When Indra launched an experiment to stop wars by engaging a troupe of seductresses, the first of its kind in the history of mankind, he had no idea that it could swing both ways. He was not coercing them either. The Apsaras had been created by Brahmadev for that one purpose only; seducing males. However, Indra's masterstroke did go askew and totally out of his control overridden by the diktats of the body, the mind and the soul of one and all, himself included.
Indra's life story is a veritable tour of Hindu mythology for he is the key mover in a number of events and has interacted with almost all the leading characters. Conjecturally a true Aryan hero, blond and blue-eyed, Indra is more human than divine and therefore, endearingly closer to us, the now people.