Virtual Sex Addiction: When Cybersex Becomes the Drug of Choice
Cybersex: Crossing the Line On-line - The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction
If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to reset your password. If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username. Search for more papers by this author. This article explores how the concepts of cybersex and sexual addiction overlap. Sexual addiction is explained briefly to provide the reader with the necessary information to understand how this overlap may occur. Examination of data from recent studies in cybersex are presented.
Cybersex addiction takes toll but not in the way predicted
Many individuals have stated that cybersex and on-line flirting is always harmful. Whether or not this is true, there are clearly some unique factors that make cyberflirting different than real-time flirting and therefore are worth noting. In normal human flirtation, there is typically an implicit, and sometimes explicit, implied boundary.
Cybersex can lead to a 21st century form of addiction which threatens relationships, writes Nuala Macklin. In the s with the predictions relating to the internet becoming mainstream, the potential effects of virtual pornography were somewhat miscalculated. Feminists of the day warned it would unleash a wave of unprecedented sexual violence against women.