How crucial is anonymity for sexual exploration and promoting sexual rights activism

"The gender perspective of anonymity, therefore, has to be equally considered during every debate around surveillance and/or anonymity as it is largely women who feel watched over. From being unable to explore their sexuality to searching for something private on Google, they often feel watched, with the fear that their searches will be publicized without consent."

This article by Rafia Shaikh also refers to an IGF 2014 panel titled "Anonymity by design, protecting while connecting." Video link below.