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cropped-k-c-cave-come-again_small.jpgHow do I know that straight women overwhelming enjoy lesbian porn?

I read it on The Huffington Post (Why so many straight women watch lesbian porn).

A 2014 report from the free porn site Pornhub ,,, revealed that ‘lesbian’ was far and away the top viewed category among its female users, as well as the top search term — and women were 445 percent more likely than men to search for ‘girl on girl.’ Though the survey relied on Google analytic demographic stats and therefore did not capture users’ sexual orientation, the overwhelming popularity of those terms hints at a lot of straight women getting off on same-sex porn. So does the marked uptick in searches for ‘lesbian seduces straight girl,’ which increased by 328 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to PornHub’s internal data.”

My question: Does this parallel with erotica, which, according to accepted wisdom, has mostly women readers? I have no idea (and doubt if anyone does). But lesbian erotica is not a bestselling category. So probably not.

Read down in the article and you’ll some rationale for why women like to watch women making love (and, presumably, masturbate; I do!).

First, “much of the appeal of same-sex porn has little to do with potentially complex questions of sexual fantasy and fluidity, and more to do with the simple fact that much of the lesbian porn that’s out there tends to give more air time to acts that actually get women off.”

Foreplay, in other words. “If heterosexual porn provided more of what these women were looking for — foreplay, oral sex and women who seem to be actually orgasming rather than just shrieking theatrically — they might be more interested…”

Yep. The other reason? With an emphasis on non-penetrative sex (for the most part), women find lesbian porn sexier. “Lesbian porn provides the best approximation of what [a woman] actually craves in her real life: A sense of genuine enjoyment. A skilled partner.”

Now I’ll add my opinion: Watching two women make love is just plain sexier. Women are sexier. Women are beautiful. That’s why, with a few exceptions, the pictures on my website are of nude women (many of them doing whatever it is lesbians do).

Here’s another reason why women find lesbian porn arousing: Most women are bisexual, which I guess means they are sexually attracted to females. Like this one?RawrDon’t take my word for it. A recent article in the Independent, Women are never straight – they are either gay or bisexual, study suggests–concludes that women are inherently bisexual (or worse! I mean, better!).

“Although lesbians are much more attracted to females, most women who say they are straight were aroused by videos of both naked men and naked women,” the article said.

Sorry, folks, this isn’t exactly breaking news. I’ll put in my two cents in a moment, but let’s hear a little more about the study that prompted this report.

“Even though the majority of women identify as straight, our research clearly demonstrates that when it comes to what turns them on, they are either bisexual or gay, but never straight,” said the author of the study, a psychology professor at the University of Essex in England.

Isn’t it possible that what people react to (meaning both sexes) is the inherent beauty of women? Or, to put it another way, in our species, beauty resides in the female. So, of course, both men and women are going to find that women are beautiful (and arousing!).

Oh, yeah, you got Brad Pitt and George Clooney (and that new guy, Benedict Cumberbatch–what a name, but I’d do him!). Handsome, sure. But the reality is that we all look to women, with their curves and softness, amazing breasts, round behinds, soft skin, and incredible faces, as the paragons of human beauty.

Pardon me, but it’s got nothing to do with sexual orientation.

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