Current situation of pornography use in senior college male students and its correlation with their depression-anxiety-pressure (2017)

Mo Min; Cui Zhihong; Wang Xiaogang; Zou PengCao Jia;

Institute of Toxicology,College of Military Preventive Medicine, Third Military Medical University; 


To investigate the current situation of pornography use among male seniors from Chongqing colleges and universities, and to analyze the correlation of pornography use with negative emotions.


A second follow-up survey was conducted on a cohort of the male reproductive health in Chongqing college students (MARHCS) in 2013. They were 582 senior male students from 10 colleges and universities in Chongqing, and completed the basic information questionnaire in the first survey. Self-designed pornography use questionnaire, depression-anxiety-stress scale (DASS) survey and other questionnaires were employed to survey the students.


In the cohort, 99. 98% students had exposed to pornographic information, and 32. 2% of them had a tendency to addiction. The distribution of negative emotions in the senior students was positively correlated with pornography exposure time, frequency of use, duration and addiction.

The ratio of depression in the subjects who began to contact pornography at primary school, junior middle school, high school and university was 11. 7%, 7. 1%, 4. 9% and 5. 9% respectively (Chi-square =22. 343,P 0. 001). The ratio of depression was 2. 8% in the subjects who used pornography less than1 time/week, and was 14. 6% in those with a frequency of more than 3 times/week (Chi-square = 18. 199,P 0. 001). After adjustment with physical activity and sleep quality, the frequency of pornography use was still positively correlated with the scores of depression, anxiety and stress.


Pornography use is a common behavior in the senior male students in Chongqing. The more frequently they use, the higher ratios of negative emotions they have.

【Fund】: 国家自然科学基金重点项目(81130051 81630087)~~
【CateGory Index】: B842.6