Title

Porn Fans as Sex Tourists? Broadening Meanings of Sexual Consumption among Adult Entertainment Expo Attendees in Las Vegas, Nevada

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-29-2018

Publication Title

Porn Studies

First page number:

1

Last page number:

16

Abstract

This article centralizes the importance of studying touristic aspects of ‘porn cultures’ and expanding the meanings of ‘sex tourism’ to include porn culture. We do so by drawing from a survey of 481 individuals attending the 2009 Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Using multivariate analyses and logistic regression, we examine how two dimensions of a relationship – relationship status (monogamous, open, or single) and travelling with your partner – affect attendees’ interests in engaging in sexualized activities outside the event: visiting a strip club, visiting a swingers club, meeting someone for sex, and paying someone for sex. Respondents who indicated they were in a non-traditional open relationship or simply not in a committed relationship were more likely to show interest in these activities. We conclude that fans’ sexualized consumption both inside and outside the expo highlights the intersections of porn and tourism.

Keywords

Pornography; Sexual consumption; Monogamy; Sex industry; Sex tourism

Disciplines

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Language

English

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