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What Cuba taught me about Flirting and Sensuality

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  1. Orla says:

    Wow what a refreshing and well written piece about the art of flirtation and how the Cubans are the masters of it! A valuable reminder that we are all sensual beings even if our westernised culture dictates differently! Thanks so much for sharing your insight, I’ve just bumped Cuba up on my bucket list! ❤️

  2. Gina says:

    Loved this article. I recently went to Cuba and I honestly feel like it changed my whole perspective on men, flirting and male/female interaction. I live in the US and had become embittered by the misogyny around me but something about Cuba was different. Like you said, the desperation and aggression was not there and that made all the difference. I actually had *fun* flirting with people/being flirted with for once, instead of being put off and creeped out.

    • Namita Kulkarni says:

      So glad you could relate Gina! It really has a whole other vibe doesn’t it 🙂 Such a refreshing change from being in misogynist environments. Somebody’s gotta put the ‘fun’ back in flirting!

  3. Riya Ali says:

    That’s what I love about Cuba and Latin American countries. Sensuality is totally celebrated, as opposed to India and others where it is shamed. Men and women are not even allowed to interact with each other, women cannot wear what they want. Repressing sexuality is harmful, it manifests itself in ugly ways.

    I wish more of our people could visit Cuba and see for themselves, that being sensual is not shameful, rather it is sacred and beautiful, and that men interacting with women is nothing bad. Would work wonders for us.

  4. Rick says:

    Nice story. When are you going again? It’s addictive you know. As a Canadian man, I see it from a different perspective. There’s still a lot of misogynistic behavior that goes on there as opposed to Canada. Being a tourist in Cuba gives you a special privilege, I rather enjoy the attention I get. Cuba is like going back in time fifty years, our culture was more like theirs fifty years ago. People socialized outside, but that doesn’t happen anymore. I’m glad you had fun, I’m going in Feb 2020 for the eighth time. Like I said, it’s addictive.

    • Namita Kulkarni says:

      Thank you Rick! That is so cool that you’re going there for the eighth time. I was just talking to a couple of my friends about going there again and having a little re-union. I’ve never been to Canada but I do have a visa so I hope to put that to some good use this year 🙂 Hope you have a great trip in Cuba once again. Definitely jealous!

  5. Surya says:

    Really enjoyed reading this, lovely to see others also exploring the beauty that is our sexual nature and freeing ourselves from the shame that has been attached to the divine gift that is sexuality. Power to you Namita 🙂

    • Namita Kulkarni says:

      So glad you enjoyed reading and great that it resonated with you Surya 🙂 Thank you so much for writing in!

  6. Shraddha says:

    We have got so much to learn from them, but I am afraid things will never change in India! Someday I would love to visit and experience this culture.

  7. Shyra Singh says:

    Can you suggest some books on how women are so alluring in Cuba as we are loosing the feminine nature in most women these day. Or do you mind writing an article on Cuban women tactics on how they are so confident on something where the world sees that in disguise.

  8. Sana says:

    I loved this article, it is so well written! I know people who have been there who have also said the same thing, that is a country where people openly check each other out and compliment one another, that sensuality is openly expressed and appreciated. Sounds amazing, would love to go there myself!

    • Namita Kulkarni says:

      Thank you Sana! You’ve heard right and I hope you do experience that culture someday 🙂 I hope to revisit this country someday as well !

  9. sonit says:

    i love literature n after reading ur definition of flirting , i vote for it to be included in t oxford dictionary . Cuba is on t top of my bucket list to explore now !

    • Namita Kulkarni says:

      Haha thank you so much Sonit, that is such a compliment 🙂 So good to see readers like you appreciating this article even 2.5 years after I wrote it. Means a lot. I hope you do visit Cuba someday soon and tell me about your trip. Fingers crossed for travel to become a thing again!

  10. Marko says:

    Everything you said is True. I Will add this which me and my friend both observed. Cuban women embrace their feminity in full measure, never Have I seen so many 18-20 year old women absolutley gorgeous wirh their little babies, playing with them, brest feeding in the middle of the crowd, while still being socialble outside, with their friends. Here in europe we see the opposite, Young Mothers get frowned uppon as being “backwards” (by other women especialy).. And incredibly large numbers of artificial pregnancies or try outs by women in their late 30’s. A beautiful Young woman is one thing, a beautiful Young woman is breath taking. I was 31 when I was in cuba and I felt middle aged.. They still Have a “normal” population distribution where. Majority is Young. Despite for the horrible comunism they endure I Have yet to meet better people.

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