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Gay Porn Isn’t Only For Gay People, Face It

POSTED BY TAMMY DANAN

Assuming that gay porn was invented by unicorns for the gay community, newbies (young ones and late bloomers) would think that everything is fair and square. Every gender and sexual preference has its own porn. Its own representation. Everybody happy. Well, we don’t know… With the countless articles and studies about straight people watching gay porn, clearly something is to be tackled deeper.

As clear as day, a credible source tells us that gay porn is not exclusive for gay people only. PornHub’s 2015 year-end review shows that lesbian is the top one most popular search worldwide It’s the top 1 category for both US and UK audiences, and hardcore lesbian scissoring is the top one in Gaining U.S. Searches category. And if you think these searches are made by gay people only, please. We both know it’s not.

So why do straight people fancy gay porn? Is it time to produce less straight porn? Does this mean there’s really no such thing as heterosexual and we should all dye our hair in rainbow color?

Kimberly Resnick Anderson, a sex therapist based in Glendale, California told Huffpo, “though there is no way to say what percentage of that 1 in 3 are straight women looking for lesbian porn, the numbers are too high for it to be just gay women. Straight women are looking at lesbian porn.” It would be safe to say straight men are also looking at gay porn because really, why not? Resnick Anderson further added, “seventy to 80 percent of women are unable to reliably achieve orgasm from intercourse alone, so oral stimulation is going to be more erotic to them.”

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But watching gay pornography is not the be all end all, this is it sign that you’re not straight. in fact, it’s far from it. As sex therapist Megan Fleming, Ph.D. explained, “porn is a safe way to realize what turns you on, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you want to do it in real life.” There’s nothing to be ashamed, afraid, or alarmed of. It can be confusing but it’s not something you need counselling for, nor something that requires an extra-large closet or a family meeting.

See, gay porn is pretty much just like any other porn. Perhaps the most apparent reason why more and more straight people watch it is because it focuses on what gives them pleasure. Lesbian porn, for example, is all about what pleasures a woman. It’s not just about fingers and strap-ons. Same goes for gay men. A film with two men having sex is not all about anal and blowjobs. It highlights everything that gives pleasure to men. Such characteristic is not something you can easily find in, well, straight porn. It all boils down to unearthing what turns you on; exploring and enjoying your body freely.

Still confused? Worry not. Confusion doesn’t kill. We should just all accept the fact that gay porn is amazing in more reasons than one, and watching it doesn’t make a person less straight or more gay or whatev. So please don’t fight. More importantly, please don’t judge.

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