Four reasons why porn should not be banned in India

banpornNew Delhi: Whether porn can entirely be banned or not in India is a debate.

But the Indian government seems to doing moral policing by banning porn site.

Several popular websites like Pornhub.com, Brazzers.com, Redtube.com, Bangbros.com have already been blocked and the websites been replaced with a single line message.

But we feel that India definitely needs porn to stay.

Sanchar Express brings to you four reasons why:

1. Exploring sexuality and fantasies: In India, sex is mostly considered a tool for procreating. Discussions about exploring sex in different ways and the fantasies over it are extremely rare. Pornography allows exploring one's own sexuality and developing fantasies for experimentation with partner. Porn exposes you to every possible fantasy.

2. Porn promotes equal rights for women and men: Women who talk about sex are termed sluts and prostitutes. Watching porn for pleasure have always been related to male. Our society believes that women just have the duty of being penetrated and cannot talk sex. But it should be noted that porn is the only place where men and women put in equal efforts to give pleasure to each other and it is not a one way affair. Today, many couple watch porn together for sexual stimulation and therefore watching porn together goes a long way in making them realise that pleasure is important for both - not just the man.

3. Source of curiosity: Discussing sex in India is taboo. Parents should have sensitive conversations with their children over sex. In such a conservative cultural scenario, porn serves as the most important source of information. Satisfying teenagers' curiosity about sex is vital in today's society.

4. Banning porn doesn't reduce crime: In 2013, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking a ban on porn, citing it as a major cause for crimes against women, which is believed to be the reasoning behind banning porn by the government. However, there is ample evidence that banning porn doesn't lower crime rates.

Manish Sinha