Cybersex users, abusers, and compulsives: New findings and implications

@article{Cooper2000CybersexUA,
  title={Cybersex users, abusers, and compulsives: New findings and implications},
  author={Al Cooper and David L. Delmonico and Ron Burg},
  journal={Sexual Addiction \& Compulsivity},
  year={2000},
  volume={7},
  pages={29 - 5}
}
Abstract Literature regarding sexual use of the Internet has primarily focused on anecdotal data of clinical cases. This study empirically examines the characteristics and usage patterns of individuals who use the Internet for sexual purposes. The Kalichman Sexual Compulsivity Scale was the primary tool used to divide the sample (n = 9,265) into four groups: nonsexually compulsive (n = 7,738), moderately sexually compulsive (n = 1,007), sexually compulsive (n = 424), and cybersex compulsive (n… Expand
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