Web pornography represents a large fraction of the Internet traffic, with thousands of websites and millions of users. Studying web pornography consumption allows understanding human behaviors and it is crucial for medical and psychological research. However, given the lack of public data, these works typically build on surveys, limited by different factors, \eg unreliable answers that volunteers may (involuntarily) provide. In this work, we collect anonymized accesses to pornography websites using HTTP-level passive traces. Our dataset includes about 15,000 broadband subscribers over a period of 3 years. We use it to provide quantitative information about the interactions of users with pornographic websites, focusing on time and frequency of use, habits, and trends. We distribute our anonymized dataset to the community to ease reproducibility and allow further studies.

Characterizing Web Pornography Consumption from Passive Measurements / Morichetta, Andrea; Trevisan, Martino; Vassio, Luca. - ELETTRONICO. - 11419:(2019), pp. 304-316. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 20th International Conference on Passive and Active Network Measurement tenutosi a Puerto Varas, Chile nel March 27-29, 2019 [10.1007/978-3-030-15986-3_20].

Characterizing Web Pornography Consumption from Passive Measurements

Morichetta, Andrea;Trevisan, Martino;Vassio, Luca
2019

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Web pornography represents a large fraction of the Internet traffic, with thousands of websites and millions of users. Studying web pornography consumption allows understanding human behaviors and it is crucial for medical and psychological research. However, given the lack of public data, these works typically build on surveys, limited by different factors, \eg unreliable answers that volunteers may (involuntarily) provide. In this work, we collect anonymized accesses to pornography websites using HTTP-level passive traces. Our dataset includes about 15,000 broadband subscribers over a period of 3 years. We use it to provide quantitative information about the interactions of users with pornographic websites, focusing on time and frequency of use, habits, and trends. We distribute our anonymized dataset to the community to ease reproducibility and allow further studies.
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