Women and Gay, Hot Bods
Why do women — especially lesbians — watch gay porn?
Well, not all women – probably a minority of them. But still.
I recently wrote that gay porn stars seem to have more fun than their straight female counterparts.
But gay porn stars are also HOT.
And how much of the allure comes from spotlighting — shall we say — a certain part of the male physique?
Gay porn stars are hot
We don’t fetishize men’s bodies and their parts — at least not outside gay sub-culture — so it’s no wonder that women are much less likely than men to watch porn. But even if men’s body parts rarely spark arousal, hot men can sure spark desire.
One of my male commenters, Bob, guessed that,
The “eye candy” element — with the attractive male bodies — that adds to it, even if their bodies don’t cause arousal by themselves.
Ginger Murray, over at SFWeekly, thinks so:
A lot of women also like gay male porn purely because we are turned on by hot men. In gay porn, there are all sorts of types to satisfy any taste. Pretty boys, buff boys, leather daddies, and all kinds of other man flavors are boldly laid out for us to enjoy.
Another put it this way,
There’s nothing better than watching two handsome guys f******
How about that phallus?
Women who watch gay porn rarely say that the penis is a turn on. But like I said, our society does not fetishize male body parts so that’s no surprise. And most women don’t seem to be at all interested in looking at them.
Yet some do seem drawn to gay porn because of both hot guys and their cocks. Like the appropriately-named erotica author, Kristi Hancock:
I like that the porn is penis-focused. That’s where the hot guys are.”
Her comment’s a little confusing. She likes the penis-focus BECAUSE, “That’s where the hot guys are”? Still, some women may learn to fetishize the phallus — even if the culture doesn’t — through porn exposure or by associating it with orgasm. (Only about one quarter of women consistently experience orgasm via PIV. Most women climax better via outercourse than intercourse.)
For others, the phallus is a turn on because of what it means: desire. That’s a point that Julianne Moore’s lesbian character makes in the movie, The Kids Are All Right.
Or as lesbian comedienne Judy Gold put it,
I have no sexual attraction to men, but I think there’s something about seeing a penis become erect that’s a turn-on for lesbians. Because what are you going to do with a woman? Get a telescope and a sponge and a paper towel?”
Some men don’t like the fact that few women find the penis visually arousing — and hope it isn’t so. But it could be a blessing in disguise. If women got aroused by penises then guys would end up more worried about them — how they look… if they’re adequate…
As it is, a lot of guys worry unnecessarily. Like I said, only a quarter of women orgasm through intercourse, and for them penis size doesn’t seem to matter.
This is part 2 of a series asking the question: Why do women watch gay porn?
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Posted on August 10, 2015, in men, pornography, psychology, sex and sexuality, women and tagged men, pornography, psychology, sex, sexuality, Why do women watch gay porn, women. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.