“Porn for Women is a Thing”

That headline is a bit insulting, isn’t it? It wasn’t so long ago, though, that the “female orgasm” was thought to be just a myth. A woman’s orgasm is still largely mysterious – every woman is different, and no two orgasms are the same. The history of the female orgasm has gone back and forth and back again. We’ve all pretty much settled with the fact that women can, do, and will have orgasms. So, what about pornography for women?

Like the orgasm, porn was supposed to just be a thing that males enjoyed. There are plenty of women out there who enjoy porn, though, in several forms. Whether it’s the written word, flashes of scintillating photography, or video clips, women are enjoying porn now more than ever.

The types of porn women get off on are usually lesbian or gay porn, regardless of the woman’s sexual orientation. The biggest difference between the porn that men watch and the porn women prefer is sensuality. Below are a few more facts about porn for women you may not have known.

 

  • Male Solos: If women aren’t watching lesbian porn, they’re watching guys pleasure themselves.
  • BDSM is Up: Perhaps we have one thing to thank E.L. James for, and that’s making erotic fiction and bondage, and S&M a little less taboo.
  • Women Want Women: Rather, women want to see women being pleasured, it seems. It makes sense – you want to see what you want to experience yourself.
  • Oral is a Big Deal: File this under “Duh.” Many women want their porn to focus on oral sex, which comes as no surprise to, you know, women.
  • Ethical Porn: There are plenty of porn websites out there that are run by women for women, and they focus on treating the performer well.

 

Pornography is undergoing a lot of changes thanks to women being more involved behind the camera, rather than just in front of it. Not only are there more porn options that cater to a woman’s craving for something sensual and hot, the options are more varied and even artistic.

Not all of the female porn that’s out there is romantic and intimate, though – again, not all women are the same. So, you can find hardcore porn, if that’s your bag. The difference between the porn that we all happened upon late at night online or in our parent’s collection (ew!) is that the focus is starting to shift from the male gaze to the female gaze.

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