Porn OK Please: A Single Woman’s Pursuit of Pleasure

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Porn OK Please: A Single Woman’s Pursuit of Pleasure

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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never really knew that losing your virginity was such a big deal. I lost mine at 15 after dating my first boyfriend, who was then 19, for a year. Unlike other adults my age – who were playing with themselves while I was getting it on with my guy – this was also my first experience. Only now do I fully comprehend why my older friends labelled him a child molester, although, to be fair, not a bone in my body had then said no.

My attitude to sex, however, is completely at odds with other forms of sexual gratification. I couldn’t bring myself to watch porn for the longest time, considering it a gross, guy thing. And even now, I am revolted by the idea of masturbation.

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