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More straight guys are watching gay porn than you might think

2016-10-12
You'd be forgiven for thinking the vast majority of straight men wouldn't find themselves watching gay porn, but a new study has found that a significant minority do, according to Cosmopolitan. As part of a new study into the porn viewing habits of straight, gay and bisexual men published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour, Dr Martin J Downing, asked 821 men about the types of porn they watched - and there were some rather eye-opening findings. While 98.3% of men who identified as gay and 96% of men who identified as bisexual had viewed gay porn in the last six months,  the most surprising revelation was that almost a fifth (21%) of men who identify as straight had watched it within that time frame too. Interestingly, the survey also found that 55% of men who identified as gay had watched straight porn in the same time-frame, but Dr Downing tells Cosmopolitan that his team were not surprised by the findings. "Sexual attractions and behaviours are more than just identity," he said. Meanwhile, a recent study into the preference of the UK's gay porn viewers found out some rather interesting details about exactly what like to watch. Find out here. More stories: Just how many straight guys have had gay sex? New app allows straight men to hook up with each other