We do know that the numbers affected are rising - sexual addiction therapists are reporting a dramatic increase in the numbers of people seeking treatment.
Internet sex addicts will spend increasing time online engaged in sexual activity.
The authors have done an excellent job at reducing complex psychological phenomena to an easily understandable level.
The new sexual thrills lead to spending huge amounts of time, moving more quickly into more extreme behaviors, taking greater risks, and getting caught more frequently.
Thus, internet sex has been referred to as the "crack cocaine" of sex addiction.
The blue green glow of the computer made him look diseased.
I found him in his usual spot, his basement office.
Many people do enjoy adult chat rooms and pornographic sites without becoming addicted.
Others, though, spend so much time on cyber sex that their lives and relationships suffer.
Cyber sex addiction has the same characteristics as any other addiction. A person with addiction to cyber sex feels cravings for an online "fix" much like an alcoholic craves a drink.
Being online becomes a priority, to the detriment of real-life relationships.
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Sex addicts used to be mostly male, and they often came from a background that included some form of sexual abuse.
The variation and unending size of the internet pornographic landscape feeds the addiction, like nothing before.