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Why Twentysomething Women Are Obsessed With Tumblr Porn / Cosmopolitan

 

Written by Lane Moore for Cosmopolitan. Originally published on June 17th, 2015.


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When most people think of watching porn, they probably think of going to a seedy, poorly designed crapfest of a website and watching janky, poorly lit, awkward-as-hell videos of people having sex. But Millennial women are over that shit, and, in search of better porn for women, they’re finding Tumblr.

While Tumblr doesn’t release statistics on the number of people flocking to the platform for porn, one Tumblr porn site operator said she gains about 4,000 new followers a month — mostly women, mostly twentysomethings. I reached out to some friends to see if anyone was on the bandwagon of young women leaving conventional free porn sites like RedTube and PornHub behind in favor of well-designed, infinite scrolling pages of sexy GIFs and erotica, and I got a shocking number of enthusiastic yesses. I inquired further.

There are myriad pros to Tumblr porn beyond aesthetics. My friend Sara, 26, has been using Tumblr as her porn source exclusively for years now, saying she thinks that a lot of the free porn sites have questionable ethics and “GIFs get me off just as well as anything else.” While it’s hard to tell if Tumblr sites are any more ethical, Sara says it’s easier to find queer and feminist performers who she knows (and knows aren’t being coerced or used) on the platform and has go-to sites she knows will deliver the kind of porn that doesn’t make you feel more sad for the actress than horny.”

Keep reading to discover why Tumblr Porn is closer to #realworldsex than you might think!

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