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By The cast members of Sudeshna Roy-Abhijeet Guha's Cross Connection - Biyer Aage Honeymoon, slated for a May 1 release, tell t2 what they think of cosying up with one's partner before tying the knot
  • Published 11.04.09
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Ritwick Chakraborty

Do you support sex before marriage?

I think sex has nothing to do with marriage. Marriage is nothing but a social obligation. If two adult people are willing, there’s no wrong in having sex before marriage. It is something very intimate.

Is it necessary to test one’s physical compatibility with one’s partner before committing?

No, I wouldn’t do it. It’s against my values. You may call it my middle-class mindset but that’s the way I am and I am happy with it. I don’t have a problem going on a holiday with someone I am not committed to, but mind you it will be on a beach where we will only sit and sip coconut water!

Is holidaying with your partner before marriage a taboo at home?

Yes, it is. I don’t think my family trusts me enough to allow me to go on a holiday with my girlfriend. If I ever do so, I will have to lie to my parents!

Payel Sarkar

Do you support sex before marriage?

Of course! Why not? It happens naturally when you are in love and there’s no point hiding it.

Is it necessary to test one’s physical compatibility with one’s partner before committing?

No, I don’t think I would ever do that. I would rather test if we were mentally compatible. That’s more important.

Is holidaying with your partner before marriage a taboo at home?

Yes. Bari theke allow korbe na. Now I can, since I live in Mumbai. But we don’t have the time. Both my boyfriend and I are too busy. See, this is what happens — when there’s a chance there’s no opportunity!

Rimjhim Mitra

Do you support sex before marriage?

Rimjhim and Abir

I’ve never really thought about it. I think our mindsets have changed and sex before marriage is no more a taboo. But it also varies from person to person. I wouldn’t want to go for it because I go by my tradition even though I don’t come from a conservative family.

Is it necessary to test one’s physical compatibility with one’s partner before committing?

No way. Committing to a partner after checking out each other’s physical compatibility isn’t my cup of tea. It’s not like choosing pickle from a pickle shop, tasting each of them and picking the one that best suits my tastebuds. I am completely against it.

Is holidaying with your partner before marriage a taboo at home?

No, it’s not a taboo at my home but nobody has ever asked me to go on a holiday with him and stay overnight!

Abir Chatterjee

Do you support sex before marriage?

Yes, I don’t have a problem. It’s part of a relationship. Physical intimacy is important in order to have a fulfilling relationship. But sex is not the be-all and end-all of a relationship.

Is it necessary to test one’s physical compatibility with one’s partner before committing?

I don’t think that’s a good idea. I wouldn’t do it, I mean go out with a girl just to see if we are physically compatible or not before making a commitment. The commitment factor will constantly play at the back of my mind and I won’t be able to enjoy!

Is holidaying with your partner before marriage a taboo at home?

Not really. When my wife Nandini and I were dating, we never went out of Calcutta. That doesn’t mean we were not physically intimate! But yes, there were certain things we wanted to do only after marriage.

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