What is Lesbian Porn? Explain It Like I’m Five

by Chris Von Wilpert, BBusMan • Last updated January 11, 2024

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What is lesbian porn?

Lesbian porn is adult content that only features females having sex, but people from all sexual orientations consume it. It is available in all types of different media, like videos, magazines, books, games, and more.

Lesbian porn fast facts

  • Watching lesbian porn is not necessarily linked to someone’s sexual orientation.

  • Lesbian porn is not representative of a lesbian relationship. 

  • Tribbing is the most exclusive lesbian porn category, but there are many popular themes. 

  • Many straight women watch girl on girl sex videos, as it is focused on female pleasure.

  • In some countries and regions, lesbian porn is considered illegal.

Lesbian porn is typically more story-driven than other porn genres, but it has content with all fetishes. Photograph: GirlsWay

What are some common themes or scenarios in lesbian porn?

The following scenarios are not exclusive of lesbian porn, but very popular:

  • Lesbian revenge porn. A girl takes revenge on her cheating partner by having sex with another girl or woman. Often, the leaked lesbian tapes on porn sites are fake because many countries forbid nonconsensual porn.
  • Lesbian stepfamily porn. Stepmoms seducing step daughters is a popular theme, just like with heterosexual and gay porn.
  • Straight girls who are seduced by lesbians. This too is a popular theme in gay porn.
  • Lesbian teens. Cheerleaders and 18+ college girls having sex with each other or with MILFs or GILFs is another popular theme.
  • Lesbian massage. This is a popular lesbian softcore porn theme because the female body is treated more gently and erotic than in hardcore porn.

How is lesbian porn different from other types of pornography?

In contrast with straight or gay porn, lesbian porn only features females. Besides the gender of models, lesbian porn also differs from other adult entertainment genres in other ways.

Lesbian porn emphasizes the sexual pleasure of women. The sexual activities are therefore more women friendly than in other porn. Think, for instance, of caressing, kissing, oral and manual stimulation.

As a result, many viewers perceive lesbian porn as less rough than porn with male actors.

Are there different genres or categories within lesbian porn?

Yes. Like any adult entertainment genre, lesbian porn is further divided into subgenres. Often, these are fetishes that also appear in heterosexual, gay and queer porn. Think of oral sex, anal sex, masturbation, sex toys, massage, and teens, for example.

Scissoring, aka tribbing, is the most exclusive lesbian category. It depicts two women who spread their legs to rub their vaginas against each other.

Lesbian strap-on and lesbian squirt videos are also popular categories. Since these sexual activities are also depicted in straight porn, they are not exclusive for girl-on-girl movies.

Scissoring, or tribbing, is the most exclusive category of lesbian porn. Photograph: WeLiveTogether

Is lesbian porn considered a realistic representation of lesbian relationships?

No. Lesbian porn is a form of adult entertainment and not a realistic representation of how lesbian couples interact.

Like all movies, lesbian sex videos are staged. There is a script, a director and actors. Besides, porn only highlights the sexual aspect of a relationship.

Girl on girl porn shows how lesbians can have sex with each other. But in reality, the way a lesbian couple has sex depends on the desire of the partners and the will to fulfill the sexual needs of each other.

How can someone access lesbian porn in a safe and consensual way?

The internet provides the easiest way to watch lesbian porn. Alas, not all explicit content sites are safe. That is because free porn websites may install viruses or are display ads that lead to sites that can install malware.

Premium sites are the safest way to access lesbian porn. Although they require a subscription, these sites make serious efforts to protect porn lovers and models alike. 

The best lesbian porn sites ensure that the videos are created and published with the consent of actors. They can, for instance, remove sex videos with girls that are not of legal age.

Premium lesbian porn sites do a lot of effort to protect both viewers and models. Photograph: Lesbea

What are some common misconceptions about lesbian porn?

The most common misconceptions about lesbian porn are:

  • Lesbian porn is made for lesbians only. Since the genre is also popular amongst heterosexuals and even gay men, this is not true.
  • The actors in lesbian sex movies are all gay women. This is false because professional studios also hire straight women to perform in lesbian movies. This is called gay-for-pay, and it also happens in the gay porn industry.
  • Sex between women is ethically wrong and should not be filmed. Sexual preferences and orientation are personal. It is, however, true that lesbian sex and porn are forbidden in some countries and regions.
  • Tribbing is the only exciting sexual activity in lesbian porn. That can be true for some people, but other viewers can get excited by, for instance, pussy licking, lesbian anal sex, penetration with dildos or strap-ons, and so much more.
  • Cumshots are not a part of lesbian porn. Technically, that is true, but sometimes dildos and fake semen play a part in lesbian porn movies.
  • Women who watch lesbian porn turn into lesbians. This is false because sexual orientation and porn preferences are not the same.

Are there any benefits to watching lesbian porn?

Some viewers prefer lesbian porn over straight porn, because it has some benefits:

  • Women can get aroused differently than men, and lesbian porn depicts sexual activities that are focused on giving females sexual pleasure. 
  • Some people prefer lesbian porn because it’s less violent than straight porn. 
  • Some people find that penises in sex movies are distracting. They prefer to watch only female bodies.
  • Since lesbian porn is often story-driven, it can give certain viewers a more enriching porn experience.
  • Lesbian porn can be a safe form to fulfill one’s sexual desires without having sex in reality.

Is lesbian porn only for lesbian viewers?

No. Heterosexuals and bisexuals also like porn with lesbians. However, men and women have different reasons to watch lesbian porn.

For non lesbian females, the most attractive part of lesbian porn is that it depicts sexual activities women tend to like more than men. For example, French kissing, oral sex and caressing give women more pleasure than penetration only.

Men who watch lesbian porn like it because there are no scenes with penises. Another reason is that for many men, sex between women is a deep fantasy and porn gives the opportunity to fulfill it on demand.

According to PornHub research, lesbian porn is the most popular category amongst women in the world. Photograph: PornHub

Is lesbian porn created by lesbians for lesbians the best?

No. That is not true by default because of different reasons. The gender of, for instance, a producer or director of lesbian porn is no guarantee that the content will be good.

The quality of lesbian porn movies and images highly depends on factors that are not related to the gender of the producers. For example, experience, the models, technical equipment, and budget also impact the quality of girl on girl porn.

A huge segment of lesbian porn fans are not gay women. They may prefer scripts, activities, scenes that are more typical of straight porn.

Is lesbian porn illegal?

Lesbian porn can be illegal and depends on many factors:

  • In certain countries and regions, all porn is forbidden, regardless if it is with lesbians, heterosexuals, or gays. 
  • To watch lesbian porn in countries where it is legal, viewers must be of legal age. That is usually 18 or 21 years old, depending on the place.
  • Lesbian porn with underaged girls is considered child pornography, and it is illegal in many countries and regions.
  • Non consensual lesbian porn can also be illegal, depending on the region or country. This so-called revenge porn can lead to fines or even jail time. 
  • AI porn with lesbians is another example that can be forbidden by law.
  • Lolicons is a hentai subgenre that depicts young girls in sexual poses. In some countries, it is illegal.

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