While many aren’t ready to say it yet, one thing is certain: women watch porn too. That the public of so-called adult films is only male is a popular belief that hardly dies but fortunately the new generations are starting to dismantle it, increasingly promoting the idea of ​​a sexuality for all free from preconceptions.

According to some data released by Pornhub, in 2019 the users of erotic videos were 29% of the total but it is safe to bet that in the post lockdown era the numbers have increased significantly. Considering that many women do it but do not confess it, it is no exaggeration to think that the percentages between the two sexes are very similar.

On the other hand, the approach to the subject and above all the characteristics of the videos sought by the large majority of women seem to be different

Videos often made by women for women and that precisely for this reason they intercept tastes and emotions, eliminating that sexist component and absolute male domination to which traditional porn has accustomed us. 

Women always protagonists

Although the areas of the brain affected by viewing pornography and the neuro transmitters produced are the same in men and women, many studies have shown that while the preference of the former goes towards male-centric images, often aggressive, with immediate content and in which female pleasure is clearly in the background, the most clicked videos on online porn platforms by women respond to exactly the opposite logic, as explained by the psychologist and sexologist Azzurra Carrozzo.

“In principle, the woman does not appreciate a plot that goes straight to the point but prefers a little premise that reproduces the preliminary phases of a complete sexual relationship, exactly as it happens in reality”.

The female audience would also be more oriented towards lesbian videos , of threesomes usually with 2 men, group and adultery videos in which the actress is at the center of the dynamics and has a predominant role .

This last characteristic is decisive in bringing women closer to an erotic vision, where the identification with those on stage is quite strong. “The fact that the actress is not the object of the man on duty but the protagonist of her own pleasure is a priority to ignite the desire of the spectators”.

Also, while male videos are often artifacts, what makes female videos somehow special is also greater realism.

Violence? Only if fictional

Another cornerstone of female (and feminist) porn is the absence of violence . «Each gesture is conducted with the utmost respect for the participants and the theme of coercion or the supremacy of man never appears. This obviously does not mean that women are only attracted to delicate sex but that submission is also experienced as a fantasy or framed in precise narrative codes that are always respectful of the parties. Women like the same sex that men love but want it to be told from their point of view. Everything that happens on stage must revolve around their body and their pleasure ».

Extreme sex scenes are therefore not lacking but they are never out of the protagonist’s control, unless she wants it. “Especially since the trend of 50 shades of gray broke out, many have understood that they love bondage or similar practices and are looking for themed videos, even if producers or distributors of hardcore films do not always seem to realize this, given that on many pornographic sites they resist. specific category names for women such as soft or vanilla ».

Porn as a tool of personal knowledge

The fact that the porn audience does not belong to a single sex is a truth that still generates some embarrassments because the image of a woman who thinks about her pleasure does not reflect that of purity that society has sewn on her for centuries.

«Compared to the past, fortunately, however, things are changing also because anyone with a PC or a smartphone can access pornographic content alone, without fearing external judgments and this pushes even the most reluctant to throw themselves. – comments Azzurra Carrozzo – Pornography has many limits and it is undeniable that, especially to the youngest, it can send wrong messages. However, the risk is much lower with porn designed for women, which, being built with a greater attention to gender equality, is on the contrary very useful for helping to acquire knowledge and become more familiar with one’s pleasure “.

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