Adult undergraduate men (n=38) and women (n=33) were categorized as erotica "users"
(n=34) and "non-users" (n=37) based on their responses to screening questions and
completed computerized delay and probability discounting tasks concerning hypothetical
money and erotica. Erotica users discounted the value of erotica similarly to money
on three of the four erotica tasks; erotica non-users discounted the value of money
consistent with erotica users, but not the value of erotica. Erotica users were disproportionately
male, scored higher on several psychometric measures of sexuality-related constructs,
and exhibited more impulsive choice patterns on the delay discounting for money task
than erotica non-users did. These findings suggest that discounting processes generalize
to erotic outcomes for some individuals.