Lesbian porn

Lesbianism is an important theme in hardcore and softcore pornography, with many adult video titles, websites, and entire studios (such as Girlfriends Films and Sweetheart Video) devoted entirely to depictions of lesbian sexual activity. Lesbian pornography typically is aimed predominantly at a male audience, with a smaller female audience, and many heterosexual adult videos include a lesbian sex scene. In Japanese adult video, however, lesbianism is considered a fetish and is only occasionally included in heterosexual videos. Rezu (レズ—lesbian) video is a specialized genre, though a large number of such videos are produced.

For much of the history of cinema and television, lesbianism was considered taboo, though since the 1960s it has increasingly become a genre in its own right. First found in softcore movies and erotic thrillers, depictions of lesbianism entered mainstream cinema in the 1980s. In pornography, depictions of lesbian sex form a popular subgenre, directed toward a male heterosexual and female homosexual audience.

Cultural background

Sexual relations between women have been illustrated as well as narrated, but much of the written material from the early modern period has been destroyed. What seems clear from the historical record is that much of the lesbian material in pornographic texts was intended for a male readership.


Erotica and pornography involving sex between women have been predominantly produced by men for a male and female audience. One study, by Henry E. Adams, Lester W. Wright, Jr., and Bethany A. Lohr (1996), published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, found heterosexual men have the highest genital and subjective arousal to pornography depicting heterosexual activity, rather than lesbian activity. Another study indicated that heterosexual men are more aroused by depictions involving lesbian sex than they are by depictions of heterosexual activity, while heterosexual and lesbian women were aroused by a wide range of sexual stimuli. On-screen lesbian sex (in both Western and Japanese pornography), while typically aimed at a male audience, has developed a small lesbian audience as well, but still contrasts with gay male pornography, which is considered a genre of its own.

Deborah Swedberg, in an analysis published in the NWSA Journal in 1989, argues that it is possible for lesbian viewers to reappropriate lesbian porn and notes that typically all-women films differ from mixed porn (with men and women) in for instance the settings (less anonymous and more intimate) and the very acts performed (more realistic and emotionally involved, and with a focus on the whole body rather than just the genitals): "the subject of the heterosexually produced all-women videos is female pleasure". Such movies, she argues (against Laura Mulvey's "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cineman" and Susanne Kappeler's Pornography and Representation, for example), allowing for female subjectivity since the women are more than just objects of exchange. Appropriation by women of male-made lesbian erotica (such as by David Hamilton) was signaled also by Tee Corinne.

Some pornography is made by lesbians, such as the defunct lesbian erotic magazine On Our Backs, videos by Fatale Media, SIR Video, Pink and White Productions, and BLEU Productions, and web sites such as the CyberDyke Network.

Why do men like lesbian porn?

Every man is an individual person so it's impossible to tell opinions of all the men. But here are some reasons why so many men like to watch lesbian porn:

1) A lot of straight men just don't like looking at men, which is something you have to do when you watch straight porn. For guys who get turned off at the sight of naked men and male body parts (other than their own, that is), lesbian porn easily fixes the problem.

2) If one girl is good, two is better! Or at least, that's what a lot of men believe.

3) It lets men in on a world they don't otherwise get to see. What we don't know is mysterious and exotic, and many men fantasize and imagine- what exactly DO lesbians get up to together? A lot of people can't even conceive of sex without a penis, so they're obviously curious and it's really hot to watch and get that voyeuristic feel of peeking into the bedroom's into which they would otherwise not be allowed entry.

4) Much of the mainstream, girl-on-girl porn produced by men for men to consume, is very soft, playful, and gentle. For men who get turned off by rougher boy/girl scenes, lesbian porn is perfect.

5) Lots of female pornstars openly admit that they prefer doing girl/girl scenes- they are with another woman, so there isn't an unequal power dynamic, and it's less stressful- it's just two girls having fun. Lots of time this communicates itself onscreen, so you get more real orgasms in lesbian porn (although there is still so much faking), and what looks like genuine enjoyment instead of acting the way there can be in boy/girl scenes. Men (and women) tend to enjoy watching happy pornstars.

6) It's taboo. Two girls together is still somewhat taboo and "rare", so that adds in even more heat and sexiness.

7) Somewhat related to #3, there are some men who watch it from that viewpoint, but more mean-spirited and vengeful. These are the guys who have been spurned by lesbians or bisexual women, and watch it feeling vindicated that they get to see lesbians (the same reason, for example, that many men like "Girls Gone Wild" instead of more hardcore fare- it lets them vicariously 'get with' all the young girls who rejected them back in high school).

8) Somewhat related to #5 but a little different- a lot of men believe that women can better please a woman (because they have vaginas so they know what others like), and they feel because of this, they can watch hotter, better pleasuring in lesbian porn than straight porn.

9) When's the last time you saw extended cunnilingus in a straight porn video? Exactly. If you like seeing the vagina being lovingly lavished, lesbian porn is the place to go.

10) Men are programmed to think it's hot. We always seem to forget that the media has a large part to play in what we think is sexy, and they definitely promote girl-on-girl as something sexually desirable.

11) It's "innocent". Oddly enough, a lot of men who watch porn feel disdainful for girls who seem "skanky" or like "sluts" for being in porn and sleeping with so many men. They want to see girls who aren't jaded and experienced, and lesbian porn harkens back to that for them- images that inundate our culture (young girls having sleepovers and practicing kissing and whatnot). Two girls together is often portrayed by porn as "innocent", "exploratory", and so on.

12) We all want what we can't have. Men can't, by definition, have lesbians. Hence it becomes even hotter.

Why do straight women like lesbian porn?

Many straight women enjoys of watching lesbian porn. Even if they wouldn't like to idea of being with another woman themselves. Let's face it. Woman's body is often way more beautiful than a man's body. Porn actress' smooth hairless skin looks good on the TV or laptop screen. The men are gross looking, and are always so rough. In lesbian porn, both parties are good looking, touch each other gently, and somehow just seem more appealing. And when one person is enjoying themselves, it's easy to forget that it is another woman causing that pleasure, and just focus on the fact that one is still feeling pleasure.

50 percent of lesbian porn site subscriptions are purchased by straight women, and apparently it's all about girls wanting more oral sex!

12 Lies Porn Is Telling You About Lesbians

First assumed, lesbian porn was made for lesbians to enjoy. We shouldn't assume that what we see in porn (or any entertainment for that matter) is really a true representation. Turns out, it often isn't made for the people in the title — especially if you're a woman.

There is no such thing as "lesbian sex." There's sex, and it comes in many varieties, regardless of the anatomy involved. Sometimes sex includes toys, sometimes it includes a penis (or two or three), sometimes there are hands or whips or boobs or tongues or face masks of the president.

1. Long fingernails:

A multitude of "girl-on-girl" porn scenes feature very long (and often REMOVABLE) fingernails. If you've got long fingernails and you're planning on putting them inside of another human, get yourself some latex gloves. That will keep everyone clean and unscathed.

2. Girls only use our tongues:

We're not trying to tell you that no one likes to be bathed with another human's tongue. We all have our things. However, we would be remiss to not at least mention the fact that being a lesbian doesn't mean you are always using your tongue to lick every inch of another person's body. Some of us prefer to bathe using water, and use our tongues a bit more selectively.

3. Scissoring:

Whether urban myth or rare mystical gem, scissoring is certainly not a staple of "girl-on-girl" action. If it is employed, you'd better believe there'd be a lot more laughing as trying to figure out the physics of getting vagina on without kicking you in the face.

4. All girls have long hair:

"Girl-on-girl" sex does not always feature two long-haired lesbians. It sure as hell can, but there's a whole plethora of lesbians having hot-as-hell sex who have short hair, no hair, pink hair, blue hair, spikey hair and braided hair.

5. Girls have perfectly pink vaginas:

We know that there are lots of people whose vaginas are shaven clean and whose buttholes sparkle in the light of the sun. That sure as hell isn't all of us, though, and seeing some variety in genitalia would be a much more accurate.

6. There's so much moaning:

How is anyone supposed to know when they are doing the right thing if the girl is moaning all the time?

7. Girls never look at each other while doing it:

Why is no one looking at anyone, ever?

8. Girls are doing it for YOU:

Even if the girls were filming their sexy moves, it probably wouldn't be for an imaginary straight dude.

9. Girls always have sex with our shoes on:

There are a whole lot of lesbians that will probably be wearing socks and a t-shirt while boning you rather than a high-leg lace bodysuit and heels.

10. Girls' bodies NEVER suction together:

Sex sounds like fart noises 80 percent of the time.

11. Girls never get hair stuck in our mouths:

21 percent of sexual time is spent moving hair out of mouths, and only about 4 percent of the time is it sort of sexy.

12. All girls have tiny, tight, thin, tan bodies and have sex with people who have tiny, tight, thin, tan bodies:

Having sex with any "type" of body, regardless of gender, ability, size, shape, color, or anything else is not abnormal, weird, or different. It's. Having. Sex. It's having sex with someone who turns you on because you find their body (or their person or their mind or whatever gets you going) hot-as-hell. It would be just great to see mainstream porn, "girl-on-girl," and all else, incorporating all bodies, all of the time.

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