟପୁରା ପାଣି ପିଇ ଆଗକୁ ଚାଲିଲେ।

*ତେଣୁ ବିଦ୍ୟା ଉପରେ କେବେବି ଆତ୍ମଗର୍ଵ କରନ୍ତୁ ନାହିଁ। ଏ ଆତ୍ମଗର୍ଵ ବିଦ୍ୟା କୁ ନଷ୍ଟ କରିଦିଏ।*

Be useful to others.
*Spread Happiness.*