Cybersex Addiction

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PUBLISHED

2015 in Suchttherapie, Vol. 16(4), pp. 173-178

KEY FINDINGS
  • This review article summarizes neuroimaging studies that support the assumption of meaningful commonalities between cybersex addiction and other behavioral addictions as well as substance dependency.
ABSTRACT
Many individuals use cybersex applications, particularly Internet pornography. Some individuals experience a loss of control over their cybersex use and report that they cannot regulate their cybersex use even if they experienced negative consequences. In recent articles, cybersex addiction is considered a specific type of Internet addiction. Some current studies investigated parallels between cybersex addiction and other behavioral addictions, such as Internet Gaming Disorder. Cue-reactivity and craving are considered to... READ FULL ABSTRACT
EXCERPTS
  • "Some individuals experience a loss of control over their cybersex use and report that they cannot regulate their cybersex use even if they experienced negative consequences. In recent articles, cybersex addiction is considered a specific type of Internet addiction. Some current studies investigated parallels between cybersex addiction and other behavioral addictions, such as Internet Gaming Disorder."
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