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What Do Girls Like About Porn?

Did you know that, despite the widely held belief to the contrary, a lot of women really like porn? It’s true! According to Nielsen NetRatings, a third of all visitors to adult sites are female, and as a woman writing for Maxim, believe me, women are a hell of a lot more sexually curious than we get credit for. I asked nine other women about the porn they watch, when they watch it, how they watch it, and why they watch it. The answers may surprise you…




A study done by Northwestern University says that guys mostly get turned on by porn that’s the same as their own sexual orientation, while girls tend to like all kinds of porn, including gay, lesbian, heterosexual and bisexual. Why do you think same-sex porn works for you?

“I mostly watch lesbian porn. I think it’s more of a projection thing - I like getting eaten out, so when I watch it I feel like it’s happening to me, and I can kind of feel it too.”
Maria, 24

“I like girl on girl porn; I think it’s more sensual. It’s almost as if I’m visualizing the girl doing that to me.”
Tessa, 25

According to Corey Price, Vice President of Pornhub.com, the average visit time for female members is 12 minutes, which is longer than the average male member (no pun intended), whose average visit is only 8.5 minutes. How come?

“I take my time deciding which one to watch! Sometimes, I’m a few minutes in, and I’m like, this isn’t going to do it for me. I’m picky about my porn.”
Tessa, 25

How do you decide what to watch?

“Sometimes I like to just browse sites and see what's on. Girl on girl is fun, and lately, I’ve liked the whole babysitter scenario. I usually like a scenario that is supposed to be secretive but then isn’t - like when the wife finds the babysitter with the husband.”
Leah, 25

One statistic from Pornhub.com stated that female members have been recorded spending up to 45 minutes in one visit. How much porn do you watch?

“It depends. I’ll watch it by myself or with a boyfriend, I really don’t care. It doesn’t depend on him, it depends on my mood. There can be some times where I watch porn 3 to 4 times a day. I’d say I watch porn about 5 times a week.”
Maria, 24

Do you ever watch it with a guy?

“I really hate watching porn with my boyfriend. I feel like it’s my dirty secret, even though he knows I watch it. It’s just for ME time.”
Blake, 24

Pornhub.com told us that two of their top-searched categories by female members are “rough sex” and “bondage.” What do you think about that?

“I get turned on when I watch porn, and I watch gangbangs, ESPECIALLY involving double or even triple penetration. I like watching it because I feel like it’s something I would never take part in in real life, even though I would love to know how it feels…it looks amazing.”
Blake, 24

“I like porn where there is a lot of role-play fantasies occurring, you know, like slutty schoolgirl, or sex at work. I’m imaginative, I like a good story.”
Nora, 24

Have you ever learned anything from porn?

“I haven’t tried anything after porn…except for blowjob techniques!”
Lisa, 27

“When I first started having sex, I used porn to teach me how to do things. I definitely used it to learn how to ride—how to be on top, like backwards, doing reverse cowgirl.”
Maria, 24

“I think porn taught me how important sounds are during sex! If I watch porn and there aren’t any sounds, which is never, it’s less of a turn on. And if you’re really getting yourself off, and you just close your eyes, the sounds will get you off! The biggest thing I learned was to let loose and be vocal, and I’m very vocal.”
Nora, 24



Any porn myths you want to clear up for the guys out there?

Some of what they do to girls is so fake! It gets you off to watch, but some things they’re doing don’t actually get a girl off! And I don’t want guys thinking it does get me off to smack my clit as hard as he can. That WON’T work.”
Tessa, 25

“This bukkake thing I can’t deal with. I think it’s because I’m imagining having that happen to me, and I don’t think guys know how much a person is worried for their eyes when that’s about to happen on their face!”
Nora, 24

“I hate when they rub one girls boob on another girls clit in porn, it doesn’t do anything. It looks nice, but there is no vibrator attached to your nipple—that would do nothing for me!”
Maria, 24

Have you seen anything that you wish you could un-see?

“One of the freakiest things I’ve seen is shemale porn. I don’t know why I clicked on it! I think I get turned on by things that are waaay out of my comfort zone—the forbidden.”
Leah, 25

“Once, my old roommate showed me a video of a man putting a tube full of live sardines into a woman's expanded vagina. The remaining 3 minutes of the porno was her shooting them out. I said I was disgusted, but hey, I didn't stop watching.”
Alyssa, 24

“My ex and I were talking about animal porn. I didn’t believe him until he showed me! I saw one where a woman was on all fours and she was chasing a dog, trying to give him oral sex, which she ended up doing. You can't look away, you just have to watch to see if it's real!”
Nadia, 24

“I saw Brazilian farting porn on South Park so I had to Google it to see if it was real. Turns out it is. And I don't even know if it was porn.”
Felicia, 28

“I saw a guy suck a dolphins dick once… it was disgusting. But seriously, just the title of “sucking dolphins dick” is so bizarre that it’s hard not to click on it. I actually learned a lot about dolphin dicks that day.”
Blake, 24

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