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See detailProblematic cybersex: Conceptualization, assessment, and treatment.
Wery, A.; Billieux, Joël UL

in Addictive Behaviors (2017), 64

Problematic involvement in cybersex is generally considered to be an excessive and uncontrolled use of online sexual activities associated with tangible negative outcomes and functional impairment. To ... [more ▼]

Problematic involvement in cybersex is generally considered to be an excessive and uncontrolled use of online sexual activities associated with tangible negative outcomes and functional impairment. To date, there is no consensus in the literature regarding the conceptualization and labeling of this disorder, or of its diagnosis and assessment (e.g., screening questionnaires and diagnostic criteria). Through a systematic examination of the literature, we emphasize that problematic cybersex is an umbrella construct that regroups various types of distinct dysfunctional online behaviors. Despite a considerable increase in studies on problematic cybersex, no clear diagnostic guidelines exist for clinicians and researchers. Moreover, the factors involved in the development and maintenance of the disorder remain poorly examined, and the evidence regarding valid assessment and treatment are lacking. [less ▲]

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See detailOnline sexual activities: An exploratory study of problematic and non-problematic usage patterns in a sample of men
Wéry, A.; Billieux, Joël UL

in Computers in Human Behavior (2016), 56

Involvement in online sexual activities (OSAs) is ubiquitous, especially in males, and can under certain circumstances become problematic. The risk factors associated with problematic OSAs remain, however ... [more ▼]

Involvement in online sexual activities (OSAs) is ubiquitous, especially in males, and can under certain circumstances become problematic. The risk factors associated with problematic OSAs remain, however, poorly explored. The current study aimed to investigate the characteristics, usage patterns, and motives for men to engage in OSAs and to disentangle the risk factors associated with problematic OSAs. To this end, 434 men completed an online survey measuring socio-demographic information, OSAs consumption habits, motives for engaging in OSAs, symptoms of problematic OSAs, and sexual dysfunctions. Results showed that watching pornography is the most prevalent OSA, and sexual gratification is the most frequent motive for OSAs involvement. Additional multiple regression analyses indicated that the following characteristics are associated with problematic use of OSAs: (a) partnered-arousal activities (e.g., sex chat) and solitary-arousal activities (e.g., pornography); (b) anonymous fantasizing and mood regulation motives; and (c) higher sexual desire, lower overall sexual satisfaction, and lower erectile function. This study sheds new light on the characteristics, motives, and sexual function of men involved in OSAs, emphasizing that problematic OSAs are heterogeneous and depend on interrelated factors. The findings support tailoring of preventive actions and clinical interventions to both OSA type and individual risk factors. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailConceptualisation, évaluation et traitement de la dépendance cybersexuelle : Une revue de la littérature
Wéry, A.; Karila, L.; De Sutter, P. et al

in Canadian Psychology (2014), 55(4), 266-281

The purpose of this article is to propose a critical review of current knowledge concerning cybersexual dependence (definition, epidemiology, evaluation and treatment). There is, in fact, a lack of ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this article is to propose a critical review of current knowledge concerning cybersexual dependence (definition, epidemiology, evaluation and treatment). There is, in fact, a lack of consensus concerning the conceptualization of this disorder. This lack of conceptual clarity is largely due to the existence of a multitude of definitions of the disorder, a significant variety of sexual behaviours concerned and of symptomatologies, and because of methodological problems in the existing research (samples and evaluation tools that are strongly heterogeneous in different studies). Given the context, this article seeks to clarify the state of knowledge concerning cybersexual dependence. We will also make an inventory of empirically validated treatment methods for sexual and cybersexual dependence and we will propose approaches for future research. A non-systematic narrative review was conducted to examine and summarize the English and French literature dealing with cybersexual dependence. That review was carried out using a keyword search for sexual and cybersexual dependence in the data bases of PsycINFO, ISI Web of Science and Francis. Particular attention was paid to articles evaluating risk factors involved in sexual dependence, as well as articles that suggest treatment approaches for the disorder. © 2014 Canadian Psychological Association. [less ▲]

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