Article: What a girl wants: The rise of porn for women

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One of the world’s most popular pornographic websites recently revealed that women make up a quarter of its global audience. Surprised? You shouldn’t be.

Men are more visually stimulated than women. Everybody knows that, right? That’s why they’ve enjoyed pornography, in its various guises, for centuries while women have not.

Sure, women like fashion and interior design. They enjoy beautiful landscapes and artworks. They gaze longingly at the posters of heartthrobs blue-tacked to their bedroom walls, as teenagers. But, when it comes to sexual images – nothing. Their ability to respond is mysteriously switched off.

“I think that’s complete bullshit,” says Erika Lust, a multiple award winning 37-year-old pornographer.

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