Reference : Does “forced abstinence” from gaming lead to pornography use? Insight from the April ...
Scientific journals : Letter to the editor
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/36390
Does “forced abstinence” from gaming lead to pornography use? Insight from the April 2018 crash of Fortnite’s servers
English
Castro-Calvo, Jesús []
Ballester-Arnal, Rafael []
Potenza, Marc []
King, Daniel Luke []
Billieux, Joël mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
2018
Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Akademiai Kiado
7
3
501-502
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
2062-5871
2063-5303
Budapest
Hungary
[en] gaming disorder ; Fortnite ; withdrawal ; compensation behavior ; pornography ; gaming
[en] In April 2018, the servers of the popular video game “Fortnite” crashed for 24 hr. During this period, Pornhub (a popular pornographic website) analyzed trends in pornography access, finding that: (a) the percentage of gamers accessing Pornhub increased by 10% and (b) the searches of pornographic videos using the key term “Fortnite” increased by 60%. In this letter, we discuss these observations in the context of ongoing debate regarding the validity of “withdrawal” when applied to problematic involvement in video gaming and the potential use of pornography as a “compensation behavior” during the periods of “forced abstinence” from gaming.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/36390
10.1556/2006.7.2018.78

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