India is a notoriously conservative society. Kissing in movies and other forms of affection are strictly taboo in popular Bollywood films. It’s hard to think that this is the country that gave us the Kama Sutra with his explicit depictions of every sex position you can imagine. Porn can be a great way to get yourself in the mood privately or with a partner. Mankind has been depicting sex in some form for most of human history. Archaeologists have found pornographic material as far back as early mankind when we lived in caves. A healthy attitude to porn can be wonderful for sex and sexuality.

Thanks to women like Shais, profiled in this VICE video, porn is desperately trying to make its way into the Indian market. The Indian market tried to ban porn entirely recently but the measure failed to pass. Now Shais is an aspiring porn star and helping conservative India open up to a new way to express and experience sexuality.