Confessions of Sriti in Mumbai
In January 2020, Sriti, through one of her poems in Mumbai, mentioned this confusion, her strength. He titled his poem ‘Confessions of a Romantic Asexual’, a confessional statement of a romantic Essexual.
‘I was not authorized for my first time’
Sriti says in her poem, ‘When I first fell in love, many things were said. Many rules were made. It was right to hold each other’s hands and flirt. But nothing better than this. I could not catch the rhythm and rhyme ahead of it. When everyone was ready for their ‘first time’, my cosmetic alarm went off. I was not ready, nor was I eager for it. ‘
People said – you should try
Sriti further says, ‘I fell in love many times. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. But that was never in my mind. And that is my curse. So I tried to avoid it every time. But when I did it, I felt that it was not for me. Every time it happened, I was not me. I was happy when he coined the slogan ‘No Means No’. But when I said ‘no’, people said that you should try more. ‘
‘Love is not avoided, but sex is a problem’
Sriti continues in this poem, ‘I do not abstain from love. Nor do I like kissing, hugging, or twisting my fingers. I like it very much. But sex, it’s not me. I am not curious about this. And that’s me. ‘
Sriti gave a new perspective to think, salute!
This poem of Sriti has given us a new way of thinking as a human being. We have made it feel that we should think and understand what can make someone uncomfortable. This is his personality and there is no harm in it. Nor is it a disease. This is the personality. Just like, if someone likes red color the most, then no one likes it at all.
Poetry of Sriti Jha – Confessions of a Romantic Asexual