1st Edition

Sex and the Internet A Guide Book for Clinicians

Edited By Al Cooper Copyright 2002
    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    This groundbreaking book is the first of its kind to thoroughly explore the topic of cybersex and the effects of Internet use on sexuality. Focusing on treatment and assessment issues and the clinical implications of cybersex, this authoritative volume provides mental health professionals with an analysis of the most recent empirical evidence along with research specific to the impact of Internet use on couples and families, gay men, people with disabilities, children, and the workplace. Edited by one of the leading researchers, clinicians and authors in the emerging field of sex and the Internet, this book addresses the growing complexity of Internet sex issues and their impact on psychological functioning.

    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


    Al Cooper

    "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