Jones is a sex-positive Black feminist, social worker and blogger from New York City.She writes about gender, race, politics, mental health and sexuality at Feminista The longstanding stereotype that porn is just for men is simply untrue.Women absolutely do watch X-rated movies, and not just the softcore stuff either. Gomathi Sitharthan at the University of Sydney’s Graduate Program in Sexual Health, one in three women watches porn.For most people, watching porn is about indulging in a fantasy or a sexy illusion that arouses one’s senses.
I’ve opened up about my voyeurism, and definitely admit that I’m highly aroused by being able to get a sneak peek into the sex lives of others.
And even despite the ease with which people can now access these videos, CNBC reports that the porn industry is still estimated to take in over billion a year in revenue.
I became interested in the porn-viewing habits of women, especially women of color, because I often see women and men talk about it with hesitation. Meredith Chivers found that the gender of the participants in porn didn’t matter much to the women watching.
Approximately 13 million women check out at least one porn site per month, according to Nielsen ratings.
“Porn provides an alternative way for women to satisfy their curiosity, learn more about sexuality, and explore sexual desires and sexual positions in the privacy of their home alone or with a partner,” says Ta Mara Campbell.