Disturbing news: More women tuning in to porn, says French study; Fueled by Internet, Video On Demand
Check out this disheartening news from France about women watching more pornography, particularly young and inexperienced women. What a horrible way to first be exposed to sex, as most of the women watching porn — 72% — acknowledge that porn is “highly degrading” to women, and 57% feel it is too violent! (That is because most pornography IS very violent and highly degrading!)
So do you think what is happening in France is representative of elsewhere? Are the women that you know who are watching porn, especially young women, watching more of it recently? Sadly from our own research and experience it seems to be a global trend, which needless to say we are working very hard to help reverse! We hope you will work with us to help stop this alarming trend.
[NY Daily News - PARIS] — 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 82 percent of women questioned said they had watched an X-rated film at least once before, compared to 99 percent of men, according to the study of 579 women carried out by the IFOP polling institute in September.
Their number has jumped from 73 percent in 2006, and from as little as 23 percent in 1992 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 40 percent, while “realistic” sex scenes were essential for 35 percent, and for 48 percent of under 35-year-olds.
Most women felt strongly that the industry caters only to male fantasies, a view shared by 71 of women against 61 percent of men.
Likewise 72 percent felt the films on offer were “highly degrading” to women, against 50 percent of men, and 57 percent said they were too violent, compared to 41 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 34 percent of men.
Another 13 percent watched a few times a year, compared to 29 percent of men.
Frequent women viewers were younger, making up 17 percent of under-25s against less than five percent of the over-35s. And women with no sex experience were the most eager, making up a third of all regular viewers.
Based on a representative sample of 1,101 people aged 18 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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