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Old Yesterday, 02:00 PM
 
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I was wondering about this cause a lot of times when I watch a video online, on a lot of sites, in order to play the video, you have to wait for porn advertisements to go by, and I noticed that there is always women in these porn advertisements.

You never see any with men in. So I was wondering if therefore, porn is much more popular with heterosexual men, compared to heterosexual women.

You see advertisements for Asian or Russian women wanting men, but you do not see advertisements for Asian or Russian men wanting women, or any men wanting women for that matter. Maybe if you go into some special sites you will, but the keywords are special sites, compared to just any sites where they have to show sex advertisements in order to host video content.

So I am wondering if for some reason, porn is just more popular with heterosexual men compared to other genders or sexual orientations, and why is that?
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Old Yesterday, 02:19 PM
 
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Uh, yeah.

Porn is more popular with men, romance novels are more popular with women.

I'm sure that plenty of LGBTQ+ folks like porn, but they're a minority in the big picture of our population demographics. Porn companies want to make money, so they market to those most numerous of porn consumers...straight men. At least mostly.

There's plenty of niche porn made for women, gay porn, fetish porn, etc. Something for everybody.

Why? Well given that "other genders or sexual orientations" besides straight women are a relative minority, I'll speak to the straight women part of it. Not all of us like it. Far fewer of us like it, compared to straight guys. I personally prefer stimulatory material that is in my mental fantasies by FAR, and it seems much more convenient and less cumbersome than relying on something I have to find online to kick my sex-brain into gear. Also, I cannot control so many aspects of what is in video content, and I find myself far too critical of various details that so easily "ruin it" for me. If I feel like anyone involved looks stupid, sounds stupid, the script sounds ridiculously forced and fake, my snark brain is trying to make jokes out of it, why does that "nun" have tattoos...it's really difficult for me to enjoy it the way guys seem to. I've tried. I'm just not that into it. Also I'm not that into looking at random people's body parts. We've all got 'em. They aren't that special. Boyfriend even found material of a guy he knows I am kinda into, we've met several times at conventions, and that did nothing for me. I've found I'd rather have a conversation with anyone than watch them do sex things, pretty much any day.

Some women I know definitely like porn though. But nowhere near as many as there are men. The only real "why" answer I ever got from anyone is that "men are visual." *shrug*
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Old Yesterday, 02:23 PM
 
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Also, I cannot control so many aspects of what is in video content, and I find myself far too critical of various details that so easily "ruin it" for me. If I feel like anyone involved looks stupid, sounds stupid, the script sounds ridiculously forced and fake, my snark brain is trying to make jokes out of it, why does that "nun" have tattoos...
"How is she not getting cramps with her leg like that? That doesn't even look fun..."
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Old Yesterday, 02:38 PM
 
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Well I guess another example is back in videostore days I remember as a high school student I worked in one, and the porn movies always had the women on the covers. You might see a man on the cover in the background, but women characters were the ones who were front and center. But you don't see a man on the cover unless it was homosexual porn though.

But you think that if heterosexual women wanted to rent a porn movie, they would want to see the guy on the cover too, for movies that were geared more towards heterosexual women.
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Old Yesterday, 02:45 PM
 
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Yes. Men are more visual.

Women are more verbal and want the story as well (why they like things like romance novels)
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Old Yesterday, 02:47 PM
 
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Yes. Men are more visual.

Women are more verbal and want the story as well (why they like things like 50 Shades etc)
Plenty of women want nothing to do with 50 Shades (I'd counter with the Outlander series as porn for women) but OP's point about the female gaze is more clearly seen with romance novel covers than with videos.

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Old Yesterday, 03:11 PM
 
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"How is she not getting cramps with her leg like that? That doesn't even look fun..."
RIGHT??

And beyond the fact that some women like porn and some do not, there's another whole bunch of women who not only don't like it, but get very upset if a male partner likes it. Going from "meh, it just does nothing for me" to an all out anti-porn stance. And there are various layers to that, as well.

I remember when I first encountered certain kinds of extreme content, I thought those women could not possibly be enjoying what was being done to them. Best case scenario, they're being paid real well to fake it. Worst case, they are trafficked and it's 100% exploitative and non-consensual. I was not just turned off, I was disgusted, with a side of anger.

Now, having gotten into certain..things...myself, I've come to understand how a woman could enjoy some of the things I thought no woman could possibly enjoy. So that apprehension has been put at ease for many cases of what used to be pretty upsetting for me. Yet I understand that a lot of women will never cross that line, and will continue to feel exactly as I did before. And for good reasons.

I would actually venture a guess that there are more women who actually HATE porn, than there are women who like it.

And probably a lot who don't really give it much thought, and never have sought it out, and just have no interest. Some maybe think only sickos are into it. I dunno. But among men I talk to, it's more like, "duh of course I love porn, all men do." Even as libertine as I can be, I've had to wrestle with a lot of personal baggage linked to it, and especially to that concept.

OP, I ASSURE YOU that the fact that women are less interested in porn than men, is not because the makers of it don't feature the male performers front and center. It is the opposite. It's marketed to men, because men enjoy it most. Women don't lack enjoyment of it, because it isn't marketed to us.
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Old Yesterday, 03:25 PM
 
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Oh okay. But if women don't enjoy porn cause it's not marketed to them, aren't the porn movie makers only making money off of half their audience gender-wise then? Wouldn't they be more successful if they made movies that were marketed to female viewers as well? It was said that women prefer books more but would they prefer visual movies, if they were tailored and marketed to them?

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Old Yesterday, 03:49 PM
 
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I think there are more women who like porn more so than most people realize. I think some women watch porn but won't admit to it, and even more women have never watched porn because they think they're not supposed to like it, but if they tried it, they might.

But yes, in general, men tend to be more visual than women, and so between society's expectations that women aren't "supposed" to like porn, and men generally being more visual, porn is marketed more towards men.

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Oh okay. But if women don't enjoy porn cause it's not marketed to them, aren't the porn movie makers only making money off of half their audience gender-wise then? Wouldn't they be more successful if they made movies that were marketed to female viewers as well?
There is actually porn that isn't necessarily made for women, but appeals more to women and sometime may be marketed as such. There's also porn that is popular among "couples", that people like to watch together. It tends to attempt a little bit more "class".

I don't know what kind of videos you're watching where the ads before it are porn ads though. Never come across that myself, make sure you don't have a virus.
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Old Yesterday, 03:59 PM
 
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Oh well I like to watch a lot of foreign films, that are not available in North America so I find to go weird sites to watch a good amount of them since they are not available anywhere else. But in order to watch them I have to wait for porn and sex advertisement videos to air first.
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