Straight Girls & Gay Porn

So when Adam and Michelle put out their whiny request saying they were “tired” and “too exhausted” to post this week (wah wah wah) and DESPERATELY wanted guest posts, I thought … what could I, the classy sophisticated woman that I am, write about for a guest post? Of course, the obvious answer was Mikey’s favorite: hardcore gay porn.

Now everyone knows that straight girls only like porn with romantic music and floaty curtains, and soft gentle non-threatening male actors, right? Heh. Yeah. Well, I can’t speak on behalf of all straight girls, only the ones in my little pervy corner of the universe, and that description? Not so much. I decided I would do a survey of a few of my friends who I know enjoy a little man-on-man action, or at least a picture of a nekkid bottom now and then. Well, they told two friends, and they told two friends and so on, and so on. You know the drill. I ended up with 110 responses. Ack! I needed to buy a Survey Monkey pay subscription to access them all.

So what is the story with these women? They’re just looking at artsy pictures right? Well, we’re looking at pictures, I’m not sure how many are “artsy”. Have you been to Tumblr lately? Ahem. 97.3% have a gander at the boys, many on a daily basis, or several times daily, or hourly. Do you know how fast a dashboard moves on that site? Ya gotta keep up or you’ll miss a good one.

Now surely they’re not WATCHING videos. I must be alone in that jungle of testosterone, right? Oh no, I’m not alone. Basically 83% of us girls surveyed like to watch some hot video action, although we are basically cheap and don’t want to pay for it.

Okay, but they’re all single and sad and desperate like me I’m sure. Hmmm. Maybe? 37.6% of us are footloose and fancy free and can watch whatever the hell we want on the internet. But 35.6% have husbands who don’t really care.

I got some interesting comments:

So there you have it. But you’re asking “why?” right? Most people do, even other straight girls. And no, none of us imagine one of the ‘stars’ coming to their senses and sweeping us off our feet. Some of us like to watch straight porn or girl-on-girl as well, but there are a lot of common reasons women don’t like watching porn with other women in it. We are not the target audience. It’s aimed at men and as a rule shows women that men (supposedly) find attractive. The men involved don’t really matter, because straight guys are staring at the women. Straight girls? We’re looking at Ron Jeremy. Ack. If that’s not a freaking turn-off what is? I like to look at attractive men and seriously, you aren’t going to find many in straight porn. So I’ll go where my eye can enjoy the view, doubly, or more.

Here are some of the comments from my survey respondents:

So there you have it folks. In general the reasons why some of us girls like gay porn are: we like men and the way men look; straight porn makes us feel icky or self-conscious; and … it’s just hot. *shrug*

I received so many interesting answers to my questions about porn stars on twitter, live sex shows, strippers and how “out” you are with your habit, that I will definitely be using much of this info for some posts on my own site. Too much great data not to mine for other posts. I admit my survey sample was skewed to those who already have an interest in the subject matter, but it wouldn’t have been nearly as fun otherwise.

I know porn is not for everyone, but if it’s your thing, happy watching.


Check out Tam’s blog: Tam Reads, Writes & Rambles, read her reviews at Brief Encounters, or follow her on twitter.

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39 thoughts on “Straight Girls & Gay Porn”

  1. We (two straight guys, a straight girl, and me) just had a discussion last night at a bar at my friend’s going away party about the intrinsic equality of gay sex (and the lesbians watching gay porn in The Kids are Alright).

    It blew my mind when I realized that if only a small percentage (~15%) of straight women were into homoeroticism, they would outnumber gay and bisexual men. This seems most evident in erotic fiction (probably because authors’ names reveal their sex and there isn’t any actual sex involved).

    1. That’s true Ryan, most romantic gay fiction is written by straight women and a few lesbians as well, along with the guys. 🙂 It does come down for many to that sense of equality to a relationship. It’s the reason a lot of my friends stopped reading traditional het romance because it always seemed to be the swoony weak female and the big strong male lead.

  2. Thanks Tam! I think since you have so much info left over you should post a Part 2 on C&R. Maybe next Monday…?

          1. Um, thanks for the vote of confidence guys, but 2 blogs and 8-10 posts a week is already straining my abilities.I have my own Monday thingy to do, so I think I’ll just leave it to y’all and I’ll pop in periodically.

    1. Gay men and straight women have a lot in common. 🙂 I’d say you’d make someone a good wife, but I’ve heard of your cooking skills so …

  3. Thanks for hosting me guys. Gathering the info was a lot of fun. I won’t be able to reply to people today because, you know, that whole firewall issue we have with this site. 😉

    When I get home tonight I’ll be on-line though. Have a fun day.

  4. Ugh, no thanks on the gay porn, I like my porn like I like my drinks and my men: straight, solo and full of alcohol…wait, something in there doesn’t fit … whatever, it’s Monday morning.

        1. Maybe he’s just pretending. I have a feeling he’s never really seen hardcore gay porn and was embarrassed by my post. Now that he’s practically an old married man, this is all too racy for him. Uh huh. That’s it.

  5. I love the idea of knowing that gay porn stars enjoy it because they get off. I never thought of it like that. No wonder gay porn is awesome!

      1. Money shots can be faked if one is wearing a condom…at least in real life it can, although whether this would work in porn or not, I do not know.

        HUGS…

        1. But not in porn where it’s out there in all it’s glory for everyone to see. Well, it probably could, but to be honest, if you need to fake the money shot in a porno, you need to find a better actor, or have a stand-in. No shortage of volunteers I’m sure. Craig? 😛 A lot can be faked in real life. LOL

  6. I may be a little late on this( I jut googled it to see if I was the only one…) and Yes, I am a straight girl who likes gay porn, I don’t pay for it, but I have preferences. I think the reason I like it is it’s a guy(who I am attracted to) being objectified, rather than a girl(who I am not attracted to at all)

  7. Ah, this is not only why I enjoy watching gay porn, but why I prefer writing M/M erotic romance vs traditional M/F romance–the equality of the pairing and the visual delight to the eyes. I’m sorry I missed out on this poll when it went around–I would have enjoyed participating. 🙂
    I recently read an article that said that women became just as aroused from watching sex as having sex (disputing the whole ‘women are not as visual’ thing). The article went on to say that reading a sex scene for a woman triggered the same hormonal releases as an orgasm–which may be another reason why M/M romance is so popular now–the tendency toward a more graphic nature in the sex scenes.

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