Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Do Men Get More Turned on By Visual Stimuli Than Women?

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It’s been said that men are easily aroused by visual sexual stimuli, but is it really true? And what about women? Let’s take a closer look at what really gets us going, and who gets going easier when watching something stimulating.

Men and women are both unique in their own special ways. And this becomes evidently true when it comes to sexual arousal. Men and women each require different types of stimuli in order to get in the mood, and oftentimes, even in order to climax. Or so we think.

What does the science say?

According to a study by the International Journal of Impotence Research, men and women do have very different requirements when it comes to what turns them on.

The study found that men are more likely to feel physically attracted to someone that strikes them as visually arousing and usually feel sexual satisfaction during sexual activity. Women, on the other hand, are more complex.

Men VS Women

According to the findings, men are typically most around when presented with visual images like erotic nude photos and videos, and with sexually loaded audio stimuli as well. Men don’t seem to take much consideration into mood or context. This gives us some insight into why porn watching is thought to be a much more popular pastime for men than it is for women.

Because women require a bit more than just the raw sight of two people going at it, in order to feel aroused. Women, unlike most men, require a certain environmental and emotional set of stimuli in order to get going. It’s also a bit more personal for women, as studies have shown that women often need to feel a connection to a person or partner in order to get aroused by them.

It’s worth mentioning that the group of participants in the study mentioned above included the following:

            “20 physically and mentally healthy, right-handed volunteers (10 men and 10 women) ranging in age from 20–29 years. Participants were sexually active without any significant sexual problems. Female subjects who were not in the ovulation or menstruation phases of their cycle were selected to avoid the cyclic hormonal influence on sexual response.”

Each person in the study viewed two different types of erotic videos in completely random order and was then instructed to describe their sexual arousal level. All people in the study reported at least some level of arousal from visual stimulation, but men ended up scoring the highest.

Live sex cam sites – there’s a reason why they are so popular among men and women

On the topic of sexual visual stimuli, let’s talk about adult entertainment, aka, porn. The hottest new trend in the porn world is something called “live sex cam”.

These live sex cam sites offer users the ability to chat with real models, through live streaming video services. After creating an account, users can take their pick of cam models, which can be male or female.

When you take into consideration the fact that men and women typically require different scenarios and stimuli to get fully aroused, it becomes crystal clear as to why live sex cam sites are booming in popularity these days

Live sex cam sites are more complex than traditional porn sites

Unlike traditional porn that largely caters to a male-only audience, live sex cam sites offer enough customization that even those with more complex stimuli preferences can be aroused. The unique mix of audio, visual, and even emotional stimuli that camming sessions offer people, is what makes this new trend so popular.

On cam sites, people have to option to request certain acts, have conversations and even return regularly to their favorite live sex cam model. This level of intimacy just isn’t possible with traditional prerecorded porn.


Science shows us that men are much more easily aroused by visual imagery compared to women. But in the end, man or woman, we are all complex and we each require our own specific criteria for maximum arousal.

Although both men and women watch porn, men are by far the biggest fans of the adult entertainment industry. Studies can show us that men prefer visual sexual stimulation, but so can the statistics on the number of men that watch porn around the world today.

But with the continuing rise of live sex cam sites, women might just take over as the top porn watchers, thanks to camming’s ability to offer more complex arousal akin to women’s complex needs.

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