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Sex and the Internet

A Guide Book for Clinicians, 1st Edition

Edited by Al Cooper


304 pages

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"Like it or not the world of cybersex is upon us and mental health professionals must stay informed. There is no better place to start than this informative and comprehensive volume." -- Irvin Yalom, MD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Stanford University, Author ofThe Gift of Therapy, When Nietzsche Wept & Love's Executioner

"…an accessible, interesting, and clearly expressed volume of work." -- Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology

"Sex and the Internet is an excellent guide for sexual health clinicians. It helps them to consider the possible and potential advantages and dangers of sexuality issues on the Internet for both the general public and for their clients." -- Dr. Beverly Whipple, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita, Rutgers University; President-elect, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (Nov. 2002), Vice-President, World Association for Sexology (2001-2005)

"Finally! A serious and broad look at the behavioral and cultural impact of sex on the Internet. The editor has assembled a group of first-rate interdisciplinary experts in a highly readable and engaging book. If you are interested in how the Internet has affected, and will affect our sexual world, you will need to read this fascinating collection." -- Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, University of Washington, Author of Everything You Know About Love and Sex is Wrong and Ten Talks Parents Must Have With Children About Sex and Character

"Al Cooper of the San Jose Marital and Sexuality Centre provides some needed guidance for clinicians on the topic of sex and the Internet in his new edited volume." -- Journal of Sex Research

"For researchers, clinicians, and others interested in and/or working in the area of xexuality and the Internet, this book is a 'must read'. Your vocabulary will be expanded, your understanding of the issues will be broadened, and your appreciation for the complexity of the study of sexuality-related issues on the Internet will be greatened." -- AIDS CARE, Vol 16, No.1

Table of Contents

First Foreword, John Bancroft

Second Foreword, Albert Ellis

1. Introduction, Al Cooper

SECTION I: Special Populations: How They Are Being Impacted by Internet Sexual Issues

2. Women and the Internet, Sandra Leiblum

3. Men Who Have Sex with Men and the Internet: Emerging Clinical Issues and their Management, Michael W. Ross and Michael R. Kauth

4. Access to Pleasure: Onramp to Specific Information on Disability, Illness, and Other Expected Changes Throughout the Lifespan, Mitchell S. Tepper and Annette Owens

5. Effects of Internet Sexuality on Children and Adolescents, Robert E. Freeman-Longo

6. Effects of Cybersex Problems on the Spouse and Family, Jennifer Schneider

SECTION II. Cybersex Problems: Understanding and Addressing

7. Virtual Sexuality in the Workplace: A Wake-up Call for Clinicians, Employers, and Employees, Al Cooper, Irene McLoughlin and Pauline C. Reich

8. The Compulsive Nature of Cybersex in the Next Sexual Revolution, David L. Delmonico, Patrick J. Carnes and Elizabeth Griffin

9. The Electronic Bedroom: Treatment Considerations for Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior, Dr. Kimberly S. Young and Dr. David Greenfield

10. Paraphilias and the Internet.

SECTION III. Other Issues of Which Clinicians Need to Be Aware

11. Sexuality and the Internet: Ethics, Regulation and Security, S.Michael Plaut

12. Harnessing the Power of Internet to Improve Sexual Relationships, Al Cooper, Coralie Scherer and David Marcus

13. Obtaining Data About Human Sexual Functioning from the Internet, Eric P. Ochs, Kenneth Mah and Yitzchak M. Binik

14. The Future of Internet Sexuality, Azy Barak and William A. Fischer

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health