How Often Do You Watch Porn? 8 Women Share How Frequently They Tune In To Get Turned On

Thanks to the Internet, access to porn is easier than ever — including more female-friendly porn. According to a 2010 study, 12 percent of the sites out there are pornographic, which comes out to almost 25 million porn sites at your fingertips at all times. What this means is there’s something for everybody, no fetish is overlooked, and furries can feel safe in knowing they’re not alone in their sexual interests.

Once something only relegated to shady sex shops in Times Square or movie houses on the outskirts of town, the current easy access to it has made porn mainstream in many ways. One of the biggest porn stars in the world, James Deen, is pretty much a household name and the rate at which people are consuming it and talking about it, the stigma that was once attached to pornography is quickly fading. In fact, a 2013 study found that 55 percent of women watch porn regularly and 40 percent have even made their own homemade porn... although probably not with James Deen sadly. The porn business is booming and most of us can’t get enough of it.

I asked women just how much porn they’re watching. Is it really a regular thing for most women, or something only reserved for special occasions, aka every other night? Here’s what the ladies had to tell us. 

1. Colleen, 30

"I don't really watch it at all. I have an active imagination and a good memory and would rather use my own images."

2. Jennifer, 28

"I feel like I used to watch it more when I was younger, but now it doesn't do much for me. I'll watch it with my boyfriend sometimes, but it's more for entertainment than to get turned on."

3. Cate, 24

"Basically never, because almost a decade of sex work has made me able to recognize the exact faces people make when they're not exactly hating the activities they're doing, but they just want it to be over so they're gonna make a good show of it in hopes whoever their partner(s) are comes quickly or decides to move on to something else."

4. Annie, 28

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"I only watch it if I need an extra something to make me orgasm. Like if I'm distracted with my own thoughts and need help focusing."

5. Leah, 25

"So true story. . . I've never watched porn. I actually didn't even masturbate until this year at the ripe old age of 25."

6. Lynne, 34

"I'd have to say maybe half a dozen times a year. It's not really my thing so when I do watch it, it's usually out curiosity or boredom with my usual sex/masturbation techniques. I'd probably watch it more if the guys were actually good looking."

7. Sarah, 33

"Every day."

8. Maya, 35

"I love porn especially well-curated porn that speaks to women and the ever present female gaze — something that seeks to compete with the over-saturated male gaze that is upon us all. I love a good mind f•ck — so some story to go along with it is fantastic, especially if I have the time to spend watching it. But a quick flick over to Porn Hub is always fun too with some nice vibrating egg action. Just a quick fix. It doesn't have to be tantric to get me off. It can be efficient. Shine Louise Houston is a really relevant lesbian pornographer who I recommend above and beyond all folks."

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