The use of cyberpornography by young men in Hong Kong: Some psychosocial correlates

Chun Bun Ian LAM, Darius K.-S. CHAN

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This study examined the prevalence of online pornography viewing and its psychosocial correlates among a sample of young Chinese men in Hong Kong. A total of 229 participants completed a questionnaire designed to measure their online pornography viewing, peer and parental influences, openness to experience, and various types of sex-related attitudes. Results showed that online pornography viewing was common and was strongly associated with peer influence and susceptibility to peer pressure. Moreover, participants who reported to have more online pornography viewing were found to score higher on measures of premarital sexual permissiveness and proclivities toward sexual harassment. Conceptual and applied implications of these findings are discussed. Copyright © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-598
JournalArchives of Sexual Behavior
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


Hong Kong
Sexual Harassment
Cross-Sectional Studies
Peer Influence


Lam, C. B., & Chan, D. K.-S. (2007). The use of cyberpornography by young men in Hong Kong: Some psychosocial correlates. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36(4), 588-598. doi: 10.1007/s10508-006-9124-5


  • Online pornography
  • Peer influence
  • Sexual harassment
  • Young men
  • Hong Kong