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Discover the warning s and treatment of cybersexual addiction and find out what makes cybersex addictive. Cybersexual Addiction has become a specific sub-type of Internet addiction. Early studies show that men are more likely to view cyberporn, while women are more likely to engage in erotic chat. P eople who suffer from low self-esteem, a severely distorted body image, untreated sexual dysfunction, or a prior sexual addiction are more at risk to develop cybersexual addictions. In particular, sex addicts often turn to the Internet as a new and safe sexual outlet to fulfill their compulsions without the expense of costly lines, the fear of being seen at an adult bookstore, or the fear of disease among prostitutes. Sexual compulsivity over the Internet is not just a result of deviant individuals engaged in acting out, but with remarkable speed, the mental health field has witnessed those with no prior criminal or psychiatric history engaged in such behavior online.
Our culture has a very narrow definition of sex.
I mean, that belief kind of does makes sense, right? However, just as we've accepted technology in to a range of other parts of our life, it's time to accept that doing it digitally in the online sense, not the fingerbanging sense is real sex.
Now we have super fast connections, texting, and video chat. All of those things have created new ways that we can have sex with each other.
As with sex IRL, there are so many ways to enjoy cyber sex in There's sexting, talking dirty, sending sexy pictures, video sex, cammingeven sex work! We are exposing our bodies and our minds, in the case of messaging to each other with the goal of getting off.
When we send out sexy pictures, we lose control of where they end up. Just like an incurable STI, stolen photos distributed without your permission can follow you for life.
There are even toys that help you connect over a long distance, as well as a bunch of amazing sex robots that people are working on furiously for future fun. And people say engineering isn't sexy.
Though with cyber sex, you are taking sexual actions with the intended result of turning someone on and, hopefully, getting them off. Sounds like sex to me.
By Emma McGowan.