Effects of cybersex addiction on the family: Results of a survey

  title={Effects of cybersex addiction on the family: Results of a survey},
  author={Jennifer P. Schneider},
  journal={Sexual Addiction \& Compulsivity},
  pages={31 - 58}
  • J. Schneider
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Psychology
  • Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity
Abstract A brief survey was completed by 91 women and 3 men, aged 24–57, who had experienced serious adverse consequences of their partner's cybersex involvement. In 60.6% of cases the sexual activities were limited to cybersex and did not include offline sex. Although not specifically asked about this, 31% of partners volunteered that the cybersex activities were a continuation of preexisting compulsive sexual behaviors. Open-ended questions yielded the following conclusions: 1. In response to… 
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