Home > News > Study: Women's Hardcore Habits • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Study: Women's Hardcore Habits

Study: Women's Hardcore Habits
Get XBIZ News
May 2, 2014 11:15 AM PDT    Text size: 

BOSTON — In a recent study, neuroscientists and co-authors of “A Billion Wicked Thoughts” Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam teamed up to conduct research on visual pornography in relation to female sexual desire.

What they found is another mystifying chapter in the quest to demystify female lust — that most women don’t watch porn, but those that do generally watch the same mainstream, hardcore stuff geared towards the Y chromosome.

“There is a real interesting phenomenon in women’s sexuality — not seen in men’s — and that is this divide between what erotica should be and what actually turns women on,” Ogas told AlterNet.

“Studies show that what turns women on is different to what they wish turned them on or how they politically feel about it. There is a paradox in the brain that women have to wrestle with," he continued. "Men like what they like sexually. But with women, we see political manifestos embedded in their sexuality, with just as much emphasis on whether or not we’re discriminating on any particular gender or race. Whereas, for a man that just doesn’t occur.”  

While it’s perhaps not so surprising that some women actually enjoy male-dominated depictions of sex, Ogas does seem to reach in his analysis that, “It is reasonable to imagine then that for a minority of women, their sexual brain develops in a masculine way” because he found “women who like hardcore porn tend to be more aggressive, more socially assertive and more comfortable taking risks. They are comfortable playing both roles sexually, they like being dominated and being submissive. They possess a constellation of personality traits that you would normally associate with men.”

After all, it’s possible (or probable) that a small subset of men actually prefer female-made porn. Would these men's sexual brains then have developed in a female way, or would it just support the notion that there are types of erotica determined to be male or female, and while they may a attract a majority of one sex, aren’t really inherently gendered? It seems there are many possible avenues of interpretation... 

Angie Rowntree, founder of Sssh.com offered a simple alternate explanation for Ogas’ findings. She posits that, if very few women are watching porn, and the ones that are are watching male-made porn, it may just mean there is a dearth of female-made porn — and an underserved majority of women that may be interested in it.   

“If the vast majority of porn on the market is made by and for men — and it is—is it any wonder that a relatively small portion of women wants to watch it?” Rowntree told Alternet. “To me, that number just speaks to the opportunity on the market for porn made with a female viewership in mind. It’s just a function of the numbers and what has been available on the market, historically speaking,” 

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Why a Traffic Network Killed a Popular Offering

Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. If a man habituated to a narrow circle of cares and pleasures, out of which he seldom travels, step beyond it, though for never so brief a space, his departure... More »

Luring Cam Users With the Right Ad Format

The live cam marketplace is highly competitive filled with big-, medium- and small-sized players. So how do you stand out from the crowd to attract new users or persuade users to come back and spend their... More »

Are Your Payment Forms Losing You Sales?

Whatever product online merchants are selling, their ultimate goal is conversions — and one cannot overstate the importance of payment forms, which can make or break a transaction. The difference... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.


Latin America Adult Business Expo

Jul 10 - Jul 12
Cartagena, Colombia

ANME Founders Show

Jul 16 - Jul 18
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport


Aug 03 - Aug 06
Montreal, Quebec

XBIZ Berlin 2017

Sep 11 - Sep 14
Berlin, Germany
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!