With the internet extending its web to nearly every house in the city, watching porn movie at home for the urban youth is no longer a big deal. Some are actually bored with it. "Life mein variety mangta hai, boss!" (We want variety in life). This is where erotic literature steps in.
Erotic literature includes stories, novels, poetry and comics that are written with an intention to excite the imagination of its readers. There are forums like Penthouse, which is available both in magazine and online versions, where people share their own experiences and of course, there is a lot of fiction available both on the internet and at the local bookstore.
In recent times, quite a few Indian authors writing in English have begun writing about sex explicitly. And readers are not complaining. Ruchir Joshi recently released a sex anthology called Electric Feather-The Tranquebar Book of Erotic Stories which has 12 first time authors writing erotica. When questioned about the difference between porn and erotic literature, Joshi told national magazine Outlook, "Porn leaves nothing to the imagination while erotica excites it (imagination)."
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