As more and more research rolls in, we as a society are becoming increasingly informed on female sexuality, and it’s about damn time. Breaking news: Women have needs just like men do, and, as fresh research confirms, sometimes those needs lead them down the scintilating path of online pornography.

The latest bit of research to bravely delve into the mysterious yet enchanting world of female sexuality explores the gender’s burgeoning relationship with porn, which was first realized on an international scale when Pornhub announced that one in four of its viewers are female. Women watch porn, you say? On their own, like, by themselves? Blasphemy!

Marie Claire recently surveyed over 3,000 women on their relationship with to find that many members of the fairer sex are watching porn and they’re watching it often. The reason men may not know of its prevalence is because most women choose to watch the crude material solo. In fact, only 12 percent admit they’ve ever watched porn with a partner.

Perhaps most important of all, Marie Claire’s research brings to light the fabled misconception that women are threatened by porn, because if these results are anything to judge by, women are anything but threatened when they log on to get off.

WOMEN WATCH PORN A LOT The pub found that most women–31 percent–watch porn on a weekly basis. In a very close second were women who watch porn a few times a month at 30 percent. However, a very horny few, 10 percent, admit they watch the naughty stuff every single day. Of these women, three-quarters get off on free porn sites, while 33 percent use Tumblr, a microblogging site who recently made porn more accessible than ever before.

LESBIAN PORN IS QUITE POPULAR The most popular porn category among women is man-on-woman action with 63 percent. However, the second most popular category is “lesbian,” at 44 percent. Far from boring, almost 30 percent watch hardcore porn, though 26 percent do enjoy softcore with artistic integrity. Lastly, 13 percent of women enjoy watching gay men fornicate. In fact, we recently reported that women have an unexpected proclivity for violent porn as well.

In finding the right clip for climax, 56 percent of women will search for keywords while 19 percent search for specific actors and actresses. Like us, though, most browse streaming sites until they happen on something they like.

WOMEN PREFER PORN ON MOBILE DEVICES Of all digital devices, women, like men, choose to watch the internet’s limitless supply of adult content on their smartphones with 62 percent, presumably because it frees up a hand. In second came yet another mobile option, the laptop, at 53 percent. The tablet came third and in dead last, the prehistoric desktop computer. Understandable, as it’s more difficult to hide your indiscretions.

FOR WOMEN, PORN IS A QUICK ALTERNATIVE TO INTERCOURSE Men and women really aren’t all that different when it comes to why we watch porn. For instance, three quarters of women watch porn because it’s a “quick road” to an orgasm– an express route to O-town, if you will. Additionally, almost 40 percent believe porn serves as inspiration for their own sex life. On a rather progressive note, 36 percent of women watch porn to feel in control of their sexuality, while another 32 percent think masturbating to the explicit material is part of a healthy sex life. Though the majority of women watch porn solo, 17 percent think the material helps them better comprehend their partner’s likes and dislikes.

WOMEN ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW WOMEN ARE TREATED IN THE INDUSTRY When pressed on the negative aspects of porn, 59 percent of women admit they’re “very” concerned about how the industry treats women or that it perpetuates stereotypes. Second is our fault; 46 percent of women are bothered that men conflate porn with real life sex. An additional 44 percent think porn is too male-centric. And for a very rare four percent, watching people have sex grosses them out. However, in a separate question, 76 percent said porn has had absolutely no negative impact on their sex life.

WOMEN THINK PORN HELPS THEM PERFORM BETTER SEXUALLY Evidently, porn has its share of benefits. More than half of women admit porn has helped them learn about different types of sex and sexuality, 29 percent admit they feel sexier when watching it and just over 10 percent believe porn has brought them closer to their partner.

For the full results of Marie Claire’s survey, you can head over here.