Internet and Pornography Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Presumed Impact and What Can Be Done

  title={Internet and Pornography Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Presumed Impact and What Can Be Done},
  author={Hashir Ali Awan and Ali Aamir and Mufaddal Najmuddin Diwan and Irfan Ullah and Victor Pereira-Sanchez and Rodrigo Ramalho and Laura Orsolini and Renato de Filippis and Margaret Isioma Ojeahere and Ramdas S. Ransing and Aftab Karmali Vadsaria and Sanya Virani},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychiatry},
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause an immense psychosocial strain worldwide. Excessive use of the internet during these psychologically trying times, fueled by physical isolation as a result of lockdowns, has translated into dysfunctional behaviors. A growing body of evidence suggests an unprecedented increase in internet use and consumption of online pornography during the pandemic, and possibly even directly caused by it. In this review, the authors report data from relevant sources to… 

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