Cybersex: The Dark Side of the Force: A Special Issue of the by Al Cooper

By Al Cooper

This groundbreaking exam of cybersex was once initially released as a unique factor of the magazine Sexual dependancy and Compulsivity. it's a the most important source for intercourse therapists, who in the past had no rigorous research of the influence of on-line pornography at the sufferers they deal with. it's going to even be of significant curiosity to basic marriage and relatives therapists who locate themselves facing this factor with their consumers, in addition to others who're drawn to the net as a social phenomenon. Cybersex: The darkish aspect of the strength provides for the 1st time an empirical starting place for the dialogue of cybersex compulsivity and its impression at the psychological overall healthiness of people, undefined, kids, and kids.

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Carnes (1999) reported that 71% of sexual addicts reported experiencing trouble with some type of sexual activity on the Internet. Has the Internet "created" a new category of sexual compulsives, or has it simply provided the already existing sexual compulsive an additional way to act out their behavior? Understanding this relationship between sexual compulsion and cybersex may be the first step in developing effective treatment models. Finally, a critical question that needs to be addressed is whether, and to what extent, online sexual compulsivity translates into or facilitates potentially damaging behavior offline.

P. Schneider Cybersex really accelerated the addiction on his part. It went from just magazines and movies (after his credit card was maxed out with phone charges) to spending hours on end on the computer looking at images, to hours on end chatting with anyone who would "talk. It took only 3 months to go from simple e-mail to all this, and he said it would have only been a matter of time before he did start to meet women in person had I not found the disk. 6%) reported that their partner's cybersex activities had indeed progressed to live encounters with other people.

Finally, the most effective medium by which to reach and influence the greatest numbers of people in our society is by getting the attention of the media. Their commitment to additional in-depth and empirically based explorations (as opposed to highlighting prurient and sensationalistic hype) of these issues would be an invaluable way for rapidly raising the public's awareness and providing them with an increased ability to determine whether a loved one, an employee, or they themselves have a problem with cybersex.

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