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Okay, short version first, more detailed description down below.
I want to learn more about female sexuality as it is on the internet. I can’t talk with every single one of you and most of you would smack my stupid face for asking those questions, so instead I made an anonymous survey. Brilliant, I know. If you want to know why I did it, read the wall of text below. If you’re a human female, please consider checking out the survey. If you’re completely not interested, go somewhere else.
LINK TO THE SURVEY:
Here’s a problem only few people can relate to - I want to create a female character who reacts in certain situations like an actual female should, and not like a stereotypical male thinks a stereotypical female should. And yes, by certain situations I mean sex.
I know that most male artists, writers and storytellers aren’t bothered by this too much, but it only makes the problem worse. When a stereotypical depiction of a female is introduced into a story or a picture, she behaves there according to the author’s interpretation. That in turn influences the stereotypical images of women and it in turn reinforces other authors and artists in their convictions. The sad truth is, most guys have very limited idea of what happens inside a girl’s head when it comes to sex. I mean really, really understanding it to the point of making your female characters realistic to other females, not just horny dudes who just care about butts and boobs.
Lets face it, stereotypical understanding of female sexuality is problematic for both sides. Even if we know how girls work, we look at their sexuality from our male perspective. The main reason for that, besides laziness and unwillingness to step away from well-established tropes is limited source of information regarding the subject.
We have girlfriends and female friends, yes, but they rarely provide more detailed insight into their sexuality. Most women would consider such conversation too embarrassing or personal even if they agree that this might be the problem.
Both sides enjoy sex in different ways and both sides would benefit greatly from mutual understanding. But if we can’t talk about it and have stereotypical views of it, than we aren’t going anywhere with it.
Usually when I want to know something about a group of people, I ask people from that group about it. For example when I wanted to know how bisexual girls feel in girl locker rooms, I asked bisexual friends about it. I can ask how a girl masturbates, or what she focuses on the most during sex, but my options for getting a reliable answer are pretty small and are usually given by the same female friends. This limits my source of information… which with roughly 3.5 billion females on this planes is really disappointing.
That’s where the survey comes in: I can interview more women that way, gather more diverse information and compile it into a detailed image that can then be used to combat those stereotypes I mentioned in the first paragraph. And the best thing is, if we do it completely anonymously, women who would usually consider revealing those things about themselves as too personal or embarrassing can do it knowing that their privacy is protected.
So I composed the survey asking how women see porn, masturbation and sex. I won’t lie, it’s a big one. If you’re a girl who, like me, gets annoyed by those stereotypes or just wants to help me with creating more detailed and realistic female characters who aren’t guys with vaginas, please consider participating in it.
I will not reveal any piece of information from the survey itself nor it’s data file, but instead I will try my best to compile results, if I get any, into some kind of report detailing my findings and confronting them with popular tropes of female characters.
I will not gather any personal data that can allow to identify anyone. I’m not asking for names, emails or birth dates, just the most basic information.
Almost all questions in this survey are optional and those that aren’t only serve to navigate it.
I tried to make this as clear as possible to avoid confusion.
I will not use this data anywhere else.
I know you have only my word for it, and some of you might not consider it enough to participate, I understand that.
I also know that most of the responses will be trolls or g.i.r.ls (guys in real life). I can’t do anything about it, really, other than asking you not to do it. I mean, seriously, I’m trying to do something useful here. Go bother someone else.
Oh, and yes, I do know that smarter people did things like this before way better that a guy with a google forms… so what? I’m not saying I can do it better, but I can try doing it differently and for my little piece of the world it will make the difference. People who sit on their asses all the time and never try to learn anything on their own are doomed to remain ignorant.
And finally, if you consider this a worthy cause, please share this survey. I will appreciate it.