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Do Women Watch Porn?

It’s a fact that men watch porn. Every man watches porn, in fact. This is due to the fact that, quite probably, there are very few things (other than the actual company of a beautiful, sexy woman, such as a Phoenix escort) that men find better than porn. Studies of porn-watching behavior have been repeatedly dealt serious statistical setbacks specifically because it’s impossible to find a control group of men who don’t look at it. That’s right; you heard me correctly: There are no men who do not watch porn.

For years we have been told that watching porn is just something those dirty, filthy men are prone to do. “Men are dogs,” you’ve heard people say. The implication was that men should feel guilty and bad for watching porn. They should feel guilty and bad for finding sexy women attractive, too, because that is objectifying and degrading women (even though getting paid to have sex on camera sure does seem to beat having a real job). Worse, the hypocrisy continues in the porn industry itself: Women who become popular in porn make a lot more money than men who become popular in porn. It’s relatively easy to become known as a porn starlet if you are a hot girl, but guys in the industry tend to blend into the background. They are “woodsmen,” whose only job is to serve as a kind of fantasy placeholder for the men who watch porn and wish it was them having sex.

All of this is built on the assumption that women don’t watch porn. If they do watch porn, well, obviously they watch it less than men… right? And if they watch porn at all, it must be they are watching different, “artsy” porn that is designed to appeal to women primarily… right? Well, brace yourself, because everything you think about women and porn might just be wrong.

Marie Claire’s editors undertook a survey over two years that included 3,000 women. Several things the study revealed were interesting, to say the least. Here is what we got from some of the commentary on the story:

More than 60% of women admit they watch porn at least a few times every month, if not every week.

That’s right. Porn watching, even for women, is a regular thing. They may not watch it every day (and with guys, it’s a good guess that their porn watching habits are closer to every day, but remember that these surveys are all about what people will admit to) but they watch it regualarly enough that it’s a part of their lifestyles. This means that, quite to the contrary of what you have been led to believe, women aren’t the porn-avoiding types you’ve been told they are. The fact is that women like porn just as much as men, watch porn almost as much as men, and indulge themselves with porn for the simple reason that all of us do. It’s sexy, it’s fun, and it turns them on. That brings us to the next fact…

Almost 70% of women say they never watch porn with someone else. A tiny fraction of those say they sometimes watch porn to determine what their partners want.

In other words, when women watch porn, it’s not because they’re hoping to get an educational experience. A lot of guys think watching porn with their ladies is a go-to move for getting their engines revved up, but the fact is, when women watch porn, it typically is not because they’re watching it with a partner. We know, guys: You figure watching porn with your lady will enable you to encourage her to do things from porn that you ahve always wanted to try out. Well, we get that. But it doesn’t look like it’s going to go that way. Your lady isn’t watching porn with you, and when she does watch porn, it isn’t because she wants to pick up some tips or tricks for what might make you feel good.

More than half say they watch on their smartphones, not computers.

This is probably more reflective of the way society is changing overall. Where once every person who used the Internet did it on a home computer, these days there are people who don’t even own a “real” computer. We’re ditching desktops in favor of laptops, and ditching laptops in favor of tablets and even our smartphones. Most phones can do everything a tablet can do, and tablets are capable of most things a computer is used for by casual users. Add a keyboard for when it’s time to type an email or write a paper and you’re pretty much all set, which means that it’s only logical that your smartphone would be the means through which you (and women) prefer to watch porn.

The other advantage of using your phone to watch porn is that it’s there whenever the mood strikes, as long as you have the privacy you need to do the deed.

An overwhelming majority said they watch porn because it’s the fastest way to have an orgasm.

Remember when we said women weren’t watching porn to find out what turns you on? Well, this is what they ARE watching porn for. It’s the same reason you watch porn. They want to get off, plain and simple. Porn represents the fastest way to produce an orgasm, after which, we don’t know, maybe they take a nap or make a sandwich or see what’s on television the way any guy might.

About half say they enjoy porn but do have concerns about “objectification of women” or working conditions in the industry.

In other words, porn is so good that women will look at it despite worrying about the wellbeing of the performers and despite feminist protests about objectification of women. There are even self-proclaimed women who perform in porn and claim they are “taking back their agency.”

About a third say they feel sexy when they watch porn.

We disagree, ladies. We think you’re sexy EVERY time you watch porn.

 

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