Toot toot!

What’s that, you ask?

Well, madame, it’s the porn train. And according to a new study, more and more women than ever before are hopping aboard.

Canada‘s University of Waterloo found that the privacy offered by personal computers and smartphones made women more comfy exploring sexually explicit content that they may have felt less comfortable accessing in more traditional ways.

Gone are the days where you’d have to wear an elaborate costume to 7/11 to pick up a nudey mag undetected. Back then, a lack of anonymity kept many people, especially women, out of the porn game out of embarrassment.

Now, we have literally any sexual scenario imaginable in the palm of our hands.

Researchers suggested that the availability of smut is giving women the opportunity to explore their sexuality and connect with others to discuss stuff like sex toys, intimate grooming and experimental sexy times.

“We know from existing research that women are one of the fastest-growing groups of people consuming online pornography, and this study helps us understand some of the reasons they are doing so,” said Diana Parry, a professor of recreation and leisure studies at Waterloo.

“It also seems clear that technology has enabled women to explore pornography on their own terms and to explore aspects of their sexuality that are new to them.”

And while men may still watch a greater percentage of online explicit adult content, the female share of the pornography audience will undoubtedly grow as digital technology continues to make viewing more accessible, convenient, and discreet.

“It’s important to understand that society still has a very traditional idea of women’s sexuality, with views that are typically more accepting of men’s needs and desires,” said Parry.

“Digital technology appears to have the ability to highlight women’s sexuality in a way that we haven’t seen before.”

The research is backed up by stats straight from premier porn dispensary, Pornhub.

In 2017, search term “porn for women” rocketed 359 per cent among females logging on to the internet’s largest X-rated site. The phrase had a 1,400 per cent increase among all users of the website… but it wasn’t the top search.

Rival site xHamster has revealed in its 2018 Trend Report that ‘Daddy’ was the number one searched for phrase by women in America.

Daddy. Yep, daddy. These are the times we’re living in, folks.

Source: CBC News
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