Perhaps the most consistent finding of pornography studies to date is that there is a sizeable gap that exists between men and women when it comes to their personal use and acceptance of pornography. Dozens of studies have shown that men are more likely than women to view pornography, and this is particularly true of viewing pornography regularly on a daily or weekly basis. The answers to these questions are not well understood in the pornography and couple formation literature. In all likelihood, the answers differ from couple to couple. The patterns that emerge as couples navigate these issues surrounding pornography use likely influence future couple patterns and outcomes—for better or for worse. We used a nationally representative sample of individuals who are in committed heterosexual couple relationships and a subset of almost 1, matched heterosexual couples. Two of the main research questions we sought to answer included:. The primary sample consisted of an individual data set that was weighted to be as close as possible to census norms in terms of gender, race, religion, and education. Pornography Use. When it comes to pornography use, there appears to be a difference between men and women across relationship commitment levels.
37 Percent Of Gay Male Porn Viewers Are Women
In it, Neville, a lecturer at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, investigates what women enjoy about consuming gay male erotica and how it fits in with their perceptions of gender and sexuality. Neville interviewed and surveyed more than women over five years for the project. It was interesting to find that half the sample had done that. Anjelika, 38, who declined to share her last name because she did not want to publicly reveal her porn-viewing habits, is a startup founder in San Francisco who identifies as bisexual. Anjelika also said some of the videos that pop up in the straight section of porn sites rub her the wrong way. Chris, who also declined to share her last name for the same reason as Anjelika, said she consumes gay male erotica and is turned off by straight porn.
Data and Methods
There's no shortage of porn on the Internet, but it's hard to find something you actually want to watch. On a lot of free sites, it often feels like you have to wade through video after video and pop-up after pop-up of people degrading, insulting, and violating women before you can find decent porn sites for women. Given what a task that is, it's no wonder more men than women still watch porn.
Women watch porn. We watch it. And some of us watch a lot of it. In fact, recent research has shown that women watch more porn than men do — at least when length is considered. Pornhub and their Pornhub Insights have long broken down interesting facts and trends about all things porn. But now we have ten years of Pornhub data at our fingertips and looking at the information as a whole provides a whole new understanding. One things that the research found, according to The Cut, is that women, on average, spend more minutes a day on the site than male viewers. Which means you're more likely to walk in on one of us flicking the bean than a guy doing Anything that opens us up to discussing women and porn is a huge step forward. Because so many of us do it, but not enough of us talk about it.