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Here Are Some Facts About How Women Watch Porn That Might Surprise You

What are women searching for, and what are their opinions on porn in general?

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YouPorn recently released some data about women and their relationship with porn. Considering that around a quarter of YouPorn's audience is women, there's quite a lot to look at.

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The survey was taken by over 24,000 YouPorn users, all of whom are women. By no means does that make the results accurate for everybody, but it's a good place to start. If you want to look at the breakdown of those stats properly, you can find them here and here.

Of the 24,000 people surveyed, 76% are considered millennials (18-34 years old), 57% label themselves heterosexual, and 32% identify as bisexual. Fifty per cent are also single, while 27% are dating, and 20% are married.

The three most viewed porn categories by women are Lesbian, Romantic, and Threesome. Compared to men, women are more likely to look at the Cunnilingus (306%), Lesbian (144%), and Romantic (134%) categories.

What women are looking for isn't much different. The most popular search terms by women are "lesbian", "massage", and "threesome". In comparison to men, women are more likely to search for "hardcore pussy licking" (630%), "lesbian scissor" (570%), and "lesbian threesome" (351%).

Wondering if you watch porn the same way as other women? Well, 28% decide to get fully naked before watching porn, while a whopping 58% don't do anything beforehand – they just want to get down to that viewing pleasure.

When asked why they watch porn, 27% of women got straight to the point and said it's because they goddamn enjoy it. The other two top reasons for watching porn were because it satisfies a fantasy without acting on it (16%) and because they feel excited at that moment (14%).

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Meanwhile, 8% of women watch porn because they're stressed, and only 2% watch porn to please their partner.

In relation to picking porn to watch, 34% of the women surveyed choose videos that include a participant they can relate to. This is super interesting, as 56% of women have apparently imagined themselves appearing in a porn video.

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It's nice to see someone that could be you doing what you want to do onscreen, right? Especially if it's a fantasy you haven't tried out in reality.

Twenty-eight per cent of the women also choose videos with a dominating female character, while 40% choose to watch a video that includes actresses within their age group.

In a rather sad statistic, only 51% of women agree that it is equally acceptable for women to watch porn as it is for men.

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It doesn't help that a large portion of the porn industry is made with the male gaze in mind and with little regard for a female audience.

Meanwhile, looking at relationships, 89% of women would prefer to watch porn alone than with their partner, but 69% (nice) wouldn't be embarrassed if their partner found out they'd been watching it.

So how do women feel after they've watched porn? The majority (37%) feel satisfied, while only 17% feel naughty. But that's overruled by the 20% of women who say they still feel horny afterwards, and are raring to go again.

So, now you've got all those stats, what's your opinion? Don’t be embarrassed to discuss porn – sound off in the comments below!

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