French women tuning in to porn, study says

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Who said porn was a man’s thing? A study released on Friday challenges the myth, showing that four fifths of French women have watched a porn movie before — one in two of them without their partners.

Fully XNUMX percent of women questioned said they had watched an X-rated film at least once before, compared to XNUMX percent of men, according to the study of XNUMX women carried out by the IFOP polling institute in September.

Their number has jumped from XNUMX percent in XNUMX, and from as little as XNUMX percent in XNUMX according to a major INSERM study on French sexuality carried out at the time, IFOP’s Francois Kraus told AFP.

“In the space of a few years it has become an accepted thing for women to watch pornography, partly thanks to the Internet, and video-on-demand services that made porn more accessible and took away the shame factor,” he said.

Sixty two percent of women said they watched porn to spice up their sex life with a partner, but fully one in two had also done so on their own.

“Women are now consuming porn by themselves,” Kraus said. “That goes hand in hand with a widening of sexual behaviour, and changing attitudes towards sex toys or fellatio for instance.”

“And of course it raises the issue of masturbation, one of the great taboos of female sexuality. There is a real generational break, with women in their forties and younger much more willing to admit the practice.”

So what do women make of the films on offer? Women attached most importance to a natural-looking cast, a priority for XNUMX percent, while “realistic” sex scenes were essential for XNUMX percent, and for XNUMX percent of under XNUMX-year-olds.

Most women felt strongly that the industry caters only to male fantasies, a view shared by XNUMX of women against XNUMX percent of men.

Likewise XNUMX percent felt the films on offer were “highly degrading” to women, against XNUMX percent of men, and XNUMX percent said they were too violent, compared to XNUMX percent of men.

Overall, women were still far less assiduous watchers than men, with only five percent of porn consumers watching frequently — once a month or more — against XNUMX percent of men.

Another XNUMX percent watched a few times a year, compared to XNUMX percent of men.

Frequent women viewers were younger, making up XNUMX percent of under-XNUMXs against less than five percent of the over-XNUMXs. And women with no sex experience were the most eager, making up a third of all regular viewers.

Based on a representative sample of XNUMX people aged XNUMX and over, the study was commissioned by Marc Dorcel, a provider of pornographic content, to mark the launch of a new porn site targeting the women’s market, Dorcelle.com.

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