Compulsive Cybersex: The New Tea Room

@article{Schwartz2000CompulsiveCT,
  title={Compulsive Cybersex: The New Tea Room},
  author={Mark F. Schwartz and Stephen Southern},
  journal={Sexual Addiction \& Compulsivity},
  year={2000},
  volume={7},
  pages={127 - 144}
}
Abstract Cybersex has become the new tea room for meeting anonymous partners and engaging in a fantasy world in which survivors of childhood abuse escape the demands of daily life as well as the pain and shame of past trauma. Compulsive cybersex was described as a survival mechanism involving dissociative reenactment and affect regulation. Descriptive data from a clinical population of cybersex abusers were reviewed to construct four subtypes of cybersex addiction. Treatment strategies for each… 
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