Pallavi is a sexuality educator and a columnist. Her work has been featured in leading newspapers and magazines – Times of India, Hindustan Times, BBC, Dainik Bhaskar, YourStory, Deccan Chronicle, Sakaal Times and other reputed online publications. She has done UN accredited ‘Comprehensive Sexuality Education’ course from TARSHI and has done workshops on KYBKR (Know your Body Know Your Rights) in YP Foundation, both renowned NGO’s working in the space of gender and sexuality awareness and rights. Pallavi has written extensively about issues around female and male sexuality on topics such as menstruation, contraception,geriatric sex, casual sex, heartbreaks. Her interviews have been featured in leading feminist magazine IndianWomenBlog, ShethePeopleTV, and FeminisminIndia. Currently she is doing workshops across Delhi NCR in leading institutes and promoting awareness on taboo ridden topics of sexuality through her blog and website. She has also hosted a 15 episode program for health content appMyupchaar.
Pallavi envisions a free society where sex – the most natural and pleasurable act among humans, is talked about freely without inhibitions. She wishes to see that the act of sex and talking about it be freed from the army of religious restrictions, social norms and moral taboos. In such a supportive environment, the issues related to sex, be it physical, emotional or social would be conveniently discussed and directly addressed. Pallavi believes that such a healthy environment would contribute toward a more balanced society and put checks on the exploitation of its weaker sections.
The natural act of sex is over-hyped in our culture, in our society, in our religion and here we learn to be fearful and resentful of sex, thus making most of us inhibited towards the social acceptance of sex. To ensure an evolved society which is open-minded about sex, Pallavi believes that it is imperative to work upon two initiatives at once. One is bringing the sex talks out of the bedrooms to the living rooms, accepting and embracing it as the most natural part of our daily lives. Another is a common sex education program for adolescents at school level. To realize her vision, Pallavi is working on both these directions in an organized way and is making significant and steady progress.