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What Do Lesbians Want From Lesbian Porn?

While mainstream lesbian porn is filtered through a stereotypical male gaze, more and more women are producing adult entertainment for lesbians. But what do lesbians want from porn exactly, and does the perceived exploitation of women in porn clash with feminist ideals? Ruth Seavers reports.

 

This article was originally published in the December 2016 Sex Issue of GCN (Issue 324) which is available to read online here.

 

Our sexual orientation does not necessarily equal our porn orientation. Being a lesbian does not necessarily mean you only watch lesbian porn. Some gay women watch straight porn, some straight women watch gay porn; in fact I have a lesbian friend who exclusively watches gay male porn. And some women don’t watch porn at all.

But what about when you do want to watch lesbian porn, and you just happen to be a lesbian? Type it into Google and you get a vast array of eager-eyed women purring into the camera about how much they love pussy as they stick a false nail right into it.

Mainstream lesbian porn is made by and for a male audience, so it’s fetishised and falsified to cater to their expectations. The women in lesbian porn don’t look gay. Probably because in the majority of cases they’re not.

 

Real Lesbian Porn

So, I went searching for the best real lesbian porn. And the reality is that if you want lesbian porn that isn’t for the mass market (eg. men), you’re going to have to pay for it. But this isn’t such a bad thing when you break it down.

Most people get their porn from the free tube sites – the first few that appear on Google. Those sites were initially started as a kind of porn YouTube, featuring taster clips for other websites intending viewers to click away and subscribe, the tube sites gaining a fee each time.

But it’s gone horribly wrong. Anybody is able to upload to these tube sites and a lot of the content on there is stolen – uploaded without the performer or creator’s permission.

The owners realised that regardless of whether content uploaded was legitimately licenced or not, they would not only still make a ton of money, but probably more from the huge in ux of traf c attracted by this stolen content. While those who made the films, don’t see a dime. Piracy is the single biggest problem in porn.

 

Sparse Pickings

The free sites overwhelmingly feature slim white cis females and so serve as another space in which bodily, sexual and gender stereotypes are perpetuated.

So there are sparse pickings for the lesbian audience (or anybody) who desires something outside of these parameters. But there is a counter movement deconstructing this.

A whole new feminist space is being carved out in the porn industry, encompassing and combining the body positive, the queer positive, the gender positive, and the sex positive.

Keep reading to find out more about feminist porn and hear from porn star Jiz Lee.

 

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