StephenT (stormwreath) wrote,
StephenT
stormwreath

(TMI Poll) Text or video? Or something else?

gabrielleabelle recently posted a poll about people's use of online porn for, and I quote, sexy solo funtimes. During the discussion, one of the old classic ideas was quoted: "Men are visual, and prefer image-based porn; women prefer text and story-based porn." In the past, I've seen that discussed and a lot of people agree with it - at least as a generalisation, obviously there will be exceptions in both directions. But now and then, a few people get angry at the idea or say it's complete nonsense

So in the spirit of scientific enquiry, here below the cut is a poll! On masturbation! I've divided it into two sections, one for men and one for women, and asked you to rate the different types of porn for how often you like to read/look at/listen to/whatever each type for purposes of getting yourself hot.

There's also a button there for you people who don't indulge in such a crude and naughty activity, but would like to answer the poll anyway as a control group.

Yes I know it's TMI, but that's what LJ is for, right? Anonymous posting is enabled if you don't want to identify yourself, the poll is 'Results viewable by creator only' and I'm not going to be looking at who ticks what, only the overall totals.

Now I just have to hope that enough men reply to form a statistically usable sample; Gabs' response rate was 90% female...

CLARIFICATION - If you tick "nearly always" that means that nearly every time you want to masturbate, this is your method of choice for getting aroused.

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Poll #1430353 FOR WOMEN - What gets you hot?

Reading about it

Nearly always
10(25.0%)
Often
15(37.5%)
Occasionally
14(35.0%)
Very rarely
1(2.5%)
Never
0(0.0%)

Looking at pictures of it

Nearly always
3(7.7%)
Often
5(12.8%)
Occasionally
14(35.9%)
Very rarely
10(25.6%)
Never
7(17.9%)

Watching it on video

Nearly always
5(12.5%)
Often
5(12.5%)
Occasionally
12(30.0%)
Very rarely
14(35.0%)
Never
4(10.0%)

Listening to it

Nearly always
4(10.3%)
Often
2(5.1%)
Occasionally
5(12.8%)
Very rarely
11(28.2%)
Never
17(43.6%)

Writing about it

Nearly always
3(7.7%)
Often
4(10.3%)
Occasionally
6(15.4%)
Very rarely
14(35.9%)
Never
12(30.8%)

Creating pictures of it

Nearly always
1(2.7%)
Often
0(0.0%)
Occasionally
3(8.1%)
Very rarely
5(13.5%)
Never
28(75.7%)

Just using my imagination

Nearly always
17(42.5%)
Often
14(35.0%)
Occasionally
6(15.0%)
Very rarely
3(7.5%)
Never
0(0.0%)

I do something else instead!

I don't do it at all, but I wanted to answer your poll anyway!

Yes
2(100.0%)


Poll #1430354 FOR MEN - What gets you hot?

Reading about it

Nearly always
0(0.0%)
Often
4(30.8%)
Occasionally
8(61.5%)
Very rarely
1(7.7%)
Never
0(0.0%)

Looking at pictures of it

Nearly always
1(7.7%)
Often
7(53.8%)
Occasionally
4(30.8%)
Very rarely
1(7.7%)
Never
0(0.0%)

Watching it on video

Nearly always
3(23.1%)
Often
5(38.5%)
Occasionally
5(38.5%)
Very rarely
0(0.0%)
Never
0(0.0%)

Listening to it

Nearly always
0(0.0%)
Often
1(7.7%)
Occasionally
3(23.1%)
Very rarely
6(46.2%)
Never
3(23.1%)

Writing about it

Nearly always
1(7.7%)
Often
1(7.7%)
Occasionally
5(38.5%)
Very rarely
2(15.4%)
Never
4(30.8%)

Creating pictures of it

Nearly always
0(0.0%)
Often
0(0.0%)
Occasionally
0(0.0%)
Very rarely
3(23.1%)
Never
10(76.9%)

Just using my imagination

Nearly always
4(30.8%)
Often
4(30.8%)
Occasionally
3(23.1%)
Very rarely
2(15.4%)
Never
0(0.0%)

I do something else instead!

I don't do it at all, but I wanted to answer your poll anyway!

Yes
0(0.0%)


For reference: 'reading' is reading online smut, romance novels, medical textbooks, whatever floats your boat. 'Looking' is pictures, photos and drawings. Watching includes online clips, videos, DVDs, etc. Listening would be telephone sex lines or, I suppose, watching a video with the screen turned off. Writing is for those of you who write porn yourselves, and get off while doing it. Creating images is for the talented out there who create their own drawings or photo-manips, and likewise get off on it. Using your imagination would cover creating a fantasy scenario in your head without using any outside assistance - it could also include replaying old memories or whatever.

Both deliberate use and accidentally coming across something arousing (so to speak) both count here.
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FYI - if you want to see the results for the opposite sex's poll, just click "submit entry" without touching any of the buttons or entering any data. It'll then show the results bars without adding you to the figures.

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