Thus, internet sex has been referred to as the "crack cocaine" of sex addiction.
Sexual addition is extremely destructive, both to the individual and to the marriage partner.
The internet fills a need for "more, easier and better." For the cybersex addict, increasing amounts of time are spent "surfing," downloading, creating files, masturbating, reading information posted on sexual bulletin boards, exchanging sexual information live with others in sexual chat rooms or via computer cameras, or directing their own live sex shows on interactive sites--in short, looking for what's new, what's better than last time.
The Internet has become the newest, most rapidly growing form of sexual acting out for many sex addicts.
I was a latecomer to counselling, having previously considered therapy a largely American pursuit. By the time I reached that landmark age, without children and in a marriage that was beginning to lose its fairytale glow, my daily life was beginning to feel not unlike a soap opera.
Research also shows that women become more likely to prefer interactive cybersex as they get older.The particular means of communication associated with each website is shown in the table.Meetings for the websites in the table below have also been organized and put into our online meeting calendar.Sex addicts on the Internet often experience a rapid progression of their addiction.The new sexual thrills lead to spending huge amounts of time, moving more quickly into more extreme behaviors, taking greater risks, and getting caught more frequently.Just being in the presence of the partner can set this off.