The market for pornography acquired great economic relevance in the ’70s with diffusion of the videocassette recorder, and went on to gain increasing relevance as from the ’90s, with the ICT revolution. Nonetheless, it has been totally ignored in economic investigation. The present paper focuses on the demand side of this market, with the main aim of proposing a preliminary theoretical assessment of the behavior of pornography purchasers and its recent evolution in response to the Internet revolution. In this respect, certain contributions on hedonic adaptation have proved particularly useful, whereas addiction models have proved less useful than might have been expected.

The Demand for Pornography

D'ORLANDO, Fabio
2011

Abstract

The market for pornography acquired great economic relevance in the ’70s with diffusion of the videocassette recorder, and went on to gain increasing relevance as from the ’90s, with the ICT revolution. Nonetheless, it has been totally ignored in economic investigation. The present paper focuses on the demand side of this market, with the main aim of proposing a preliminary theoretical assessment of the behavior of pornography purchasers and its recent evolution in response to the Internet revolution. In this respect, certain contributions on hedonic adaptation have proved particularly useful, whereas addiction models have proved less useful than might have been expected.
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