Newsflash: Queer Women Love Porn Too

Ah Porn, it comprises a grand total of 12% of the internet and a grand total of 40 million Americans frequently visit that 12% of the internet, that is according to a recent survey by Cosmopolitan magazine. So, it may come as no surprise that queer women love porn just as much as the rest of the 40 million American viewers who sit down with their devices and, well, you know, J off every night. According to Autostraddle’s Ultimate Lesbian Sex Survey, a whopping 87% of queer women who took the survey were all about porn.

But, what about the type of porn queer women watch? Well, that may be surprising. 69% of respondents reported consuming online porn–including videos or online erotica. Of those 69%, 24% reported reading gay male erotica, and 29% reported reading straight erotica. 23% are reading feminist erotica.

And that interest in straight and gay male porn extends into video consumption as well. 45% of queer women watch mostly straight porn videos, while 33% watch gay male videos online. So why are queer women choosing to watch straight and gay male porn over girl on girl porn? Well, part of the reason some women could be choosing this porn over girl on girl porn is because of a distaste for girl on girl porn that’s made by straight people.

For a lot of queer women, “lesbian” porn made by straight people seems like it’s made for–well–straight people. It just isn’t that realistic.

For a lot of queer women, “lesbian” porn made by straight people seems like it’s made for–well–straight people. It just isn’t that realistic. One of the most cited turn offs I’ve heard about lesbian porn made by straight people is the horrendously fake orgasms, and the women clearly not being actual lesbians. “Lesbian” porn made by straight people almost always involves two high femme girls, which, isn’t an impossible scenario in the real life queer universe, but seeing it over and over again can get boring. Not to mention, watching those girls go at it with extremely long, pointy nails that real queer women never rock is a terrifying experience. We’re trying to watch someone finger someone okay? Not slice their vagina to bits.

65% of queer women who watch porn choose to watch lesbian and queer porn that is made by queer people.

Maybe all those reasons are why 65% of queer women who watch porn choose to watch lesbian and queer porn that is made by queer people. These include porn like the Crash Pad Series and Queer Porn TV. Still, unlike the grand daddy of internet porn, PornHub, these sites require you to buy a membership (Because they are, you know, ethical? And pay the people who appear in their videos a living wage?).  Maybe that’s why 30% of queer women who watch porn still watch lesbian porn made by straight people. It’s definitely a lot more accessible without paying any money.

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