The Women's Guide to Good Porn Movies

Author: by Laura Weide

Adult videos aren’t just for trenchcoat-wearing men! A Ladies Home Journal survey found that 47% of women reported using erotica or pornography to heighten their sexual experiences. In our years of selling adult videos, we've found that you can’t make assumptions about what women want in porn. Some folks want a traditional couple’s flick with a well-developed plot and lots of foreplay, while others want uninterrupted hardcore action. Some want performers with natural bodies. Others revel in the fantasy bodies of porn stars. 

How do you find porn you want to watch with the seemingly limitless options available? Whether you're new to adult videos, trying to convince your girlfriend to watch something racier than Sex and the City reruns, or just want to know what turns women on when it comes to X-rated films, keep reading!

Female Porn Directors

The good news is that there are more and more women porn directors these days, and women are at forefront of sexy, award-winning, innovative porn productions. Women directors tend to do a better job of representing authentic female pleasure in their movies. They are also more likely to create comfortable, supportive work environments, especially for female performers.

  • Sex educator extraordinaire Tristan Taormino is producing some of the hottest porn on the market featuring professional porn stars. Her movies House of Ass and Chemistry are staff favorites.
  • Many women directors are former and current porn stars. Some of the hottest stars on the market – like Jenna Jameson, Belladonna, and Chloe – are directing their own features.

Sex and Storyline

A lot of folks want some context with their sex. While some people want to see sexual tension and a relationship develop between the characters, others love lavish costuming and storylines. Love action movies? Pirates? Cops?  Comedy? There's a porn film out there for you.

  • In Recipe for Romance, Carolina is a lonely chef running her own catering business who ladles her sexual frustrations into her cooking—much to the delight of her customers.
  • Pirates is a high-budget extravaganza that features special effects!
  • An Open Invitation: A Real Swingers’ Party in San Francisco follows a couple as they spice up their relationship by joining the San Francisco swinger scene, enjoying orgies, anal play, voyeurism, and use of great sex toys

Hot Men in Porn

Many straight ladies find their porn-watching aspirations stifled by the lack of hot male porn actors. Mainstream porn typically casts male leads based on penis size and ability to ejaculate on cue, not overall good looks. Women-centric movies generally cast better-looking male talent. In fact, one of the signs that the industry is changing to meet the demand for women’s movies is the fact that there are more good looking porn actors than ever before.

  • Look for these actors on box covers: Julian, Mr. Marcus, Kurt Lockwood, Scott Nails, Sean Michaels, and Steven St. Croix.
  • Go straight to where the hot bodies are and get some gay boy porn.

Natural Bodies in Porn

Not everyone finds bleach blond hair and plastic surgery attractive, and women of all types want to see themselves and their desires reflected on the screen. If you love the look of a natural body, there’s porn for you! Quality porn productions feature body hair, love handles, natural breasts and average-sized penises.

  • Classic 70’s movies like Behind the Green Door and Insatiable were made before boob-jobs, waxing, and "gym toning" were the norm.
  • Porn stars Belladonna, Cytherea, and Chloe are all known for their sexy, natural bodies and enthusiastic performances.

Queer Women’s Porn

  • It can be a challenge to find authentic queer women’s pleasure portrayed onscreen. Much of what is touted as lesbian porn is actually girl-on-girl, a very specific genre made by mainstream porn companies to appeal to straight men.

  • The most compelling queer productions are made by small, independent, dyke-run companies. The casts are often much more diverse than standard porn, sometimes featuring butch women, transfolks, people of color, and an array of body types. Strap-on action, whole-hearted pussy licking, and finger fucking are standard. Check out Tight Places
  • The Crash Pad is the latest phenomenon in queer women’s porn.  Directed by Shine Louise Houston, who earned a degree in film from the San Francisco Art Institute and worked as a sex educator for Good Vibrations, her films are full to the brim with queer hotties and sexy action.

XXX-tra Tips for Porn Watching

  • Check out your first movie alone - that way you can see if you like it or not without feeling pressured by your partner's expectations. 
  • Keep the remote handy. Feel free to zoom through buzz-kill segments.
  • Keep your vibrator nearby, or let your fingers do the walking. Explore which scenes increase your arousal.

Mainstream porn can turn you on to new things, but if you want to learn technique, check out some instructional films. The best movies in the ‘edutainment’ genre couple education with sexy demonstrations. Check out Bend Over Boyfriend, Female Ejaculation for Couples, or The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women.