Online Sexual Activity: An Examination of Potentially Problematic Behaviors (2004)

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The Journal of Treatment & Prevention

Volume 11, 2004 - Issue 3

AL COOPER , DAVID L. DELMONICO , ERIC GRIFFIN-SHELLEY & ROBIN M. MATHY

Pages 129-143 |

This article focused on a selected random sample of over 7,000 individuals who responded to a survey regarding online sexual activity. Results helped identify potential problem areas for online sexual compulsives and at-risk users. These results provided descriptions of activities that could lead to problematic behavior in three areas: obsession, compulsion, and consequences. In addition, specific results were highlighted by gender differences, and types of cybersex users. As a descriptive article, the results of this study help us understand who online sexual activity users are and how they might experience problems related to their behaviors.