February 13, 2015

Study: “Fifty Shades” Leads Women to View Porn

Diana Parry, an associate professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, conducted research that found women who read “Fifty Shades of Grey” moved to consume sexually explicit material online, such as pornography.

“Essentially, the 50 Shades of Grey series brought porn into the mainstream for women,” said Parry. “For lots of women, ‘Fifty Shades’ is their first exposure to porn written by women, for women. It opened the door for many women who realize that they like this kind of material and who have begun to search out similar content online.”

Parry’s team found that women used online video porn most frequently when they wanted immediate sexual gratification or wanted to involve a partner.

Read more here:

Expert: 50 Shades of Grey spikes online porn consumption among women (Health Canal.com)

Study: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Leads Women to Increase Porn Consumption (The Hollywood Reporter)

Fifty Shades of Grey Gets Women Into Porn, Research Says (Time)

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