Recovery is possible, and through the process, you may be surprised to find many others just like you.
Cybersex addiction often comes with shame, regardless of age or gender.
Women who have a problem with compulsive cybersex or pornography addiction may feel even greater shame due to cultural messages about women and how they “should” behave.
Five years in, after a lot of messy mistakes, she put the bottle down. In the moment, these dalliances make her feel alive and desired, young again and sexy. By now, we’ve all become aware that Internet pornography is accessible anytime, anywhere—provided you have a machine to capture it, however tiny, and Internet access, however reliable.
Porn is no longer that hidden stack of magazines in the back of your dad’s closet, or those couple of VHS tapes your brother and his friends pass around.
However, for sexual addicts this behavior can be defined as compulsive and hidden.
Unlike healthy sexual relationships, a sex addict will use sex as a way to handle boredom, anxiety, or other powerful feelings.
Regular cybersex users begin to seek a high from their habit much in the same way substance users do.
The problem is not the high itself, or even the use of cybersex—except when individuals’ values and beliefs cause them to feel deep shame in the process—but when the use of cybersex becomes compulsive, something users with others disrupts one’s ability to live a happy, healthy life, it may be time to get help.
Cybersex is defined as type-written communication for the sole purpose of achieving sexual arousal.
Internet addiction offers a fantasy world in which there are endless people who appear to be interesting and more importantly, interested in you.
It appears that Cybersex is now a crime in the Philippines too.