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This Study Into Women's Porn Watching Habits May Surprise You

It's a daily fixture for 18% of women
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Despite the rise of pornography that caters to female audiences and recent studies finding women out-watch men when it comes to porn on mobile devices, many still hold the outdated view that pornography is a male-only domain.

The jury might still be out on the exact long-term effects of pornography consumption, but that doesn't mean men and women aren't still watching a lot of it. A survey conducted by adult website YouPorn has looked into data around their female audience, which interestingly is roughly a quarter of their audience.

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The study took data from 24,000 women and here's what they found:

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The audience:

  • Millennials make up 76% of their audience
  • While 57% of their viewers label themselves as heterosexual
  • 32% meanwhile identify as bisexual
  • Half of female YouPorn viewers are single, 27% are dating and 20% are married

How and how often they watch porn:

  • Porn is a daily fixture for 18% of women
  • And more than once a day for 9% of women
  • While 63% watch it weekly
  • An impressive 28% get fully naked before watching porn
  • Nine out of ten women would prefer to watch porn alone than with their partner

What they're watching:

  • Women are most likely to look at the categories "lesbian," "romantic" and "threesome"
  • They're more likely to watch lesbian porn than men are
  • Just over half of women have imagined themselves starring in a porn video

So now you know.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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