7 Facts About Women Watching Porn That’ll Surprise You

So, we’re nearly two decades into the 21st century, and some folks still seem to be shocked to discover that women watch porn. Sure, on the surface it’s understandable why porn is associated more with men than women: Most porn is made with men and the male gaze in mind, a lot of porn is arguably demeaning toward female porn actresses, and it’s more socially acceptable to believe that men watch sexually gratifying content than women. I mean, there were literal movie houses you could go to back in the day that were places that men would go to to get their rocks off, not to mention adult video stores before internet porn became popular; these weren’t exactly environments that were super female friendly. But, hey, that’s the past, we’re living in the now, and in the now? ton of women consume porn.

Like, a ton.

You might be one of them. I might be one of them. I think we can be candid about the fact that all of us have at least stumbled upon pornographic material before. Whether we do so on a regular basis is another story, but enough women have watched porn for researchers to produce statistics about their porn viewing habits. The results are often pretty damn fascinating. You’ll agree once you check out these seven facts about women watching porn that’ll surprise you.


Women Love Lesbian Porn

If you've ever wondered if you're a little weird for liking lesbian porn even though you're straight, don't worry: Most women--regardless of sexual preference--watch lesbian porn. In fact, Pornhub statistics show that across the globe lesbian porn is by far the most popular porn category for women. Why? The Daily Dot did some investigating and essentially came back with this: Male porn actors are unattractive and most straight porn is too blowjob heavy. Lesbian porn, however, allows you to actually witness female pleasure that at least appears more sincere than what's normally dished up in straight porn.

However, there are a few places where lesbian porn didn't reign supreme. Russian women love watching anal, women in Africa prefer "Ebony" porn, and women in east Asian countries like China, Korea, Mongolia, and Japan prefer Hentai, which is animated porn.

Blue Is The Warmest Color

Straight Women Are Turned On By Almost Everything Except Naked Men

Okay, this is hilarious: A study showed that women show physical signs of arousal pretty easily: Boobs, butts, vaginas, hips, guy-on-guy, girl-on-girl, you name it, they're turned on. Even imagery of animals mating caused a reaction. But do you know what DIDN'T turn women on? Naked men. Yes, seriously: Naked men didn't turn women on nearly as much as other triggers did. Hmm...

No Another Teen Movie

Women Usually Find Their Porn And Get Off Within 10 Minutes

The average woman is logged on to Pornhub for about 10 minutes and 33 seconds. Yep, that means they're finding they're porn, getting off, and closing the tab in pretty short order. But men typically spend one minute less on Pornhub. Maybe they're a little less, er, discerning about what they watch.

Grease

More Women Watch Porn On Their Phones Than Men

While both men and women tend to prefer to watch porn on their phones these days, women are way more likely to. Research has shown that 80 percent of women use Pornhub on their phones compared to 69 percent of men. Maybe women are less inclined to have whole porn viewing setups on a nice big screen like some men do.

Some Girls

Porn Can Make Women Feel More Disappointed In Bed

A new study has shown that it's not just dudes who gain an unrealistic expectation about sex thanks to porn. Women feel let down by real life sex compared to sex in porn because sex IRL is often shorter and achieving an orgasm seems to take far longer than it does in the average Pornhub fare. This can lead women feeling inadequate or as if something is wrong with them. That, on top of the steep body image expectations that porn can place on the average woman, doesn't exactly make the best case for porn. Still, watching porn is perfectly normal and healthy as long as you have a healthy amount of skepticism about its realism.

Girls

One Out Of Three Women Watch Porn At Least Once A Week

Yep, that's right. A third of women watch porn at least once a week, and honestly, the number is probably a little higher considering how taboo it is--still--for women to admit to watching and enjoying porn. Still, that's a pretty sizable percentage, though it pales in comparison to men: 32.5 percent of men admit to watching porn on a daily basis, compared to only 3.8 percent of women.

The Craft

Women Don't Really Like Watching Porn Depicting Things They Can't Do Themselves

A 2014 survey by Cosmo and Esquire revealed that only 14 percent of women like watching porn depicting acts that they can't or won't do. So, it's safe to say that women aren't the main ones searching for "squirting" videos...

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