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Problematic Pornography Use in China

Problematic Pornography Use in China Purpose of ReviewChina is a typical sexual conservative cultural context country; it is necessary to understand the problematic pornography use (PPU) in China, which may reflect the influence of the conservative culture on PPU. In this review, the pornography use motivation, prevalence, screening scales, diagnosing elements, and intervention situation in China were described.Recent FindingsThe most preponderant pornography use motivations were self-exploration and seeking education. In line with the international situation in screening PPU, inconsistent assessment resulted in fluctuant prevalence in China. Fortunately, several screening scales were confirmed valid in Chinese sample. The symptoms of PPU among Chinese were similar with samples from other Western countries. More urgently, in China, it appeared there exists a supply–demand imbalance in regards to the prevalence of PPU and the limited treatment options available.SummaryDue to the conservative attitude toward sex and pornography, research on pornography use in China is scarce. The Chinese pornography motivations differ from the Western more permissive countries, but the core symptoms of PPU among Chinese are similar with the other Western participants. Actually, in the Chinese public, the prevalence of PPU is high; however, the demand for professional psychotherapy services exceeds the current available resources. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Addiction Reports Springer Journals

Problematic Pornography Use in China

Current Addiction Reports , Volume 9 (2) – Jun 1, 2022

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
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2196-2952
DOI
10.1007/s40429-022-00408-9
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Abstract

Purpose of ReviewChina is a typical sexual conservative cultural context country; it is necessary to understand the problematic pornography use (PPU) in China, which may reflect the influence of the conservative culture on PPU. In this review, the pornography use motivation, prevalence, screening scales, diagnosing elements, and intervention situation in China were described.Recent FindingsThe most preponderant pornography use motivations were self-exploration and seeking education. In line with the international situation in screening PPU, inconsistent assessment resulted in fluctuant prevalence in China. Fortunately, several screening scales were confirmed valid in Chinese sample. The symptoms of PPU among Chinese were similar with samples from other Western countries. More urgently, in China, it appeared there exists a supply–demand imbalance in regards to the prevalence of PPU and the limited treatment options available.SummaryDue to the conservative attitude toward sex and pornography, research on pornography use in China is scarce. The Chinese pornography motivations differ from the Western more permissive countries, but the core symptoms of PPU among Chinese are similar with the other Western participants. Actually, in the Chinese public, the prevalence of PPU is high; however, the demand for professional psychotherapy services exceeds the current available resources.

Journal

Current Addiction ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2022

Keywords: Problematic pornography use (PPU); Sexual conservative cultural context; Permissive cultural context; Attitude toward pornography

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