A new wave of X-rated material made for couples is hitting the mainstream, but do ladies actually like it?

We assembled an extremely scientific lady panel to give us their thoughts.


The judges


Pandora Blake: Spanking fan, feminist pornographer and founder of dreamsofspanking.com

Lucy Hancock: Writer of all things lady-like for everyone from Heat to Grazia; female-friendly porn newbie.


The test



$31.99 per month


 

The basics: As the name suggests, all of the 250 videos on this site (updated weekly with new content) feature red-lipped redhead Camille Crimson giving artfully filmed blowies to her loving boyfriend. No sex, no reciprocation, just blowjobs.

Lady-friendly credentials: The focus of the action is very much on Miss Crimson’s mouth and what she quite expertly uses it for, and there is an exclusive focus on male pleasure. However, the couple’s sensual oral vids saw them bag a coveted Feminist Porn Award in 2011.

Pandora: “It’s feminist because it’s about her relationship and it’s showing you real intimacy. But it’s only representing half of the pleasure – his half. I don’t think she’s making it for women, I think she’s making it for men.”

Lucy: “The videos are all of the same thing, but the thrill of blowjobs is in the interactive experience, the reactions – just seeing a dick in someone’s face isn’t erotic. I can’t relate to this floating penis.”

FHM’s verdict: No back story, no dialogue, and no man-face – just lots and lots of man-goolies. This feels very much like porn made by a woman, but for men. Great for fellatio fans, but not something your girlfriend is likely to enjoy watching with you.




£15 for 30 days, then £7.48 per month



The basics: Australian film-maker Ms Naughty curates a catalogue of her own and her pals’ sexual exploits. Whether girl-on-girl, guy-on-guy or straight-up hetero, all the videos feature real-life couples.

Lady-friendly credentials: Nominated for a Feminist Porn Award, Bright Desire claims to be 'thinking porn' that stimulates the mind as well as the libido – though it’s hard to see what that means. Unobtrusive camera angles show natural, unchoreographed sex, without the close-ups.

Lucy: “If my boyfriend asked me if I wanted to watch porn, I could see how I’d be totally on board with this. They’re both enjoying it, it’s very unthreatening, and then you’d have sex like that. There’s even foreplay, which you don’t see very often.”

Pandora: “Part of the fun of porn can be that it’s a bit of a production. This is definitely not a production. But it’s a trade-off: for them to get certain angles it would have to be more styled and scripted.”

FHM’s verdict: Unless you’re a boner-fide porn star, this is the closest you’ll get to watching yourself have sex. A bit fumbly, a bit amateur, and not always the most attractive naked people, but at least everyone’s having a nice time.


$29.95 per month


The basics: Real women having real orgasms. Just under 3,000 of them, in fact. The site is a giant database of user-submitted videos of girls, well, feeling themselves. And that’s it. There’s not a cock and balls in sight.

Lady-friendly credentials: Mainstream porn focuses on male pleasure – couple bonk, man jizzes, fade to black – but this site aims to 'restore the balance' by showing clip after clip of user-submitted female self-pleasure. One of the few places in porno you’ll see a genuine ladygasm.

Pandora: “Something a lot of ladies don’t like about porn is that the women never orgasm – they just get jizzed on and that’s that. But I don’t want to see it in isolation either. I want to see a woman having fun with a partner.”

Lucy: “Boring. I don’t know who would want to watch other women masturbating (unless they liked women). If my boyfriend wanted to watch this, I’d tell him to watch me instead. I could do a better job.”

FHM’s verdict: Like all modern-thinking men, we’re in favour of restoring the balance and seeing lots more female orgasms on the internet. Your girlfriend will probably agree, but that doesn’t mean she’ll want to sit through it with you.


$24.95 per month


The basics: Directed by anonymous Hollywood directors, starring famous porn stars and models, and filmed in exotic locations with gigantic budgets, this has become one of the most popular porn sites on the planet.

Lady-friendly credentials: X-Art was thought up by a husband-and-wife team, and many performers appear with their real-life partners. Add to that plenty of natural light and serious production values, and the result is lots of cinematic sex.

Lucy:
“She’s hot, he’s hot, and it looks like it’s shot in a nice house, not some shed in Latvia. It’s female-friendly – girls who find normal porn disgusting would like this. It feels less seedy than regular stuff.”

Pandora: “Does she have an orgasm? No, it just ends with the spunk, as always. That’s disappointing. I’d like to mix the hot professionals with a scenario where they both orgasm.”

FHM’s verdict: You’ve got the unnaturally hot people who are unnaturally good at doing the sex, and it feels more like a scene from a European art-house flick than something you watch with the door closed. 
 


Results


1st  X-Art

2nd  Bright Desire

3rd  The Art of Blowjob

4th  I Feel Myself