Becoming a Male Client of Compensated Dating

Cassini Sai Kwan Chu, Karen Joe Laidler

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This study explores men’s experiences in compensated dating (CD), particularly their process of becoming a client of CD in Hong Kong. By drawing on 30 individual interviews with male clients, cyber-ethnography of a major CD on-line forum, informal conversations with CD participants, off-line participant observations, and the sparse literature available on this under-examined social phenomenon, we also analyze men’s subjective understandings of being a client, of CD providers, and of CD itself, which influence men’s CD experiences and condom use behavior. Finally, this study sheds light on the contemporary issues of masculinity and sexuality in Hong Kong.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-65
Number of pages19
JournalDeviant Behavior
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016


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