Emma Watson: I Pay to Learn About Sexual Pleasure

'Harry Potter' star recommends OMGYES.com
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2016 3:38 PM CST
Emma Watson: I Pay to Learn About Sexual Pleasure
English actress Emma Watson poses for photographers during the photocall of the film: 'Regression' in Madrid, Spain. Thursday, August 27, 2015.   (AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin)

Emma Watson is learning about things you won't find in the Hogwarts school library. The 25-year-old Harry Potter star—who says she's taking a break from acting to educate herself about feminism—is learning about women's sexual pleasure from a website called OMGYES.com, reports People. "It's based on research, which is a complete study on female sexuality," Watson said during a stage talk with renowned feminist Gloria Steinem on Wednesday in London. "It's a pretty cool website," she added. "I wish it had been around longer." The site, which says it's "lifting the veil on women's sexual pleasure," draws on information from more than 2,000 women and costs $29 to use.

"Definitely check it out," says Watson. "It's an expensive subscription—but it's worth it." The conversation, which coincided with the release of Steinem's new book My Life on the Road, also touched the difference between erotica and pornography, the Independent reports. "The right wing (right wing just in a general way) on one hand is suppressing sex education and allowing, or profiteering off pornography so young people look at porno and think that’s it," said Steinem. "I was hoping that having a word for erotica ... would help us do something about pornography." Replied Watson, "That I definitely think is possible. We should be creating lots of awesome, great alternatives to pornography." (Emma Watson says feminism is not "man-hating.")

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