As they predicted, Laier and his colleagues found that the IPUs felt more sexually aroused and had higher cravings than the NIPUs.
Those with higher cybersex addiction, in turn, found the pictures more exciting, felt more cravings, were also more sensitive to sexual excitation, had more problematic sexual behaviors, and had more psychological symptoms.
If you do, and you experience a set of other risk factors, you may.
Laier and his team recruited 102 young heterosexual adult females from the community ranging from 18 to 29 years old.
In investigating this relatively unexplored area, University of Duisberg-Essen psychologist Christian Laier and a team of German researchers decided to study the nature of cybersex addiction in women and understand its predictors.
They began with a perspective known as the which proposes that people become addicted to cybersex because they both anticipate and then receive sexual satisfaction.
The widespread availability of Internet pornography has made it possible for millions of people to get sexual gratification easily, frequently, and without public attention.
But because we so widely associate attraction to pornography with men, and because Internet pornography in general is a relatively recent phenomenon, there’s been very little scrutiny, either in academic research or the popular media, on women who become addicted to cybersex.
If you don’t become turned on by pornographic images on the Internet, you won’t become a cybersex addict.You might think that women hooked on Internet porn have poorer real-life relationships.However, those with strong cybersex addiction were than their non-addicted counterparts to have sexual partners in large numbers, to feel less satisfied with their sexual contacts, or to use interactive cybersex sites.The experimental portion of the study involved showing participants 100 stimuli depicting various sexual scenarios.
Before and after watching these stimuli, participants rated their own sexual desire as well as their desire to masturbate.
During the one-hour testing in the lab, participants filled out a questionnaire, indicating how addicted they were to cybersex, known as the Internet Addiction Test adapted for cybersex use (IATs).