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This article has been published in: Ocula 25, Gender, genres and generations. A sociological analysis on changes of consumption styles in the globalised world: current scenarios and future perspectives

author: Antonia Cava (Dipartimento di Scienze Cognitive, Psicologiche, Pedagogiche e Studi Culturali, Università degli Studi di Messina, IT)

From Kinsey Report to Pornhub. Women’s Consumption of Pornography

language: italian

publication date: June 2021

abstract: Pornhub – the most famous porn video portal in the world - is a privileged point of observation to investigate how an intense relation with porn has permanently entered collective imaginary and sexual practice for men and women. Our analysis is going to focus on women’s pornographic consumption. The first part of the article will be dedicated to a historical reconstruction of the relation between female audiences and pornographic texts. On the basis of Pornhub data, we will then investigate the use of pornography by women: favorite categories, time spent on pornographic videos, selected vision devices. The final part of the work will reconnect the metamorphosis of perspectives to the change in the production strategies in the pornographic economy. In fact, it is important for women to stay behind the camera so that their perspective on sexuality find space and is recognized by the pornography industry.

keywords: pornography, women, bodies, audience, representation

OCULA-25-CAVA-Dal-rapporto-kinsey-a-pornhub-i-consumi-pornografici-delle-donn.pdf ➞ PDF [713Kb]

DOI: 10.12977/ocula2021-9

citation information: Antonia Cava, Dal Rapporto Kinsey a Pornhub. I consumi pornografici delle donne, "Ocula", vol.22, n.25, pp.83-104, June 2021. DOI: 10.12977/ocula2021-9


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