Cybersex hook ups
is a form of sex addiction in which the sexual behavior involves the use of the internet for a sexual experience that becomes addictive, that is the addict is unable to stop excessive sexual behavior despite the consequences.Cybersex goes beyond pornography addiction, in which the addict spends 10 or more hours a week viewing pornographic internet images or videos.These may be legal pornography or they may be illegal, i.e.images or videos involving children or underage teens.
The internet is a significant gateway drug for young people to be primed for cybersex addiction.
The average first time contact with internet pornography is age 11.
The largest consumers of internet pornography are the 12 to 17 year old group.
Even without pornography however, teens and even children are subject to a barrage of sexual content through electronic games that contain highly sexual material.
A wide range of adolescent and adult behaviors fit under the broad category of cybersex addiction.
These include accessing sexual chat rooms, finding prostitutes, finding “hook-ups” (others who are immediately available for sex in real life) and selling or trading of pornographic photos and videos.