Toe rings and nose rings for a better sex life

Indians do not canoodle in public.

Indians do not hold hands in public.

Indians do not gaze at each other in public.

The only thing Indians do uninhibitedly and unabashedly in public is defecating and urinating.

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This question is particularly baffling because Indians do not do so many things in public and don’t really have much space to do them in private either.

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Last night after dinner while our multi-generational family was engaged in some interactive family time, the conversation, as usual, centred around family and more family. Father-in-law and mother-in-law were in full cry apprising Daughter No 1 (who is currently visiting from the US) of family trees, family gossip, social mores and customs long antiquated and abandoned but still alive in their memories. While talking about women covering heads and why we do not cover heads, FIL came up with this pop question :


Looking at our non-plussed expressions he triumphantly came up with this explanation :


That was a conversation stopper for sure.  However, we quickly picked up our dropped jawlines and quietly crept into our respective bedrooms. All the while, we looked down pointedly at our un-toe-ringed feet.

While I know that sex was not invented by the young and that it was vigorously practiced by our ancestors
( or we wouldn’t be here today, would we? ), I was quite amazed to find it a part of a normal U Rated after dinner family conversation, for Indians don’t talk about sex in public either. Still reeling from the shock of hearing the word SEX mentioned so openly by my octogenarian FIL, I thought that maybe he did have a point there.
Consider this :
His mother was one of  eight daughters
He himself was one of seven siblings
My husband is one of three siblings
My own grandfather was one of seven siblings
While my own parents were one of four
I have only one sibling.

Also, consider this :

His grandmother and mother as did my great grandmother and grandmother, wore nose rings and toe rings every day of their lives.
His wife and my mother -in- law wore them occasionally.
His daughters and daughter -in- law wore them only on their wedding day.

His daughters and daughter-in-law have only two children each.

there is a correlation between sex and the rings on your nose and your toes.

So throw out those romantic dinners with candlelight and roses – go instead for the time and tested desi aphrodisiac, get your nose pierced and wear those rings on your toes.

p.s. Our grannies really did know best.

Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. Oh, I love this! I am an American woman who wears rings on my nose and my toes every day. I have for years. I sleep in them, though I do change them often for variety. My husband loves them. I have always liked them. Who knew they made our sex life so satisfactory!

    I can visualize the whole scene. Not many Americans would be completely comfortable with their in-laws talking about sex, either!

    Thanks for such a fun post!

  2. Love the thought. Accessories do add a certain amount of dimension and attraction to the human body. I’ve been wearing a nose ring for a few years now and love it. Used to wear toe rings too, but it’s been a while I did. Reminder to start wearing them again ?
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