The Smart Girl's Guide to Porn ...

Here’s the thing, girls watch porn. They might not watch as regularly and incessantly as some guys, but they definitely watch it! Whether it’s a case of human curiosity, an educational exploration, or plain old sexual arousal and satisfaction, there are plenty of you reading this right now that like to dabble in the sexier side of the internet every now and then. It’s something a lot of us do, but hardly any of us talk about! Here is a little guide to some of the issues of women watching porn.

1. It’s Normal!

Please don’t think that if you like watching porn, you are some sort of ‘weird girl’, because you absolutely are not! Curiosity about sex and sexuality is all part of the human experience, and no matter how much some sections of society might want to paint porn as something seedy and undesirable, the fact of the matter is that we all have interests and urges and if the videos are consensual and within legal parameters, then go right ahead!

2. Different Strokes for Different Folks

One of the most interesting aspects of porn is that hardly any two people are into the exact same thing. There are so many genres, themes, topics, and activities played out in the porn world that is really is a case of different strokes for different folks! Don’t feel bad because you aren’t turned on by something, and don’t feel bad because you are turned on by something your partner isn’t.

3. Benefits and Risks

There is no doubting that there are equal benefits and risks from watching porn, especially if you are a young person. Porn can be incredibly enlightening and give you insight into human sexuality before you are confident enough to act on your urges in real life, but on the other end of the spectrum, it can give you unrealistic and unhealthy expectations about what you should be doing and how you should be treating a sexual partner.

4. Ethical Porn Consumption

If you are concerned about navigating the ethical road in your porn watching, then the best thing to do is research the Ethical Porn Partnership, which has a website that lists pornography companies and studios that adhere to all the age, health screening, work conditions, and pay rate regulations that make the process safe and above board for performers.

5. Is Porn Feminist?

There are certainly types of porn and pornographic scenarios that can’t be described as being feminist, but at the end of the day, a cornerstone of feminism is the choice to be what kind of woman you want to be, and the choice to consume any type of media that you want to consume. In fact, the world of porn is becoming much more feminist in the way that it treats women.