Statistics Show Women Are Watching More Porn Than Ever

Newsflash: Just because women don’t watch as much porn as men, doesn’t mean we aren’t watching it all. As adult sites begin to release their year-in-review reports for 2017, one finding seems consistent: Women are searching for porn in increasing numbers. Perhaps it’s because we seem to feel more empowered in our sexuality, or thanks to the simple fact that there are more female-friendly porn sites with sexy videos that actually appeal to us, but the numbers don’t lie.

According to Pornhub, who saw roughly 28.5 billion visits last year, over a quarter of its users were female. And, interestingly enough, “Porn for Women” was the top trending search, increasing by over 1400 percent. Rival site xHamster also reported an increase in viewership by women in the United States (4 percent), and women now make up 26 percent of their global audience.

“2017 seems to have been the year where women have come forward to express their desires more openly,” Dr. Laurie Betito, sex therapist and director of the Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center, said in a statement. “From the ‘Me too’ movement to prominent females the likes of Hillary Clinton and Nikki Haley on the world stage, women are feeling more empowered and they have found their voice. This is a sign of things to come.”

So, what kind of X-rated videos are women watching most? Across various platforms, the sweet spot appears to be lesbian porn–and it’s not just women who identify as lesbian tuning in. In a survey by Bellesa, a free porn site for women where “lesbian” searches also ranked first last year, 68 percent of women who preferred girl/girl porn identified as heterosexual.

“For women who have a slight fantasy or curiosity, lesbian porn can safely explore this part of their sexuality. And of course, for lesbian and lesbian women, it’s the obvious choice,” Dr. Betito explained.

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