The Hobbyist and the Girlfriend Experience: Behaviors and Preferences of Male Customers of Internet Sexual Service Providers
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.
Attitudes; Females; Internet; Males; Prostitution; Personality & Social Roles (Individual Traits, Social Identity, Adjustment, Conformism, & Deviance); Sexual Preferences; Social Psychology
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Milrod, Christine and Monto, Martin, "The Hobbyist and the Girlfriend Experience: Behaviors and Preferences of Male Customers of Internet Sexual Service Providers" (2012). Sociology and Social Work Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 14.
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