A Quarter Of Straight Men Admit They’ve Watched Gay Male Porn

The same percentage said they've same-sex experiences in real life, too.

Almost one in four men have watched gay male porn, according to a new survey produced by YouPorn.com.

The poll found that 24% of heterosexual-identifying men say they watch gay content, while 39% of straight women say they’ve seen lesbian porn. Those numbers bear out in real-life experience, too: Just 24% of male respondents said they’d had same-sex experiences, as compared to 36% of the female ones.

The poll also discovered that, despite the growing number of categories and subgenres, 36% of women and 60% of men said their taste in porn is the same it was five years ago.

A separate study from Indiana University found that men first started watching porn around 13, and women at 14. (93% of male college students and 62% of female students said they saw online porn before they were 18.)

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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