This groundbreaking examination of cybersex was originally published as a special issue of the journal Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. It is a crucial resource for sex therapists, who until now had no rigorous study of the effect of online pornography on the patients they treat. It will also be of great interest to general marriage and family therapists who find themselves dealing with this issue with their clients, as well as others who are interested in the Internet as a social phenomenon. Cybersex: The Dark Side of the Force presents for the first time an empirical foundation for the discussion of cybersex compulsivity and its effect on the mental health of individuals, couples, teens, and young children.
Table of Contents
Editorial. Cooper, Cybersex and Sexual Compulsivity: The Dark Side of the Force. Articles. Cooper, Delmonico, Burg, Cybersex Users, Abusers, and Compulsives: New Findings and Implications. Schneider, Effects of Cybersex Addiction on the Family: Results of s Survey. Young, Griffin-Shelly, Cooper, O'Mara, Buchanan, Online Infidelity: A New Dimension in Couple Relationships with Implications for Evaluation and Treatment. Freeman-Longo, Children, Teens, and Sex on the Internet. Putman, Maheu, Online Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: Integrating Web Resources and Behavoiral Telehealth in Treatment. Orzack, Ross, Should Virtual Sex be Treated like Other Sex Addictions? Journal Sexual Addiction and Compilsivity, Compulsive Cybersex: The New Tea Room. Sealy, Book Review. Katehakis, Weiss, Website Review.
Al Cooper, Director, San Jose Marital and Sexuality Center and Stanford University