“In a good way weird”: Exploring positive experiences with technology-mediated pornography

Livia J. Müller, Klaus Opwis, Elisa D. Mekler

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Abstract

Despite HCI’s interest in topics around sexuality, pornography has remained underexplored. Specifically, the user experience (UX) of technology-mediated pornography has received little attention, even though it has been argued that it may contribute to a better understanding of pleasure and enjoyability of interactive systems. We surveyed 187 participants about a positive experience involving technology-mediated pornography. Autonomy and competence, as well as sexual arousal and desire emerged as the most characteristic dimensions of positive experiences with pornographic content. However, preliminary qualitative analysis suggests that many participants also experienced mixed feelings due to technology. Overall, our findings provide first insights into the complexity of the user experience of technology-mediated pornography.

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018
Conference number: 36
https://chi2018.acm.org/
https://chi2018.acm.org

Conference

ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period21/04/201826/04/2018
Internet address

Keywords

  • Pornography
  • Sexuality
  • Sexuality in HCI
  • Technology-Mediated Pornography
  • User Experience

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