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 an important source for intercourse therapists, who previously had no rigorous learn of the impact of on-line pornography at the sufferers they deal with. it's going to even be of serious curiosity to basic marriage and relations therapists who locate themselves facing this factor with their consumers, in addition to others who're drawn to the web as a social phenomenon. Cybersex: The darkish aspect of the strength offers for the 1st time an empirical origin for the dialogue of cybersex compulsivity and its impression at the psychological wellbeing and fitness of people, undefined, kids, and children.

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5 years. Several, however, commented that although they had learned about the behavior very recently, they now recognized that it had been going on for a long time and was probably responsible for problems in the relationship whose nature they had not understood before. What Partners Told About the Cybersex Addicts SEXUAL ACTIVITIES When asked about the addict's sexual activities, all responses included viewing and/ or downloading pornography along with masturbation. Other behaviors were reading and writing sexually explicit letters and stories, e-mailing to set up personal meetings with someone, placing ads to meet sexual partners, visiting sexually oriented chat rooms, and engaging in interactive online affairs with same- or opposite-sex people, which included real-time viewing of each other's bodies using electronic cameras connected to the computer.

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