This group of people was having sexual behavior problems even before the Internet came along.For them, the appearance of the Internet simply became another means of accessing a longstanding obsession.
Hank, a 46-year-old married man, began downloading and viewing pornography and erotic stories online from almost the first day he got a computer.
Over time this advanced to nightly participation in sexually oriented chat rooms while masturbating to the images and explicit communication that other people would offer him online.
He knows it is wrong and that I am wrong to be involved in it.
My son and I have kept the secret of our online porn use from his mother, my wife. Having made it through a rough and impoverished childhood, which she had decided to just “put behind,” she was pleased finally to have a peaceful and stable family of her own.
The Internet and the immediacy that it offers for sexual gratification has shaped our society more profoundly than any other media in history. These cybersex users spent at least eleven hours per week in online sexual pursuits.
Alvin Cooper and associates of a 9,265 Internet users found that 8.5 percent were sexually compulsive or addicted.
Our marital sex life became practically existent and I watched my wife blame herself for my distancing from her.
I spent money we didn’t have on pay-per-view porn sites, memberships in online sex sites and the Webcam I used to access and engage in live online sex acts.
THE LURE OF THE NET Hank and Rosalie are examples of people who got quickly hooked on the net.