Buying the Girlfriend Experience: an Exploration of Men’S Experiences With Escort Workers

Aimee Huff, University of Western Ontario, Canada
This study explores the men’s consumption of a commercial sex encounter known as the girlfriend experience (GFE). To derive value from the GFE, the consumer must provide more than money: he must commit emotional intimacy and reciprocal pleasure. GFE consumption is linked theoretically to value co-creation, pleasure, and consumer fantasies.
[ to cite ]:
Aimee Huff (2011) ,"Buying the Girlfriend Experience: an Exploration of Men’S Experiences With Escort Workers ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 39, eds. Rohini Ahluwalia, Tanya L. Chartrand, and Rebecca K. Ratner, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 447-448.