Many of us have had disagreements, discussions or at the very least a talk with our SO about porn. It’s a generally viewed trend that men watch porn a lot more than women. In general, society views men as much more sexual than it does women, and it stands to reason straight from that that women watch a lot less porn than men, after all almost all porn is marketed towards men as opposed to women, and even though porn for women has been making splashes in the industry, it’s nowhere near as popular as ‘traditional’ porn made for the male audience.
Now to answer the question, do women watch as much porn as men…well…yes and no. When it comes to length, as in the amount of time they actually spend on a website such as Pornhub, they do, in fact, women tend to spend MORE time on these sites than men, this is largely due to the fact that it takes women considerably longer to finish, at least it is the case on average, than it does your average guy. This leads to them needing to spend more time watching porn to finish off.
However if what you mean by ‘as much’ is ‘how often’ in that case the answer is no, men watch porn more OFTEN than women. This could be due to the fact that on average, men have a slightly higher libido than your average woman does, this obviously leads to an increase in porn-watching frequency. However, this is rather unresearched, so this is to be taken with a grain of salt, as there isn’t enough factual data to support this conclusion, it is very well possible that the genders are equal in this regard as well as the other one.
Now, another oddity of the porn females tend to watch is that it’s mostly girl on girl porn, and no, this doesn’t just refer to gay or bi women, even straight women have a thing for lesbian porn, this could be largely due to it being more ‘female friendly’ than most porn which is made for men. Women are also the main consumers of gay porn, this may not surprise many, as the same stands true vice versa, men watch the most lesbian porn, however it is a bit strange that gay men watch less gay porn than women.
Women also seem to enjoy hardcore sex almost as much as men, with it being the 3rd most searched term when it comes to women, they also enjoy strapons and dildos when it comes to girl on girl porn.
All in all, the way and amount women watch porn differs when compared to each other, however there’s one thing we can say for certain and that is that for all intents and purposes women are more or less equal to men when it comes to interest in porn, and porn marketers are making a large mistake by not noticing this trend and targeting women more with their ads and promotions.