What women don't want from porn

Friday 13 May 2016 08:00
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Last year, Pornhub, one of the world's most popular adult entertainment websites revealed that women make up a quarter of its global audience.

Those figures put to bed the stereotype of women not really being into porn. With widespread access to the internet, porn has become a multi-billion dollar industry - and women are playing an ever bigger part of that.

As journalist Nisha Lilia Diu explains:

With the internet, and particularly smartphones, the barriers to porn are gone; few were the women with the guts to buy top shelf magazines or rent x-rated films from mangy-looking sex shops, however curious they were about their contents.

But having a personal, internet-enabled device means being able to discretely access explicit material – and that’s changed things for many women.

But while there's loads of data out there around what men like and dislike in their porn, Pornhub's 2015 release aside, there's not quite so much out there about women's desires.

The data showed what women want (lesbian, threesome, squirt etc), but it didn't exactly reveal what they don't want.

Without further ado, here are four things that are a big no-no for women, according to Slate's recent look at women's porn habits:

  • Overt fakeness

  • A lack of a storyline

  • Above-the-neck money shots

  • Porn with no foreplay

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