Why I Choose Not to Get Off On Porn

Love and Sex

Why I Choose Not to Get Off On Porn

Illustration: Akshita Monga

M

y introduction to porn was not a choice. It was thrust upon me by a school friend in the fifth standard. I was yet to hit puberty, when a boy in my class sent me a site for hardcore “punk music”. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t.

At the time, it was confusing, funny, strange – and above all, forbidden. This was only the beginning, as porn would continue to be levelled at me by my male peers as shock-value entertainment. That this weird stuff was supposed to turn me on and take me to orgasm would strike me only later.

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