It's Good For You: 7 Things You Never Knew About Women And Porn

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Ladies just don't want to see facials, it's science.

What you probably need more of in your life, even if you don't realize it, is porn. Yes, porn. If you're not watching porn, then you're missing out. In fact, you're not just missing out, but you're in the minority (don't you want to be one of the gang?), because over half of women, 55 percent, watch porn at least once a month. It's good for you! Really!

With porn for ladies becoming more popular than ever, Dusk!, a Holland-based television provider will make its debut in the United States this month and gives women exactly what they're looking for: 'Porna.' Porna is the "first and only adult TV product where content must meet the approval of women." Basically, your porn quality is finally going to meet your internal quota of what's awesome.

 

But before you start thinking this panel will be made up entirely of fake boobs, clear Lucite platform heels, and ladies of the night, as stereotypes tend to cloud facts, open your mind and breathe. Dusk!'s panel is about all women and what all these different women, wives, moms, professionals of all realms, and career ladies alike, want to see in their pornography. With the input of these women in their pockets, after hours upon hours of film viewing, Dusk! gets down to what you really want and, of course, it's a far cry from what dudes find hot.

So before you sign up and become one of the 30 million people to have access to lady-approved porn, here are some things you probably didn't know about women and porn. Like, for starters, they really love it.

1. Porn improves women's sex lives 
Whether it's inspiration from what's going on in front of them, or just a break from the norm, 96 percent of women enjoy watching porn with their partners, of those ladies, 58 percent swear it improves their sex lives. It's not like you’re going to get tips on how to do the Reverse Cowgirl with utter pizazz and perfect precision by watching reruns of Friends.

2. Women prefer words to visual stimulation
If you're watching porn and it's just not doing it for you, then it might be time to change your medium. Women, being far less visual than men (yes, that's why your guy insists on the light being on every time), would rather get their jollies from written erotica. Not only does the female brain love some character development to go with those handcuffs, but also "romance novels and fan fiction are the most popular way for women to get turned on. No wonder Fifty Shades of Grey was a hit with pretty much every woman in the world. 

3. Ladies still prefer to keep it light
When given the choice between hardcore and soft porn, 73 percent chose the softer stuff as opposed to that gang-bang craziness that seem to get men all hot and bothered. This isn't to suggest that we're opposed to some rough stuff (when our consent is given), but it does prove that our imagination goes a lot further. Soft porn allows for more literary license in our brains and we like that.

4. Women enjoy the "freak show factor"
Women are curious! We not only like to see other women, other penises, but what exactly is going on in the bedrooms of other people, albeit porn stars, but you know what I mean. As Susannah Breslin pointed out on The Frisky, for a lot of women, it's fun to comparison shop and, well, just gawk. It's just our thing, OK? Besides, like seriously, how does she get her legs behind her head like that? Is she related to Gumby?

5. Women don't want to see 'facials,' like, ever
Despite the cultural myth of the bukkake and women in porn all but begging for men to come on their faces, facials are not something for which women care. (Sorry, not sorry, dudes.) The women's erotica site Sssh.com, through extensive research, found that 87 percent of women do not, not ever, ever, want to watch a "facial" in a porn. In the most basic of terms, if women had boners, they would die at the mere image of another woman with semen on her face.

6. Women like to make their own porn, too!
Think about how Kris Jenner, I mean, Kim Kardashian burst onto the scene … remember? She made her own porn, because ladies like it! OK, so maybe in Kim's case it was more about attention and less about eroticism, but Kim is not alone on having starred in her own homemade porn movie. Surveys have found that 40 percent of women have not only made their own porn with their partner, but 66 percent of them did so on a smartphone. Not exactly the best idea, in my humble opinion, but if you’re not a celebrity, you probably don't have to worry about your phone being hacked and seeing your bare ass on TMZ next week.

7. Women are just as susceptible to porn addiction
 I don't know the last time I saw a female celebrity admit to sex addiction, and I, for sure, am pretty positive I've yet to hear of any woman having a porn addiction, but that doesn't mean it's not happening.  Although the percentage may be lower than men, at 17 percent, women can become just as addicted to porn. Why? Because we're just as sexual as men, in case you didn't get the memo.

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