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To be shocked at Marie Claire Porn Survey

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whatnow123 Wed 21-Oct-15 14:35:21

http://www.marieclaire.com/sex-love/a16474/women-porn-habits-study/

31% of women use porn weekly.
66% Never watch it with there partner.

As a man I was genuinely shocked. Men's porn use is at about double that of women, 65% use it weekly. l would have put it below 10% for women. Attitudes are definitely changing.

whatnow123 Wed 21-Oct-15 14:36:03

www.marieclaire.com/sex-love/a16474/women-porn-habits-study/

cailindana Wed 21-Oct-15 14:39:59

Attitudes to what?

molyholy Wed 21-Oct-15 14:41:26

Approx 3000 women have taken the survey. There are over 32 million women in the UK. You could hardly call it representative of the norm.

LemonySmithit Wed 21-Oct-15 14:41:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Helmetbymidnight Wed 21-Oct-15 14:44:04

That's odd that they count reading erotica as porn.

I like Amanda de cadenat but that survey is v far from er rigorous!

OddBoots Wed 21-Oct-15 14:44:47

Was this a survey of the general female population or is this their readers specifically? I cam imagine there would be a difference in the two groups.

Branleuse Wed 21-Oct-15 14:45:43

31% of marie claire readers?

molyholy Wed 21-Oct-15 14:48:39

Just Marie Claire readers I think, but it is representative 0.009% of the women of the UK, so I would rephrase your OP.

Helmetbymidnight Wed 21-Oct-15 14:51:06

31% of dm's WI group are cracking one out to internet porn on a weekly basis.

If you say so.

Gottagetmoving Wed 21-Oct-15 16:17:24

Approx 3000 women have taken the survey. There are over 32 million women in the UK. You could hardly call it representative of the norm

Exactly. Surveys like this are stupid.
Believing them is even more stupid.

Girlwhowearsglasses Wed 21-Oct-15 16:22:40

They are self selecting. It's piffle. has not clicked through but challenges anyone to tell me it's a true reflection of 'everywoman'

Birdsgottafly Wed 21-Oct-15 16:27:23

Could you explain what attitudes you think are changing?

I think that there's a lot less "soft porn/nudity/sexist shite", now than there has ever been (as someone who is in their late 40's).

So you don't have to watch porn, to see porn, or exploitation/abuse, iyswim.

MrsHathaway Wed 21-Oct-15 16:28:47

The size of the sample is statistically fine - you can draw conclusions about the entire UK from around 1200 iirc. The problem is the membership of the sample.

Blimey, if erotic fiction counts then 1/3 sounds reasonable. Bit of Jilly Cooper while the children are torturing each other playing nicely is about par for the course, and you certainly wouldn't share that with your OH!

Stupid survey though and stupid conclusion. Lady Chatterley is not equivalent to 2 Girls 1 Cup.

MrsTedCrilly Wed 21-Oct-15 16:47:56

Maybe it's a younger generation thing too? I'm 30 and most of my female friends watch porn alone.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Wed 21-Oct-15 16:52:30

If they count erotic fiction then that's less hard to believe. I would have been utterly astonished if they'd found that many women who watched porn weekly even in a self-selected sample.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Wed 21-Oct-15 16:53:49

Hmm, though 90% is supposedly internet porn! shock

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Wed 21-Oct-15 16:56:39

Do you think whoever owns Marie Claire also owns any porn companies? <goes off to google>

grimbletart Wed 21-Oct-15 16:57:05

Many people really don't understand statistics do they? Marie Claire readers are hardly typical of the great British female public, the sample is minute, the participant group has bias and confounding factors built in and it really tells you the square root of bugger all.

BreakingDad77 Wed 21-Oct-15 17:31:09

I think its more that women are confident enough to say they enjoy consuming porn and aren't self censuring themselves because of cultural repercussions.

whatnow123 Wed 21-Oct-15 17:41:17

Sample size isn't the issue. Percentage wise it could be a smaller sample and still be accurate.

It is definitely generational. However, a quick internet search shows similar stats. There must be some truth to it.

Helmetbymidnight Wed 21-Oct-15 18:16:53

Which women? The 3000 Marie Clare readers who self selected to do a survey on porn and er erotica.

And people are trying to extrapolate from that?

Helmetbymidnight Wed 21-Oct-15 18:29:43

I imagine there is some truth that say, women from 20-40 do probably read erotica and watch porn. I don't think anyone would deny that.

It's just not a very rigorous study.

It's interesting that ucl carried out several studies that showed young people were having considerably less sex than previous generations did.

I wonder if there's a link?

HelenaDove Thu 22-Oct-15 17:27:32

Oh what bollocks. You cant say that reading erotic fiction is the same as watching porn.

I used to work in a sex chatline office but this survey would say it was a brothel

Because saying erotic fiction is the same as porn is like saying a sex chatline is the same as a brothel.

OddSocksHighHeels Thu 22-Oct-15 17:38:28

I do think it might be generational. Most of my female friends watch porn, no idea if they watch it weekly or not.

Why does it shock you "as a man"? Is that down to issues you have with the porn industry? Because you think women are less sexual than men? Something else?

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