Men tend to spend more time viewing pornography, and women tend to prefer more interactive and relationship oriented cyber sex, but beyond that, there is little understanding of who is most at risk for a cybersex addiction.We do know that the numbers affected are rising - sexual addiction therapists are reporting a dramatic increase in the numbers of people seeking treatment.Last night I logged onto an online cyber sex chat room for the first time in a long time. Specific chat rooms with lurid names like ‘horny!!!’ or ‘Girlz Pink Room’ (with the disclaimer “Girls Only, no guys – you will be kicked then banned – chat = instant ban.Lynn admits there were problems in her marriage to Mike, but she wouldnt characterize it as unhappy.They owned a business and were happily raising three young children together.
They will take increasingly greater risks as they progress in their addiction, and they will continue to engage in online sex, even when this pastime causes them real world harms.
Studies have indicated that males are much more likely to be involved in on-line sexual behavior.
However, of the most extreme cybersex users, 40% are women.
Specific groups at risk for developing online sexual addictions include homemakers, the unemployed, and students (Cooper, et al.).
Anyone with access to a computer or other electronic communication device should bear in mind Cooper’s Triple-A Engine as they log on to the Internet.