Dec 10, 2006

Most porn surfers from Kota Baru and Kuantan







(The Star) PETALING JAYA: Internet surfers in Kota Baru and Kuantan topped the list of local pornographic website visitors, according to Google Trends.

The most searched entries are “bogel” (nudity), “gambar bogel” (nude pictures), “seks Melayu” (sex involving Malays) and “cerita seks” (sex stories).

Google Trends is a leading Internet application provider by online search engine Google.

A check by mStar Online, The Star’s Malay online portal, found that Internet users in Alor Star, Kota Kinabalu, Batu Pahat, Johor Baru and Petaling Jaya preferred the entry “bogel”.

Kota Baru surfers searched mostly for “sex” and “porn” while surfers in Batu Pahat, Petaling Jaya, Johor Baru, Klang and Shah Alam searched mostly for “Melayu bogel” (nude Malays).

“Gambar bogel” is a favourite among Internet users in Kuantan, Kota Baru, Alor Star, Kota Kinabalu, Batu Pahat, Johor Baru and Petaling Jaya.

“Seks Melayu” is also popular among those in Klang, Batu Pahat, Johor Baru, Petaling Jaya and Ipoh.

Universiti Malaya psychologist Assoc Prof Dr Jas Laile Suzana Jaafar viewed the development as a normal phenomenon, especially in Kelantan which practised conservative policies in sensitive matters such as sexuality.

“If a teenager was the one who searched for it, it is normal because of puberty and he has to learn about sexuality to understand the changes they experience.

“If teenagers ask their parents or peers, how much information can they get? In Kelantan, parents are not open to talking about sexuality with their children,” she said, adding that some parents tend to regard the subject as a taboo.

Dr Jas Laile also said some research studies found that searching for sex materials online could lead to addiction.

However, she pointed out that the data in Google Trends did not give a full picture because it did not show information such as the age group of the Internet users.

“We cannot make a general conclusion, because if one aspect in the survey was wrong everything would be wrong,” she said.

Google Trends, at its official website, said the data shown was not an accurate yardstick as it only analysed part of the entries in Google.

According to information and technology communications writer Oon Yeoh, most Internet users who searched for sex materials were new users.

He said they would explore cyberspace because it could give them endless information compared with other media.

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