Study Reveals Women Watch More Hardcore Porn Than Men

Pornhub Study

Despite the surge of “female-friendly porn,” Pornhub, together with Daily Beast, revealed their latest study on how we watch porn. The report, “What Women Want,” shows both the expected — lesbian porn is the top search across all sexual orientations, squirting is appreciated — and the unexpected — female consumers are 113 percent more likely to watch “hardcore” porn than men.

It’s a finding that veers drastically from the assumption that women around the world are bunkering down to gentle, more intimate porn focused on pleasing the female lead. Rather, women were more likely to look up terms like “rough sex,” “gangbang” and “fisting” than their male counterparts.

Top Porn Searches

What Women Want

Top Porn Searches

So, what does this all mean? Well, two things to keep in mind. First, that the results came from Pornhub, and while their audience is massive (nearly 80 billion visits in 2014), it doesn’t account for every porn-related search done on the web. Second, the site’s male audience is much larger, women make up only 24 percent of Pornhub’s viewership — this allows for more diverse (and possibly more accurate) data among lads.

Of course, it’s good information to have. It reminds us that even though there’s still a tendency to “tell” women (and men too!) what they want, what we actually want often doesn’t follow the script. That’s not to downplay the noble ideals of porn showcasing mutual pleasure — because fuck yeah, that’s awesome. It’s just that sometimes, it’s fun to knock one out to some good ol’ fashioned hardcore fucking. That goes for both the ladies and the gentlemen.

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