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How Novels Have Shaped Women’s Understanding of Sex in the Absence of Sex Education

Scroll | 09/02/2022 09:45 PM | Click to read full article

The glaring lack of sex education in India is hardly a secret — unlike the incredibly taboo topic of sex in the living rooms of Indian families.

Porn often depicts non-consensual sex and is primarily geared towards male pleasure, leading to sexist attitudes around sexual relationships. But for many women, the idea that “good girls don’t watch porn,” steered them toward literature instead to satiate their curiosity.