4 Stats About Straight People's Porn Habits, Because They Can Be Pretty Heteroflexible

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In the minds of many Americans, people are gay, straight, or bi — and their choice of pornography reflects this fact. If you delve into statistics on adult entertainment consumption, however, you'll find that many straight people's porn habits are often far more heteroflexible than heterosexual, if you catch my drift.

The beauty of pornography is, of course, the fantasy it offers. Most of us don't live in a world where threesomes happen spontaneously, where erections last for hours, or where your pizza delivery guy turns out to be a hot one-night-stand — and he ends up tipping you instead. If porn can offer all these things, and allow for the suspension of disbelief, it makes sense that this suspension of disbelief might also apply to who you're attracted to and the kind of sex you like IRL.

If we've learned anything from Kinsey (outdated as some of his work might be), it's that sexual orientation isn't black and white, and somewhere in those 50+ shades of grey (sorry, had to), lies your own unique sexuality. Even if you identify as "straight," it doesn't mean you don't like — or even love — watching queer sex in action. The following statistics about hetero porn viewing habits show just how much straight-identified folks like to mix it up:

11 In 5 Straight Men Watch Gay Porn

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According to a recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, there are plenty of straight men who are digging on gay porn these days. After surveying the habits of 821 gay, straight, and bisexual men, researchers discovered that 21 percent of straight men watch gay porn. And no, it's not that these men report being straight but are having sex with men IRL, say the study authors, they just like a little fantasy D on screen now and then, and aren't ashamed to admit it.

2Straight Women Watch A Lot Of Lesbian Porn

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When you're in the market for rock solid stats about pornography preferences, who better to trust than the #1 purveyor of internet porn, Pornhub? Based upon their insights, we know that women are 132 percent more likely to search for lesbian porn than men are. Now it's difficult to split that statistic up by sexual orientation, but given that 24 percent of Pornhub's 60 million daily users are women, it's clear that many heterosexual women are searching for lady-loving action any way you slice it.

3Straight Women Are More Likely To Search For Cunnilingus In Porn

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Stats from the previously mentioned Pornhub study also found that women are 901 percent more likely to search for "eating pussy" than men are, and 602 percent more likely to search for "lesbian scissoring" (lol), too. Again, there is no way it's only sapphic-identified sisters who are eager to get off to this stuff, making it clear that straight women's porn preferences aren't so straight.

4Straight Women Watch A Lot Of Gay Male Porn, Too

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It's no secret that ladies have been turning to gay porn to scratch their itch for ages. There was even that one Sex and the City episode where Samantha brought a tape over so the girls could gawk at hot dude on dude action, and now we have the stats to prove how very common it is. We already know lesbian porn is a top search hit for ladies, but gay porn is actually the second most popular search, apparently, proving again that when it comes to adult entertainment, straight folks are indeed prone to having heteroflexible erotic appetites.