Title

The Hobbyist and the Girlfriend Experience: Behaviors and Preferences of Male Customers of Internet Sexual Service Providers

Journal Title

Deviant Behavior

Publication Date

8-2012

Abstract

This study provides descriptive information about the background characteristics, sexual preferences, attitudes, and motives of men (N = 584) who locate and contract with female Internet Sexual Service Providers (ISSP) for paid sex acts through a prostitute review site on the Web. The questionnaire-based findings showed these men preferred the “girlfriend experience” or GFE over all other personal qualities and behaviors. The study contributes to our understanding of a rapidly emerging category of men who seek sexual services on-line and their desire for mutuality and excitement in a provider who is willing to replicate some aspects of a conventional, non-remunerative romantic relationship.

Subjects

Attitudes; Females; Internet; Males; Prostitution; Personality & Social Roles (Individual Traits, Social Identity, Adjustment, Conformism, & Deviance); Sexual Preferences; Social Psychology

Publication Information

Deviant Behavior, 2012, Volume 33, Issue 10, 792-810.

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DOI

10.1080/01639625.2012.707502

Peer-Reviewed

Yes

Document Type

Journal Article

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