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Why so many women in India watch porn

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India is cracking down on online pornography. Last week, government officials ordered Internet service providers to ban more than 850 porn sites. Hindustan Times, an English-language newspaper in New Delhi, points out that Indian porn consumers are disproportionately female: 30 percent of Indian visitors to PornHub are women, compared to 6 percent worldwide. Popular searches are for lesbian scenes, heterosexual couples and men giving women oral sex. In a culture where women’s sexuality tends to be kept under wraps, women are eager for “visceral, non-plastic renders of decidedly intimate acts,” Hindustan Times writes. “Women want sex portrayed as a pleasurable endeavor for both genders where both parties are engaged.”

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