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Apparently, straight men in Australia watch lesbian porn the most and is anybody honestly surprised?

Josh Milton December 15, 2019
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Women react the same amount as men to porn, but watch less of it. (Pexels)

Apparently, things are getting pretty hot down under as Australia’s consumption of porn, especially films featuring queer women, has tripled in the last three years, research has found.

From 2014 to 2017, the online volume of traffic to adult film website Pornhub in Sydney soared by 205 per cent.

While in Melbourne, views rose by 222 per cent to X-rated video content, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Lesbian adult films are more popular among heterosexual males, not-at-all surprising research shows.

A staggering 93 per cent of online porn viewings came from Australian cities and were largely streamed from mobile phones, research from the University of Western Australia revealed.

Behind the study was Paul Maginn, associate professor of urban and regional planning, who found that across Australia, porn featuring queer women ranked the highest among search terms.

Maginn concluded that, unsurprisingly, the continued fetishisation of queer women by heterosexual men is one of the reasons for the popularity spike.

“In essence, the majority of the categories of porn viewed across Australian cities reflect heteronormative sexual preferences and interests,” he said.

Lesbian and threesome porn being ranked quite highly speaks to classic stereotypical heterosexual male sexual fantasies.

Although, the city of Canberra was the only patch of the county where female-friendly pornography was most viewed.

This feeds into the demographics of the viewers themselves, researchers said, with around 70 percent of Pornhub viewers identifying as male.

His analysis was presented to the State of Australian Cities Conference in Perth earlier this month.

‘Porn is an intricate part of our wider culture’, says researchers. 

Researchers aimed to rattle policy-makers into changing legislation around pornography, especially after the British Government considered implementing a ‘porn ban’ earlier this year.

Lawmakers considered introducing age verifications in a bid to reduce the number of younger viewers on adult film sites. The measure was dropped however.

“Porn is an intricate part of our wider culture, trying to ban it would be counter-productive, futile even,” Maginn stressed.

“We know that prohibiting or banning things only piques our interest and curiosity.”

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