This study adds to the research on disgust by proposing a theoretical framework encompassing contamination-based, moral, and structural disgust dimensions. The study empirically assesses the impact of these three dimensions on consumers’ purchase intentions for different product categories. The study investigates consumer reaction to disgusting stimuli related to attractiveness, expertise, and trustworthiness products by means of closed-ended questionnaires administered to three consumer samples. Contamination-based disgust reduces the intention to purchase expertise and trustworthiness products. Similarly, structural disgust reduces the intention to purchase expertise and trustworthiness products. Moral disgust seems to have a positive effect on the intention to purchase attractiveness products. Marketing strategies for expertise and trustworthiness products should emphasize their pureness and capacity to match consumer expectations, respectively. Ad hoc strategies centred on moral disgust could be designed for attractiveness products. This study proposes a new conceptualization of consumers’ disgust and shows that the identified disgust dimensions have different effects on consumer intention to purchase attractiveness, expertise, and trustworthiness products.
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