Sunday, April 16, 2017

OPP - How Women Use Porn

This post is a mashup of articles written by Playboy and YouPorn, based on data supplied by YouPorn. If you didn't already know, YouPorn is one of the biggest online porn sites on the world wide web [link]. They recently surveyed the people who use their site to find out what they watched, how they watched it, and how often they watched it. This post relates to female users of YouPorn (one in four YouPorn visitors are female):

More than 24,000 women were surveyed, yielding the following data:
  • 76% are millennial women (18-34 yrs of age)
  • 57% consider themselves “heterosexual” 
  • 32% “bisexual” 
  • (So presumably that means about 10% are "lesbian"?) 
  • 18% of women watch porn daily 
  • 63% watch it weekly/a few times a month 
  • 9% watch porn more than once a day. 
  • 54% have not spoken to their friends about their porn viewing habits 
  • 51% would be embarrassed if their friends knew they watched porn, and yet... 
  • 51% of respondents think it’s as acceptable for women to watch porn as it is for men. 

The survey also found that 89% of respondents prefer to watch porn alone. Not surprising since 50% of respondents are “single”, 27% are “dating” and only about 20% are “married”. The majority of respondents that are in a relationship (68% to be exact) agree that watching porn without their significant other doesn’t feel like cheating, and they wouldn’t be embarrassed if their S.O. found out they watched porn alone. 

They also agreed that watching it with their partner hasn’t improved their sex life, which is probably why they watch it alone…at least then they can watch the content that inspires them.

A third of women said they watch porn because they enjoy it. 16% see porn as a way to “satisfy fantasies without acting on them” and 14% tune in because they feel “excited” at that moment. However, while porn may get the juices flowing, she doesn’t want you to share the experience. Nine in ten women prefer to watch porn alone.

YouPorn’s research found that, when women first arrive on the porn site, 34% tend to select videos of women of a similar age, weight and ethnicity. That’s because 56% of women have imagined themselves in a porn of their very own. The second most popular factor that women consider when selecting a video is that the clip features “a female lead or dominant character.” As men tend to do, women generally select videos from a category she’s already familiar with (“Lesbian” being the most popular category) while 23% like to explore options across all categories.


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Nero says: I find these results fascinating. As I've mentioned many times in this blog, my wife used to be very secretive about her porn habits. She read a lot of online erotica via Literotica and later she started buying KindlePorn via Amazon. She always denied it (for years!) until one day I confronted her with the obvious. At that point she admitted it, but denied it (binge reading for 4-6 hours, for 2-4 days) was a problem. 

She even claimed she was 'just' reading romance stories with 'a bit of sex' in them. No, she was reading hardcore porn with very explicit scenes (nothing wrong with that, I hasten to add)

My wife's favorite genres were submission, forced submission/rape, interracial/rape, BDSM, and sometimes 'Fetish' (a euphemism Literotica use to cover genres like incest and lactation/milk stories).

My wife seems to have stopped reading porn now (or gotten better at hiding it) since I've seen no evidence of her reading anything for at least six months. She still reads, but they're romance novels (yes, some still with a smattering of sex but nothing like what she used to read). 

She also reads mainstream stuff - it's almost like she's made a conscious choice not to read sex books anymore. Were they leading her into temptation?

Like many couples we experimented with watching porn together in the first decade of our relationship but it was a very brief experiment. My wife basically got jealous of the women on screen and would either openly scoff at them for being ugly skanky hoes or ask me passive agressive questions about what I thought of the girls and if they were more attractive than her. 

In the second decade she 'discovered' Literotica but for her that was not 'porn' but 'erotica'. I've discussed that subject on this blog before so I won't repeat myself. Long story short: my porn was dirty and nasty, her porn was not porn it was erotica. 

Long story short: she doesn’t want me to share the experience. She's one of the nine in ten women who prefer their porn solo. Probably because she doesn't want me to see what she's into because she's worried I might try it in the bedroom. As she says (on the rare occasions we've discussed her habits) she considers it (and remember, she won't admit what 'it' is) fantasy stuff and insists she wouldn't want it in real life.

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  1. I grew up in a mixed friendship group. By the time we were teens we used to all sit down and watch porn together - it was entertainment. As I became a women I struggled with the fact that most people seem to do it secretly - even my man will put another computer tab up secretly hiding the act hes watching porn. Its strange - lets all have some fun and get entertained at the same time...

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    1. I haven't done any surveys but I'd imagine most males will (eventually) start masturbating while watching porn. I could watch porn with a partner but I would be extremely uncomfortable watching it with a mixed group - WTF am I meant do with my hardon?
      Similarly, I've never watched porn with a male room mate. Same problem: WTF am I meant do with my hardon? Maybe it's all those stories/letters I've read that start with 'I'm not gay but one night my bro and I were watching a porn video together..." and end with '...we gave each other handjobs/blowjobs"

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