The increasing prevalence and role of the Internet in our daily lives has led to an increase in Internet sex addiction, also commonly referred to as cybersex addiction. Men addicted to Internet sex spend an increasing and inordinate amount of time online engaged in sexual activity. The Internet has introduced additional issues for men who struggle with sex addiction issues due to its easy access, affordability, and the option to remain anonymous behind a screen. Quite often, men dealing with Internet sex addiction will get caught looking at pornography at work or by their families because of their inability to exhibit self-control. This results in negative consequences and feelings of deep shame. In Dr.
Sex Addiction and Recovery
Online dating is associated with sex addiction and social anxiety
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What is Internet Sex Addiction?
When we talk about cybersex and cybersex addiction, we're not talking about harmless chatrooms or innocent curiosity over a titillating Web site. A cybersex addict is an Internet user for whom the allure of cybersex has become uncontrollable. Most people learn from their mistakes, then go on to make responsible choices. Sex addicts keep making the same bad and destructive choices because they don't want to give up the neuro-chemical high their compulsive behavior gives them.
There is an increasing use of the Internet for dating and sexual purpose. The aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of social anxiety and sensation seeking to ratings of sex addiction among those who use dating Internet sites. Second, participants who had low scores of sex addiction had lower social anxiety scores than the participants with high scores of sexual addiction. There was no difference in sensation-seeking scores between participants with low and high scores of sexual addiction. The results of this study indicate that social anxiety rather than sensation seeking or gender is a major factor affecting the use of Internet-dating applications for obtaining sexual partners.