In the context of the debate on whether there should be a strict law on MARITAL RAPE, here are my questions to all of you, my friends:
Suppose I set out to WRITE A BOOK ON MARITAL SEX IN 21ST CENTURY INDIA on the subject, and for this purpose, I decide to INTERVIEW 101 COUPLES about the different kinds of sex they have with their spouse (e.g. oral, anal, mutual masturbation, consensual, perversions and fetishes, fantasies, use of sex toys, giving or taking sexual favours under moral/emotional compulsion or physical force (or freely and voluntarily), having sex without desire just to placate the partner, having forced and repeated sex using Viagra, etc. etc.)
So, if I asked you and your spouse such candid questions, and expected very frank and straightforward replies on your sexual preferences...
And if I also asked you questions about EPISODES OF VIOLENCE IN YOUR MARRIED LIFE -- about being at the giving end or the receiving end of the spectrum of violence, starting from mild forms like verbal abuse to severe forms like beating with sticks, belts etc.
QUESTION 1: WOULD YOU CONSENT TO BE INTERVIEWED?
QUESTION 2: DO YOU THINK YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE CAN ANSWER SUCH INTERVIEW QUESTIONS HONESTLY & FRANKLY?
Needless to say, your identities would not be disclosed in the book... unless of course, you feel you have absolutely nothing to hide from the world.
Think about it, introspect and try to give me an honest yes or no to this question.
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